\FX has renewed the popular adult comedy show It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia for an record-breaking 15th season. With its 14 seasons to date, It’s Always Sunny had tied ABC’s The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as the longest-running live-action comedy series. However, with an upcoming 15th season in the works, the show will become the longest-running live-action comedy series ever.
It’s Always Sunny is written and executive produced by Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day, who also star in the series. The comedy, which now airs on FXX, 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.” Creator/writer Rob McElhenney stated that ““we’re going to keep doing it forever if people keep watching.”
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