Dave Annable has booked a recurring role in The Mick TV show on FOX. Deadline reports he will play Teddy Grant, described as “a sophisticated, handsome adventurer, and the scion of a family that’s been in Greenwich since the Revolutionary War.” Annable played Dr. Pierce Harrison, on Heartbeat, which NBC cancelled in May, after ten episodes.
A disfunctional family single camera comedy, The Mick stars Kaitlin Olson as Mickey. According to FOX press materials, although she is smart and fun, Mickey is also a brash, two-bit hustler. Although she’s spent her life shirking any semblance of responsibility, she ends up with custody of her sister’s kids. The cast also includes: Sofia Black-D’Elia, Thomas Barbusca, Jack Stanton, and Carla Jimenez.
Deadline says Annable’s Grant takes a shine to Mickey. He will reportedly find her down-to-earth personality “quite refreshing,” before things “go awry.”
FOX says, “Micky’s head is always in the game. She just needs a big win.” Here is more from an earlier press release.
That win kinda, sorta comes true when, looking for a handout, Mickey visits her estranged sister and billionaire brother-in-law in Greenwich, CT, but gets more than she bargained for, as this absurdly rich couple flees the country to escape federal fraud charges. In a surprising turn of events, Mickey must assume guardianship of their three high-maintenance and ill-parented children: SABRINA (Sofia Black D’Elia, “The Messengers,” “Gossip Girl”), an ambitious, 18-going-on-30-year-old who is a worthy adversary to Mickey; CHIP (Thomas Barbusca, “The New Normal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), 13, an arrogant, entitled neo-con-in-the-making with an extremely punchable face; and BEN (newcomer Jack Stanton), seven, an adorably fragile nerd.
The life that Mickey has wanted for so long now is within her reach – the mansion, the convertible, the swimming pool, the walk-in closet full of designer clothes.
But as Mickey is well aware, nothing in life is free.
The price? Transforming these outrageously spoiled children into honest, hard-working, decent members of society – something this foul-mouthed, debaucherous and completely out-of-her-element woman knows absolutely nothing about. Being a mother was never in Mickey’s game plan, but these kids desperately need a parent. And as irresponsible as Mickey has been her entire life, she may discover that responsibility and motherhood aren’t the buzzkill she always thought they would be.
What do you think? How do you like the sound of The Mick TV series? Are you a fan of Dave Annable? Do you plan to watch the series premiere on FOX? Sound off, in the comments.