Get ready for more outrageous comedy, folks, as Fox's newest comedy, The Mick, has just been renewed for a second season, as reported by Deadline.
The series follows Mickey Murphy, a degenerate and reckless woman who is forced to watch after her sister's kids when she and her husband are arrested by the FBI for fraud and tax evasion. Despite being irresponsible in running her own life, Mickey must try and become a better person as she tries to survive the spoiled brats long enough for her sister and husband get back and give her money to pay off her debts.
The freshman comedy has been a strong success for the network since its premiere, holding an average of a little over four million viewers per episode and holding the record for the highest-rated comedy debut on Fox since New Girl. The show is also the first comedy series to be renewed by Fox for the next season, long-running Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Last Man on Earth still awaiting news despite being more established.
While the critics have been a little mixed on their response, the show holding a 58% rating from critics on review aggregate site, Rotten Tomatoes, it has seen almost exclusively praise from audiences, holding a 92% approval rating from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. The series has also seen a lot of praise from the network itself, Fox Entertainment President David Madden said in an interview with Deadline they've had faith in the show from the start, and that "it hasn't disappointed," adding:
Kaitlin is a fearless comedic force, and the rest of the cast has just proven to be phenomenal. John and Dave Chernin have a very clear vision of what this show is, and they execute on that vision each week to perfection.
The series also earned a season extension order a little over a month prior to the renewal, the network giving it four extra episodes for a total of 17 in its first season. With the parents remaining on the run, but the FBI moving in on their locations, it will be interesting to see what the second season will hold for Mickey and the Pemberton children.
The Mick airs on Tuesday nights at 8:30 p.m. on Fox and Fox Now.
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