FXX is teasing a Dennis-less Paddy's Pub for the next season of It's Always Sunny

Like some sort of deranged wild card, irresponsibly wielding a trunk full of flammable liquids, FXX has just poured a little more gas on the burning questions about Glenn Howerton’s relationship with the next season of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. Per Deadline, the network has just revealed a description for the…

A funny You're The Worst helps center the series amidst a rocky season

You’re The Worst has had a generally rocky season this year for a few reasons—the separation of the core ensemble, a seemingly aimless macro structure, the amplification of the characters’ sour behavior—but sometimes good comedy can be just the antidote a show needs. Now, of course comedy is subjective and not…

You're The Worst still scores laughs at the expense of emotional consistency

One of You’re The Worst’s best qualities is its ability to juggle and maneuver between extreme tones. From the very first season, the series could be both snarky and sincere, empathetic and callous, generous and mean-spirited, oftentimes in the same episode and sometimes within the same scene. It could pull this off…

A noisy You're The Worst features a divorce party, an erotica convention, and an important phone call

“A Bunch Of Hornballs” might be a noisier episode of You’re The Worst than usual—a $6,000 lavish divorce party and a gaudy erotica convention doesn’t add up to “quiet”—but make no mistake, it tracks the muted moment following a major realization when you have nothing else left to do but take the next logical step.…

Gretchen reconnects with an old friend on a wistful You're The Worst

Near the beginning of “Not A Great Bet,” Gretchen pulls into the driveway of her family home, walks inside to the atrium, and anxiously pulls her hoodie over her head. It’s a small gesture but it wonderfully captures the uneasy feeling of returning to a familiar place that has moved on without you. It’s compounded…

Jimmy and Gretchen move on in a subtly emotional You're The Worst

You’re The Worst has frequently excelled at introducing broad premises and deepening them so slowly and effectively that oftentimes you don’t notice when shit becomes real. That’s arguably the basis of the original series—two commitment-phobic, toxic narcissists enter into a relationship—but that one’s a bit obvious;…

Gretchen goes to war with Jimmy on a claustrophobic You're The Worst

Last week, I expressed some doubts about the decision to keep Jimmy and Gretchen apart during this season of You’re The Worst. I wondered about the sustainability of that approach over the course of an entire season, using “This Is Just Marketing” as a model for what the series’ future might look like. Though I don’t…

You're The Worst explores the world outside of Jimmy and Gretchen's relationship

After four episodes, it’s become clearer what Stephen Falk and company want to accomplish with this new season of You’re The Worst. Instead of artificially reuniting Jimmy and Gretchen, or even keeping them in the same orbit, the move is to keep them apart as much as humanly possible. This risky approach could only be…

Jimmy and Gretchen are on the run in the one-hour You're The Worst season premiere

“It’s pathetic to live in anything but the truth,” Jimmy tells Bert (Raymond J. Berry), his crusty retiree friend, near the halfway point of the You’re The Worst hour-long fourth season premiere. That line scans as a clichéd quip you would read in a mediocre self-help book under the best circumstances, but coming from…

You’re The Worst’s season four trailer finds a whole new rock bottom to hit

Every season of FXX’s You’re The Worst is a four-way race to the bottom, as Jimmy, Gretchen, Edgar and Lindsay all compete to see who can most thoroughly screw up their own lives in the most drastically funny ways. The show’s third season ended on one hell of a downer note, though, with Jimmy leaving Gretchen directly…

Archer’s next season is headed to “Danger Island”

Earlier this year, Archer creator Adam Reed made it clear that his long-running FXX series—which recently spent a season-long sojourn in a noir-flavored coma dream—wouldn’t be returning to “normal” any time soon. Up until tonight, Reed was staying coy about what sort of setting the show’s ninth season might send…

You’re The Worst returns with an hour-long premiere in September

The FXX comedy You’re The Worst manages to pack a lot of depravity into the average 22-minute episode: Excessive day-drinking, explicit cuckolding scenarios, one character’s relationship with a “financial dominatrix,” mouse-euthanasia-by-car-exhaust, artificial-insemination-by-turkey-baster, skin-crawlingly accurate…

How has It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia stayed funny for so long?

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia began as a scrappy, ignored pilot on a struggling network from a group of unknown actors, but it has since blossomed into one of the most critically and commercially successful sitcoms in TV history. It just wrapped up its 12th season and has at least two more on the way, making it…

Man Seeking Woman isn’t afraid to piss off God in its finale

I’ve watched “Blood,” the season three finale of Man Seeking Woman, three times now. The first viewing was in preparation of my interview with creator Simon Rich and Katie Findlay, the co-lead who first stole our hearts as Lucy way back in “Futon.” I rewatched it because a) I had to review it, and I was worried there…