UP TV greenlights “Small Town, Big Mayor”

The comedic docuseries, produced by American Chainsaws Entertainment and Captain Al's Big Big Pictures, focuses on the quirky small community of D'Lo, Mississippi and its passionate mayor, John Henry Berry.
September 14, 2016

UP TV has given a full season order to Small Town, Big Mayor (pictured), an original unscripted series from American Chainsaws Entertainment and Captain Al’s Big Big Pictures.

The nine-episode docuseries will focus on the town of D’Lo, Mississippi, and its passionate mayor, John Henry Berry, who has an ambitious 95-point plan to revitalize his beloved community. Each episode will tackle a different point on the mayor’s plan.

UP ordered nine additional episodes to join the previously aired pilot. Season one of the series will officially premiere in Q3 2017.

“In Small Town, Big Mayor, UP viewers will see there’s no shortage of heart and humor in this new series that follows the passionate mayor and the citizens of D’Lo as they unite to revitalize the town.” said Timothy Kuryak, UP’s SVP of unscripted development and production, in a statement. “From building a library to cleaning up Main Street, we’ll see everyone come together as a family to tackle the points on the mayor’s plan. With so many larger-than-life personalities, there’s bound to be laughs along the way.’”

Working with the mayor is Mayor Pro Tem Ruth Griffin, who was born and raised in D’Lo, Jimmy “B’Baby” Feazall, and Tony Edwards, Jr., who grew up swimming and fishing with the mayor and who now owns a local detailing business located in D’Lo.

Berry himself is a fourth-generation D’Lo native. The white-suit-wearing, golf-cart-driving, municipal politician campaigned on the promise that he would restore D’Lo to its former glory, and he has four years to do it. But Berry’s revitalization efforts are complicated by the demands of his other duties as the town arbitrator, dog catcher, landscaper, sewer repairman, volunteer fireman, high school football announcer, Parish drummer and 4H Firearms Instructor. He’s also the father to four kids, and husband to the First Lady of D’Lo, Angie.

Royal Malloy, Colt Straub and Duke Straub are executive producers on the series, with Alex Eastburg serving as executive producer and showrunner.

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