10:30pm – Sunday, January 22 on FOUR
Entering its highly anticipated sixth season, this week sees the return of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on Sunday, January 22 nd at 10:30pm on FOUR. In Paddy’s Pub’s five years of business, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has spawned everything from a major sports arena staple (Greenman) to the musical tour (The Nightman Cometh). Now with the series returning to our screen for its sixth season, the question is: What will the series’ hardcore fans latch onto next? “We never really know what’s going to catch on. We wound up watching that Nightman episode from season four and not really thinking it worked so well and then it just kind of took off,” creator, executive producer and star Rob McElhenney explains. “I had to talk Charlie [Day] into doing the Greeman thing. He didn’t think it was going to work.” The comedy series, which started out as a $200 YouTube video, is entering its sixth season with no detours in sight. The series has not only generated a devout community of fans, but also produced a successful musical, based on the season four finale.
“That’s such an incredible payoff for all the work. Because when you’re in television, you don’t get a chance to see the audience,” McElhenny says. “To see everybody in one room for 6,000, 7,000, sometimes 8,000 people, singing along to everything that you wrote and reciting lines as you’re going along, it just makes you feel like, ‘Wow, people are really watching the show.” But the question still remains – what’s in store for “the gang” in the series sixth season? Find out when It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia returns to our screens on Sunday, January 22 nd at 10:30pm on FOUR.