CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

Is it always "Sunny in Philadelphia"

FX's original comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia returns for its third season on Thursday, September 13th at 10pm e/p. The 15-episode season will run every Thursday at 10pm.

Sunny features Charlie (Charlie Day), Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Sweet Dee (Kaitlin Olson) and Frank (Danny DeVito), five ne'er-do-wells who own and operate Paddy's Pub in Philadelphia. Their constant scheming to get ahead by not-so-redeemable methods usually lands them in a world of hurt, yet they never seem to learn from their mistakes.

Last season introduced viewers to Frank Reynolds, the father of Dennis & Dee, and after meeting Frank, one could quickly gather that the apples didn't fall very far from the tree (physical differences aside). However, when we last left our loveable losers, Dennis & Dee were shocked to learn from their mother that Frank was in fact not their biological father. Charlie also learned some disturbing news: his mother had a one-night stand with Frank about 30 years ago...which is odd, since Charlie knew that his mother had a one night stand with someone, yet never knew his father…

Speaking of fathers, Mac was able to reconnect with his, who was serving a prison sentence. It would mean the world to Mac to get his father's love, and his father is willing to give that to him: if Mac would smuggle drugs into prison for him. Decisions, decisions.

So what mayhem is there to look forward to this season? Plenty. The gang finds a live baby in a dumpster, and do what they feel is right: try to exploit it for their own gain. Sweet Dee may finally find love, as she dates a famous local rapper, Lil' Kevin – who may or may not be mentally challenged. She is also set on fire as the gang attempts to find something newsworthy about themselves (and nothing says news more than a woman ablaze). Finding inspiration from the Mark Wahlberg movie Invincible , the gang tries out for the Philadelphia Eagles. But they discover that their arch nemeses' – the plotting McPoyle twins – will do whatever it takes for their brother Doyle to make the team.

Mac & Dee decide that they're going to become guardian angles to clean up the streets of Philadelphia – not realizing that this will force them to walk around the shadier parts of town in blistering heat (and really, it's just not worth it if you're going to get shot and/or overheat ed and fatigued ). Oh, and the above-mentioned McPoyle twins, along with their sister Margaret, hold the gang hostage at Paddy's Bar.

Raging entrepreneurs that they are, the gang also starts a sweat shop in their basement. And never afraid to take relevant social issues head-on, the gang decides that they are going to solve the North Korea situation.

This is just a small sampling of what lies ahead for season three of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The producers wish to stress that no children, rappers, Philadelphia Eagles, guardian angles, sweat shop workers or North Koreans were harmed during the shooting of these episodes.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia was created by McElhenney and executive produced by McElhenney, Day and Howerton. Michael Rotenberg and Nick Frenkel are also executive producers. The show is produced by FX Productions.
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