The 25 Most Anticipated TV Shows Of Fall 2011

10. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Network: FX
Stars: Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Danny DevVito, Kaitlin Olson
Premiere Date: September 15
Why we’re excited: Last month, Charlie Day attempted to leap from the small screen to multiplexes nationwide with Horrible Bosses, the marginally funny dark comedy also starring Jason Bateman and Jason Sudeikis. Clearly hoping to make Day the film’s scene-stealing breakout, the filmmakers welcome every opportunity to turn the It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia frontman into this year’s Zach Galifianakis; unfortunately, Day’s overly manic performance has more in common with The Hangover’s sequel than its 2009, record-breaking predecessor.

It’s a good thing, then, that his day job (no pun intended) is back for a seventh season of mean-spirited hilarity. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is a less irritating equivalent to HBO’s Entourage, in that none of the characters evolve all that much and each season is mostly identical to those prior. When a show’s as dependably amusing as this one, though, nonexistent growth is dismissible. After all, for narrative complexities, FX always has Sons Of Anarchy.

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