Going strong since 2005, “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” premieres its newest season tonight on FXX at 10pm. The sitcom joins other iconic shows that have lasted more than 10 seasons. Tonight’s premieres brings on season 11 for the dark comedy starring Danny DeVito, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson.
You can expect more crazy and zaniness from the cast. Charlie Day explains, “I think we’re really mixing it up this year. We have an episode shot entirely from Frank’s point of view. That’s Danny DeVito. Everything he sees. We’re talking into the camera. That’s a cool one. We’re going skiing. We got a ski school kind of thing with a lot of laughs there.”
Glenn Howerton adds, “We’re taking a lot of big swings this year. We got a two part cruise ship episode that we’re doing this year. I’d say this year, you know, we’re doing some classic Sunny episodes and we’re taking some episodes with some big swings.”
Cast members Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney jokingly disagreed with each other on what to expect on the new season of the show as Kaitlin expressed that the show was going a traditional route while Rob interrupted and said, “We’re making it like a “Downton Abbey.”
Kaitlin retorts, “Umm. Like a British sitcom.”
“You’re thinking of Benny Hill. We’ve done Benny Hill from three thru six (seasons),” explained McElhenney.
Of course the pair were joking during a recent set visit interview.
Having worked on the show for ten years, Danny DeVito was asked on what keeps him going.
“First of all actors are trained in a way that we give it our best shot. That kind of thing – you’re always going out even when you’re auditioning and hunting around for something to do or whatever. This place (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia set). Every single day when you come to work, you have a lot of fun the moment you walk on the set. We do such insane things. Always doing something crazy so it’s not going to bore you at all. It’s always going to be challenging in kind of a sick way. Like in “Taxi,” we did the three camera shows. In rehearsals it was like hanging out with the actors and directors. When the audience came, that Friday night, it was like going on stage.”
Taking a retrospect of the last ten seasons, Kaitlin and Rob revealed their favorite season or episodes.
“I liked being obese. I think season seven was probably a lot fun for me,” say Rob McElhenney.
Kaitlin Olson adds, “I never had a season I thought that was a bad season. The first season wasn’t my favorite. I didn’t love the first season.”
McElhenney jokingly retorts back, “Well, Thank God the fans didn’t feel the same way. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be here.”
Olson chimes back, “Well, personally they’ve gotten better and better writing me more fun stuff. As the years started to go.”
The TV viewers will get to judge tonight if Olson’s character along with the entire cast is much more fun as the eleventh season premieres tonight on FXX.