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Friday, April 4th, 2014

FXX Renews 'It's Always Sunny' for Two Seasons

Cable network FXX is keeping It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia around for a while. FXX renewed Always Sunny for two seasons, which will keep the show on the air through 2017, THR reports. The order is for an 11th and 12th season of the show, which will be 10 episodes each. The show had already been renewed for its upcoming 10th season, which premieres in January.The renewal will make Always Sunny the longest-running live-action sitcom in cable history, and it will tie My Three Sons to become the second longest-running live-action sitcom in all of television.

FXX's parent network, FX, has also signed Always Sunny's Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Glenn Howerton to a three-year production deal for their company RCG Productions. The trio had a previous three-year deal with the network, signed in 2011. The deal includes a straight-to-series order for an untitled FXX comedy starring Tracy Morgan that McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Glenn Howerton co-created with Luvh Rakhe. The four will serve as showrunners on the series.

Under the deal, FX/FXX also ordered a pilot produced by the guys, plus ordered three pilot scripts they'll be producing as well:

  • Harder, co-created by Glenn Howerton and longtime Always Sunny writer/producer Scott Marder.
  • We're Good, Thanks, co-created by Charlie Day and Always Sunny actresses Artemis Pebdani and Mary Elizabeth Ellis, with Pebdani and Ellis attached to star.
  • Blow Up Dolls, co-created by and starring UK comedian Sarah Solemani (Bad Education, Him & Her)
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