FX has picked up its comedy series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” for a third season, ordering 15 episodes of the show, surpassing the previous two orders for the series.
“We couldn’t be happier to bring back a group as talented as the Sunny cast for a third season,” said executive vp of original programming Nick Grad, in a prepared statement. “We’re encouraged with the ratings growth, we love the show and think that creatively, it’s just hitting its stride. The fact that Danny DeVito is returning speaks highly about the quality of the writing, and we look forward to another successful season.”
Danny DeVito, who joined the cast last season, will guest-star in all 15 episodes for the third season of the show and has also committed to six seasons, should FX continue to renew the series.
The series is averaging 1.3 million total viewers and 880,000 among adults 18-49, increases of 15 and 18 percent, respectively over the series’ first season run.