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‘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

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