‘It’s Always Sunny’ Gets Historic Season 14 Pick Up at FXX

Show based in a Philadelphia pub is set to become one of the longest-running live action comedy series in TV history

Last Updated: April 1, 2016 @ 2:01 PM

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” has been renewed for Seasons 13 and 14 on FXX, the network announced Friday.

With Season 14, “It’s Always Sunny” will tie “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet” as the longest-running live-action comedy series in television history. The previously announced Season 12 will premiere in early 2017.

Since shifting from FX to FXX in 2013, the show has increased its average viewership among adults 18-49 by 17 percent and among total viewers by 24 percent.

The show follows the misguided dreams and blundered schemes of everyone’s favorite bar owners — The Gang at Paddy’s Pub — Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Charlie (Charlie Day), Dee (Kaitlin Olson) and Frank (Danny DeVito). It first premiered on FX on Aug. 4, 2005.

“If anyone doubts the power of a camcorder and a dream, just look at ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,’ which was a DIY backyard pilot when Rob, Charlie and Glenn brought it to FX and will go down in TV history as one of the most loved and enduring comedies,” Nick Grad, co-president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, said in a statement Friday.

“Few shows make it this far or have such devoted fans, and we owe it all to the creative vision and great humor of the creators and cast who keep Sunny fresh and inventive every season.”

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” was created by McElhenney. He also serves as executive producer along with Howerton, Day, Michael Rotenberg, Nick Frenkel, Tom Lofaro, Scott Marder and David Hornsby.

The show is produced by FX Productions.