The new FOX comedy series The Mick will get the biggest special premiere you could ask for thanks to the NFL. After a doubleheader of NFL games on January 1st The Mick will air a special premiere, giving it access to the millions of football fans that will leave the channel on after the game is over. This is no different than when FOX airs shows after the Super Bowl, which is something they do for any show they want to push. So what is so special about this show that they put it in an incredible watchable position?
The Mick was written and created by John Chernin, better known for his work on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. That explains one of the main lead as Mickey, played by Kaitlin Olsen. Mickey is a degenerate with a smart mouth that ends up in Connecticut raising her niece and nephews. Chip, Sabrina, and Ben are some of the most spoiled and privileged children you’ll ever see. They are also the complete opposite of one another which is where the shows central conflict will come from.
So where is her sister in all of this? Out of the country in order to avoid getting put in jail due to a federal indictment. It is exactly the type of craziness in plot that you would expect from Chernin, and he has the perfect lead character to quarterback all of it. The kids will be played by Thomas Barbusca, Jack Stanton and Sofia Black-D’Elia. They have already bombarded television with commercials of the new series, so with a little luck it will be as funny as the trailers.
Do you see any potential in the series as a comedy? How do you think it will rank against shows like It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia?