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Posted Friday 9/28/18 at 11:40PM EDT
On The Cool Kids, an all-star cast of comedy vets elevate so-so material
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Charlie Day co-created Fox sitcom, boasting a cast of David Alan Grier, Martin Mull, Vicki Lawrence, Leslie Jordan, features jokes that are "soft and more fun-loving than caustic," says Tim Goodman. "They won't make you double over laughing (or maybe they will — your mileage may vary when it comes to comedy). But what does work here is the effortless ease with which Mull, Grier, Lawrence and Jordan never miss a beat. Set-up, punch line, retort, set-up, punch line, sight gags, physical humor — they've got this down. These are comic vets, in some cases legends, and they will take The Cool Kids to heights that are probably higher than the material or even the format merits."
Posted Thursday 9/06/18 at 1:41AM EDT
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia proves it's better off resisting growth and change
Source: The Ringer
As the Season 13 premiere showed, the FXX comedy isn't ready for change. "Everything is in its right place as the credits roll on the premiere of Season 13—nothing has changed, and no one has learned anything," says Andrew Gruttadaro. "For 12 seasons, that has been the unifying theory of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. These are characters who have failed to sell gasoline door-to-door … twice; characters who have gotten addicted to crack multiple times. This is a show that has repeatedly thumbed its nose at the notion that it’d have to eventually mature, with Charlie once singing 'Go f*ck yourselves' while high on spray paint fumes. For years, Always Sunny has violently resisted growth and change. Why start embracing it now?
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Posted Thursday 8/09/18 at 7:12PM EDT
Apple orders a Rob McElhenney-Charlie Day comedy set in a video game studio
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-stars are re-teaming for an untitled straight-to-series Apple comedy, starring McElhenney with Day serving as producer. The comedy is described as a "cutting-edge" series that is "set in a video game development studio and will explore the intricacies of the human condition through hilarious and innovative ways."
Posted Monday 5/21/18 at 6:27PM EDT
Charlie Day says It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is aiming for a record-breaking 15 seasons -- Glenn Howerton might return
Day tells The Wrap that “fans should feel hopeful” of Howerton returning for Season 13. He says he and fellow Sunny stars are hoping to break the record for a live-action sitcom. “You definitely get Season 13, which we’re making right now, and Season 14, which we’re contracted to do, and then beyond that, it’ll be up to FX,” he says. “But I think 15 is the record for a comedy, so I imagine we’ll all want to hold the record for the longest-running comedy in America. Fifteen would be the record for the longest live-action comedy, so we’ll probably try and break that record if we can.”
Posted Monday 2/19/18 at 11:12PM EST
ESPN announcer baffled by college baseball pitcher's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia-inspired bio
Source: For the Win
ESPN's Sam Levitt had no idea that Kent State pitcher Eli Kraus' bio was influenced by Charlie Kelly's FX dating profile.
Posted Thursday 11/16/17 at 7:29PM EST
Fox’s Cool Kids retirement home comedy taps David Alan Grier, Vicki Lawrence and Martin Mull
Leslie Jordan will also be part of the multi-camera sitcom pilot from It’s Always in Sunny in Philadelphia’s Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton.
Posted Tuesday 9/05/17 at 11:33PM EDT
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia team is developing a Cool Kids retirement home comedy at FOX
The project from Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton is described as “high school with 70 somethings.” PLUS: Greg Garcia is developing a Maine-set immigrant comedy.
Posted Wednesday 8/16/17 at 10:01PM EDT
Charlie Day wants to find a way to bring Glenn Howerton back to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Howerton may be busy with his new NBC sitcom A.P. Bio, but his former co-star says there’s still hope that Dennis Reynolds will return. “We really never want to do the show without Dennis,” says Day. “There is a possibility that maybe we would have Dennis in part of a season, not a complete season. I think we would still do a great season. There is a possibility that we have Dennis for an entire season, which would be fantastic.”