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Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 1:50PM EDT
What it's like to be a diehard fan of The Mick as everybody else mourns Brooklyn Nine-Nine
There was "no love for The Mick in my timeline," says Brett White, who adds: "The Mick deserves better than this because it has, hands down, the best comedic lead on any show on any network right now. Kaitlin Olson is a five-alarm fire and a Category 5 hurricane all in one, a comedian with such absolute control over her delivery and physicality that every twitch and devastating pratfall seems dangerous."
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Last Man on Earth and The Mick were "absurdly low rated," yet their cancelations came as a surprise
"We've grown so accustomed to Fox renewing low-rated comedies that Thursday's axings felt shocking," says Daniel Fienberg. "Back in January at the Television Critics Association press tour, the mantra from Fox brass was that even in a time of uncertainty with an acquisition by Disney looming, the plan going forward for the near future was 'business as usual.' On Thursday, as part of the inevitable bloodletting that occurs every year on the eve of broadcast network upfronts, Fox proved either that the 'near future' has passed or that 'business as usual' isn't the order of the day anymore." ALSO: A Fox insider says the addition of Thursday Night Football and the renewal of many shows played a role in cancelations.
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 4:47PM EDT
Fox cancels The Mick after two seasons
The Kaitlin Olson comedy received a Season 2 renewal three episodes into its freshman season. But as Deadline notes, "the comedy mostly fizzled in its second season."
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 6:29PM EDT
Kaitlin Olson broke a rib filming last week's The Mick episode
"It was so stupid," she says of her injury, which happened when she was trying to throw a rock onto a car. "I had to reach a little bit further to get the windshield and I smashed my rib on the front corner of the car. It was just the easiest, quickest little thing but it took about eight weeks before I could sleep well again.” ALSO: Olson talks about Tuesday's Season 2 finale.
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 4:46AM EST
Did The Mick break a “masturbation” record?
The word “masturbation” was said many, many times within a short timespan on this week’s episode.
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 9:36PM EST
The Mick gets Jennie Garth to play somebody else named Jennie Garth
The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum will play a new-age parent who happens to share her name on the Jan. 2 episode of the Fox comedy
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 10:11PM EST
Ex-Nurse Jackie writer sues Fox, claiming The Mick was stolen
Wyndham Lewis says his script titled The Godmother, which he submitted to a Fox executive, has nearly the same premise as The Mick. Lewis is seeking “at least” $2 million in his lawsuit.
Posted Monday 11/13/17 at 7:57AM EST
Why are poor and working-class people so rare on TV?
Shows like The Middle are the rarity these days, argues Joanna Weiss. “For many series, material comfort isn’t essential to the characters’ lives; it’s incidental,” she says. “Yes, Showtime’s Shameless romanticizes the Gallaghers’ on-the-edge existence, and CBS’ Mom gets the set design exactly right. But like the 20-something characters in Friends, who rented suspiciously spacious New York real estate on entry-level salaries, many television denizens enjoy interiors straight out of Houzz, regardless of their presumed income levels. In Kevin Can Wait, Kevin James’ retired Long Island cop has a beautiful kitchen. OK. But how many shows could, presumably, tell the same stories regardless of their characters’ economic status? Would ABC’s Modern Family play any differently without the conspicuous consumption? Could Amazon Prime’s Transparent be told without the glorious real estate? Could it even be told better?”
Posted Tuesday 11/07/17 at 10:17AM EST
Fox orders seven more episodes of The Mick
That brings the Season 2 total of the Kaitlin Olson comedy to 20, up from 17 in Season 1.
Posted Tuesday 9/19/17 at 11:03PM EDT
Twitter to stream FOX shows, air an Empire pre-show
The new comedy Ghosted will premiere on Twitter before it airs on TV, as part of FOX’s deal with Twitter. Cast members and other guests will be featured on the Empire Twitter pre-show, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET each Wednesday that the FOX series airs. Twitter will also stream a marathon of The Mick episodes.
Posted Friday 9/08/17 at 11:02PM EDT
Why are so many female comedies described as “raunchy”?
The “raunchy” behavior on shows like Broad City, You’re the Worst and The Mick isn’t really that raunchy at all.