Next Thursday, Ted Danson is getting into politics. Mr. Mayor, the new series that stars Danson and was created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, debuts on NBC. And ahead of the premiere, NBC today released a new first look at the show.
From the trailer, you see that Danson plays a billionaire that runs for mayor. (Sounds familiar?). It’s definitely an overall lighter look of running for and taking office, as it highlights the dynamic with his daughter, his wife, and his speechwriter (played by Bobby Moynihan).
The series has had an interesting life up until this point. Initially Fey had envisioned it as a 30 Rock spin-off, that found Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) running for office. But after Baldwin decided to leave the project, Fey moved it to Los Angeles and cast Danson in his place.
Mr. Mayor airs Thursdays at 8 PM ET on NBC.