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“It’s Always Nice in Philadelphia” is the longest-running live-action TV sitcom: NPR


Actors Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson, Danny DeVito and Charlie Day perform in a dance scene on the set of “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” in 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

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“It’s Always Nice in Philadelphia” is the longest-running live-action TV sitcom: NPR

Actors Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson, Danny DeVito and Charlie Day perform in a dance scene on the set of “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” in 2007 in Los Angeles, California.

Michael Buckner / Getty Images

The gang breaks a record!

With the start of its 15th season this week, It’s always nice in Philadelphia just became the longest-running live-action sitcom in American television history, FX said.

“So raise that snifter and cheers: for Sunny“the TV station said.” Yes, it does burn a bit, and that’s what you want.

Show lands first place after being tied with ABC The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, who had both had 14 seasons on the air, according to several outlets.

The weather is always good debuted in 2005 and stars Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson and veteran actor Danny DeVito.

The irreverent dark comedy follows the five misfit owners of Paddy’s Pub in South Philly and their quirky antics. The show promises even more depraved humor in its record-breaking 15th season.

“It’s a season that sees The Gang trying to harness pandemic aid, circumvent culture, escape criminal justice, reflect on their origins, and reconcile their identity and roots in their homeland, ”FX said.

The first and second episodes of the 15th season aired Wednesday on FX’s partner channel, FXX.

Internationally, the title of the oldest sitcom goes to Last summer wine, a BBC comedy that spanned 37 years and 31 series and ended in 2010, according to Guinness World Records.

The record for the longest-running animated sitcom is held by The simpsons, which is in its 33rd season.


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