The new year gets a fresh start on Fox with a new comedy, The Mick. Starring It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Kaitlin Olson as a woman totally not prepared to take care of children, the series kicks off on Sunday, January 1 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox after NFL football coverage. The show’s regular timelost is Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m., beginning on January 3.
Read on for a preview of the series.
The Mick kicks off with the foul-mouthed, hard-living Mackenzie (Olson) visiting her sister, who married a wealthy man. While there, her sister and brother-in-law are arrested by the FBI, so Mackenzie is stuck taking care of her sister’s three obnoxious children. Since Macenzie needs the money, she takes the job of raising them and becoming their guardian. She’s like a filthy Mary Poppins.
The three children are unique in their own way. There’s Sabrina (Sofia Black D’Elia), an 18-year-old who thinks she can outwit Mackenzie. Chip (Thomas Barbusca) is a 13-year-old arrogant kid and the youngest, Ben (Jack Stanton), is a seven-year-old nerd.
The series was created by John Chernin and David Chernin, who are both It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia veterans. Nick Frenkel, Oly Obst, Randall Einhorn and Olson are executive producers with the Chernin brothers.
After the pilot airs on January 1, the show moves to its regular time: Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. The next episode, “The Grandparents,” airs on Tuesday, January 3.
PREMIERE DATE: Sunday, January 1, 2017
TIME: 8 p.m. ET
CHANNEL: FOX (Click here to find your local Fox affiliate.)
EPISODE SYNOPSIS: “Pilot” – “Season premiere. An irresponsible, hard-partying opportunist signs on to raise her sister’s three spoiled children in an affluent Connecticut neighborhood when their parents bolt the country to escape federal charges.”
Kaitlin Olson as Mackenzie (“Mickey”)
Sofia Black D’Elia as Sabrina
Thomas Barbusca as Chip
Jack Stanton as Ben
Carla Jimenez as Alba
Created by David Chernin & John Chernin
Pilot Directed by Randall Einhorn
Executive Producers: John Chernin, David Chernin, Nicholas Frenkel, Oly Obst, Randall Einhorn & Kaitlin Olson
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television