Tuesday, 8:30 p.m., Fox
The comedy from the co-producers of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia focuses on responsibilty-phobic Mackenzie “Mickey” Murphy (Kaitlin Olson) who moves to Greenwich, Conn. to take care of the spoiled three children (Sofia Black D’Elia, Thomas Barbusca and Jack Stanton) of her sister, who has left the country without them to avoid being arrested.
What The Critics Say (Metascore 49)
- Without the freedom in language, tone and general obnoxiousness that FXX gives “Sunny,” the over-the-top situations in “The Mick” are less likely to make you laugh than to make you feel vaguely uncomfortable. — Mike Hale, New York Times
- Clearly this isn’t the comedy of the “Leave It to Beaver” era, but there are some laughs to be found in “The Mick,” which is made tolerable thanks to Ms. Olson’s charm in spite of the character she plays. — Rob Owen, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- No story, or joke, goes as far as it needs to in order to really extract the necessary laughs. The FX version of this could be a scream; the Fox version feels watered down and largely forgettable. — Alan Sepinwall, UPROXX