The world of FXX just got a little bit sunnier. On Friday, the network confirmed that they have once again renewed long-running cable comedy “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” for a whopping two more seasons. Given that there was already a renewal in place for season 12, this means that there are roughly three more years to go for the likes of Mac, Charlie, Dee, and the rest of the gang.
With this particular move, the series is now going to tie “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet” for the longest-running primetime scripted comedy series in history. We’re of course talking here in terms of total seasons, not episodes.
In a statement, FX Networks / FX Productions co-president Nick Grad had the following message to pass along:
“If anyone doubts the power of a camcorder and a dream, just look at It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which was a DIY backyard pilot when [stars/EPs] Rob [McElhenney], Charlie [Day] and Glenn [Howerton] brought it to FX and will go down in TV history as one of the most loved and enduring comedies … Few shows make it this far or have such devoted fans, and we owe it all to the creative vision and great humor of the creators and cast who keep Sunny fresh and inventive every season.”
Personally, we love having three more years mostly because the show hasn’t gotten stale yet, and the creative team aboard “Sunny” have a pretty-perfect formula. They don’t make too many episodes a year, which means that they never get their energy sapped out; meanwhile, there’s also enough time for them to do some other content to go along with this.