It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia has now been renewed for a 15th season, which means it’s set to become the longest-running live-action comedy series in TV history.
First reported by Deadline, TV network FX revealed it’s 2021 slate, which was shown to include this record-breaking renewal for It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
Previously, the show was tied with The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, a show that’s 14th and last season aired in 1966. But with the comedy’s 15th season underway, this puts it in position to take the title.
There is not a live-action comedy still running that even comes close to this, so even if this season was the last it’s going to be a while before any other show breaks the record.
How Long Will It Be Sunny In Philadelphia?
“How many years do I have on this planet? I’ll do it forever, If people keep watching it and we keep having fun, why would we ever stop? It’s my dream job.” Rob McElhenney said when asked how long he plans to continue the show in a recent conversation with IGN.
This alongside the FX chairman John Landgraf’s recently revealing that FX was “actively talking” to the cast about another season pretty much confirmed that the record-breaking season was on the way even before the official announcement.
The show follows a gang of five friends; McElhenney, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson, Danny DeVito, and Glenn Howerton, and their mischievous hijinks in the city of Philadelphia.
One of the things that have kept the show feeling fresh is that each episode is so drastically different from the last. You’ll have one episode where Charlie is left behind by the gang setting in motion a home alone style episode when he becomes paranoid of ‘intruders’, then another episode where the gang re-enact a whole lethal weapon movie.
Although the new season has now been officially announced it’s still unknown when exactly fans can expect to see the episodes air but considering the fact that it’s on the 2021 slate it should be within the next TV season, however, with the world in its current state of awry nothing is concrete.