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.
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.