The hit comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will make its return to the FX airwaves on Thursday, September 16 at 10 PM ET. The gang at Paddy's Pub hit up a Hollywood event to celebrate their return at the Arclight Hollywood last night, in celebration of the new season and the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 5 DVD and Blu-ray sets that hit the shelves on September 14. I was able to speak with Charlie Day about some of the changes that will take place on Season 6, and it seems that his character, also named Charlie, will be not only be leaving the gang at Paddy's, but he's also leaving Philadelphia:
Charlie Day discusses It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 6 and beyond
"He gets kicked out of the gang, so that rocks him emotionally, for a little bit. He forges his own way out there in the world. He also makes a big step and gets out of Philadelphia for the first time in his life, so there are some changes there. He goes to Atlantic City with Dennis."
I also asked Charlie if there was a possibility that they might shoot a future episode of the show in the real-life bar that Rob McElhenney owns:
"We already shot the season, but for future episodes, yeah, we could possibly film in there. We'll see if that happens. That's not a bad idea."
One of my favorite episodes in the series so far was the hilarious Season 4 finale The Nightman Cometh, where Charlie writes a musical. I had to ask if there were any other plans for future musical episodes:
"Yeah, we've been talking about it. We'll see. We don't want to kill a dead horse, but we might do a tour and we might write another musical on the show. We'll see what happens."
Another favorite of mine was the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas DVD and Blu-ray that came out last November. Charlie said that it really comes down to the network, when it comes to making future holiday-themed shows:
"That's a network thing, but we'll see how it does this Christmas, if people keep on watching it or if we have to make one every Christmas. It was a lot of fun to make."
Season 6 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia debuts on Thursday, September 16 at 10 PM ET on FX. You can also pick up It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 5 on DVD and Blu-ray in stores everywhere.
Sources: Brian Gallagher