August 03, 2018
Glenn Howerton’s role in the newest season of ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ had been a subject to relentless speculation for months after the finale of Season 12 left the future of his character, Dennis Reynolds, in the balance.
But during a panel at the Television Critics Award press tour Friday, the cast of Always Sunny — minus Howerton himself — apparently confirmed that Dennis isn’t gone for good:
Cue the Always Sunny fans’ unanimous rejoicing.
With plenty on his plate elsewhere, including his NBC show “AP Bio” being renewed for a second season, Howerton’s commitment to being the same core member of the show was understandably in question.
This tweet from January certainly didn’t help matters:
4) I don’t know why the narrative continues to be centered around whether “I’m” coming back. I’m here. It’s whether or not “Dennis” is coming back. Dennis could be gone forever.— Glenn Howerton (@GlennHowerton) January 27, 2018
But in the end, it appears it was much ado about nothing.
Of course, this is business as usual for a voracious fanbase: It’s been a busy few months for Always Sunny news as anticipation grows ahead Season 13.
We found out that professional yeller Jason Kelce might be part of a Super Bowl-centric episode, which promises to be something special if the show’s Phillies World Series episode is any indicator.
A mobile app seems to be on its way later this year, although the download date is still up in the air.
And we’ll be seeing a new, somehow even-more-jacked edition of Rob McElhenney’s character, Mac, who’s sporting a physique that impresses pro baseball players who might want to have a catch.
The 13th season of Always Sunny debuts Sept. 5 on FXX.