It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia just finished its 11th season last month, but FXX today gave the comedy a Season 13 and Season 14 renewal – and that’ s not an April Fool’s gag. Season 12 of the Rob McElhenney-created series is set to premiere in early 2017.
“If anyone doubts the power of a camcorder and a dream, just look at It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which was a DIY backyard pilot when Rob, Charlie and Glenn brought it to FX and will go down in TV history as one of the most loved and enduring comedies,” said co-President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions Nick Grad on Friday. “Few shows make it this far or have such devoted fans, and we owe it all to the creative vision and great humor of the creators and cast who keep Sunny fresh and inventive every season.”
And coming off a top rated Season 11, IASIP is going for some TV history.
With its 14th Season, the McElhenney, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson, Glenn Howerton and Danny DeVito starring comedy will match the 1952 debuting The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet as the longest-running live-action comedy series ever. If FXX adds another season down the line on today’s renewals, IASIP will be the longest-running live-action comedy series in TV history – and it will be 2020.
There is no decision yet on FXX comedy series Man Seeking Woman, which recently wrapped its second season.