FX’s ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ Renewed For Seasons 11 and 12, New Tracy Morgan Comedy Ordered
We’d known through the most recent season of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘ that 2014 might see the last outings for Charlie, Mac, Dennis, Frank and Sweet Dee, but it seems FX and FXX placed a hefty investment in Paddy’s Pub. ‘Always Sunny’ has officially been renewed for two more seasons, atop the already-ordered 10th season this year, while creative minds Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton will also develop multiple new projects, including a new Tracy Morgan series.
The impressive ‘Always Sunny’ renewal of 10 episodes apiece will make the FX (or FXX) comedy the longest-running live-action comedy in cable history, tying with ‘My Three Sons’ for the second-longest-running live-action comedy in all of TV history. Meanwhile, the three ‘Sunny’ stars will develop a new series around Tracy Morgan, independent of the ‘Death Pact‘ FX comedy he’d earlier been attached to.
Says FX of the renewal:
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 10 years ago for $200 and a few pizzas.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the deal also includes development on an unrevealed comedy pilot order, a script for Harder, written by ‘Sunny’ producer Scott Marder and Howerton. Additionally, we’ll see a script for ‘We’re Good, Thanks,’ written by ‘Sunny’ stars Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Artemis Pebdani and Day, with Ellis and Pebdani attached to star, along with ‘Blow Up Dolls,’ written by and starring Sarah Solemani.
This certainly calls for a brew, but what say you? Can ‘Always Sunny’ sustain its buzz through season 12, or should Paddy’s Pub close up shop?