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Published on August 10th, 2018 | by Brad Gibson


Apple buys new sitcom from ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ creators

Apple has ordered a half-hour scripted comedy from Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day, the creators of the FXX sitcom It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, for its future streaming TV venture.

Variety reports the series will be set in a video game development studio, with McElhenney also to star in addition to writing and executive producing alongside Day. 

McElhenney co-created “It’s Always Sunny” with both he and Day starring and serving as executive producers on that show. Day and McElhenney will be co-executive producers. The series will be produced by the recently announced Lionsgate-3 Arts Entertainment venture along with video game publisher Ubisoft.

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