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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Do We Need Season 12

Like it or not, we’re making our way back to the city of brotherly love. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia confirmed its twelfth season earlier this year. And just last November released a trailer for its Jan. 4 premiere. A red band version of the trailer showed the gang up to their usual shenanigans: false identities, accidental explosions, the usual fare.

Fans could be sharing some pretty split opinions, however. Did we really need season 12 in the first place?

No End In Sight Yet

The show, starring Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney, and Danny DeVito, first premiered in 2005. Depicting the Paddy’s Pub gang and their various adventures – much of which show them trying to one-up each other – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has drawn acclaim from critics. And also got praised for lampooning actual issues, while at the same time never taking itself too seriously.

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But back in 2013, Howerton, who also acts as executive producer on the show, told the Rolling Stone that the show would be over after its tenth season. “There’s a certain point where you wear out your welcome,” he said, “and we don’t want to do that. We want to leave them wanting more… I’m sure there are a few people who are like, ‘Jesus Christ, is that show still on?'”

Of course we can see how that turned out. The same year, in an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Charlie Day said, “We’ll stop when FX runs out of money.” The cast apparently enjoyed themselves so much that the lack of a serious endgame in sight didn’t bother them.

And the show has already been renewed for a 13th and 4th Season.

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Season 12 – What to Expect

Given that they already have a decade of antics under their belt, the showrunners of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia look to push the envelope more than ever before. Getting into trouble and finding themselves always on the short end of every stick is basically SOP for the characters now. But expect the show to get even raunchier and bolder – the red band trailer shows scenes with Frank propositioning to pay a woman to sleep with him, Mac and Charlie looking ready to strip, and the gang doing coke.

Speaking with Uproxx, Charlie Day reveals a little more about season 12, too: some UFC, a whole musical episode, and a water park. Also wait for a guest appearance by Scott Bakula of Quantum Leap and NCIS: New Orleans fame.

Ready for more of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia? Or think the show should wrap up? Sound off in the comments below!

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