|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||37|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||January 1, 2017 -|
April 3, 2018
The Mick is an American sitcom television series broadcast on Fox. Created by Dave Chernin and John Chernin, the series stars Kaitlin Olson, who is also an executive producer. The series premiered on January 1, 2017, and resumed in its regular Tuesday night slot on January 3, 2017. On January 11, 2017, Fox picked up the series for a full season of 17 episodes.
On February 21, 2017, Fox renewed the series for a 13-episode second season, which premiered on September 26, 2017, preceded by reruns of the first season on sister network FXX. On November 7, 2017, Fox ordered seven additional episodes, bringing the second season total to 20. On May 10, 2018, Fox cancelled the series after two seasons.
Mackenzie "Mickey" Molng relocates from Warwick, Rhode Island to Greenwich, Connecticut. Despite being a generally irresponsible person, she must become the parental guardian for her niece and nephews after her estranged and wealthy sister Pamela "Poodle" Pemberton and her husband Christopher were arrested by the FBI for fraud and tax evasion. After a day watching the three children (Sabrina, Chip, and Ben), Mickey gets a call from Poodle telling her that she and Christopher are fleeing the country. As a result, Mickey struggles to raise the three kids with help from her pseudo-boyfriend Jimmy and the housekeeper Alba.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||17||January 1, 2017||May 2, 2017|
|2||20||September 26, 2017||April 3, 2018|
The pilot was written by Dave Chernin and John Chernin with Randall Einhorn directing. The series is filmed as a single-camera setup. The Chernins, Olson, and Einhorn serve as executive producers. The show is filmed entirely in California. An actual Los Angeles mansion is used in the series as the Pemberton estate.
On February 29, 2016, it was announced that Sofia Black-D'Elia had been cast as Sabrina. It was announced that Kaitlin Olson was cast as Mackenzie on March 2, 2016.Thomas Barbusca, Jack Stanton, and Carla Jimenez were cast as Chip Pemberton, Ben Pemberton, and Alba respectively on March 18, 2016.Susan Park was cast as Liz though she was dropped as a series regular early in the first season and instead appears as a recurring character. The role of Jimmy Shepherd was played by Nat Faxon in the pilot for The Mick, with the knowledge that Faxon's other commitments would prohibit him from continuing in the role if the pilot got picked up to series. Scott MacArthur, who had already been hired as a writer for the series, was later offered the Jimmy role and Fox re-shot the pilot prior to the series debut. On October 10, 2016, Dave Annable was cast as Teddy Grant in a recurring role.
On September 2, 2017, it was announced that Michaela Watkins joins season 2 in a guest role as Trish. On December 5, 2017, it was announced that Jennie Garth has been cast in a guest starring role. The next day, the show's creators revealed that Scott MacArthur had departed as a cast member but will remain as a writer for the show. In January 2018, however, MacArthur, along with showrunners Dave and John Chernin revealed to Den of Geek that MacArthur would in fact not be departing the show as a cast member and that their prior announcement was an effort to stimulate a reaction out the show's fanbase: "Truth be told, there were people in season one who didn't like Jimmy and we thought that we hadn't given him a fair shake yet. So heading into season two we really wanted to do this character justice and show what was possible with him. It felt really good to see how upset people got when they thought that they were losing him. We think that he's such an integral part of the show and yeah, I don't think the show works as well without him." (His character missed just two episodes after MacArthur's "exit" in "The Divorce" [Season 2, Episode 9], reappearing in "The City" [Season 2, Episode 12].)
On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season has an approval rating of 58% based on 26 reviews." On Metacritic, the season has a weighted average score of 50 out of 100, based on 27 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
|Season||Time slot (ET/PT)||Episodes||Season premiere||Season finale||TV season||Rank||Viewers|
|1||Tuesday 8:30 pm||17||January 1, 2017||8.58||May 2, 2017||1.89||2016-17||#114||4.12|
|2||Tuesday 9:00 pm (2017)
Tuesday 9:30 pm (2018)
|20||September 26, 2017||2.67||April 3, 2018||1.78||2017-18||#149||3.13|