Rob ‘Mac’ McElhenney on the future of ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’

With or without Dennis?

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia actor and co-creator Rob McElhenney has revealed that they will be continuing to make the show “for the foreseeable future”.

The future of the hit comedy was in doubt among many fans, after Dennis (played by Glenn Howerton) made more rare and sporadic appearances in the recent season 13.

However, now ‘Mac’ himself has revealed that there is more to come, with or without Dennis.

After sharing a photo of his new beard for new show Apple to fans on Instagram, McElhenney shared a follow-up post which read: “I got yelled at for the angle. How’s this? Enough smoulder for you comedy fans? Also we’re still doing Sunny. For the foreseeable future.”

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New show. Same face. Different beard. #apple

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Speculation about Howerton’s future presence in the show he has been rife since 2017, with the actor himself hinting that his busy schedule might hamper his chances of returning to the show.

Asked about how the show might be affected by Dennis potentially moving away from Philadelphia, Howerton admitted that the It’s Always Sunny showrunners were keen on “mixing things up”.

“We put the characters through things that will actually affect the rest of their lives, by Mac finally coming out of the closet and by having Dennis leave at the end of season 12,” he said. “So it was a creative decision.. and it also potentially afforded me the opportunity to free myself up to do some other work.”