Idiotsitter

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Idiotsitter
Idiotsitter title.png
Created by Jillian Bell
Charlotte Newhouse
Starring Jillian Bell
Charlotte Newhouse
Stephen Root
Elizabeth De Razzo
Jennifer Elise Cox
Opening theme "2 Gangsta 4 TV" by Spank
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1 + 6 webisodes
No. of episodes 10 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time 6 minutes (web series)
22 minutes (TV series)
Production company(s) Central Productions
3 Arts Entertainment
Release
Original network Comedy Central
CC: Studios
Picture format 16:9 HDTV
Original release Web series:
February 26 - March 26, 2014
TV series:
January 14, 2016 (2016-01-14) – present
External links
Website

Idiotsitter is an American comedy sitcom that premiered in the form of a web series on Comedy Central's CC: Studios on February 26, 2014, before being picked up for a run on television that premiered on Comedy Central on January 14, 2016. The series was created by Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse, who star as Gene Russell (Bell) and Billie Brown (Newhouse), the series leads.

On June 13, 2016, Idiotsitter was renewed for a 10 episode second season, which will feature Gene and Billie at a college campus.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

Idiotsitter follows Billie, a young strapped-for-cash woman who, in order to make some quick money, takes a job working as a nanny for a rich family in L.A. She then discovers that the position was a cover-up for the real job of supervisor and teacher to a full-grown woman-child named Gene, who is under house arrest.

Development and production[edit]

In November 2013, Idiotsitter was announced as a part of a development slate through Comedy Central's digital production studio, CC: Studios.[2] The web series ran for six episodes in early 2014 (the web series is no longer available and appears to be blocked on Youtube) before being picked up to series on Comedy Central in June 2014.[3][4] Season one debuted on January 14, 2016.[5] Jennifer Elise Cox replaced Angela Little in the role of Tanzy Russell for the TV series.

Cast[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Steve Berg as Chet/Bret
  • Ryan Gaul as McCallister Dobbs

Episodes[edit]

Web series (2014)[edit]

# Title Original air date
1 "The Interview" February 26, 2014 (2014-02-26)
Billie learns that the nanny position she applied for is actually a coverup for a job that includes supervising and tutoring a full-grown delinquent named Gene.
2 "Sundae Bloody Sunday" February 26, 2014 (2014-02-26)
After Gene refuses to set time aside for tutoring, she is confronted by Billie and the two get into an insult war at the dinner table.
3 "Father/Daughter" March 5, 2014 (2014-03-05)
Gene fills Billie's room with drugs and pornography as an attempt to get her fired, but Billie proves her innocence and coaches Ken through punishing Gene as a result.
4 "Happy Birthday" March 12, 2014 (2014-03-12)
Gene and Chet trick Billie into eating a birthday cake full of peyote.
5 "Fight Day" March 19, 2014 (2014-03-19)
Billie finds herself an unwilling participant in Ocho de Octo, a Russell family tradition in which everyone spends the day beating each other up with therapy bats.
6 "The Ex-Boyfriend" March 26, 2014 (2014-03-26)
Billie's successful ex-boyfriend asks her to dinner, so she and Gene switch roles to make her seem rich and impressive.

Season 1 (2016)[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "Pilot" Jeff Tomsic Jillian Bell & Charlotte Newhouse December 28, 2015 (2015-12-28) (online)
January 14, 2016 (2016-01-14) (Comedy Central)
0.479[6]
When uptight Harvard graduate Billie interviews for a nanny job, she's surprised to learn that she's been employed to watch Gene, a grown woman on house arrest with an excessive partying behavior.
2 "Book Report" Nick Jasenovec Jillian Bell & Charlotte Newhouse January 21, 2016 (2016-01-21) 0.457[7]
When she's forced to do schoolwork that includes reading actual books, Gene plots to take Billie down.
3 "Funeral" Jeff Tomsic TBA January 28, 2016 (2016-01-28) 0.339[8]
When Gene is granted temporary reprieve from her house arrest to attend a funeral, she and Billie accidentally make a day of it.
4 "Hos Before Bros" Jeff Tomsic TBA February 4, 2016 (2016-02-04) 0.373[9]
When a sexy football player shows up at the house, Gene flirts shamelessly while Billie struggles to keep her cool. Guest Starring Channing Tatum.
5 "Fumigation" Jeff Tomsic Justin Noble February 11, 2016 (2016-02-11) 0.332[10]
While the mansion undergoes fumigation, Billie and Gene camp out in the guest house. Guest Starring Chris Klein
6 "Mother's Day" Nick Jasenovec Justin Nowell February 18, 2016 (2016-02-18) 0.319[11]
Gene's birth mother arrives at the house, making Ken emotional; Billie goes on a date with a dental hygienist who has a surprising wild side.
7 "GED Prom" Jeff Tomsic Joe Wengert & Jess Lacher February 25, 2016 (2016-02-25) 0.379[12]
Guest Starring Andrew W.K. and Randall Park
8 "Viva La Joy" Kyle Newacheck Evan Mann & Gareth Reynolds March 3, 2016 (2016-03-03) 0.302[13]
9 "Ex-Boyfriend" Christian Hoffman Jillian Bell & Charlotte Newhouse March 10, 2016 (2016-03-10) 0.311[14]
10 "Finale" Jeff Tomsic Jillian Bell & Charlotte Newhouse March 17, 2016 (2016-03-17) 0.310[15]

Critical response[edit]

Idiotsitter has been met with favourable reviews from critics. On Metacritic, it holds a rating of 68/100 based on six reviews.[16] On Rotten Tomatoes, it holds an 88% approval rating, based on eight reviews with an average rating of 7.2/10.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 13, 2016). "'Idiotsitter' Renewed For Season 2 By Comedy Central". Deadline.com. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved June 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (November 5, 2013). "Comedy Central's Digital Studio Adds Six New Shows (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  3. ^ Gutelle, Sam (June 10, 2014). "'Idiotsitter' Is The Latest Web Series Coming To Comedy Central". Tubefilter. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 9, 2014). "Comedy Central Gives Series Orders To 'Another Period' & 'Idiotsitter', Renews 'Inside Amy Schumer,' Review' & 'TripTank'". Deadline.com. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  5. ^ Snierson, Dan (December 9, 2015). "The first trailer for Comedy Central's Idiotsitter has a stolen pony named Ice Cream in it". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Archived from the original on July 19, 2016. Retrieved January 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Update: 1.14.2016". ShowBuzzDaily.com. Retrieved January 19, 2016. 
  7. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Update: 1.21.2016". ShowBuzzDaily.com. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  8. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.28.2016". ShowBuzzDaily.com. Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
  9. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.4.2016". ShowBuzzDaily.com. Retrieved February 5, 2016. 
  10. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.11.2016". ShowBuzzDaily.com. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  11. ^ "UPDATED:SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.18.2016". ShowBuzzDaily.com. Retrieved February 20, 2016. 
  12. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.25.2016". ShowBuzzDaily.com. Retrieved February 26, 2016. 
  13. ^ "UPDATED:SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.3.2016". ShowBuzzDaily.com. Retrieved March 4, 2016. 
  14. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.10.2016". ShowBuzzDaily.com. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  15. ^ "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.17.2016". ShowBuzzDaily.com. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  16. ^ Idiotsitter - Season 1 Reviews at Metacritic
  17. ^ Idiotsitter: Season 1 at Rotten Tomatoes

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