It's not that easy to get your foot in the door when you're not an established director, but 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' co-creator and star Rob McElhenney walked into Legendary with an impressive pitch and a four-minute test reel for an epic family action film called 'Figment' -- how impressive? He closed a seven-figure deal to make his feature writing and directing debut. Okay, we're interested.
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Among the many opportunities presented by comedian Tracy Morgan's freedom from '30 Rock,' we were most excited to see that the one-time 'SNL' star would work with FXX's 'Always Sunny' team to develop his very own cable sitcom. The recent news of Morgan's vehicular accident and injuries put the project's status into doubt, but FX has now gone on the record to assure fans that the project will await Morgan's recovery before moving forward.
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.
Wow, the latest season of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' has just flown by as we're already at the penultimate episode of this year. And it's been a strong season, one of their best ever, which leads to high hopes for "The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 6," which sounds amazing from the outset. Alas.
This season of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' has been on fire, so it will be interesting to see what 'Game of Thrones' creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss bring to Paddy's Pub as they're the writers of tonight's episode "Flowers for Charlie." Hopefully they'll steer clear of too many winks at Westeros.
We're more than halfway done with Season 9 of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' and it's already looking like an all-timer. They show and its creators have been on fire, and maybe the ten-episode season or something kicked it up a notch. Tonight's episode, "The Gang Gets Quarantined" wasn't as sharp as previous episodes, but it was solid -- perhaps this was their Halloween episode.
Tonight's 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' is spin on the old arthouse hit 'Run Lola Run' as it shows what goes inside the gang's head as they confront a robbery. With this ninth season proving very strong, tonight's episode "The Gang Save the Day" continues this streak with smart laughs throughout.