It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s 9th season is set to premiere September 4th, or about 3 weeks from today. To make people aware of this date, as well as the shows move to new channel FXX (the comedy half of FX’s recent split) they have released some new trailers, and unlike last time, now they are actually showing some footage from the season.
Here are the 3 longest of the trailers…
While at Comic Con this year, Glenn Howerton (Dennis) said the new season will include a Thanksgiving episode, Lethal Weapon 6, and an installment written by Game of Thrones co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss titled Flowers for Charlie. That all sounds wonderful.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia premieres it’s 9th season this fall on their new comedy channel FXX, September 4th at 10pm ET/PT. Then after season 10 next year, the gang will be saying “so long bitches” for good! In a not so stunning move Glenn Howerton has announced that the show doesn’t want to overstay it’s welcome so they’re going to end on their terms. Read more below from IGN:
“There’s a certain point where you wear out your welcome and we don’t want to do that,” the actor/writer/producer said. “We want to leave them wanting more. We spend a lot of time trying to find new lines to cross. We’re not trying to offend people or gross them out, but we’re looking to surprise them. I think we’re proud of what we’ve done so far, so it’s time to stop.”
I’m glad Howerton is saying it because in my opinion the show has become a bit stale, even though I’ll always love it. I long for the earlier seasons when all of the characters weren’t so over the top.
But in the show’s defense the subsequent seasons have been pretty entertaining. From Kitten “Mittons” to Dance Marathons and Project Bad Ass to Thundergun Express, the show will definitely be missed. It is better for it to end before the fans decide to stop watching. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is a great show to have leading the charge on the network’s newest efforts at gaining viewership with FXX. The network has triumphed time and again, and not only with comedies, but dramas like The Shield, Justified, Rescue Me, Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story and Nip/Tuck just to name a few.
Once It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia goes away, comedies such as Archer, Louie, The League and Wilfred will have to pick up the slack, which they are more than capable of doing. As the show reaches closer to it’s inevitable conclusion, what are everyone’s favorite episodes with so many to choose from?
You know Grizzly Bomb will be doing a top ten best episodes once the show has it’s series finale.
As the 9th season of the Always Sunny approaches, along with the shows move to the new FXX branch off, they’ve started releasing the first promotional stuff. Namely a series of trailers teasing the channel switch…in Swedish. FX had pulled them all from YouTube last week, but now King Angus has compiled them all into one video.
It’s all a bit more artsy than their normal fair, but DeVito really sells it all. Sweet Dee’s dry heaving is always a bonus as well. With 8 seasons already in the books and a new one coming they’re still going strong. The show returns this September. Here’s hoping next season is a little more Thunder Gun and a little less King of the Rats…
Howdy howdy! This here is a good ol’ fashioned TV News Roundup where we the good folk of Grizzly Bomb scour the big bad internets machine on the look-out for the news you need and gosh darn just want.
And that’s about as far as I’m taking that.
Hokey fake cowboy talk aside, this really is a TV News Roundup where we’ll scour the latest TV news and compile it for you in one easy to read place, no need to wade through countless photos of a Kardashian or Justin Bieber here!
A new generation of Boy Meets World returns to TV
Let’s start off with a bit of nostalgia, circa 1990’s. Everything that was old is now new again including the fantastic ABC sitcom Boy Meets World. If you hadn’t heard, Disney channel is bringing back the cast for a new show called, appropriately enough, Girl Meets World. Of course Cory and Topanga are married now and have a son and daughter. As the name suggests, the story will follow their daughter, and it appears from Ben Savage’s Instagram account, that Cory is now a teacher.
Even though it will probably be a typical Disney channel show in the vein of Hannah Montana and crap like that, I will watch Girl Meets World and I have this strange feeling I won’t be the only person in their 30’s tuning in!
If that wasn’t enough awesome 90’s era news, get this – apparently there’s going to be a Clarissa Explains it All book. Written by the creator of Clarissa Explains It All, Mitchell Kriegman the book (with a tentative release date of Fall 2014) is titled Things I Can’t Explain and looks to basically just give us an update on Clarissa’s life and what she’s up to nowadays.
Granted I think we would all be happier if the show were returning, or perhaps if we got a spin-off of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, but neither of those dreams seem to be coming true so we’ll just have to be happy with a book. At least until every woman in my generation goes out and buys the book and the CW notices it and next thing we know, Clarissa has a daughter in high school and we’re watching a show about her and her high school hijinks.
Sherlock resumes filming and perhaps a familial guest star?
If you are like me, you’ve been torturing yourself by watching “The Reichenbach Fall” at least a few times a month just so you are ready for when Sherlock returns. Well thankfully they’ve started filming the first episode of the third series (season for the rest of us), which Mark Gatiss so kindly tweeted out, is titled “The Empty Hearse”.
Not only that, but the people over at Bristol Culture were able to get video of the filming which makes it just that much more real. They say a picture is worth a thousand words but I think we can all agree that video of Benedict Cumberbatch in that familiar trench coat running and yelling is worth at least ten times that.
