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October 01, 2014 at 06:00 PM EDT

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

type
TV Show
Current Status
In Season
run date
08/04/05
performer
Jordan Reid Berkow, Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson
broadcaster
FX
genre
Comedy

FX is staying in business with the guys behind It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The network has given a pilot order to Pariah, a half-hour comedy starring Bill Burr that hails from John and Dave Chernin and stars Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, and Rob McElhenney.

After an on-air meltdown, volatile TV personality Joe Abbott (Breaking Bad’s Burr) is exiled from show business and forced to navigate society as a man with no apparent skills.

The Chernins, who are supervising producers on Sunny, will write and executive-produce with Day, Howerton, and McElhenney, who will also direct the pilot. Dave Becky, Michael Rotenberg, and Nick Frenkel will also executive-produce.

“I am really looking forward to making a show with Rob, Dave, John, Charlie and Glenn,” Burr said in a statement. “I’ve been a big fan of Sunny since the beginning of their amazing run. I feel very lucky to be working with them.”

Added the Chernins: “We believe that Bill, Rob, Glenn, and Charlie are four of the funniest people in comedy today. To work alongside them is a dream come true.”

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