The news is all good for the series that is being called the season’s No. 1 new comedy. Fox today announced it is expanding its episode order for the Kaitlin Olson vehicle “The Mick.”
The show received an order from the network for four additional episodes, bringing its season total to 17.
The news comes as Fox has been crowing about the show’s viewer numbers — especially its Live+7 results.
“‘The Mick’ is the season’s No. 1 new comedy,” Fox confirmed in today’s announcement. “In Live +7 ratings, the special premiere of ‘The Mick’ on Sunday, Jan. 1, scored a 3.7/12 among Adults 18-49, ranking it as this season’s highest-rated new comedy debut and the highest-rated comedy debut in more than 15 months on any network.
“In addition, ‘The Mick’ dominated as the No. 1 entertainment program of the week. In seven-day Total Multi-Platform Audience, ‘The Mick’s’ audience grew +35% to 11.6 million viewers, tying ‘Lethal Weapon’ as Fox’s highest-rated series premiere of the season. In its regular time period premiere, ‘The Mick’ posted the network’s highest-rated Tuesday entertainment telecast of the season.”
The show’s next all-new episode will air on a special night and time, Sunday, Jan. 15, at 9 p.m., leading out from a special installment of “The Simpsons” that Fox is calling the show’s first-ever one-hour episode.
Fox says of Sunday’s episode: “In the all-new episode of ‘The Mick,’ ‘The Balloon,’ Mickey (Kaitlin Olson) learns that the family has forgotten Ben’s (Jack Stanton) seventh birthday, and forces them to put their selfish tendencies aside for one day and throw him the celebration he deserves, which proves way harder than planned.”
Viewers will have a chance to catch another all-new episode two nights later. “In its regular time period on Tuesday, Jan. 17 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), the all-new ‘The Fire’ episode airs, in which Mickey tries to quit smoking, while Chip (Thomas Barbusca) attempts to be a role model for Ben, who will only listen to his new imaginary friend,” Fox notes.