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Go Inside the Press Day for Roundabout Underground’s Usual Girls

The world premiere from Ming Peiffer is set to begin performances October 11 Off-Broadway.

Roundabout Underground’s world premiere production of Usual Girls is set to begin performances Off-Broadway October 11 ahead of a November 5 opening night. The new play from Ming Peiffer, directed by Tyne Rafaeli, is scheduled to play at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre through December 9.

Through the story of Kyeoung, Usual Girls takes a look at the ways in which girls grow up. From tackling a boy on her elementary school playground and beyond, the new drama is described by Roundabout as a “hilarious, explicit gut-punch of a play.”

Usual Girls will officially kick off the 12th season of Underground. The Roundabout Underground initiative is dedicated to introducing and cultivating emerging writers by giving them their first Off-Broadway production or a reading of a new work.

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Roundabout’s USUAL GIRLS Jumps Into Rehearsals Tomorrow

Roundabout Theatre Company’s world premiere production of Usual Girlsby Ming Peiffer, directed by Tyne Rafaeli, begins rehearsals tomorrow, September 18.

The cast includes Sofia Black-D’Elia as “Sasha / Older Girl 2 / KKG Sister,” Abby Corrigan as “Anna,” Ali Rose Dachis as “Marina / Older Girl #3,” Midori Francis as “Kyeoung,” Karl Kenzler as “Father,” Jennifer Lim as “Woman,” Ryann Redmond as “Older Girl / KKG Sister,”Nicole Rodenburg as “Lindsay,” and Raviv Ullman as “Rory.” The previously announced Sarah Pidgeon has departed the production due to scheduling conflicts.

Usual Girls begins preview performances Off-Broadway on Thursday, October 11, 2018 and opens officially on Monday, November 5, 2018 at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through Sunday, December 9, 2018.

How do girls grow up? Quickly, painfully, wondrously. On an elementary school playground, a boy threatens to tell on the girls for swearing – unless one of them kisses him. But just before lips can touch, Kyeoung tackles the boy to the ground. The victory is short-lived. Over the coming years, Kyeoung’s stories get stranger, funnier, more harrowing – and more familiar. This hilarious, explicit gut-punch of a play bursts with playwright Ming Peiffer’s bold, explosive voice.

The creative team includes: Arnulfo Maldonado (Sets), Ásta Hostetter (Costumes), Jen Schriever (Lighting) and Tei Blow (Sound).

All tickets for Usual Girls are $25 General Admission tickets and are available by calling 212.719.1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org, in person at any Roundabout box office: American Airlines Theatre Box office (227 West 42nd Street); The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street) and Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). For groups of 10 or more please call 212-719-9393 x 365 or emailgroupsales@roundabouttheatre.org.

Usual Girls plays Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:00PM with Saturday matinees at 1:30PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.

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‘The Mick’ Canceled By Fox After 2 Seasons

A little more than a year after a hot start last midseason, Fox’s comedy series The Mick is getting a cancellation. The network has opted not to order a third season of the show starring It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia‘s Kaitlin Olson.

The network today also canceled The Last Man on Earth and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Fox brass had been firmly behind The Mick from the get-go, launching the series, created by John and Dave Chernin, behind an NFL double-header on Sunday and then giving it another special Sunday airing behind The Simpsons‘ first-ever one-hour episode. Three episodes into The Mick‘s 13-episode freshman run, the network gave the series an order for four additional episodes, which was followed by an early Season 2 renewal.

But the comedy mostly fizzled in its second season, averaging a 1.2 adults 18-49 in Live+7, on par with Brooklyn Nine Nine (1.3), The Last Man on Earth (1.2) and freshman LA to Vegas (1.2). Still, I hear Fox brass wanted to be in business with the Chernin brothers and Olson, which made the decision difficult.

The Mick, from 20th TV, is a comedy about an unapologetic degenerate (Olson) who suddenly finds herself stuck raising her spoiled niece (Sofia Black-D’Elia) and nephews (Thomas Barbusca, 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.

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‘The Mick’ Scores Full Season 2 Order at Fox

Fox has picked up sophomore comedy “The Mick” for a full second season, Variety has confirmed.

The network has upped the show’s episode order this season to 20 episodes, three more than the series got for its freshman season earlier this year.

The series stars “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s” Kaitlin Olson as Mickey, an unapologetic degenerate stuck raising her spoiled niece (Sofia Black-D’Elia) and nephews (Thomas Barbusca, Jack Stanton) amid the lap of luxury in Greenwich, Connecticut. The series also stars Scott MacArthur and Carla Jimenez.

The series was created by John Chernin and Dave Chernin, who serve as showrunners. The Chernin brothers, Olson, Nicholas Frenkel, Oly Obst, and Scott Marder are executive producers.

The series has been a stable comedy performer for Fox. The Season 2 premiere in September drew a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.7 million viewers. Season 1 averaged a 1.1 and 2.95 million viewers, though it should be noted that the series premiere aired immediately after NFL football, which drove those numbers up. For the show’s second season, Fox moved it from its 8:30 p.m. timeslot on Tuesdays to 9 p.m. as part of a one-hour comedy block alongside “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

TVLine first reported this news.

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Sofia Black-d’Elia will be a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band.

Following are the episodes scheduled to air the week of March 13–17 (subject to change):
[…]

Tuesday, March 14
1. Dax Shepard (“CHiPs”) 2. Sofia Black-D’Elia (“The Mick”) 3. Chef Thomas Keller

[…]

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The Mick renewed for season 2

Mickey’s nieces and nephews will have to put up with their wild aunt for a little longer: Fox just renewed The Mick — starring It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Kaitlin Olson as the title character — for a second season, the network announced Tuesday. This is Fox’s first freshman series to get a renewal this year.

The comedy, created by John and Dave Chernin (also Sunny alums), follows the disheveled Mickey as she tries to take care of her wealthy sister’s spoiled kids. “Ultimately, we want this to be a show about the least-equipped parent being forced to raise the most challenging children imaginable,” the Chernin brothers previously told EW.

“From the earliest stages of development, all of us at Fox had enormous faith in The Mick, and it hasn’t disappointed,” David Madden, Fox’s president of entertainment, said in a statement. “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. We really couldn’t be happier with The Mick, and we’re so thrilled to renew the series for a second season.”

Fox teased The Mick‘s fate soon after the show premiered this past January when they ordered four extra episodes, expanding the first season’s run to 17 episodes total. The show currently airs Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET on Fox.

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