‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ makes TV history with two-season renewal

The show is now one of the longest-running live-action sitcoms ever

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has been renewed for a further two seasons, weeks after its eleventh season ended.

A 12th series of the FX sitcom had already been ordered, and now its 13th and 14th iterations have been approved by the network, making it one of the longest-running live-action sitcoms ever.

The sitcom centres on the friends running Paddy’s Pub in South Philadelphia and stars Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney and Danny DeVito.

Nick Grad, co-President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, said “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.

“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.”

The series is now the longest-running live-action comedy shows ever, alongside The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, a sitcom that started in 1952 and lasted for 14 seasons.

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