Long-Running Sitcom to End Its Run

Jul 24, 2013  •  Post A Comment

A comedy series that has been closing in on a decade on television will soon wind down. Rolling Stone magazine reports that the FX sitcom "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is ready to end its run after its 10th season.

Writer and actor Glenn Howerton told the publication that the show will end after a decade on the air because there’s "a certain point where you wear out your welcome and we don’t want to do that."

The show, which will premiere its ninth season on FX’s sister network FXX in September, has never been nominated for an Emmy, the publication notes. Asked about that snub, Howerton said, "I’m always blown away by it. Matt Weiner, [who] created the show ‘Mad Men,’ is a big watcher. He used to come to visit us a couple times on set. The ‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff are huge fans. So much so they wanted to write an episode — we’ve never let anyone else write an episode before, but we let them. So I don’t know where the disconnect is."

Howerton added, "In a lot of ways, it’s kind of our fault, because we never go to the parties, you know, the events you’re supposed to. We’ve never really played the game."

Asked whether he will go to the parties and events this year, Howerton said, "I don’t know, maybe in the 10th season, just because it’s the last season and for the sake of the show, maybe we’ll try to butter some people up. But then again part of me wants to be like, ‘Fuck you fucking motherfuckers, man.’"


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