There has been a fair amount of speculation that the blond woman with Sherlock is none other than Martin Freeman’s partner, Amanda Abbington perhaps playing Mary Morstan, a love interest of Watson’s. Of course nothing has been announced so we’ll just have to sit and not so patiently wait for confirmation.
Amazon joining Netflix and Hulu with original programming
Even though the big news headline regarding Amazon this week was the greenlighting of a pilot based on the 2009 movie, Zombieland, there is quite a bit going on over at Amazon Studios. Along with the Zombieland pilot, there are six other pilots being filmed that have some rather big names behind them including David Javerbaum from The Daily Show, and actually a “news” program from internet news outlet, The Onion. While relatively new to the online streaming game, Amazon has been aggressive and not shy about developing themselves into a viable online entertainment network. Seems like just yesterday they were revolutionizing the way people read books. :sniff: They grow up so fast.
Fox retools network family, moves flagship Always Sunny to new FXX
Let’s take a moment of silence for the soon to be defunct, Fox Soccer. Thanks to NBCSports acquiring the rights to the Barclay’s Premier League, Fox Soccer is going the way of the dodo bird. Well, sort of. Actually it is being transformed into the new channel, FXX. Billed as the comedy counterpart to FX, which is going to focus on dramas (I’d say I was hoping for the return of Lights Out, but I’m pretty certain that isn’t going to happen) going forward.
What does this mean for current FX comedies? Well the flagship shows of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, and Legit have all been renewed and announced as moving to the new channel. There’s been no mention of whether or not Louie, Archer, or Wilfred will be moving but if the new channel is going to be comedy, you’d have to imagine they will. Also announced was a fifth season of Justified… and the people rejoiced.
There is so much going on in the world of TV but those are some of the bigger stories (according to me). Because I’m such a giver, here’s a gathering of other things making the news that I cared about a little bit less.
– Dexter is ending after Season 8: Someone needs to tell Showtime president, David Nevins. [Huffington Post]
– It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is getting their own beer! You can now imagine yourself sitting at Paddy’s Pub. [DrinkPhilly]
– Syfy renews Continuum and announces the second season premier date: Oh Canada! [TVLine]
– Kurt Sutter sticking with FX for a new horror show: Teaming up with ‘Hell on Wheels’ showrunner John Shiban. [THR]
– Ron Swanson really is Batman:It’s like a dream come true, all thanks to artist Vicky Ryan. [Vicktrola]
So there you have it, the top news as we see it in TV today! If you think we’ve missed a story, by all means let us know down in the comments or if you’re feeling downright neighborly, it’s perfectly all right to just say hello. Until next time!
Okay, now that title might be a bit of a freak out. Community isn’t necessarily in danger of being cancelled, but it certainly is in danger of losing Chevy Chase, who plays Pierce Hawthorne on the show. Some problems have arisen between Chase and Dan Harmon, who created and executive produces Community. Little known fact, he also wrote some of Scud: The Disposable Assassin, which has nothing to do with any of this. Anyways, lets get to what went down. WarmingGlow reports:
Here are the facts:
On the final day of shooting for season three, Chase stormed off the set before filming was completed. Soon after, at the wrap party, Harmon “got up and gave a ‘Fu*k you, Chevy’ speech in front of Chase and his wife and daughter, and encouraged the crew to join him in saying ‘fu*k you’ to the actor,” according to Deadline. Needless to say, Chase was humiliated and pissed (seriously, di*k move, Harmon), and he later called Harmon and left a very NSFW voicemail, which you can listen to here. Brief excerpt:
“I don’t get talked to like that by anybody, certainly not in front of my wife and daughter, you goddamn asshole, alcoholic, fat sh*t. You’re gonna live to be about 57, if you’re lucky, the way you eat. I have nothing to say to you except you can suck my co*k. Is that clear?”
Now I have to say that both parties have responsibility here, so I’m not picking sides. But listening to Chevy’s old-school burn filled voicemail is pretty much the sweetest thing I’ve heard in a while. And the saddest, because I certainly don’t want him to leave Community. Harmon apparently played the voicemail to a group of people, which ignited the fire. More from WarmingGlow :
Maggie Furlong of the Huffington Post interviewed Chase a few days before he walked off the set, and she caught him in a particularly critical and cranky mood:
“I have creative issues with this show. I always have. With my character, with how far you can take [Joel McHale’s] character…just to give him a long speech about the world at the end of every episode is so reminiscent. It’s like being relegated to hell and watching “Howdy Doody” for the rest of your life. It’s not particularly necessary, but that’s the way they do these things. I think it belies the very pretenses that his character, Jeff, has, that he’s giving these talks. They’re supposed to, in some way, be a little lesson to people who watch sitcoms…to that degree, I can’t stand sitcoms.”
So its obvious Chevy is not enjoying his role on Community as much as we are. Which isn’t actually a huge surprise, as nobody really expected to see him on the sitcom circuit in the first place. He talks a bit more in the article about the rest of the cast, specifically Alison Brie. You can check the link for more on that. Now Harmon did later apologize to the fans for airing the dirty laundry in public, but not really directed at Chevy.
