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WATCH: Tina Fey Assures Us Mr. Mayor Is "Not a Show About Politics, It's About People"

  • Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the team behind 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, are back with a new series about a guy (Ted Danson) who runs for mayor of Los Angeles in a failed attemped to impress his teenage daughter, and won. So now he's Mr. Mayor

    "It's like working for the aristocracy of comedy," Danson says in a new NBC featurette (above) about working with Fey and Carlock. "The shows are so bright, so smart, and kind of off-kilter, and just tickled my funny bone."

    Carlock describes this fairly clueless mayor and his staff as "a group of people who want to do good."

    "It's a pleasure, it's a relief for me, because I started out doing comedy, then I veered away, and then came back into that world," says Holly Hunter, who plays the put-upon Deputy Mayor Arpi. "This is really that world, because Tina and Robert pull no punches."

    That said, Fey makes sure to let us know the show itself isn't going to be all that politically charged. "This is definitely not a show about politics," she says. "This is a show about people, it's about relationships within the workplace, and also about parenting and how scared you can be of your teenager."

    Mr. Mayor premieres on NBC January 7th at 8:00 PM ET.

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    Andy Hunsaker has a head full of sitcom gags and nerd-genre lore, and can be followed @AndyHunsaker if you're into that sort of thing.

    TOPICS: Mr. Mayor, NBC, Bobby Moynihan, Holly Hunter, Robert Carlock, Ted Danson, Tina Fey