'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Renewed for Four More Seasons

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Christmas arrived early this year for fans of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. FX Networks has renewed the comedy show for four more seasons, guaranteeing a total of at least 18 seasons for the comedic hit.

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It's Always Sunny was FX's first scripted comedy, and there's no doubt it's been a smash hit. "Can I offer you four more seasons in this trying time? it's always sunny in Philadelphia has been renewed through season 18, making it the longest-running live action sitcom in TV history," the television network shared on Twitter.

The comedy series centers around five underachieving friends who own the Irish bar Paddy's Pub in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It's Always Sunny was created by Rob McElhenney, who also stars as Ronald "Mac" McDonald. Rob writes and produces the series with Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day, all of whom also star in the show.

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In light of the renewal, McElhenney took to Instagram to share his excitement. "Sunny was originally pitched as a 36 season arc. Happy to be halfway there," the actor wrote. Earlier this year, while promoting another one of his shows, Rob said, "We're going to keep doing it [It's Always Sunny] forever if people keep watching."

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He's not the only one thrilled about the exciting news. "4 more chances to redeem yourself Emmys," Charlie Day wrote on Instagram. The show was nominated three times for an Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series but has yet to win one of the trophies. Hopefully, they'll get their victory within the next four years!