Deemed as one of the lesser-known comedy shows to air on television in some parts of the world (crazy right?), “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” will always make you laugh in ways you thought were never possible. The fact is, when FX renewed the show for an eighth and ninth season back in 2011, “Always Sunny” became the longest-running live action sitcom on basic cable. Series geeks nearly started a small riot with the whole Rolling Stone quote or misquoted that the tenth season might be “Always Sunny’s” last. Speaking to Charles Thorp from the site, “Philly’s” Glenn Howerton who portrays Dennis was quoted/misquoted saying:
“Yes. There’s a certain point where you wear out your welcome and we don’t want to do that. We want to leave them wanting more. We spend a lot of time trying to find new lines to cross. We’re not trying to offend people or gross them out, but we’re looking to surprise them. I think we’re proud of what we’ve done so far, so it’s time to stop.”
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Luckily for us, Howerton took to Twitter to explain that he was misquoted in the interview and that the gang might do more of the show following season ten.
“That was a misquote in Rolling Stone, y’all. We’re signed on through 10 seasons, but may do more … It’s a great article in Rolling Stone. I just think he misunderstood when I said we’re only signed thru 10. We still might sign on for more … Easy on RollingStone, you guys. It was an honest mistake.”
Things are looking up since the last time we heard anything about the guys and the possibility of a season renewal for “The Gang”. FX announced a three-year overall production deal between FX Productions and RCG Productions, and more to the point, the deal includes a two-season renewal that will run through 2017!
FX President of Original Programming Nick Grad said:
“Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton are three of the most talented comedy writers and producers in our business, not to mention very gifted actors,”
“This deal is a testament to their skill, intelligence and work ethic, which combined to earn them one of the best overall deals in TV. Not bad for three guys who shot a pilot ten years ago for $200 and a few pizzas.”
Best friends Glenn, Rob and Charlie are setting out to concur more than just basic cable ratings with their hilarious TV show. The production deal also includes a straight-to-series pickup for a new comedy starring Tracy Morgan. Set to premiere in January 2015, the new Morgan series replaces the FX pilot “Do or Die,” which won’t move forward. We can also expect a yet-to-be announced comedy pilot order and three script pickups from the creative trio.
Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, check out the summary for the upcoming untitled project and the scripts:
The untitled project will be paired with the upcoming 10th season ofIt’s Always Sunny and launch in January.
In addition to the series order and two-season renewal, FX and FX Productions have also put into development a comedy pilot yet to be announced as well as three scripts from RCG. They are:
- A comedy pilot order that will be revealed soon.
- A script for Harder, written by It’s Always Sunny EP Scott Marder and Howerton.
- A script for We’re Good, Thanks, written by It’s Always Sunny actresses Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Artemis Pebdani and Day, with Ellis and Pebdani attached to star.
- A script for Blow Up Dolls, written by and starring Sarah Solemani (Bad Education).
Very exciting news indeed, we get to see what the “The Gang” gets up to for at least another two seasons, and the creative trio from the comedy show gets to share their ideas for other potential hilarious shows to air for our enjoyment!