Arsenio Hall will be popping up in Season 1 of ABC’s “The Mayor.”

According to Entertainment Weekly, Hall is set to guest star in an episode of the show’s freshman run as the distinguished, but hip Reverend Okoye, a role model and occasional father figure to Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall).

Hall is best known for hosting the syndicated late-night talk show “The Arsenio Hall Show” from 1989 until 1994, and a revival of the same show from 2013 to 2014. The 61-year-old Emmy nominee also starred on the ABC sitcom “Arsenio” and on the CBS crime drama “Martial Law.” In 2012, Hall was declared the winner of NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice 5.”

“The Mayor” follows the story of hip-hop artist Courtney who runs for mayor to promote his mixtape and ends up being elected. Besides Hall, the sitcom also stars Lea Michele as Courtney’s chief of staff Valentina Barella, Yvette Nicole Brown as Courtney’s mom Dina Rose as well as Bernard David Jones and Marcel Spears as Courtney’s friends, Jermaine Leforge and T.K. Carter.

During the show’s panel at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour last month, series creator Jeremy Bronson said (via Deadline) that his lead character is not an alt-look Donald Trump, noting that the show was conceived “before the events of the past 12 months.”

“I was a producer for MSNBC for “Hardball with Chris Matthews” for seven-and-a-half years in D.C. So I have always been a political junkie and a socially conscious-type person,” Bronson shared, adding that he had long wanted to do a scripted series about a community coming together in a non-partisan way.

In a more recent interview with TV Insider, Bronson reiterated that “Democrats and Republicans are not a part of the [show’s] universe.” “This is about a young man growing up and the people he’s populated his life with,” Bronson said. “The challenges that he’s facing are community-based.”

Music also plays an integral role on the series. As a matter of fact, that’s one of the things that made “Hamilton” alum Daveed Diggs sign on as executive producer on the show. Being a hip-hop artist himself, Diggs told Entertainment Weekly last June that the show’s premise appealed to his “rap nerd instincts.” Diggs is composing original raps for each episode and Hall performs all the songs himself.

“The Mayor” premieres on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 9:30 p.m. EDT on ABC.

Arsenio Hall Arsenio Hall will play a distinguished but hip reverend in Season 1 of ABC’s “The Mayor.” Pictured: Hall arrives at the premiere of “Peeples” at ArcLight Hollywood on May 8, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Getty Images/Jason Merritt