Kaitlin Olson The Mick

It's Always Sunny's Kaitlin Olson to Star in Fox Comedy Pilot The Mick

The forecast in Connecticut is suddenly a lot less cloudy.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Kaitlin Olson has been cast as the lead in Fox’s comedy pilot The Mick — on which she’ll also serve as co-executive producer, teaming up once again with Sunny EP Nick Frenkel and writers John and Dave Chernin, plus Oly Obst (Black Box).

The latter quartet will executive-produce the potential series, along with director Randall Einhorn (The Muppets, Wilfred).

Olson will play Mackenzie “Mickey” Murphy, described by the network as “a hapless mess, a wry-humored, hard-drinking, cigarette-smoking, living-large kind of gal, always ‘between’ jobs, and always broke. A scrappy survivor who’s run out of options, she decides to pay her rich sister a visit, hoping for a little handout. What she gets, instead, is a full-time baby-sitting gig, when her sister and husband are forced to flee the country” to avoid a federal indictment.

The logline for the Greenwich, Conn.-set series notes that Mickey will quickly learn “what the rest of us already know — other people’s children are awful.”

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  1. Steven says:

    Will this effect her status on Its Always Sunny?

  2. Mak says:

    And what does this mean for It’s always sunny…

  3. ChicagoDan says:

    Considering Sunny only films 10 episodes a season, even if Sunny continues past the last renewal, I doubt it would impact her involvement.

  4. Ram510 says:

    Oh crap does this mean the end of Sunny?

  5. jj doe says:

    Good to see her again. I’m not really thrilled about the smoking part. The country is mostly anti-smoker now because we all agree to it. The sight of a bad girl smoking may romanticize the addiction. I’d hate to see the country backslide!

    • If the behaviors of the characters on “Sunny” hasn’t caused the country to go down the drain, then nothing on TV will adversely impact the culture. Except maybe watching the Republican debates.