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 Season 2 finale – Following graduation, Mickey and Alba discover that Sabrina is having second thoughts about attending Yale. In their attempt to sway her decision, Alba finds herself heavily involved at a Yale Alumni reunion event. Meanwhile, Chip is keen on re-branding himself before he starts high school, so naturally he decides to throw a party to prove his status.
Television > The Mick > HQ Stills > 2.20 “The Graduate”
Television > The Mick > HD Screencaptures > 2.20 “The Graduate”
When Mickey and Alba catch Ben lying and try to teach him a lesson, naturally their plan backfires. Meanwhile, Chip devises a spiteful plan to be crowned “Prince” at his school formal, and Jimmy teaches Sabrina how to dance.
Television > The Mick > HQ Stills > 2.19 “The Dance”
Television > The Mick > HD Screencaptures > 2.19 “The Dance”
When Alba goes on vacation, Mickey appoints Sabrina with babysitting duties when she leaves for a night out. When Sabrina decides that a night out of her own is more appealing, she and Mickey end up in jail. Meanwhile, Jimmy meets a new friend.
Television > The Mick > HQ Stills > 2.17 “The Night Off”
Television > The Mick > HD Screencaptures > 2.17 “The Night Off”
After Ben wets the bed at a sleepover with fellow classmates, Mickey, Alba and Jimmy go to extreme lengths in order to save his reputation. Meanwhile, when Sabrina loses her fake ID, Chip offers to help get her a replacement in exchange for a night out with her and her friends.
Television > The Mick > HQ Stills > > 2.16 “The Accident”
Television > The Mick > HD Screencaptures > 2.16 “The Accident”