This is fantastic news for fans of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. For the last 14 years, the series has continued to defy all odds. It went from being a show that four friends shot on a digital camcorder in their apartments to being picked up by FX to bringing in Danny Devito for season 2 to building up a loyal fan base and becoming one of the funniest shows on television.
Well today, FXX announced that they were renewing the cult hit series for a record breaking 15th season. This is huge news, as they’re beating out The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet to officially become the longest running live action sitcom in television history.
Just two days ago, Rob McElhenny hinted at a return in an interview with NME, stating “ “How many years do I have on this planet? I’ll do it forever. If people keep watching it and we keep having fun, why would we ever stop? It’s my dream job”. Additionally, he also told the online publication that they plan on addressing coronavirus “in a way only Sunny can.”
The series started back in a August 2005 and has produced 154 episodes and counting. It is also mainly responsible for helping FX find its voice as a network for comedies before moving to FXX in 2013. There’s no word on when the series will be resuming production, given what’s going on in the world, but needless to say we couldn’t be more excited about this news!