Comedy Central renews Idiotsitter for second season
Comedy Centra is offering Billie and Gene more episodes. The duo will return with more babysitting, bonding and binging. The network confirmed that it has renewed the scripted series “Idiotsitter” for a second season. The news was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central.
The series itself was created, executive produced and co-starring Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse, and executive produced by Pam Kohl, Amy Slomovits, Dave Becky, Brady McKay and John Levenstein, the second season of “Idiotsitter” will premiere ten episodes in 2017.
“I don’t know what it is about that title, but it just resonates for me…” said Alterman.
“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 (played by Bell) receiving her GED and she and Billie (played by Newhouse), in handcuffs. The duo will be moving on to their next adventure, a college campus, in season two.
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 (“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.
“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.