ABC, OCT. 3
(Tuesdays, 9:30 ET/PT)
In a weak season for new sitcoms, this amusing ABC effort stands out on the strength of its appealing cast, led by Brandon Micheal Hall as a young rapperturned-accidental-mayor and Yvette Nicole Brown as his mom. The premise (he runs for office as a publicity stunt and is dismayed when he wins) comes across as silly, even with its current-events overtones, but that may not matter. The show itself seems to turn on the relationship between the young mayor and his mom, and that looks rock-solid.