Comedy Central is staying in the idiot business, as the network ordered a second season of “Idiotsitter” on Monday.
“I don’t know what it is about that title, but it just resonates for me….” Comedy Central president Kent Alterman said in a statement. He was joined in the announcement by series creators, co-stars and executive producers Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse.
“We’re so excited to get to do this again,” said Bell and Newhouse. “It’s literally the most fun we’ve ever had in our lives. Hopefully the new college atmosphere will broaden our minds and teach us how to butt chug.”
“Idiotsitter,” which wrapped its first season in March, concluded with Gene (Bell) receiving her GED and landing in handcuffs with Billie (Newhouse). The duo will be moving on to their next adventure, a college campus, in Season 2.
The first season followed Billie, a cash-strapped, straight-and-narrow Ivy League grad, who reluctantly answered a babysitting ad to make ends meet, only to find out what is actually needed is a court-appointed guardian for Gene, an heiress under house arrest in her daddy’s mansion. The first season featured Stephen Root as Gene’s permissive and oblivious dad and Jennifer Elise Cox as her stepmother, as well as guest stars Randall Park, Andrew W.K. and Chris Klein.
“Idiotsitter” is the second short-form series produced for cc.com to make the transition from digital platforms to a linear series for Comedy Central, following “This Is Not Happening.” Monika Zielinska and Daniel Wolfberg are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central.
Bell and Newhouse created, executive produced and co-star in the series. Bell also appears on the hit Comedy Central series “Workaholics.” Pam Kohl, Amy Slomovits, Dave Becky, Brady McKay and John Levenstein also executive produce.
The second season of “Idiotsitter” will premiere 10 episodes in 2017.