Defying the life expectancy for characters who behave like that, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia has been renewed for two more seasons—which will bring the length of show’s run to 12 seasons, making it the second-longest-running live-action comedy in TV history, tied with My Three Sons. (Not to be confused with It’s Always Sunny’s alternate title, My Two Legal Charges, My Roommate Who Might Be My Biological Kid, And The Knucklehead Who Thinks He Knows Karate.) The renewal is part of an overall deal with Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Glenn Howerton’s RCG Productions, one that keeps the trio in the FX family through 2017. At that point, according to computer models and the previously announced end dates for other FX Networks programs, 100 percent of all original shows on FX and FXX will have some sort of connection to McElhenney, Day, and Howerton—shows like the yet-untitled Tracy Morgan vehicle (written by the It’s Always Sunny creators and their one-time cohort, New Girl’s Luvh Rakhe) that will air alongside season 11 of It’s Always Sunny in January 2015.
That show is not the previously announced Death Pact, a pilot that had no future at the newly RCG-centric FX, as it featured no input from McElhenney, Day, Howerton, or any combination of the three. That sets Death Pact apart from the following pilot and/or script orders that are wrapped up in RCG’s new deal: Harder by Scott Marder and Glenn “Yeah, Dennis From It’s Always Sunny” Howerton and We’re Good, Thanks by Mary Elizabeth “‘Hey, It’s The Waitress’” Ellis, Artemis “Artemis From It’s Always Sunny” Pebdani, and Charlie “Charlie Day” Day. Sarah Solemani’s Blow Up Dolls is also included in the deal, but it’s expected to be replaced by a serialized version of The Nightman Cometh any second now because… well, you know. [Deadline]