‘Always Sunny’ Officially Renewed For 15th Season, Making It The Longest-Running Live-Action Comedy EVER
When it comes to our section of the multiverse, I feel as though we catch the shit end of the stick more often than not. Luckily, though — despite all of the seemingly endless fire and blood around us — we do just so happen to exist in the same dimension as It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and that’s something worth celebrating.
Speaking of celebration, let’s take a morning shot in honor of The Gang, as FX recently and officially announced that the beloved comedy series is being renewed for a 15th season, making it the longest-running live-action comedy series in the history of the medium we call television. Simply remarkable.
FX chairman John Landgraf told Deadline that the network was “actively talking” to It’s Always Sunny‘s braintrust of McElhenney, Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day about another season. “We hope, (the series continues), FX Entertainment president Eric Schrier said at the time.
It’s Always Sunny, developed by McElhenney and Howerton, was the first comedy hit for FX. Last year, Landgraf called the long-running series “the first successful deconstruction and reconstruction of a sitcom.” [via Deadline]
With the seemingly timeless nature of the series, it’s almost as if the cast and crew are following the Curb Your Enthusiasm model, wherein they never officially cancel the series and pop in for new seasons whenever they can.
Unfortunately, though, given the current state of our planet, it’s likely that we don’t see any new episodes of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia until the Fall of 2021.
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