The idiocy begins soon. Comedy Central has just announced its new series, Idiotsitter, will premiere on January 14th.
The first episode will be available online and on Comedy Central’s app beginning December 28th.
The series stars creators Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse as Gene, an adult heiress under house arrest, and Billie, a desperate Ivy League graduate hired to babysit her.
The half-hour comedy will feature guest stars like Andrew W.K., Chris Klein, and Fresh Off the Boat’s Randall Park.
Watch a preview and read the official announcement below:
NEW YORK, December 9, 2015 – Even an Ivy League education won’t prepare you for this: “Idiotsitter” premieres on Thursday, January 14 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. Created by Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse, the 10-episode, weekly, half-hour scripted series debuts after the season six premiere of “Workaholics.” The premiere episode of “Idiotsitter” will be available on the Comedy Central App and cc.com on December 28, and on DTO platforms on January 4.
“Idiotsitter” follows Newhouse (“Billie”), a cash-strapped, straight and narrow Ivy League grad, who reluctantly answers a babysitting ad to make ends meet, only to find out what is actually needed is a court-appointed guardian for Bell (“Gene”), an heiress under house arrest in her daddy’s mansion. The ten-episode season also features Stephen Root (“Boardwalk Empire”) as Gene’s permissive and oblivious dad and Jennifer Elise Cox (“The Brady Bunch Movie, “Web Therapy”) as her stepmother, as well as guest stars Randall Park, Andrew W.K. and Chris Klein. In the season premiere, Billie realizes she’s been duped by the babysitter ad, but sticks around for the much-needed and outsized paycheck and experiences her first Gene Russell house party.
Bell and Newhouse met while members of the Groundlings. A former writer for “Saturday Night Live,” Bell currently stars in Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” and currently can be seen in “The Night Before” alongside Seth Rogen, and with Jack Black in Sony’s live-action adaptation of R.L. Stein’s hit children’s books “Goosebumps.” Recently she appeared in “22 Jump Street.”
What do you think? Will you watch Idiotsitter when it premieres? Are you a fan of Bell and/or Newhouse?