It’s a big day for comedy on FXX. The network announced Friday (April ) that longtime hit “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” has been renewed for two more seasons, thanks to a new three-year deal with RCG Productions.
The renewal will take “It’s Always Sunny” through Season 12, which is an impressive feat. “Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton are three of the most talented comedy writers and producers in our business, not to mention very gifted actors,” says Nick Grad, president of original programming at FX Networks, in a release. “This deal is a testament to their skill, intelligence and work ethic, which combined to earn them one of the best overall deals in TV. Not bad for three guys who shot a pilot ten years ago for $200 and a few pizzas.”
In addition to “It’s Always Sunny,” the deal also includes a 10-episode order of an untitled series starring Tracy Morgan, produced by RCG. That show is expected to premiere in January. Furthermore, FX Networks has ordered three more scripts from RCG, which have the possibility of being produced.