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Rob McElhenney has confirmed that when the show returns, the gang from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia will have to deal with the coronavirus pandemic in an episode.

The show is one of note in the comedy world as it is the longest running US comedy of all time with a whopping 14 series since it started in 2005. Alongside Rob McElhennery, the stars also include Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Danny DeVito and Kaitlin Olson. The show centers around a group of questionable characters who run a bar in South Philadelphia and run into plenty of antics along the way.

“Well, we actually do have an episode called ‘The Gang Gets Quarantined‘ [season nine, episode seven] where we quarantine ourselves in the bar. I think there’s a big flu going around Philadelphia or something like that. When we come back, don’t worry, we will address all this in the way only Sunny can!”

Rob McElhenney, NME

There doesn’t look like there’s an end to the show either, as in the interview, he also revealed that they are actively trying to negotiate two more series and beyond. He stated that he wants to be a part of the show forever. It’ll be interesting with the changes in filming requirements how they will manage to film the episode and whether the gang will all go stir-crazy in quarantine together in Paddy’s Pub. If you thought your time in quarantine was bad, let’s not think about what it would be like if you were stuck with ‘the Gang’.

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