“It’s Always Sunny…” May Have a North Dakota Plot-Twist Next Season
FXX's original comedy series "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" may have a storyline for one of the main characters that revolves around their potential life in North Dakota.
It almost seems like a head-turner anytime we hear that the setting for a movie and/or television show is in North Dakota. Past prime examples are the movie and television show "Fargo" and of course the successful conclusion to Wolverine's story in "Logan," but there's a chance the longest running live-action comedy series in history, "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" may have a big plot-point settle in North Dakota. Well, technically one of their characters may be settling down in North Dakota.
The show recently reached the end of its 12th season. One of the cliffhangers, ***SPOILER ALERT***, is the question of whether the character, Dennis (played by Glenn Howerton), will be moving to North Dakota to live the life with his son and baby mama. Reading that, you may be thinking, "Isn't the show always in Philadelphia?" Yes, however, back in Season 10, in an episode titled, "The Gang Beats Boggs," the gang is attempting to break Wade Boggs' record of drinking 70 beers while onboard a cross-country flight. Dennis gets off the flight during a layover in North Dakota, in an attempt to escape a woman he describes as "desert trash." It is revealed that during the layover, Dennis hooks up with a different woman, which is later found to be the mother of his child.
However, the future of the show and its characters is in question. Not on whether the show will continue, but when. The show's success brought it a renewal of at least two more seasons just as the 12th season began. But the immediate future of when Season 13 will start is up in the air. Kaitlin Olson (Dee) is currently working on FOX's "The Mick," Rob McElhenney (Mac) is currently directing the upcoming "Minecraft" movie, Danny DeVito (Frank) is working in a broadway play, and Glenn Howerton is also working on a pilot for NBC.
There's speculation that should Howerton's NBC show get picked up, 'Dennis' may end up spending the next season in North Dakota leading a life separate from the rest of 'the gang.' The show's past three seasons have had a season premiere date in the month of January, and should that be the case, with all other actors being busy with other projects, the next season may not start until January 2019.
Regardless of what happens, as a fan of the show, I'm intrigued to see what the future holds for Dennis and the gang, or perhaps maybe Dennis won't think North Dakota is such a "barren wasteland of a state," as he referred to it, back in Season 10. In the meantime, enjoy one of the many famous 'Dennis rants' in the video below.