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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 9 Episode 2 “Gun Fever Too: Still Hot”

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia  “Gun Fever Too: Still Hot” Season 9 Episode 2 airs Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 10:00pm on FXX. Episode Synopsis:  “Gun Fever Too: Still Hot” – After Frank appears on Local Television advocating gun ownership, the rest of the gang takes a look at the ownership process and alternatives to find a common ground on this still heated issue. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/09/11/its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-season-9-episode-2-gun-fever-too-still-hot/

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 9 – What To Expect [Set Visit]

With the ninth season of  It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia  upon us with its premiere episode titled “The Gang Broke Dee” airing tonight Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:00pm on the new cable channel FXX,  TV Equals  was lucky enough to visit the set of  It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia  to chat with the cast about season 9 and more. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/09/04/its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-season-9-what-to-expect-set-visit/

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 9 Premiere 2013 “The Gang Broke Dee”

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia  “The Gang Broke Dee” Season 9 Episode 1 airs Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:00pm on FXX. Episode Synopsis:  “The Gang Broke Dee” – Dee starts to embrace the desperate, self-loathing qualities the guys have beaten into her over the years, sending her stand-up comedy career to unexpected places. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2013/09/04/its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-premiere-2013-the-gang-broke-dee/

Top Moments: Richard Simmons Goes Crazy and Oprah's Big Hang-Up

Our top moments of the week: 11. Best Arrival:   Viewers say goodbye to 24/7 soccer coverage and hello to FX's new sister channel, FXX, in appropriate fashion. When FXX officially kicks off at 7 a.m. Monday morning, the reception begins to go out and the game footage interchanges with an image of a black leather couch. Suddenly, the black leather couch begins to move and out from the seams bursts a very hot and a very naked  Danny DeVito  in a classic  It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia   clip . Goal!  Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Moments-Richard-Simmons-Kimmel-1069967.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' and 'The League' make solid debuts on FXX

The first night of original programming on FXX was a pretty good one. "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "The League" began life on their new channel by retaining most of the audience they had on FX."Sunny" opened its ninth season to a total audience of 757,000 people. That's down about 28 percent from 1.05 million for its Season 8 premiere in October 2012. FXX is in about 73 percent as many homes as FX is, so the drop is pretty much in line with its smaller subscriber base.The shows' demographic numbers are a little, uh, sunnier: The show retained 80 percent of the 18-49 viewers from the Season 8 premiere (648,000 vs. 809,000) and 85 percent of the 18-34 audience (527,000 vs. 622,000). It even improved a little among men ages 18-34."The League" fared even better in its new home. Its fifth-season premiere built on the "Sunny" lead-in and scored 786,000 viewers (compared to... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-and-the-league-make-solid-debuts-on-fxx.html

'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Episode: 'The Gang Broke Dee'

For nine seasons, the It’s Always Sunny gang has razzed on each other. On Dennis, they’ve pointed out his sociopathic tendencies - for Mac, his delusions of attractiveness and karate skills. For Ch... http://www.starpulse.com/news/Alyssa_Landau/2013/09/05/its_always_sunny_in_philadelphia_episo?ref_src=news_rss

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia': Charlie Day on FXX, Season 9 and The Waitress

brightcove.createExperiences(); A new season of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" has arrived, and it's one of the shows being used to launch a brand new network, FXX. At the network's launch party Tuesday (September 3), Zap2it caught up with "Always Sunny" star Charlie Day to talk about what fans should look forward to from the upcoming season."I can't wait for them to see 'The Gang Broke Dee', which is a pretty funny episode," Charlie says. "You get to see her do stand up again." Day also talks about an episode where the gang tries to win an award for the bar, a not-so-subtle wink to the show never getting any love come award season, and what he calls a "high-concept" episode that features an animated sequence.As for Charlie's undying and often creepy love for The Waitress (Day's real-life wife Mary Elizabeth Ellis), he says, "He's not getting anywhere fast, but there's a couple great... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-charlie-day-on-fxx-season-9-and-the-waitress.html

FX spin-off FXX debuts with 'It's Always Sunny' & 'The League'

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall talks about FXX, the new spin-off channel of FX that's debuting with "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "The League" and "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell."  Read More... http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/fx-spin-off-fxx-debuts-with-its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-the-league-totally-biased

