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.
"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.