A comedy that has been doing well on the Fox Network has been picked up for a second season. Fox today announced the pickup of “The Mick,” starring Kaitlin Olson.
David Madden, president of Entertainment for the Fox Broadcasting Co., made the announcement.
“From the earliest stages of development, all of us at Fox had enormous faith in ‘The Mick,’ and it hasn’t disappointed,” said Madden. “Kaitlin is a fearless comedic force, and the rest of the cast has just proven to be phenomenal. John and Dave Chernin have a very clear vision of what this show is, and they execute on that vision each week to perfection.”
The announcement notes that the show has been delivering an average audience of 8 million viewers across multiple platforms.
“‘The Mick’ is a comedy about an unapologetic degenerate (Kaitlin Olson) who suddenly finds herself stuck raising her spoiled niece (Sofia Black-D’Elia, ‘The Night Of’) and nephews (Thomas Barbusca, ‘Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life’; newcomer Jack Stanton) in affluent Greenwich, CT,” Fox notes. “It’s pretty much everything she never wanted. Regardless, she’s determined to rise to the occasion and transform these little monsters into honest, hard-working, decent members of society — something she knows absolutely nothing about. The series also stars Carla Jimenez (‘Last Man Standing’) and newcomer Scott MacArthur.”
The show comes from 20th Century Fox Television, and was created/written by brothers John Chernin and Dave Chernin, who also have collaborated on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”
Executive producers are the Chernins, Nicholas Frenkel (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) and Oly Obst (“Barely Famous”), along with Randall Einhorn (“Nurse Jackie,” “The Office”), who also directed the pilot episode. Kaitlin Olson is a co-executive producer .
A new episode of the show, titled “The Baggage,” is scheduled to air tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.