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Posted Thursday 11/08/18 at 2:22AM EST
Rob McElhenney: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's stunning and very serious season finale was in the works for 14 years
"Very rarely do we have any kind of a real emotional resonance," says McElhenney of the Season 13 finale. "We’ve been working on this show for 14 years and we want to just try different things, see what works and what doesn’t work. We like to stretch and do things that are a little bit scary." Asked about the epic moment at the end of the Season 13 finale, McElhenney responded: "Well, the impetus was twofold. I wanted to do something with my character in regards to his sexuality, something that wasn’t just played for jokes but that would resonate emotionally, and I wasn’t 100 percent sure what that would be. We didn’t want it to seem pandering or off-tone or off-brand or just un-Sunny. So, how do we find a way in which it feels like you’re still watching the same show and yet we’re addressing something that is so important to our culture right now?"
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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- Danny DeVito: "I didn’t know that Dennis wasn’t on the show anymore, so that struck me as a surprise"
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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 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 Thursday 8/02/18 at 10:51PM EDT
Rob Riggle joins Fox's Leah Remini-Kaitlin Olson Fox comedy pilot
Riggle will play the ex-husband of Remini's character, who lives under the same roof with him and her new wife (Olson) as they raise their two kids. The untitled comedy is from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia collaborators Rob McElhenney and Rob Rosell.
Posted Thursday 8/02/18 at 2:16PM EDT
Kaitlin Olson will be married to Leah Remini on Fox comedy pilot from her hubby Rob McElhenney
The Mick alum is teaming with her It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia colleagues McElhenney and Rob Rossell on the untitled comedy pilot about a proud Middle America patriot (Remini) who is raising her two boys with her new wife (OIson) and the boys' father, who lives in the garage.
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 10:21PM EDT
Leah Remini to play a conservative lesbian in Fox's Middle American family comedy pilot
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The untitled multicamera comedy pilot from Rob McElhenney and fellow It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia executive producer Rob Rosell stars Remini as a woman who "fits the stereotype of a typical conservative. However, she leads a very progressive lifestyle as she is now married to a woman, Betty."
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 5:53AM EST
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia was represented at the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl parade
Kaitlin Olson was in attendance at Thursday’s parade “in spirit.”
Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 8:51AM EST
The It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia theme was played in the empty Super Bowl stadium after the game
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.