The premise of this show sounds good, but like many other
sitcoms or "Saturday Night Live" skits, it's poorly
executed. Charlotte Newhouse plays Billie, an out-of-work,
educated person who's desperate for money, so she takes a
job as a nanny for some wealthy people. She doesn't realize
that she's really supposed to be guardian for an
out-of-control young woman, Gene (Jillian Bell) who's on
I like the characters, but the show is more gross than
funny. Newhouse and Bell created the show, and it aired on
the web as a series before they made it into a real TV show.
It's one of those shows where Billie is supposed to show
Gene how to behave like a normal person, but instead Gene
corrupts Billie into her hedonistic life style. I just
didn't find it funny, and even if they'd left out the
vomiting and binge-drinking, I wouldn't find it funny.
Comedy Central has a lot of awful shows, but this one is
down at the bottom with the worst ones. It's not nearly as
funny as "South Park," "The Daily Show," "The Nightly Show,"
"Another Period," "Tosh.0." or even "Workaholics."
It's more like their really bad shows, like "Brickleberry"
or "Moonbeam City." I would skip it unless you're
HARVARD TO HOUSE ARREST “IDIOTSITTER” PREMIERES THURSDAY,
JANUARY 14 AT 10:30 P.M. ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL®
Guest Stars Include Randall Park, Andrew W.K. and Chris
Series Premiere Available on the Comedy Central App and
cc.com on December 28; Additional Episodes Available Day
NEW YORK, December 9, 2015 – Even an Ivy League education
won’t prepare you for this: “Idiotsitter” premieres on
Thursday, January 14 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.
Created by Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse, the
10-episode, weekly, half-hour scripted series debuts after
the season six premiere of “Workaholics.” The premiere
episode of “Idiotsitter” will be available on the Comedy
Central App and cc.com on December 28, and on DTO platforms
on January 4.
“Idiotsitter” follows Newhouse (“Billie”), a cash-strapped,
straight and narrow Ivy League grad, who reluctantly answers
a babysitting ad to make ends meet, only to find out what is
actually needed is a court-appointed guardian for Bell
(“Gene”), an heiress under house arrest in her daddy’s
mansion. The ten-episode season also features 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. In the season premiere,
Billie realizes she’s been duped by the babysitter ad, but
sticks around for the much-needed and outsized paycheck and
experiences her first Gene Russell house party.
Bell and Newhouse met while members of the Groundlings. A
former writer for “Saturday Night Live,” Bell currently
stars in Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” and currently can be
seen in “The Night Before” alongside Seth Rogen, and with
Jack Black in Sony’s live-action adaptation of R.L. Stein’s
hit children’s books “Goosebumps.” Recently she appeared in
“22 Jump Street.”
“Idiotsitter” is executive produced by Bell, Newhouse, Jeff
Tomsic, Pam Kohl, Amy Slomovits, Dave Becky and Brady McKay.
Monika Zielinska and Allison Kingsley are the Executives in
Charge of Production for Comedy Central. “Idiotsitter” is
the second short form series produced for cc.com to make the
transition from digital screens to a long form series to
premiere on Comedy Central, following “This Is Not
Happening,” also directed by Tomsic.
Fans can check out cc.com/idiotsitter and follow the
“Idiotsitter” Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to
discover new clips and episodes, find behind the scenes
content, and immerse themselves in the absurd world of Gene
and Billie. Comedy Central on Snapchat Discover will house
custom “Idiotsitter” content created for that platform.
Comedy Central will offer fans who authenticate via their
cable or satellite provider access to stream episodes of
“Idiotsitter” the day after air via the Comedy Central App
and cc.com. “Idiotsitter” will also be available the day
after air on iTunes, Amazon Video, Microsoft Movies & TV,
Vudu, Verizon Flexview, and Google Play. The Comedy Central
App is available for free for iOS on the App Store, for
Android on the Google Play store, and on Chromecast and Xbox
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