|Created by||Jillian Bell|
Elizabeth De Razzo
Jennifer Elise Cox
|Opening theme||"2 Gangsta 4 TV" by Spank|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2 + 6 webisodes|
|No. of episodes||23 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||6 minutes (web series)|
22 minutes (TV series)
|Production company(s)||Central Productions|
3 Arts Entertainment
|Original network||Comedy Central|
|Picture format||16:9 HDTV|
|Original release||Web series:|
February 26 - March 26, 2014
January 14, 2016 –
June 17, 2017
Idiotsitter is an American 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 initially renewed for a ten-episode second season, featuring Gene and Billie at a college campus, before being reduced to seven episodes, airing in a two-part marathon on June 10 and 17, 2017 on Comedy Central.
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 Los Angeles. She 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
In November 2013, Idiotsitter was announced as a part of a development slate through Comedy Central's digital production studio, CC: Studios. The web series ran for six episodes in early 2014 before being picked up to series on Comedy Central in June 2014. Season one debuted on January 14, 2016. Jennifer Elise Cox replaced Angela Little in the role of Tanzy Russell for the TV series.
- Jillian Bell as Genevieve "Gene" Russell
- Charlotte Newhouse as Wilhelmina "Billie" Brown
- Stephen Root as Kent Russell (season 1, recurring season 2)
- Elizabeth De Razzo as Joy (season 1)
- Jennifer Elise Cox as Tanzy Russell (season 1)
- Steve Berg as Chet/Bret
- Ryan Gaul as McCallister Dobbs
Web series (2014)
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"The Interview"||February 26, 2014|
|2||"Sundae Bloody Sunday"||February 26, 2014|
|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|
|Gene fills Billie's room with drugs and pornography in 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|
|Gene and Chet trick Billie into eating a birthday cake full of peyote.|
|5||"Fight Day"||March 19, 2014|
|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|
|Billie's successful ex-boyfriend asks her to dinner, so she and Gene switch roles to make Billie seem rich and impressive.|
Season 1 (2016)
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||US viewers|
|1||"Pilot"||Jeff Tomsic||Jillian Bell & Charlotte Newhouse||December 28, 2015(online) |
January 14, 2016 (Comedy Central)
|Uptight Harvard graduate Billie interviews for a nanny job for a rich couple, Kent and Tanzy Russell, who live in a Los Angeles mansion. She is surprised to learn that Gene, the "7-year-old" that she has been employed to watch, is actually Kent's young adult daughter who is wearing an ankle monitor and on house arrest. Gene is immature, stupid, reckless and parties a lot. Kent and Tanzy leave, saying that they are going to Japan for three days. Billie suggests to Gene that she invite a couple of friends over, but Gene throws a party. Gene and her friend Chet spike Billie's drink with rohypnol and horse tranquillizer. When Billie regains consciousness, she leaves. Gene persuades her to return.|
|2||"Book Report"||Nick Jasenovec||Jillian Bell & Charlotte Newhouse||January 21, 2016||0.457|
|When she is forced to do schoolwork that includes reading books rather than films based on them, Gene plots get rid of Billie.|
|3||"Funeral"||Jeff Tomsic||Justin Nowell & Joe Wengert||January 28, 2016||0.339|
|Gene is granted a four-hour break from her house arrest to attend Chet's funeral and is taken there by Billie. Due to Billie's fear of funerals, she gets drunk. Straight after the burial, Gene meets a woman who looks very similar to Chet.|
|4||"Hos Before Bros"||Jeff Tomsic||Justin Nowell & Joe Wengert||February 4, 2016||0.373|
|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||0.332|
|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||0.319|
|Gene's 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||0.379|
|Gene plans a prom for GED students and invites her cyberbully in order to humiliate him in public. Billie's escort is a fellow tutor whose GED student is younger than she imagined. Guest starring Andrew W. K. and Randall Park|
|8||"Viva La Joy"||Kyle Newacheck||Evan Mann & Gareth Reynolds||March 3, 2016||0.302|
|After Billie accidentally gets Joy fired, she and Gene stage a series of civil protests in order to convince Kent to rehire her.|
|9||"Ex-Boyfriend"||Christian Hoffman||Jillian Bell & Charlotte Newhouse||March 10, 2016||0.311|
|When Billie's obnoxious ex-boyfriend comes over for dinner, Gene poses as a butler in an attempt to convince him that Billie has been prospering since their breakup.|
|10||"Finale"||Jeff Tomsic||Jillian Bell & Charlotte Newhouse||March 17, 2016||0.310|
|In the Season 1 finale, Gene takes her GED, while Billie aims for her dream of being a college professor.|
Season 2 (2017)
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||US viewers|
|1 (11)||"Billie and Gene: The College Years"||Heath Cullens||Jillian Bell & Charlotte Newhouse||June 10, 2017||0.233|
|2 (12)||"Better Off Ned"||Heath Cullens||Alison Bennett||June 10, 2017||0.173|
|3 (13)||"Virginity"||Carrie Brownstein||Julieanne Smolinski||June 10, 2017||0.134|
|4 (14)||"Girls Gone Wild"||Carrie Brownstein||Shelby Fero||June 10, 2017||0.118|
|5 (15)||"Sports"||Adam Newacheck||Evan Mann & Gareth Reynolds||June 17, 2017||N/A|
|6 (16)||"Rush, Rush"||Adam Newacheck||Jillian Bell & Charlotte Newhouse||June 17, 2017||N/A|
|7 (17)||"School's Out"||Alex Buono||Jillian Bell & Charlotte Newhouse||June 17, 2017||N/A|
Idiotsitter has been met with favorable reviews from critics. On Metacritic, it holds a rating of 68/100 based on six reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, it holds an 88% approval rating, based on eight reviews with an average rating of 7.2/10.
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- Idiotsitter - Season 1 Reviews at Metacritic
- Idiotsitter: Season 1 at Rotten Tomatoes