Comic-Con 2013: 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Panel

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After taking last year off, the cast of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ gloriously returned to Comic-Con 2013 to preview the new season debuting this fall on FX spin-off network FXX. In addition to screening the brand-new episode “The Gang Broke Dee,” cast members Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson and Danny DeVito took to the stage to answer fan questions and tease the coming season for September.

We won’t say much of the episode itself before it airs this fall, but suffice to say the gang has finally broken Dee down through their years of abuse and insults, leading the failed actress to take a surprising new avenue to greater successes. When all is said and done, you’ll never see the ending coming, and another character may have been broken down as well!

Time was short, so here’s what the cast had to say in previewing the new season on FXX, and answering fan questions:

  • The next run will contain an even smattering of high-concept and low-concept episodes, with one of the more contained stories stranding the gang in Paddy’s Pub during a flu epidemic. Another will see the development of a ‘Lethal Weapon 6’ movie for the gang!
  • As previously mentioned, ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff wrote the episode “Flowers for Charlie,” which sees the character getting smarter after taking a special drug. The episode game about through McElhenney and wife Kaitlin Olson, who occasionally go to dinner with the ‘Game of Thrones’ writers.
  • Of course, another episode will see Danny DeVito naked, while Glenn Howerton joked about making a “graphic” novel of the series, pitting the erotic journeys of Dennis Reynolds against the ’50 Shades of Gray’ craze.
  • In response to a fan question, Howerton joked that he views all the ‘Sunny’ characters as somewhat bisexual, though McElhenney believes Mac to be unequivocally gay.
  • The group purportedly developed and secured the rights to an episode about the gang competing on ‘Family Feud,’ but the execution of the concept proved to not work.
  • We can also expect a thanksgiving episode this fall, while the gang shared their memories of the infamous Christmas special. Talk of Danny DeVito’s butthole all around!

We’ll see more from the Paddy’s Pub gang when ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia moves to FXX this fall, but what say you? Were you excited to hear what the ‘Sunny’ gang had to say about season 9? What stories are you most looking forward to see play out?

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