Heyo! The Paddy's Pub gang is back for Season 8 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, with new episodes airing Thursday nights at 10 PM ET. Series stars and co-creators Rob McElhenney (Mac) and Glenn Howerton (Dennis) recently held a conference call to discuss what's in store for fans this season. The season kicked off last week with "Pop-Pop: The Final Solution, which involves a story line about euthanasia. Glenn Howerton spoke about a conversation he recently had with his wife about this scenario.
"I did have that same conversation with my wife. It was actually funny because we both had a totally different view on it. She was like, well I don't know, I mean, what if something happens and-I was like, look, if something happens to me and I'm in a coma for a certain amount of time and the doctors are all saying even if I do wake up I'll be brain dead, just pull the plug. I don't want to live that way, you know what I mean? Take me out. Send me off into the next-release my soul from this crushed body. Something."
Rob McElhenney revealed that they plan on going for two more seasons before bringing the show to a close.
"We'd like a nice round number of ten. We'll probably go ten seasons. I think our goal for the show is always to surprise people because we think that's really the best way to achieve comedy, to always be surprising people. That's our overall goal. I think the idea of knowing when our last season is exciting because we can actually write towards an end. But that won't be for a couple years."
Fans of Charlie Day will get to see him on the big screen next summer in the action-thriller Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro. Glenn Howerton revealed that the filmmaker will actually guest star on the show this season.
"Guillermo del Toro, the director, writer, producer is also, we found out, a big fan of the show. Charlie just did a movie with him so he really wanted to do a guest star so we wrote him in this year, too. It's really funny."
Glenn Howerton also spoke about pushing the envelope on the show, without offending too many people.
"We never want to offend anyone, not for the sake of offending anyone. People will always be offended by things. That's just the way it is. Usually the people who get insulted the most over the course of the episode are the characters themselves, which is why I think we can get away with so much. It's just a matter of taste. We had some things actually in the season opener with some very touchy subject matter. I won't go into it, but there were some things that we decided to extract from the episode because we felt like it took the joke a little bit too far. It's when it goes into territory where it's not funny anymore."