Love is in the air and on the boob tube this Valentine’s Day, so SuperFan Los Angeles has been asking every celebrity we’ve had the chance to interview a not-so simple question: Who is your all-time favorite TV couple? George and Weezy from The Jeffersons were the sole duplicate as everyone else has fallen in love with a different pair of lovers, or they found a tricky way of getting too sentimental by opting for duo of platonic life partners, like Abby and Ilana from Comedy Central’s Broad City, or Magnum and Higgins from Magnum, P.I. (Dominic Purcell from Prison Break is insistent that it was his favorite series AND “without doubt” his favorite TV couple). Star’s Benjamin Bratt also chose to get… creative, and he picked Law & Order’s Lennie Briscoe and his finest partner ever, Rey Curtis, played by none other than Benjamin Bratt.
At the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, Black-D’Elia and Carla Jimenez sat down with SuperFan Los Angeles to discuss what it’s like working on the series, and after heaping praise on star Kaitlin Olson, both turned their conversation to their fine feathered, and furred, friends. Despite Black-D’Elia’s close encounter with a live owl, it was Jimenez who had the truly terrible experience on set.
We’ve seen Kaitlin Olson break boundaries with the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Gang, but now Fox has given her the opportunity to shine bright in her own series, The Mick. And it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that she’s pushing envelopes (and getting away with it) on network TV.
Kaitlin Olson has been playing a raunchy character on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for 11 years. Now she’s playing a raunchy character on Fox’s new show The Mick, and she’s still fantastic. Kaitlin plays Mickey, a hard-living, foul-mouthed woman who gets stuck taking care of her niece and nephews after their rich parents flee the country to avoid federal fraud charges. On Tuesday’s episode, Mickey is forced to have “the talk” after learning that her niece, Sabrina, is having sex.
Kaitlin Olson, so essential to the genial vulgarity of FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, has taken on the lead in a network sitcom, Fox’s The Mick. For about half of The Mick’s first episode, which aired on New Year’s Day, the show was pretty funny. Olson stars as Mackenzie, aka Mickey — and hence the “Mick” title — a slacker ne’er-do-well who becomes the guardian of her niece and nephews when their parents are nabbed by law enforcement for fraud and tax evasion.
Now Kaitlin Olson and the Chernin brothers are bringing some of that trademark nihilism to the family sitcom format, resulting in a show with none of the saccharine sweetness of a regular sitcom and none of the meanness of a cable comedy. Olson plays Mickey, a perpetually unemployed hustler who is forced to care for three kids after their parents are forced to flee the country.
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Once upon a time, Fox was the bad boy of network television. Well, Kaitlin Olson ("It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia") is about to bring those days back, with "The Mick." In this exclusive clip from the premiere, Mickey (Olson) finds that she’s not quite the woman of the people that she believes herself to be.
It’s hard to believe that in 2016 there are still so few vehicles for a woman in network comedy. New Girl and (arguably) Crazy Ex-Girlfriend aside, there are no sitcoms out there with a single female face above the title. Well, in January, Fox will triple-down on the belief that a woman can carry a comedy when It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Kaitlin Olson will star in a show that looks to maintain some of the boundary-pushing feel of that show without scaring away audiences in the 8 o’clock hour. The Mick premieres Jan. ...