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The Mick

the-seties-philosopher-The_Mick_Title_CardThe Mick is an American sitcom television series broadcast on Fox. Created by Dave Chernin (It’s always sunny in Philadelphia) and John Chernin, the series stars Kaitlin Olson (It’s always sunny in Philadelphia), who is also an executive producer. The series premiered on January 1, 2017, and resumed in its regular Tuesday night slot on January 3, 2017. On January 11, 2017, Fox picked up the series for a full season of 17 episodes.

On February 21, 2017, Fox renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on September 26, 2017, preceded by reruns of the first season on sister network, FXX.


Mackenzie “Mickey” Molng relocates from Warwick, Rhode Island to Greenwich, Connecticut. Despite being a generally irresponsible person, she must become the parental guardian for her niece and nephews after her estranged and wealthy sister Pamela “Poodle” Pemberton and her husband Christopher were arrested by the FBI for fraud and tax evasion. After a day watching the three children (Sabrina, Chip, and Ben), Mickey gets a call from Poodle telling her that she and Christopher are fleeing the country. As a result, Mickey struggles to raise the three kids with help from her pseudo-boyfriend Jimmy and the housekeeper Alba.

Cast and characters


  • Kaitlin Olson as Mackenzie “Mickey” Molng
  • Sofia Black-D’Elia (The Messenger, Gossip Girls, Skins) as Sabrina Pemberton
  • Thomas Barbusca (Grey’s Anatomy, American Horror Story, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp) as Chip Pemberton
  • Jack Stanton as Ben Pemberton
  • Carla Jimenez (Last man standing, Raising hope) as Alba Maldonado
  • Scott MacArthur as Jimmy Shepherd


  • Tricia O’Kelley (The New Adventures of Old Christine, The Secret Life of the American Teenager) as Pamela “Poodle” Pemberton (née Molng)
  • Laird Macintosh (The Jay Leno Show) as Christopher Pemberton
  • Arnell Powell (Greenleaf, Drop Dead Diva) as Fred the Fed (season 1)
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