Even though The Mick shuffled off of the network's programming coil, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia star Kaitlin Olson isn't wasting any time diving back into the Fox fold. With Sunny returning to FXX for a 13th season on September 5, Olson will also serve as the co-lead opposite Leah Remini in Fox's half-hour comedy pilot from her Sunny co-star/co-creator Rob McElhenney, Rob Rosell (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Mick) and 20th Century Fox TV. Joining Olson as executive producers on the pilot are her Sunny co-stars/executive producers McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Glenn Howerton; alongside Rosell and 3 Arts' Nick Frenkel.
Written by McElhenney and Rosell, the untitled comedy centers on Jean (Remini): a "patriot" who loves her country and firmly believes in everyone's right to be left alone. Jean in many ways fits the stereotype of a typical conservative. However, she leads a very progressive lifestyle as she is now married to a woman, Birdie (Olson). Together they're raising Jean's two boys with the help of the boys' father and Jean's ex-husband, Richie, who currently lives in the garage.
Here's a look at FXX's official synopsis for the upcoming season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia — and if you believe what you're reading, Howerton's Dennis Reynolds is going to be spending some serious "Daddy Dennis time" in North Dakota. Unless Dennis plans on lodging some serious "frequent flyer" miles back and forth to the bar, Howerton may be MIA for a decent chunk of the season:
"The Gang Returns… mostly…. in the 13th season of the FXX original comedy series It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Mac (Rob McElhenney), Charlie (Charlie Day), Dee (Kaitlin Olson) and Frank (Danny DeVito) return to their duplicitous, scheming ways at Paddy's Pub, while Dennis (Glenn Howerton) takes on the new role of father in North Dakota.
Even without Dennis Reynolds, the Gang has its hands full as Charlie hopes to have a child with The Waitress, Mac sets out to understand his newfound sexuality, Dee takes feminism to new heights, and Frank goes to great lengths for the Gang to experience the greatest moment in Philadelphia sports history – an Eagles Super Bowl victory."