It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia has been renewed by FX for an impressive — and record-breaking — fifteenth season.
When It’s Always Sunny aired its fourteenth season, it had tied ABC’s The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as the longest-running live-action comedy series. However, with this fifteenth season renewal, FX’s flagship show has stepped now become the longest-running live-action comedy series ever.
The news of the renewal for the fifteenth season should come as a relief to fans of the show who were worried that creator/writer Rob McElhenney new Apple TV+ series Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet might spell doom for the FX adult comedy series
However, it looks like It’s Always Sunny fans have nothing to worry about, as McElhenney reassured them by stating that ““we’re going to keep doing it forever if people keep watching.”
The comedy, which began on FX but moved over to FXX after its ninth season, follows the misadventures of “The Gang,” a group of five misfit friends: twins Dennis (Glenn Howerton) and Deandra “(Sweet) Dee” Reynolds (Kaitlin Olson), along with their friends Charlie Kelly (Charlie Day) and Ronald “Mac” McDonald (Rob McElhenney), and Frank Reynolds (Danny DeVito), Dennis’ and Dee’s legal father. The Gang runs the fictional Paddy’s Pub, which is an unsuccessful Irish bar in South Philadelphia.
FX chairman John Landgraf described the series as “the first successful deconstruction and reconstruction of a sitcom.”
It’s Always Sunny is written and executive produced by Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day, who also star in the series.
The show’s 14th season, which ran from September to November 2019, featured the gang dealing with Airbnb house guests, a focus group for a screening of Thunder Gun 4: Maximum Cool, and a suicidal man threatening to jump off Paddy’s Pub.