Fox has released a new trailer for their midseason comedy series The Mick, while announcing that the show will have its series premiere on Sunday, January 1 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), following the NFL doubleheader on Fox. The series will then make its time period premiere with an all-new episode Tuesday, Jan. 3 (8:31-9:01 PM ET/PT). Beginning January 3, New Girl moves to its new Tuesday night time period (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT). Brooklyn Nine-Nine will air its two-part winter finale on Jan. 1, following The Mick, with Brooklyn Nine-Nine returning in the spring.
This new comedy series follows Mackenzie a.k.a. "Mickey" (Kaitlin Olson, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), a brash, two-bit hustler from Rhode Island who has spent her entire life shirking any semblance of responsibility. Lacking any drive, but in constant search of the next easy payday, Mickey is not without her charms. She's smart, she's fun, and despite all appearances, her head's always in the game. She just needs a big win in this new Fox series.
That win kinda, sorta comes true when, looking for a handout, Mickey visits her estranged sister and billionaire brother-in-law in Greenwich, CT, but gets more than she bargained for, as this absurdly rich couple flees the country to escape federal fraud charges. In a surprising turn of events, Mickey must assume guardianship of their three high-maintenance and ill-parented children: Sabrina (Sofia Black D'Elia, The Messengers, Gossip Girl), an ambitious, 18-going-on-30-year-old who is a worthy adversary to Mickey; Chip (Thomas Barbusca, The New Normal, Grey's Anatomy), 13, an arrogant, entitled neo-con-in-the-making with an extremely punchable face; and Ben (newcomer Jack Stanton), seven, an adorably fragile nerd. The life that Mickey has wanted for so long now is within her reach - the mansion, the convertible, the swimming pool, the walk-in closet full of designer clothes.
But as Mickey is well aware, nothing in life is free. The price? Transforming these outrageously spoiled children into honest, hard-working, decent members of society - something this foul-mouthed, debaucherous and completely out-of-her-element woman knows absolutely nothing about. Being a mother was never in Mickey's game plan, but these kids desperately need a parent. And as irresponsible as Mickey has been her entire life, she may discover that responsibility and motherhood aren't the buzzkill she always thought they would be.
The Mick is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, and was created/written by John Chernin (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and David Chernin (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia). The Chernin brothers, Nick Frenkel (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Oly Obst (Barely Famous), along with Randall Einhorn (Nurse Jackie, The Office), who directed the pilot episode, are executive producers. Kaitlin Olson is a co-executive producer on the series. Take a look at the new trailer for The Mick below.