SideReel Goes Back to School

As Billy Madison once sang "Back to school/back to school/to prove to Dad/that I'm not a fool." There are several reasons so many shows have at least one "back to school" episode (some even have more than one!), the primary one being that schools generally start around the same time as the fall TV season. Timing, as great minds have noted, is everything. Besides that, the first day of school is a universally shared/reviled experience! But maybe the biggest reason of all is that  just like any insecure middle schooler, a returning series wants to make it clear how much cooler and more attractive they've become since the spring. With that in mind, here's a list of our favorite back-to-school-themed episodes :       Full House S3E2 : Back to School Blues Full House was a terrible show (and I say this as someone who is still known to watch hours of its reruns on Nick at Night), but it has stuck in the collective memory of millennials because of a few choice episodes, this being one of them. DJ excitedly heads off to her first day of junior high, only to find out she's not dressed sluttily enough to sit with the cool girls. To make matters worse, she has the same slammin' outfit as the lunchroom monitor everyone thinks is a HUGE LOSER thus rendering her a HUGE LOSER by association. She eats lunch in the phone booth (oh man) listening to the operator recite the date and time. Oh Deej, take it from me, it doesn't get better.     Community S2E1 : Anthropology 101 The first season of Community was kind of a split decision. The first 12 or so episodes were a fairly traditional (if such a thing can be said of a single-camera comedy) sitcom before veering into the weird, pastiche-heavy, practically anthology-like glory it became. This second season opener was its pilot should have been, taking all the genre clichés of the back-to-school episode and turning them on their sides.        The Simpsons S5E3 : Homer Goes to College You try tutoring Homer Simpson in nuclear physics and see how far you get. When a person's view of college comes from repeated viewings of Animal House -esque comedies and considers it his moral duty to pick on nerds , getting him a passing grade in something the vast majority of the educated public doesn't understand becomes an exercise in nihilism. And yet Homer's tutors, with their Star Trek obsessions and rock collections, try their hardest — only to find themselves facing expulsion. If there's one thing The Simpsons taught us, it's to never try.     Degrassi The Next Generation S3E1 : Father Figure (1) Degrassi ! It's so REAL! Except that at its best it's also completely and utterly ridiculous, going so far beyond soap opera territory that it's an entity unto itself. One thing it does accurately capture is the identity confusion of the teenage psyche — it just spins it out to epic proportions. Poor Emma Nelson is just trying to figure out who she is, both in terms of the high school social structure and as part of a blended family, so she runs off in search of her biological father without telling anyone of her intention. I'm not sure where this stacks up against her battles against STDs and eating disorders, but she can't even claim the gold medal in the misery olympics that is Degrassi High School.     Friday Night Lights S2E1 : Last Days of Summer Season 2 was probably Friday Night Lights ' weakest season, but FNL at its worst was still better than pretty much anything else at its best. In the season premiere, Coach Taylor is off in search of greater glory at TMU while Tami, in the final days of a pregnancy, has to deal with her teenage daughter's histrionics. Matt Saracen is dealing with his mentor's abandonment, while Tyra and Landry... sigh... take the law into their own hands. To be clear "The Last Days of Summer" isn't on the list because it's great, but because it proved that this gem of a show still had stories to tell after its first, perfect season. As the great Tami Taylor once said, "There's no weakness in forgiveness."     It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia S6E9 : Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth The gang (as they're known) really shouldn't be allowed any contact with developing minds. How they were not legally barred from working near or with children after their ill-advised community service escapade is a mystery. Yet here we have Charlie doing his best Good Will Hunting , janitor savant impression, while Mac, Dennis, and Frank hijack Dee's drama class in order to show their incredibly racist, homemade cinematic masterpiece: Lethal Weapon 5. Also there are juggalo jokes. Given the current state of public education in Philadelphia, this may be a chilling portrait of things to come.     Frasier S8E11 : Motor Skills This one should ring true for those who are used to being at the top of every class, only to find themselves suddenly out of their depth. For me it was a class called "20th Century French Literature and the History of Ideas" but for the brothers Crane it was auto repair. Despite being multiple degree holders and leading lights of their profession, this is the first episode in which we see Frasier and Niles in a class. They fail miserably and decide to turn into happy underachievers — and manage to fail miserably at that as well.       Mad Men S6E12 : The Quality of Mercy Northeastern boarding schools are the source of much literary fixation, so it only makes sense that a literary show like Mad Men might find itself besotted by the idea as well. Sally, whose recently crushed innocence still has a few softly sparking tendrils of life, applies to Miss Porter's to get away from her nightmarish parents, only to find 1) that girls from boarding schools are kind of awful ( myself included, jk?), and 2) creepy Glenn has become a champion of women's safety to the detriment of his budding sex life. What are your favorite back-to-school episodes? Let us know in the comments — unless you want to get an F for participation.   Leah E. Friedman is the editor of SideReel.com. You can follow her musings on Twitter .

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' cast on FXX, Emmys and Season 9

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is entering it's ninth season on a new home, with the launch of FXX. The cast doesn't seem to worried about the change though, and put all fears to rest during the TCA summer press tour, Friday (August 2)."If you love 'It's Always Sunny', you're going to find it," says Charlie Day, who plays Charlie and also writes for the show, with the cast noting they mostly use DVRs and Netflix to watch TV. "I remember when we did 'Taxi', the big fear was moving from one night to the next," Danny DeVito says. "Viewing habits were so different in those days."They also aren't devastated by the lack of awards recognition they receive. Kaitlin Olson says she didn't even realize Emmy nominations had been released until she saw people complaining on Twitter that "It's Always Sunny" was shut out. "It's like how Gary Oldman still hasn't won an Academy Award,"... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/08/its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-cast-on-fxx-emmys-and-season-9.html
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