Somewhere along the line FX became the best place for half-hour comedy. Take note networks, the cable channel doesn't just have a few great shows but is able to spread them out to fill an entire year of great comedic programming. Wilfred ended last week and Louie wraps its third season on Thursday but don't worry, the void will soon be filled by a few old favorites with The League and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia returning in October.
In many ways, probably all of them, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is to thank for FX suddenly becoming a major player in 'sitcoms,' and it not only has the eighth season on the horizon, but has also already been picked up for a ninth to air in the fall of 2013. The renewal is deserved, since the network staple doesn't seem to be running out of ideas anytime soon. Take a look at the first footage from the new season where the group discusses the virtues of a "Baby Tan."
Oh. Yeah. I forgot to mention that one of those ideas they aren't running out of included replacing the cast - Rob McElhenney, Glen Howerton, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson and Danny DeVito - with Haley Joel Osment, Chael Sonnen, Candice Cameron, XZiBiT and Andrew Dice Clay. If you're a little curious how that came to pass, you might want to check out the second extended spot called "Has The Sun Finally Set In Philly?" I wonder if the devout Cameron has seen the abortion episode? Or, you know, any of them?
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia returns for Season 8 with "Pop–Pop: The Final Solution" on October 11 at 10 p.m. ET on FX. Created by Rob McElhenney, it stars McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson, Glen Howerton, Charlie Day and Danny DeVito.
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