Today in “extremely unlikely actors making their unlikely directorial debuts with unlikely projects,” we have It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-creator and star Rob McElhenney landing the Minecraft movie. If you are familiar with every element of that sentence then you know just how weird this news is.
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We’ve not yet crossed Thanksgiving into December, but the rapidly-approaching 2015 slate of FX and FXX’s returning series has us ready for the new year. The cable networks have officially scheduled the season 6 premiere of ‘Archer,’ as well as the sixth and final season premiere of ‘Justified’ for January 2015, along with a third year for ‘The Americans,’ 10th for ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,’ and more.
A few weeks ago saw 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' delivering its highest-concept promos to date, launching the Paddy's Pub gang into orbit for our first look at season 10, but why wait until 2015 for any actual footage? See what horrible misadventures Charlie, Dennis, Dee, Mac and Frank get up to with our first season 10 clips, and some a-Peele-ing new guest stars along the way!
Granted 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,' the Paddy's Pub gang might feel a little cooler this year as the long-running FX-FXX comedy debuts its tenth season in January 2015, as opposed to its usual fall airdate. Still red-hot however, is the first teaser trailer for season 10 of the well-aged comedy, which sends Mac, Charlie, Dee, Dennis and Frank into orbit, Michael Bay-style.
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.
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.
It's time to play some Boyz II Men, as tonight brings the season finale of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' and after this run, it's going to be hard to say goodbye (to yesterday). It's been a great year with few bum notes, so it's going to be a long wait for the gang's return in 2014.
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.