Last year it appeared that the hit FX series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia was on its way out. The show had been moved to the new FXX network to help anchor its lineup but there were questions about how much longer the show could last.
While fans and critics may have had doubts, executives at FXX didn’t, as the show has been picked up for two more seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The renewal for It’s Always Sunny – picked up for two seasons of 10 episodes each — will take the series through its 12th season. The series will become the longest-running live-action comedy in cable history and its 12 seasons will tie My Three Sons for the second-longest-running live action comedy in TV history.
The series will continue to anchor the FXX lineup which already includes the hit show The League as well as Da Ali G Show. Bringing back It’s Always Sunny may make some fans nervous as to the quality of the upcoming seasons, but FXX clearly has faith that the show can still lead the charge for the growing sister network to FX.
More shows are expected to be added, including one from comedian and SNL alum Tracey Morgan, but It’s Always Sunny will seemingly hold the fort until other shows prove they can take over the lead.