Except for the incredibly awkward Dave & Busters episode a couple weeks ago, the new season of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” has been meaner and funnier than ever before. Last week’s episode was one of the best in the entire series. Now, in an odd but delightful move, basic cable channel Comedy Central will syndicate the basic cable TV series from FX. Hit the jump for more details and possibly little green ghouls.
Beginning in the summer of 2010, Comedy Central will begin airing the series in a limited run. A regular presentation of the show will begin in January 2011. By the end of this season, the show will have 58 episodes and I think we should all take a moment to marvel at how different the television landscape has become in just four years. I can’t think of a single cable series being syndicated on another cable channel unless you count city-based, national-cable networks like TBS or WGN. Furthermore, 100 episodes used to be the standard for syndication and now you can do it with just 58. I think that’s fantastic and I think it’s what’s necessary when you consider every network and every show is doing everything it can to offer views the opportunity to watch at anytime. The old rules, rules of just four years ago, no longer apply.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to get back to magnets.