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. In this edition, we have the amazing DeVito appearing on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote Disney's live-action adaptation of Dumbo.
But we're not here for that right now…
Before wrapping the interview, Kimmel takes DeVito down the rabbit hole of social media to see for himself the wild life his (cardboard cut-out) other persona has been living for months now – and DeVito seems more than fine with it:
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.
And it appears that there may not be any pre-season 14 "drama" regrading Howerton's involvement in the new season, revealing to The Hollywood Reporter that although work on season 14 won't officially begin until later this year, there's a very good chance we'll have more Dennis in our lives when the series returns: "We're in talks about season 14 right now. The writers room on that is going to start in a couple months." As for Howerton's Dennis being a larger part of that? "That's the plan."