“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” is entering it’s ninth season on a new home, with the launch of FXX. The cast doesn’t seem to worried about the change though, and put all fears to rest during the TCA summer press tour, Friday (August 2).
“If you love ‘It’s Always Sunny’, you’re going to find it,” says Charlie Day, who plays Charlie and also writes for the show, with the cast noting they mostly use DVRs and Netflix to watch TV. “I remember when we did ‘Taxi’, the big fear was moving from one night to the next,” Danny DeVito says. “Viewing habits were so different in those days.”
They also aren’t devastated by the lack of awards recognition they receive. Kaitlin Olson says she didn’t even realize Emmy nominations had been released until she saw people complaining on Twitter that “It’s Always Sunny” was shut out. “It’s like how Gary Oldman still hasn’t won an Academy Award,” Glenn Howerton jokes, “Can I compare our show to Gary Oldman? The Gary Oldman of shows?”
While they take the lack of awards in jest, that doesn’t mean it won’t become a subject on the show. “We’re going to address that in an episode this season called ‘The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award’,” Charlie says. Evidently they’re upset the bar doesn’t win any local awards and they set out to change it.
Other episodes that were highlighted include the Thanksgiving episode they detailed at Comic-Con and one where Dennis and Dee attempt to get an assault rifle only to find out some of Dennis’s past indiscretions prevent that from being a possibility.
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” will premiere September 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FXX.