10:15am PT by Kate Stanhope
'The Mick' Renewed for Second Season at Fox
Fox is ordering more of The Mick.
The Kaitlin Olson comedy has been renewed for a second season, it was announced Tuesday. Season two will consist of 13 episodes.
“From the earliest stages of development, all of us at Fox had enormous faith in The Mick, and it hasn’t disappointed,” network entertainment president David Madden said in a statement. “Kaitlin is a fearless comedic force, and the rest of the cast has just proven to be phenomenal. [Creators] 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.”
The single-camera comedy stars Olson as Mickey, an irresponsible woman who is suddenly saddled with raising her spoiled niece and nephews after her wealthy sister and brother-in-law are arrested by the FBI for fraud and tax evasion.
It's Always Sunny grads John and Dave Chernin created The Mick and executive produce with Nicholas Frenkel, Oly Obst and Randall Einhorn. 20th Century TV produces the series.
Olson, who also is co-executive producer on the series, is jugging her work on The Mick with her lead role on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which hails from sister studio FX Productions and airs on Fox's cable sibling FXX — thus the 13-episode order for The Mick's second season.
The Mick was a strong performer out of the gate for Fox, opening to a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49 in January. Thanks to an NFL lead-in, the half-hour became the network's top comedy launch since New Girl in 2011. Since moving to its regular Tuesday time slot, the series has remained solid, pulling a 1.0 rating for its most recent outing and averaging eight million multiplatform viewers, according to Fox.
The Mick joins already renewed Fox dramas Empire and Lucifer, in addition to animated comedy The Simpsons.