FOX has ordered 4 additional episodes of The Mick, taking its first-season order to 17 episodes.
While the order falls short of the 22-episode order that traditionally signals a major boost of renewal confidence, The Mick only premiered in January, so the extension bodes well for the comedy’s survival prospects.
Official press announcement follows:
FOX ORDERS FOUR ADDITIONAL EPISODES OF THE SEASON’S NO. 1 NEW COMEDY, “THE MICK”
Next All-New Episode to Air on a Special Night and Time, Following the First-Ever One-Hour Episode of THE SIMPSONS Sunday, January 15, on FOX
FOX has ordered four additional episodes of the season’s No. 1 new comedy, THE MICK, bringing the total to 17 episodes.
The next all-new episode of THE MICK, starring Kaitlin Olson (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), will air on a special night and time Sunday, Jan. 15 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT), following THE SIMPSONS’ first-ever one-hour episode (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. 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.
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.
THE MICK is the season’s No. 1 new comedy. 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 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. 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 MICK is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created/written by John Chernin (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) and Dave Chernin (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”). The Chernin brothers, Nicholas Frenkel (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) and Oly Obst (“Barely Famous”), along with Randall Einhorn (“Nurse Jackie,” “The Office”), who directed the pilot episode, are executive producers. Kaitlin Olson is a co-executive producer on the series. (FOX)
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of The Mick Season 2…