Scott MacArthur as Jimmy, Kaitlin Olson as Mickey
“The Mick” creators Dave and John Chernin revealed that Scott MacArthur is leaving the cast of the Fox comedy. Fox/Patrick McElhenney

Scott MacArthur is exiting Fox’s “The Mick.”

Series creators Dave and John Chernin announced MacArthur’s departure from the show in a recent interview with Den of Geek.

“He is leaving!” John said of MacArthur, who plays Jimmy on the comedy. In last night’s Season 2, episode 9, Mickey (Kaitlin Olson) and Jimmy re-examined their relationship and ultimately decided to part ways. “That’s a real break-up,” said Dave of the final scene between Mickey and Jimmy in the installment.

While viewers may no longer see Jimmy on the show, MacArthur isn’t completely leaving the series. “Scott’s still a writer on the show, so it’s not like he’s completely leaving us,” John said.

As for new character Howard Buckley, John said that viewers will see more of him later in the season. “Howard, I can tell you, will definitely appear down the road! We're not done there,” John said.

As revealed in last night’s midseason finale, Howard is Chip’s (Thomas Barbusca) biological dad, a widower who owns an outdoor recreation company. In the installment, Chip visited Howard’s firm and got to interact with him. Chip pretended to be an intern at the firm and later found out that Howard has a daughter named Kelly (Alyssa Jirrels). At the end of the episode, Chip revealed to Howard who he really is. But instead of welcoming him with open arms, Howard drove Chip away and told him to stay away from his family.

In related news, Jennie Garth landed a guest-starring role on the series. According to Entertainment Weekly, Garth will play a pretentious, new-age parent who happens to share the same name as her portrayer. The 45-year-old actress will appear in Season 2, episode 10, which is set to air on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.

Garth is known for starring as Kelly Taylor in the “Beverly Hills, 90210” franchise. She first played the role in the 10-season run of Fox’s “Beverly Hills, 90210” and reprised it on CW’s “90210.” Garth’s other TV acting credits include ABC Family’s “Mystery Girls,” WB’s “What I Like About You,” and Fox’s “The Street.”

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