It was in that [Los Angeles] venue, months ago, that I made the horrible, childish, self-obsessed, unaware, naive and unprofessional decision to play someone’s voicemail to me. He didn’t intend for 150 people to listen and giggle at it, and I didn’t intend for millions of people to read angry reports about it. I was doing what I always do, and always get in trouble for doing, and always pay a steep price for doing. I was thinking about myself and I was thinking about making people laugh. I was airing my dirty laundry for a chuckle…That was a dumb, unclassy, inconsiderate move on my part. I’m very sorry it’s reflecting poorly on the show. (Via)
So will Chevy walk? I mean, this isn’t the first time he’s been in this situation. He left SNL in ’76 to the dismay of his castmates, causing some bad blood between everybody. When he came back to host, he got in a fistfight with Bill Murray. Seriously. So obviously the ability to walk away from the project is obviously there. So how would that affect Community?
In my opinion, not that much. Sure, I don’t want to see him leave, but can the rest of the cast go on without him? Yes. When Community started Chevy added a certain level of legitimacy to a cast that was relatively unknown. Much like Danny DeVito on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, who came in later seasons to add that same level of legitimacy. But after 3 successful seasons and a dedicated fanbase that helped pull Community out of hiatus, I think the show will certainly survive without Pierce Hawthorne. But can he survive without it? Not to say that this is the end of Chevy Chase’s career, but has it reached a point where he may need Community more than Community needs him?
Nah. He’s Chevy Chase, and your not. He’ll be fine, Community will be fine, and we can all move forward amicably. If anything he can make a mint off writing sweet burns for the rest of his life. Take that, Harmon! Also, thank you for Community.
What do you think? Is Chevy/Pierce too valuable to the study group? Team Chase or Team Harmon? Sound off in the comments section below!
This week the gang gets out of Philly and heads to America’s most famous shoreline – Jersey. Inspired by talk of a childhood trip (sparked by Frank burning family photos) Dennis and Dee convince the gang to road trip it to the boardwalk and while they end up not having the greatest of times, Frank, Mac, and Charlie all manage to make the trip worthwhile.
We basically split into 3 groups…
Group 1 – Mac, Frank, and the Rum Ham: Determined to kick back and relax, Mac finds a nice spot on the (Toxic) beach and Frank supplies the day’s rations in the form of a ham soaked in Rum. However once accosted by a pack of wild dogs, they decide the best course of action is to hop in a raft and sit afloat, taunting the dogs. Things are going great until they both fall asleep on the inflatable raft…
While this is happening, Charlie, Dennis, and Dee take a stroll on the boardwalk, and eventually UNDER the boardwalk, where Dennis received his first kiss as a child. Well there is a different kind of romance rocking under there now – 2 old gay bums having the buttsex. It’s about this time that the trio split up, Charlie forsaking Dennis for leading him to the sodomy.
Group 2 – Dennis and Dee: After Charlie bolts the siblings begin a night that is sure not to be forgotten. After a freak accident on a carnival ride, they meet a lovely young woman at the hospital whom invites them out for the evening…
Group 3 – Charlie and the Waitress: In what I initially thought was a hallucination spawned by the massive amounts of Sun Block Charlie was drinking, the Waitress shows up to find Mr. Day alone on the beach. She proceeds to be quite civil to him…
After this, we are introduced to a montage that would make a Rocky movie jealous, as Dennis and Dee’s night takes a turn for the worse. And while I don’t want to ruin it, I can say that this night was bad even by their standards. Charlie and the Waitress however have a lovely moonlit and romantic evening, and Mac and Frank change their tune on Jersey when they’re picked up by a boat of guidos…
Overall, the episode wasn’t among their best, but the montage was brilliant. And for that, I’ll give it a 3/5…
When someone pukes fake blood all over a woman in the back of a limo, and that isn’t the most outrageous moment of the episode, it has to be Always Sunny. The gang is back and they’re as big as ever – mostly because Mac got fat. But it’s just nice to have our favorite bar owners back…
For their triumphant return the gang focuses on their romantic side as Frank announces his intentions to propose to his favorite hooker Roxy. Roxy is played to a T by one of television’s most underrated actresses Alanna Ubach. Ubach has popped up in a lot of good shows over the last few years like Men of a Certain Age, Friday Night Lights, and Hung.
Dee decides she is gonna give Roxy the ‘Pretty Woman’ treatment and try to make her more presentable. It doesn’t go so well.
Mac’s weight gain prompted a pretty solid trip to the Doctor’s office where we find out that not only does Mac have diabetes, but Dennis is woefully unhealthy himself. Mac’s diabetes should prove to be a storyline all season.
The best part of the episode though had to be, hands down, the date Charlie sets up for Frank. I won’t ruin all the details that lead to this, but lets just say this week’s biggest laughs were spawned by Charlie’s fake blood vomit…
That whole scene was classic, with Charlie doing his Texan voice from the Season 3 premiere 2nd part of the season 4 premiere – The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis. The episode comes to a close however when Frank proposes to Roxy and her heart explodes as she drops dead in front of everyone. In classic ‘Sunny’ fashion they drag her body into the hall and head to the bar.
Not the best premiere ever, but it looks to be a promising season ahead…