Before Disney+ launched, Disney started pulling back from streaming services like Netflix in control of its content to have it available exclusively on its streaming services like Hulu and Disney+.   With Disney CEO Bob Iger once saying that licensing its movies and shows to Netflix as “basically selling nuclear weapons technology to a Third World country and now they’re using it against us.”

However, as Disney continues its push to make its streaming division more profitable, Disney has once again returned to licensing out content to other streaming platforms and networks, including Netflix.

Today, What’s on Netflix has discovered that both seasons of the 20th Television series, “The Mick”, will be available on Netflix in the United States on June 1st 2023.  Currently, the series is available to stream on Hulu, so this deal might not be exclusive.

It’s also interesting that last year, the show was removed from Disney+ in many countries, including the UK, so it’s possible that this series has been flagged as content that can be licensed out to other platforms to raise additional revenue. “The Mick” is still available to stream on Disney+ in some countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

“The Mick” is a no-holds-barred single-camera comedy that gives new meaning to the phrase “dysfunctional family.” Mackenzie, aka “Mickey” (Kaitlin Olson, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is an unapologetic degenerate, who suddenly finds herself stuck in affluent Greenwich, CT, raising her spoiled niece and nephews: Sabrina (Sofia Black D’Elia, “The Night Of”), an ambitious, 18-going-on-30-year-old who is a worthy adversary to Mickey; Chip (Thomas Barbusca, “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life”), 13, an arrogant, entitled neo-con-in-the-making with an extremely punchable face; and Ben (newcomer Jack Stanton), seven, an adorably fragile nerd.It’s pretty much everything Mickey has never wanted. Regardless, she’s determined to rise to the occasion and transform these little monsters into honest, hard-working, decent members of society – something she knows absolutely nothing about. Being a mother was never in Mickey’s game plan, but these kids desperately need a parent. And as irresponsible as Mickey has been her entire life, she may discover that responsibility and motherhood aren’t the buzzkill she always thought they would be. The series also stars Carla Jimenez (“Raising Hope’) and Scott MacArthur (Angie Tribeca”).

Disney has been licensing out and selling content to other platforms for a while, but we should expect more of this to come in the future, as during this week’s quarterly financial investors call, Disney CFO Christine M. McCarthy revealed that Disney would be starting to remove content from its streaming services.  Only recently, it was revealed that Netflix had picked up an untitled comedy series starring Kristen Bell, which is also being made by 20th Television.

“The Mick” is likely to be one of many shows from Disney’s TV studios that will be given a new audience to find on Netflix, which benefits both Disney and Netflix.

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Twitter: Facebook:

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