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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.


‘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.


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



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.

Source Entertainment Weekly

‘The Mick’ Gets Another 4 Episodes for Freshman Season

That makes a total of 17 for the Kaitlin Olson comedy, boosted by a strong premiere.

Fox is hot on The Mick. In a rare move with a midseason show, the network has upped the comedy’s freshman order to 17 episodes.

The additional four episodes follow The Mick’s strong Jan. 1 premiere. With live-plus-seven day ratings now in for the post-NFL bow, it ranks as the season’s top comedy debut among adults 18-49 and Fox’s best live-action half-hour to launch since New Girl in 2011.

Fox announced the news at Wednesday’s meeting of the Television Critics Association. It comes just 10 days — and three episodes — after The Mick kicked off. On Tuesdays, in its regular slot, the show has now twice built on its New Girl lead-in.

The Mick comes from Dana Walden’s and Gary Newman’s own studio, 20th Century Fox Television, and was created by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia scribes John and Dave Chernin. Always Sunny star Kaitlin Olson is pulling double duty as lead on The Mick.

“We shoot Sunny in little over two months, so this show would never butt up against that,” Olson said during a panel later that morning, adding that it did feel different to be the lead instead of just the only female in an ensemble. “I’m so grateful to Fox because they promised to help us make the show that we wanted to make. I’m extremely flattered and honored.”

Source The Hollywood Reporter

Doug Liman’s Virtual Reality Series ‘Invisible’ Premieres on Samsung VR

Doug Liman’s Invisible, a scripted supernatural drama series created for virtual reality, premieres today on the Samsung VR service.

The series is created by 30 Ninjas — a digital entertainment company formed by Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith) and producer Julina Tatlock — with Conde Nast Entertainment, VR startup Jaunt and Samsung, supported by presenting sponsor Lexus.

Invisible is directed by Liman and Simon Crane (stunt coordinator and 2nd unit director on Star Wars Rogue One), Tatlock, Jerome Sable and Michael Litwak. Written by Melisa Wallack (Dallas Buyers Club), it stars Sofia Black-D’elia, Olivia Boreham-Wing, Michael Siberry, Austin Cauldwell and Lewis Cancelmi.

“With the partners on the project, we created our own film school, learning from each other as we shot and edited,” said Liman. “Because it’s in 360-degree VR, everything we did with Invisible — from the story to how it was shot — was new to all of us.”

Following today’s release on Samsung VR, distribution will expand Oct. 27 to the Jaunt VR app, and later this year it will be available in 360 degrees on CNE’s The Scene digital video platform and on select social channels. According to Thursday’s announcement, Invisible will also be shown in “VR theaters” this year, which presumably means initiatives such as the one being launched by Imax.

Invisible tells the story of a powerful New York family, the Ashlands, with the ability to make themselves invisible.

Through the partnership with Lexus, the action sequences feature the Lexus GS F and a post-roll includes additional information about the vehicle.

Source The Hollywood Reporter