By a time a show reaches its fifth season, it’s in an awkward place. It’s established what made it popular but if it keeps using that established trait, then the show gets stale, it dies, and too many shows avoid this natural selection by either indifferent audiences who don’t want any evolution in their show or by networks who are too scared to replace it with a new show that may not even build up an audience in the first place.
So where does “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” go? We know it’s meaner than hell, features the most unlikable cast possible, and pushes its characters to unbelievable stupidity. Well, as it turns out, they can perfect all this and then up their game by having the actors announce that they’ve just mastered comedic performance. Hit the jump to find out why the newest season of TV’s meanest comedy may be its best yet.
The best thing about the holiday’s is the unexpected surprises. And this one is no different, as I’ve just gotten word the hit FX show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” has produced a Christmas special and it’s going to be released November 17th on DVD/Blu-ray! Since this is the first I’ve heard about this holiday themed episode, I’m sure it’s news to a lot of you as well. If you’re curious what it’s about, the synopsis and DVD cover art is after the jump:
Alright, it’s time FX and the “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” guys strike a new deal. Getting only ten or twelve episodes out of the entire year isn’t enough. You can’t lay a great comedy like “Wild Card, bitches!” on me and then sign off for the rest of the year. I know it’s a tough show to make especially when you try to factor in scheduling Danny DeVito but there has to be a way to schedule these guys in for more than a measly few months out of the year, right? They’re worth it, FX. Cancel “Nip/Tuck” and throw your brilliant comedy series more money.
Until that happens, we’re just going to have to suffice with 12 new episodes of “It’s Always Sunny” which will debut on Thursday, September 17th at 10 PM. That’s the same night that NBC is rolling out its Thursday night comedy line-up and frankly, watching “30 Rock” and then switching over to “It’s Always Sunny” is more laughter than a human being can sustain. On second thought, maybe we should be grateful that we only have to survive 12 weeks of greatness.
FX also announced that the second season of “Sons of Anarchy” debuts on September 8th and the sixth season of “Nip/Tuck” debuts in October but I don’t care about either of those shows. However, I already miss “The Shield”.