Rob McElhenney Pilot Gets Fox Pickup Based on Playboy Drinking Columnist’s Book (Update)

Show based on “Imbiber” columnist’s book is Fox’s first foray into pilot production with FX Productions

Last Updated: January 10, 2012 @ 2:33 PM

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" star and creator Robert McElhenney has sold a comedy pilot to Fox based on the book "Living Loaded" by Playboy drinking columnist Dan Dunn.

The pilot, also called "Living Loaded," is from 3 Arts and FX Productions. It is Fox's first foray into pilot production with FX Productions.

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The show centers on a loose, partying blogger who changes his career plans when he suddenly becomes a radio host. McElhenney created it with "Always Sunny" executive producer Rob Rosell. They are also working together on the FX animated series "Unsupervised," which debuts Jan. 19.

"Always Sunny" recently wrapped its seventh season, for which McElhenney gained 50 pounds because he thought it would be funny. (An aside: We saw him at a Fox party Sunday night, and he's lost it all.)