FXX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia recently finished its 12th season at the beginning of March, and today it was announced that Season 13 will be delayed until 2019. The hit show has gained an extremely diehard fan base since the first season debut in 2005, when the show first debuted on the FX network. The 12th season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia left the return of the full cast in question, specifically Glenn Howerton who portrays Dennis on the show. As previously reported, Howerton is at this time unsure if he will continue with the hit comedy.
"We ended up pushing our next season a year because we were all busy with separate projects this year, so at the end of this coming shooting season of The Mick I'll step right into Sunny after that."
While this is good news for fans of the show, it's also not the greatest news. Olson does not mention whether Howerton will or will not be returning for the 13th and 14th seasons that FXX has already locked down.
Olson's new show, The Mick airs on the Fox network and recently aired its first episode in January of 2017. Olsen stars and is the executive producer of show, which has been picked up for a full 17-episode season, and will be back for Season 2. Charlie Day, who plays Charlie on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has also been busy in feature length films like Horrible Bosses and Fist Fight. In addition, Howerton was just cast along side Patton Oswalt for a new NBC pilot. Rob McElhenney, who is credited with creating the show, isn't acting in another project, but he is making his feature directorial debut with the hugely anticipated Minecraft movie. So it seems that it might actually be a heavy outside workload contributing to the delay of season 13 and not some behind the scenes drama.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia started on the FX network in August of 2005 and then moved to the FXX network in September of 2013. The series follows 5 so-called underachievers who manage a run-down bar, called Paddy's Pub in south Philadelphia. The show also stars Danny DeVito, and has gone on to gain a rabid following of diehard watchers; turning quotes into pop culture mainstays and certain scenes into iconic memes.
Fans should rejoice that there will be at least 2 more seasons of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. As TV Guide reports, when the show finished its 14th season it will be tied with Ozzie and Harriet for the longest running live-action sitcom in television history, which is no small feat. This extended hiatus of the show will give fans a chance to make new memes and speculate on whether or not Howerton will return. For those in need of a quick fix, The Mick airs Tuesday nights on the Fox network and Comedy Central and FXX continue to rerun old episodes of It's Always Sunny.