New comedy shows are right around the corner but ABC wants you to get hooked right now. Streaming a pilot ahead of the actual premiere isn't anything new. HBO and Showtime do it all the time now. Even Disney, Cartoon Network and others show one episode months in advance.
Fans of Daveed Diggs should take notice of the new series The Mayor. While it starts airing regularly on October 3rd, the series' first episode is available right now as Splitsider (via EW) point out.
The Mayor stars Brandon Michael Hall and Lea Michelle as the former promotes a mixtape only for it to turn into a mayoral campaign and the latter takes up the mantle as his reluctant number 2. Yvette Nicole Brown is also part of the cast as Hall's mother.