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  • Premiered: 
    January 14, 2016
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  • Network: Comedy Central
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the web series (Idiotsitter) by Jillian Bell & Charlotte Newhouse Read 
  • Subject Matter: Buddy
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Plot Synopsis

Created by Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse (formerly of the Groundlings) as a web series of the same name, IDIOTSITTER is a half-hour television comedy series that follows 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 Gene Russell, an heiress under house arrest in her daddy's mansion. Even after Billie realizes she's been duped by the babysitter ad, she decides to stick around for the much-needed and outsized paycheck. The series also features 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 to make the transition from digital screens to a long form series to premiere on Comedy Central, following THIS IS NOT HAPPENING. Comedy Central premiered the second season of IDIOTSITTER on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 8-10pm ET/PT, showing four back-to-back episodes. In Season 2, the adventurous, odd couple Billie and Gene head off to college where Billie is determined to fulfill her lifelong dream of being a college professor and Gene learns what it means to be a co-ed. Comedy Central twice delayed the premiere of the second season, which was originally scheduled to debut on Thursday, March 23 and then rescheduled to Thursday, April 6, until finally settling on Saturday, June 10.
On Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 8-9:30pm ET/PT, Comedy Central premiered the Season 2 finale of IDIOTSITTER, showing three back-to-back episodes:

"Sports" (8pm): When the university pressures Billie to pass a star athlete on the fencing team, she's determined to help him earn his grade.

"Rush, Rush" (8:30pm): Billie becomes the housemother to an eerily tight-knit sorority, and Gene gets involved in a very different side of campus Greek life.

"School's Out" (9pm): Desperate not to let her college experience end, Gene locks herself in the library with Billie and the Eastwestern faculty to stage a "Clue"-style murder mystery.