In the commercial, the show’s leading actor, Brandon Michael Hall, who plays Courtney Rose, is shown sitting on his desk, one the phone, asking different mayors their advice about using giant scissors for ribbon-cutting events. Hall’s character goes from wannabe rapper to mayor of his small city.
During his spot, Brand appears to be answering a call from the fictitious mayor, saying “Courtney, what’s up?” He then tells Hall that he still has all of his five fingers, alluding to danger of using giant scissors.
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Also appearing in the 15 second commercial is Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs and Jim Schmitt, mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin. ABC produced similar commercials with at least 7 other mayors of mid-sized cities across the U.S.
“The Mayor” premiers at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and also stars Lea Michele and Yvette Nicole Brown.