It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaLatest News and Opinion
Posted Thursday 9/20/18 at 9:25PM EDT
Study: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia characters have consumed drugs or alcohol at least 134 times over 140 episodes
The American Addiction Centers studied every episode of the FX comedy from the first 12 seasons. It found that Charlie was No. 1 with 324 mentions or visual depictions of alcohol or drugs, followed by Dennis, Dee, Mac and Frank.
Posted Saturday 9/08/18 at 12:54AM EDT
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia hasn't run out of things to say in Season 13
Source: The New Yorker
After all, says Ian Crouch, "a group of reactionary, mean-spirited, lying degenerates seems perfectly suited to the moment." He adds: "Yet while the series has, over the years, made surprisingly cogent arguments about everything from gun control to mental illness, its true dedication has been to its own flavor of nonsense, and to itself. In these later stages, it has taken to consuming its own history and probing the question of whether it should even exist anymore." ALSO: Kaitlin Olson talks working with Mindy Kaling and having less improv in Season 13.
Posted Thursday 9/06/18 at 10:03PM EDT
Mindy Kaling helped It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia bring its toxic subtext to the surface
Kaling's appearance as Cindy in the Season 13 premiere wasn't just as any foil. "As she herself puts it, she’s a 'brown-skinned girl,' and so her eventual ejection from the Gang, while inevitable, feels different from previous iterations of this storyline," says Inkoo Kang. "The Sunny writers know that their morally grotesque characters are uncomfortable around black people, routinely stereotype other people of color, and mistreat women on a regular basis. (One of the show’s most remarkable aspects is its high-wire ability to engage in politically incorrect humor that seldom feels like it’s punching down.) But women and people of color are rarely suggested as substitutions for one of the Gang’s members, so Cindy’s ousting becomes one of the show’s most forceful reminders that, while the group regularly brushes off outsiders, that closed-mindedness includes a refusal to treat anyone who’s not a white man as a potential coequal. If the Gang previously seemed like dirtbags whose actions largely happened to be racist and sexist, Cindy’s expulsion suggests that their uglier qualities were meant to be the text, rather than the subtext, all along." ALSO: Rob McElhenney explained how hard it was to get his body ripped for this season.
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?
- "Season 13 enters as an incomplete, wonky machine and exits this first episode careening in several, seemingly out-of-control directions at once"
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Posted Wednesday 8/22/18 at 1:56PM EDT
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia tackles #MeToo in its official Season 13 trailer
Watch the gang attend sexual harassment training in the first extended glimpse of the 13th season.
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 Friday 8/03/18 at 3:50PM EDT
Glenn Howerton will appear in most of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Season 13
“We went through all sorts of ideas before we knew that Glenn was coming back,” said Rob McElhenney at the TV press tour. “He’s in pretty much every episode.” Charlie Day added that Howerton is "in the majority of them," revealing that they found creative ways to shoot around their co-star, who stars on NBC's A.P. Bio. ALSO: This season will feature an "all-female episode" and a "Mac Finds His Pride" LGBTQ-themed episode.
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 11:36PM EDT
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia unveils a Friday the 13th-themed poster
"Fear Sunny the 13th" season!
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 11:58PM EDT
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia announces a mobile game
Source: Paste Magazine
Players will be able to participate in poorly planned money-making schemes on It’s Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile.
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 1:18PM EDT
FX announces premiere dates for American Horror Story, Mayans MC and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans MC debuts Sept. 4, the Murder House-Coven crossover season of American Horror Story launches Sept. 12 and It's Always Sunny returns for Season 13 on Sept. 5. ALSO: What will It's Always Sunny do with Glenn Howerton’s Dennis?
Posted Tuesday 6/19/18 at 5:37PM EDT
Mindy Kaling is coming to It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Kaling tweeted a photo this morning of her reading a script from the FXX series.
Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 1:47PM EDT
How Heisler became TV's most popular fake beer
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Stranger Things, Dear White People, True Detective and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia have all used the same fake beer brand, Heisler, resulting in it being dubbed "the Bud Light of fake beers." Why is Heisler so popular? Because you can put anything in it and do anything with it, including bash people over the head.
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 1:02PM EDT
Danny DeVito responds to a teenage girl who took a cardboard cutout of him to prom -- with a cardboard cutout of her
Source: Fox News
DeVito posed with a cardboard cutout of teen Allison Closs on the set of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
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 Wednesday 5/09/18 at 10:52PM EDT
Fox picks up retirement community comedy The Cool Kids and Danny Strong legal drama Proven Innocent
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The Cool Kids, from the team behind It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, stars Vicki Lawrence, David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan and Martin Mull in a comedy about three male friends in a retirement community who are "blown out of the water" by the "female rebel" newcomer. Proven Innocent, from Empire co-creator Strong, follows a wrongful-conviction firm, with a cast that includes Rachelle Lefevre and Vincent Kartheiser.
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