Long-awaited, record-breaking season of FXX comedy will take the gang back to their Irish roots
The eagerly anticipated 15th season of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” has finally received a premiere date at FXX, FX Networks revealed Wednesday. And thanks to a little luck of the Irish, the new episodes are coming much sooner than you were expecting.
Season 15 of “It’s Always Sunny” will premiere with two back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 10/9c on FXX, and will stream the next day on FX on Hulu.
That’s just over two years after the conclusion of “It’s Always Sunny” Season 14, which aired its finale on Nov. 20, 2019.
Here’s the official description for the new season of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” courtesy of FXX:
On a Wednesday…
The record-breaking 15th season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is its most ambitious yet. In the seismic wake of Covid-19 and all things 2020, The Gang stands at a crossroads in this strange new world. The rules are changing quicker than anyone can keep up with, despite herculean efforts from “Mac” (Rob McElhenney), “Charlie” (Charlie Day), “Dennis” (Glenn Howerton), “Dee” (Kaitlin Olson) and “Frank” (Danny DeVito) to continue business as usual. Now, they must face the music and decide who they’ll become in the cultural upheaval that is 2021. Across the span of eight episodes — and the Atlantic Ocean — we find them answer in a way only they could think to.
Like a fine Irish whiskey, Sunny’s distinct flavor has gotten richer and intensified through the years. First barreled in 2005, the show has become a landmark for dark comedy and American satire, uniting the most devoted of fans from all over the country and abroad, and this monumental 15th season is truly one to crack open and celebrate. Continuing to deliver some of the hardest laughs on television while tackling society’s most pressing issues, Sunny turns its fearless focus both outward and inward: to a national and international level but also to a deeply personal level. This is a season that sees The Gang try to exploit pandemic aid, sidestep cancel culture, evade criminal justice, reflect on their origins, and reconcile their identities and homeland roots.
With its first two episodes of Season 15, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” breaks the record for the longest-running live-action sitcom of all time, which was previously held by “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet.”
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” which debuted as an FX comedy in 2005, is executive produced by creator Rob McElhenney along with Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, David Hornsby, Megan Ganz, Rob Rosell, Nick Frenkel and Michael Rotenberg.
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” Season 15 premieres Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 10/9c on FXX.
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