Sunny gang gets Fox pilot

The gang is headed to work for Fox. Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Glenn Howerton, the mad geniuses behind FX's over-the-top comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, are beefing up their workload with a new project for a major network.

Fox TV has ordered a pilot of Boldly Going Nowhere, a single-camera comedy about the day-to-day operations of a spaceship in deep space, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The idea was pitched to the Sunny trio by their assistant, Adam Stein.

"All of us grew up watching Star Trek and other sci-fi series, and they're always about these adventures," McElhenney said. "We thought a great area to explore is what happens between the adventures, how the crew members take care of daily routine stuff on the spaceship."

After reading the pilot script, Fox ordered five more scripts.

"They knocked out a script that completely leapt out of the pile," Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly said. "It has Fox sensibility, it's very character-driven, it's politically incorrect, it's an amazing comedy--high-concept but not a spoof."

However, don't think It's Always Sunny--which has been picked up for a fourth season--will suffer. McElhenney, Day, and Howerton will keep their day jobs and make Sunny their number-one priority. Once Boldly gets its ball rolling, a veteran show runner will be attached to the series.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is expected to return this fall to FX. The comedy follows a group of bar-owning friends and their misadventures (which cover such light-hearted topics as disabilities, racism, abortion, drug addiction, and Nazis) in the City of Brotherly Love.

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very good
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"Not a spoof" = "Not like Red Dwarf"

I envision an episode starting with two guys cleaning guts off of a fighter ship, complaining about how they could have been dumb enough to sign up for this "Sunny style." The episode goes on to show the guys trying to scam a Gorak from the ship recreational area, to arguing about who has to blow the Snook from their last failed scheme.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia in space should be much better than it sounds. Plus, Boldly Going Nowhere is the funniest, albeit obvious, title I have ever heard.
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Moving to Fox - run fast, run hard, run now.
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Definitely have to give it a chance, but I'm more excited for a 4th season Sunny confirmation for the fall.
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Yeah sounds nothing at all like RED DWARF.



Not in the slightest. Nosiree. Nothing to do with one of the finest UK comedies ever made (well up to series 6) WHICH HAD AN INFAMOUSLY BAD US PILOT MADE BACK IN THE 80's.



No, it's a totally original idea that has nothing to do with Red Dwarf.



At all.
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From the minds of Sunny, I'll give it a chance. Though without Charlie, Dennis & Mac onscreen, we'll have to see.
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When I first read the headline of this article, I thought they were saying that Sunny was going to be moved from FX to FOX, therefore having it be watered down material from here on out and nearly pooped myself.

Thank God that wasn't the case; kudos guys for trying something new. Just don't let it ruin IASIP... :-)
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I love these guys! Realistically speaking, the show will probably be very good but underrated. Either way, It's Always Sunny BETTER NOT suffer!
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I will totally watch this, even though we all know Fox will cancel it mid way through the first season.
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might check it out
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Oh, this is gonna be good...
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This is intersting. Move over sister network from FX to Fox with a new show.
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Intreaging
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Nice.
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sounds way cool
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Hells Yeah!
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I am sooooooo there... I hope though that somehow someway there is an episode that explains how DAYMAN got his magic powers!
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Who else would like to know what a script looks like when it leaps out of a pile?
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Sounds like fox will cancel it anyway.
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Sounds really original, I'll most likely check it out.
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Outer space? Really?
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I love those guys. I can't wait!
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i love its always sunny this one looks like it will be great too!
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Sounds like Red Dwarf....
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Brilllllllliant!!!
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