From Harvard to House Arrest, "Idiotsitter" Premieres

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10 January 2016
Courtesy of Comedy Central

Premieres Thursday, January 14 at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT on Comedy Central®

        “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.”

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