Coming off a 13th season considered by legions of viewers and critics as one of its best and a return to form, things couldn't be "sunnier" for The Gang from Paddy's Pub. Renewed for Season 14, FX/FXX's long-running sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is now tied with ABC's The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet as longest-running live-action comedy series. Now that's a title Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Charlie (Charlie Day), Dee (Kaitlin Olson) and Frank (Danny DeVito) would be more than happy to hang up behind the bar.
But even with all of that success… even with 13 seasons of quality television… we want more!
But since there's a long, pothole-strewn South Philly road ahead of us before the doors to Paddy's Pub are open for business again, The Gang at Bleeding Cool are here to help you pass the time with some Always Sunny extras over the next few months. This time, we're swapping out Day for Howerton, whose A.P. Bio retutns to NBC for its second season next month. Like Day, Howerton was kind enough to take a few minutes on CBS' The Late Late Show with James Corden to also address some fan theories burning up Reddit intertubes for quite some time.
As you'll see in the video clip, the fan theories that Howerton covers all seem to have a common theme to them. Okay, maybe "common theme" is a little too nice: feels more like fans just assume Dennis is a drug-and-booze-fueled serial killer – now they're just trying to find out if they're right about the exact moment it was proven.
As you'll see below, it's a little… concerning:
Developed by McElhenney and Howerton, and written/executive produced by McElhenney, Howerton, and Day, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia was FX's first comedy hit before moving over to FXX – a fact that FX CEO John Landgraf does not take lightly when he explained at the recent Television Critics Association (TCA) why the series has been so successful for so long – even after all this time: "It was the fist successful deconstruction and reconstruction of a sitcom," praising the leads as "five really hilarious degenerates who are most active schemers" as well as the main reason for the show's success – while also acknowledging the various "social issues" that the series addressed so effectively in the past.