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What do you think of FX's ...

Question: What do you think of FX's comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia? I find it refreshing and hilarious. A great way to make up for the sad reality that Arrested Development will never air again! Answer: I welcomed the show back for its second season with a short notice in my review column, and while I wouldn't dream of comparing Philly to an inspired pinnacle of twisted genius like Arrested Development, I do appreciate its nasty sense of anything-goes humor and its low-key, low-budget, unassuming grunginess. Adding a little star power with Danny DeVito's character doesn't hurt. He seems to be having a great time getting down and dirty with these unrepentant goofs. ... read more

Hope you had some quality ...

Question: Hope you had some quality time off! I've been enjoying It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia during Fox's airing of reruns on Sunday nights. I like that the network is exposing it to a wider audience. (I'd heard about it, but not seen it.) What a hoot! Great characters and great writing. How's it doing in the time slot? Might we see more of it? Many times funnier than The War at Home. Answer: First, I did enjoy a little break, going to Indiana by way of Kentucky for a family reunion. And we're agreed on the last point regarding Philly vs. Home, but from what I gather, Philly hasn't attracted much business on Sundays, where it's stunting in advance of the second-season premiere on June 29. (I've seen the first few episodes of the new season, now featuring Danny DeVito, which could help boost the show's numbers. Pretty funny and very politically incorrect stuff.) I wouldn't worry about its performance on Fox affecting its future on FX. This is an unassuming, low-concept comedy o ... read more

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Premiered: September 25, 2001, on ABC
Rating: TV-14
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