Fox Orders Pilot for Chernin Brothers Comedy ‘The Mick’

Randall Einhorn will direct newest offering from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” co-EPs

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John and Dave Chernin are bringing their irreverent “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” humor to Fox — at least, in pilot form.

The network ordered a pilot from its 20th Century Fox Television studio for “The Mick,” which hails from the brothers. Joining them as executive producers on the project are Nick Frenkel and Oly Obst.

For the pilot only, director Randall Einhorn will also receive an executive producer credit.

The half-hour, single-camera comedy follows a hard-living, foul mouthed woman who moves to affluent Greenwich, Connecticut to raise the spoiled kids of her wealthy sister who has fled the country to avoid a federal indictment. She quickly learns what the rest of us already know — other people’s children are awful.

Fox has had a pretty interesting short week already. On Sunday, the network bowed the very well-received “Grease: Live” to 12.2 million total viewers. On Monday, parent company 21st Century Fox revealed that it would be cutting $250 million in TV and film staff via buyouts by May.

A reminder for TheWrap readers and Fox employees — it’s only Tuesday.