Mayor Jim Kenney is helping to promote ABC’s new politics-focused comedy series with a little helpful advice about greeting constituents: Try a fist bump instead of a handshake.
Kenney gives his guidance in a recently released trailer for ABC’s The Mayor, a comedy in which hip-hop artist Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall) unexpectedly wins a bid for mayor in his hometown of Fort Grey, Calif. The promos feature Hall’s character calling mayors from across the country as a way to get some help before taking office.
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“Kids like the fist bump,” Kenney tells him in the promo.
The clips feature Hall speaking with other mayors, including Jim Schmitt of Green Bay, Wis.; Levar Stoney of Richmond, Va.; and Brynneth Pawltro, a dog that won a mayoral election in Rabbit Hash, Ky., this year.
Kenney’s fist-bump advice isn’t the only suggestion he offers. In a second clip, Kenney relays a solid musical choice to Hall, saying he has his staff play Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” when he enters a room:
In a third, he advises Hall’s character never to eat on the job, even as he downs a hoagie:
Unfortunately, it looks like the promos is where Kenney’s involvement with the project ends. A rep at ABC tells us he will not appear in the show itself.
ABC will premiere The Mayor at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.