WARNING: Potential spoilers
Fans of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia have reacted after the first episode of Season 13, and early indications suggest that it was entirely worth the wait.
The episode, which debuted in the US last night, followed the gang as they dealt with the exit of Dennis at the end of Season 12.
But a new member came in the form of Cindy (Mindy Kaling), a seasoned schemer who is on a mission to transform Paddy’s Pub.
For most fans, it was a welcome return to the unsavoury antics of the gang that they know and love.
“It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is a god damn American treasure”, one Twitter user wrote.
Another said: “It’s Always Sunny is the BEST sitcom of all time. The Office, Friends, Seinfeld, etc have nothing on it.”
Commenting on the dynamic of the new cast, one fan added: “I like how people watching It’s Always Sunny are complaining about the lack of chemistry between the gang and Mindy Kaling not fitting in. That’s the point of the episode. The gang needs Dennis and that’s why they aren’t themselves.”
Others however, were less than pleased.
“Mindy Kaling replacing Dennis on Always Sunny is the worst trade deal in the history of trade deals,” wrote one viewer. “Is this the worst episode of Always Sunny? Ever?,” another added.
Check out viewer reactions below
The end of the episode also saw the eventual return of Dennis – although you’ll have to watch it to find out how he made his return.
A synopsis for the new season confirms: “Even without Dennis Reynolds, the Gang has its hands full as Charlie hopes to have a child with The Waitress, Mac sets out to understand his newfound sexuality, Dee takes feminism to new heights, and Frank goes to great lengths for the Gang to experience the greatest moment in Philadelphia sports history – an Eagles Super Bowl victory.”