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It’s Always Sunny Set To Become Longest-Running Live-Action Comedy Ever

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After 14 seasons, you’d think the creators of FXX’s It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia would struggle to find hilarious new storylines for the show’s misfits.  Nope.  The series continues to be a juggernaut, remaining just as funny as when it started and now being rewarded with an unprecedented 15th season, which will make it the longest-running live-action television comedy ever.

Earlier this week, FX Networks announced the series was picked-up for it’s original programming slate through 2021.  With 14 seasons to date, It’s Always Sunny is currently tied with ABC’s The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, which ran from 1952 until 1966, as the longest-running live-action comedy series of all-time.  The news of the series getting renewed comes on the heels of creator and executive producer Rob McElhenney revealing last month that writing had begun – with a little more free time on his hands, he might very well already have it completely written.

McElhenney, who also has another hit television series on his hands with Apple TV+’s Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, told It’s Always Sunny fans during a recent press tour that “we’re going to keep doing it forever if people keep watching.” 

If you’ve been living under a rock since 2005, the series stars McElhenney, Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olsen, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton as less than irreverent humans who often get themselves into less than deplorable situations, using the city of Philadelphia as the sixth character, much the same way Law and Order or NYPD Blue used New York City.  The show started with just a camcorder and a dream but has truly blossomed into one of the classic sitcoms in television history, right up there with Seinfeld and Cheers.

The series has tackled social issues and pop culture fads along the way and, as for the current pandemic, well, McElhenney hinted to It’s Always Sunny making light of that at some point during Season 15. All previous episodes are available for streaming on Hulu.