Friends, Frasier, Cheers, The Big Bang Theory... all beloved, long-running TV comedies. But, none of them as long-running as FXX's It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia. In fact, I bet Dennis, Charlie, Mac, Dee, and Frank would have some choice words for these rival TV gangs that they are leaving in the dust as they close out on Season 12. But, will the Paddy's Pub gang keep the good times rolling? Will It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia return for Season 13?
UPDATE: It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia Season 13 premieres on FXX on Sept. 5, according to a press release.
EARLIER: According to TVLine, FXX not only renewed It's Always Sunny for Season 13, but Season 14 as well. That's right, we can expect two more seasons with the gang. The article also explained that, at 14 seasons, It's Always Sunny will tie The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet as the "longest-running live-action comedy series in television history." I'm not sure Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, and Rob McElhenney expected this level of success when they shot the original pilot on a camcorder.
So, when can we expect Season 13? When looking at recent, past seasons, the show usually kicks off with a winter, January premiere date and runs about 10 episodes. This means that we are probably looking at a January 2018 premiere for Season 13 and a January 2019 premiere for Season 14.
While we have two years of fresh episodes of It's Always Sunny to look forward to, we're still going to have to wait months for more episodes. When Season 12 concludes on Wednesday, March 8, the wait begins. Fans will have to muddle through summer and fall, without the show — like the did the year before, and the year before that, and so on.
But, if the wait feels like too much or you find yourself needing to wean off of the series, I'm here to help. Here are some other shows with the It's Always Sunny stars to help get you through this dark period.