Fox has issued an early second season renewal to recently introduced live action sitcom “The Mick.” Debuting on Jan. 1, 2017, “The Mick” features Kaitlin Olson as Mackenzie “Mickey” Murphy, an irresponsible woman who becomes the parental guardian for her niece and nephews after her estranged and wealthy sister Poodle and her husband Christopher have been arrested by the FBI for fraud and tax evasion. After a day watching the three children Sabrina, Chip, and Ben, Mickey continues to watch them when Poodle calls to tell her that she and Christopher are fleeing the country. As a result, she struggles to raise the three with the help of the housekeeper Alba and her boyfriend Jimmy while putting up with their neighbor Liz.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, “The Mick” was created and written by John Chernin 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”) are executive producers.
Season to-date, Fox is reporting a multi-platform audience of eight million viewers for “The Mick.”