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The 'It's Always Sunny' Gang Is Writing a Self-Help Book

The life experts of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia are writing a book. A pre-order page recently showed up on Amazon for The 7 Secrets of Awakening the Highly Effective Four-Hour Giant, Today, a book "written" by Charlie, Mac, Dennis, Sweet Dee, and Frank that will serve as a self-help guide. From the book's description:

The Gang may have finally found their golden ticket. Left alone to close down Paddy’s Pub one night, Charlie Kelly inadvertently scored himself, and his friends, the opportunity of a lifetime—a book deal with a real publishing company, real advance money, and a real(ly confused) editor. While his actual ability to read and [...]

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 [...]

The Guys From 'It's Always Sunny' Showed a Glimpse of Mac's Heaven on 'Conan' Last Night

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia creators and stars Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, and Charlie Day dropped by Conan last night, and gave a sneak peak at the show's upcoming 100th episode, which features a look at Mac's version of the afterlife. Below, the guys talk about the moral and intellectual devolution of their characters and the sliding spectrum of human sexuality, but in a funny way. 

Cataloging the Worst, Most Amoral Things the 'Always Sunny' Gang Has Ever Done

With Dennis, Mac, Charlie, Dee, and that Frank free to continue gallivanting around Philadelphia on the shiny brand new network FXX starting tonight, it's time to look back at the absolute worst things The Gang at It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has ever done. While it's been fun and humorous to enjoy their antics over the years, sometimes you have to wonder if it was all worth it. (It probably was.)

FX's Sister Channel FXX to Launch Sept. 2nd in 72 Million Homes

FXX, a new cable network that's a sister channel to FX, is set to debut in two weeks on Monday, September 2nd, at 7 AM ET/PT. The channel will be carried by every major cable provider and will be available in 72 million homes across the country. To find where the channel is on your system, check out GetFXX.com.

Geared towards a younger audience than FX, FXX will initially start out with all comedy shows and movies before expanding to drama. The new seasons of FX hits It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell will all premiere on FXX in a [...]

The Russian Knockoff of 'Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Is Much Tamer

Philadelphia's City Paper has a piece out this week looking at It's Always Sunny in Moscow, the Russian adaptation of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia that premiered in May. Here's the official plot description from the Russian network the series airs on, turned into English via Google Translate:

Four young heroes: Sergei Kovalev and Alain, Maxim Borisenko and Roman Makarov. They went to school together. They have their own business – a pub "Philadelphia." But revenue it almost does not work. All their hopes and plans – love and money – are crumbling, when confronted with reality.The reason for this – their selfishness, laziness and stupidity.

It was only natural cheerfulness [...]

Paul F. Tompkins and 'Always Sunny's Kaitlin Olson Have a Nice, Long Chat

Paul F. Tompkins's interview series Speakeasy is back, and his guest this time is It's Always Sunny's Kaitlin Olson. As usual with Speakeasy, it's a delightful longform chat, covering Olson getting kicked out of The Groundlings, why she prefers sketch to improv, and the eventual end of Always Sunny.

Glenn Howerton Auditioned for Chris Pratt's Role in Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Earlier this year, Parks and Recreation star Chris Pratt was announced as the surprising casting choice for Marvel's new summer tentpole superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy, but it turns out he wasn't the only comedic actor considered for the role. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Glenn Howerton revealed today, in a conference call to reporters, that he also auditioned for the role of Star-Lord in the film. In response to a question about whether he'd ever like to transition into movies like his Always Sunny cohort Charlie Day, who's starred in Pacific Rim and Horrible Bosses, Howerton replied, "I did audition recently for Guardians of the Galaxy, [...]

Talking to Glenn Howerton About Season 9 of 'It's Always Sunny,' the Element of Surprise, and His Dream Episode

Dennis “Golden God” Reynolds, America’s favorite maybe-sociopath, returns tonight on the ninth season premiere of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He’s played to perfection by Glenn Howerton, who promises even more vanity, sadism and darkness in the coming season.

Howerton and the rest of “The Gang” (Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson and Danny DeVito) have big things in store: They’re now the anchor for FX’s brand-new sister channel FXX (which boasts “More X”), and will play host this season to some illustrious new guest writers (Game of Thrones’ David Benioff and D.B. Weiss) and guest stars (Josh Groban, Seann William Scott and WWE veteran “Rowdy” Roddy [...]

'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Wants to Write an Episode of 'Always Sunny'

Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss wrote an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia for the show's upcoming ninth season, which starts in September, but it looks like another creator of an award-winning TV drama has an interest in stepping into the Always Sunny writers room: Mad Men's Matthew Weiner.

In a NY Times piece about the Game of Thrones guys working on the show, Always Sunny creator Rob McElhenney says Matthew Weiner has been "threatening to write an episode.” Weiner may be known for his drama work on Mad Men and as a writer/producer on The Sopranos, but he got his start [...]

'Always Sunny's Rob McElhenney: "I Still Can't Describe What Our Show Is About"

"Ten years later, I still can't describe what our show is about. Friends hanging out in a bar? Not really. Comedies about specific things end up being very limiting. Four episodes in, you're going, 'OK, now what?' I couldn't describe our show as a pitch."

-Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator/star Rob McElhenney writing for THR about the early days of the show for FX's 20th birthday.

How 'It's Always Sunny' Turned Inward to Get Even Crazier

The gang of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia just wrapped their 9th season and their first as the flagship of the new cable channel, FXX. Recently, Emily Nussbaum of the New Yorker wrote a generous and insightful piece that echoed much of the grassroots sentiment surrounding the show: It's Always Sunny has been a woefully overlooked part of the Golden Age of TV. While the stellar 9th season continued with the same hilarity and absurdity of the previous seasons, it also felt different in ways that signal, perhaps, the swan song of the gang.

Watch Opening Credits for 'Always Sunny' in the Style of 'Cheers'

Official Comedy made this opening credit sequence for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia in the style of Cheers' opening, which manages to make images like Danny DeVito with his shirt off and Charlie Day in a Nazi uniform seem quaint and wholesome.

What Will FXX Look Like?

On Monday, September 2, FX Networks will debut its brand new comedy-skewed channel, FXX. For all the comedy that exists on television these days, no cable channel has launched with the specific intention of focusing on comedy since The Comedy Channel and Ha! merged into Comedy Central back in 1991. (Adult Swim was designated a separate network from the Cartoon Network in 2005 for ratings purposes, but still shares channel space.) Other networks like TBS and IFC have drifted into comedy-centric programming over time, slowly building original content amid reruns of acquired sitcoms and sketch shows. FX has followed that path as well, finding its first original [...]