It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia has officially made history as the longest-running live-action sitcom in television history after being renewed for four more seasons on Friday morning.
Honestly, it feels like Christmas came early because I simply cannot stress just how much I love this show.
“Can I offer you four more seasons in this trying time?” FX tweeted on Friday morning.
can I offer you four more seasons in this trying time? it’s always sunny in philadelphia has been renewed through season 18, making it the longest-running live action sitcom in TV history. pic.twitter.com/EtIbGBljrO
— FX Networks (@FXNetworks) December 10, 2020
In amongst all of the news about Taylor Swift’s new album and the bazillion new tv shows and movies coming to Disney+, FX announced that the hit series will be renewed until at least Season 18. The news comes after it was renewed until Season 15 back in May.
However, creator and star Rob McElhenney confirmed that the show will keep being renewed for as long as we’re watching it. So go on, give it a watch, I’m BEGGING you.
“We’re going to keep doing it forever if people keep watching,” he said back in January.
He also let slip in a tweet that the show was originally pitched as a 36 season arc and honestly if they give us 36 glorious seasons of this I will give Rob McElhenney my soul, my kidney and my firstborn child.
Sunny was originally pitched as a 36 season arc. So happy to be halfway done. https://t.co/xT7US6RPnP
— Rob McElhenney (@RMcElhenney) December 10, 2020
The show was FX’s first scripted comedy, so I guess they really struck gold considering it’s still going strong 15 years later.
Starring icons like Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson and my main man Danny DeVito, who have all been on the show since it premiered in 2005, it’s easy to see why It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is still such a huge success all these years later.
FX CEO John Landgraf made the announcement at Disney’s Investor Day presentation on Friday morning.
Am I going to spend the entire weekend binge-watching every single episode to date? Yes. Will I feel bad about it? Absolutely not.