October 20, 2017
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is approved for two new seasons and is set to resume filming next spring, but a cast member said that won't happen without co-star Glenn Howerton.
"We are hoping we can con him into doing at least half, so that he would recur,” Kaitlin Olson said of Howerton, whose future with the FXX show has been uncertain for months, in a recent interview with The Wrap. “There’s no way we’re going to do next season with zero Dennis — there just isn’t.”
But Olson said she still hopes Howerton can at least return as Dennis Reynolds in a recurring capacity.
Howerton scored a lead role earlier this year in the upcoming NBC show "A.P. Bio," further clouding his "Always Sunny" future. Dennis' status was already up in the air after his character moved to North Dakota to become a step-dad at the end of last season.
"I’m still holding out hope that he has enough of a break from [‘Sunny’] that it’ll be fun for him to come back and not have to write, not have to produce, not have to do any of that — just come back and act,” Olson said in the report. “That would be a pretty hard thing to pass up because it’s such a fun show.”