It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia may be getting a season 10, according to FX president John Landgraf.
Landgraf said the comedy is the only one of the “four cornerstones” of the network — the other three being The Shield, Rescue Me, and Nip/Tuck – still on the air.
It’s Always Sunny was renewed for an eighth and ninth season on August 6, 2011 with the option for a tenth season. Season 8 premiered on October 11, 2012 and the finale aired on December 20. Season 9 will premiere in the fall of 2013.
“There is a high likelihood for a 10th season,” Landgraf said. “Whether it goes beyond that depends on whether the people who created the show want to go and whether the audience still wants to watch. But there will definitely be one more year, probably two.”
Landgraf also announced that Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management “will stay on the air with no interruption for two years, basically 45 episodes a year.” With the exception of major holidays and sports, there will be an original episode of Anger Management every Thursday night through 2015. Season 2 will premiere on January 17.
The first 10 episodes will include Sheen’s real-life father, Martin, to add a multi-generational aspect to the series, according to Deadline.
Landgraf was also asked to comment on the high number of showrunner turnovers at AMC. As we previously reported, showrunner Glen Mazzarra left the series due to a difference of opinion about the show’s direction. A similar, albeit less amiable, split occurred during season 2 when executive director and creator Frank Darabont was suddenly fired. During that time, the network had also been fighting with the creators of its two other hits, Mad Men and Breaking Bad.
“We’ve never fired a showrunner,” Landgraf said. “These shows are very personal, you can’t ‘plug and play.’ The author needs to complete the journey… What would The Shield have been had (creator) Shawn Ryan not written the final season?”
Are you excited for a tenth season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia? What about Anger Management?