ABC's hotly anticipated comedy The Mayor follows a young aspiring rapper named Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall) who decides to run for Mayor in his hometown as a publicity stunt to generate interest in his new mix-tape.
Things don't go as planned when he actually manages to get elected, and calls on his mom, Dina (Yvette Nicole Brown), and his friend Valentina (Michele) to help him become the kind of person who can actually help his community.
ET recently caught up with Michele at ABC's TCA party in Los Angeles where she opened up about her new sitcom.
"It's such an incredible show with such amazing heart," she shared. "The humorous fantastic corporation of music its really inspirational story and I'm really hoping that everyone is going to love it."
She also explained why she was attracted to playing the role of Valentina, who Michele described as "incredibly politically savvy."
"I really love strong female characters and she has a strength to her that is palpable so I was very excited," she shared.
The Mayor premieres Oct. 3 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.