FX had better hope that The League, Legit, and Totally Biased are Thunder Gun Express-sized smashes for FXX, because after season 10 of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the network’s biggest comedy, the show is finished. In an interview with Rolling Stone, D.E.N.N.I.S. System creator Glenn Howerton was asked about Sunny‘s fate.
Are you really quitting after ten seasons?
Yes. There’s a certain point where you wear out your welcome and we don’t want to do that. We want to leave them wanting more. We spend a lot of time trying to find new lines to cross. We’re not trying to offend people…but we’re looking to surprise them. I think we’re proud of what we’ve done so far, so it’s time to stop. I’m sure there are already a few people who are like ‘Jesus Christ is that show still on? Go away.'” (Via)
Season nine premieres in September, so this won’t happen until 2014. As for the show’s lack of Emmy love:
How is it possible that It’s Always Sunny has never been nominated for an Emmy?
I don’t know what it is man, because I meet enough people, well respected people in this business who are really big fans of our show. I’m always blown away by it. Matt Wiener, [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. For some reason the Emmys, the Golden Globes, they act like we don’t exist and I think it’s kind of a shame.
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.
Are you going this year?
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, “F*ck you f*cking motherf*ckers, man.”
So, if you’re wondering why there’s an episode of It’s Always Sunny about Temple Grandin, starring Edie Falco, Matt LeBlanc, Lena Dunham, and the cast of Modern Family, next season, now you know.
UPDATE: Hold off planning your It’s Always Sunny finale parties. Here’s Howerton on Twitter:
That was a misquote in Rolling Stone, y’all. We’re signed on through 10 seasons, but may do more…It’s a great article in Rolling Stone. I just think he misunderstood when I said we’re only signed thru 10. We still might sign on for more…Easy on Rolling Stone, you guys. It was an honest mistake. (Via)