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Why Rob McElhenney Takes Mythic Quest So Personally

Rob McElhenney has already made some serious Hollywood history. Last year, the first show he ever created—It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia—was renewed for a 15th season, making it the longest-running live action TV show in history. Part of the secret of Sunny’s longevity, McElhenney likes to point out, is that despite the show’s ambitious swings, its core characters of old friends stubbornly refuse to change. That is, except for McElhenney’s character, Mac, who underwent a physical transformation in season seven and then, in season 13, performed an elaborate dance routine as a way of coming out to his father. McElhenney went through grueling physical regimens to pull off both.
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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney Are Creating an IRL 'Ted Lasso' Called 'Welcome to Wrexham'

Of all the good news stories of 2020, which we’ll admit were few and far between, one of the standouts was when Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-creator Rob McElhenney teamed up to take over Wrexham AFC. As part of the comedic duo’s new ownership, they’re also creating a two-season docuseries on FX titled Welcome to Wrexham.
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Rob McElhenney on Why Awards Really Matter, Valuing of Funny Comedies, and One ‘Meh’ Review

The video above was produced by IndieWire’s Creative Producer Leonardo Adrian Garcia. There are TV creators, and then there are TV creators who love TV. To be clear, plenty of producers and showrunners enjoy making TV, and many of those are pretty good at pretending, at least, to take some pleasure in talking about what they’ve made. But people who make television usually don’t have a lot of free time. Between 12-hour days on set, just as much time in pre- and post-production, and then the most agonizing endurance test of them all — press days — creating television can make it pretty difficult to watch television, let alone keep up with the peak TV era and its never-ending content stream.
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Club owned by actors Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney to face MLS' Philadelphia Union

The gang returns to the City of Brotherly Love for a friendly. Wrexham AFC, which competes in the fifth tier of England's football pyramid and is owned by the Hollywood duo of Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, announced Friday it will play in the United States for the first time this summer and face Major League Soccer side Philadelphia Union on July 29 at Subaru Park.
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It's Always Sunny Inside the Head of Rob McElhenney

Because if you don't, we're laughing AT you and not WITH you. “Do you always start your day with a bag of cocaine and a gun?” And as Danny DeVito pulls up to the bar with a sandwich bag of cocaine and a pistol, if you don’t know you’re watching one of the funniest shows in the history of funny shows, you most certainly do when DeVito nods, “Mmm…yeah.” Rob McElhenney created that show, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, has a new season out of his latest show, Mythic Quest, and still took time in between all of that to chat them up on The Carlos Watson Show. You can find excerpts below or listen to the full interview on the show’s podcast feed.
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Rob McElhenney Discusses ‘Mythic Quest’ Season 2 & How ‘It’s Always Sunny’ Will Tackle Cancel Culture [The Playlist Podcast]

Rob McElhenney is one of the hardest-working guys in TV right now. Not only is he one of the main stars of the history-making FX sitcom, “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia,” which is about to begin production on episodes for Season 15, but he’s also the co-creator, co-writer, director, and star of the Apple TV+ series, “Mythic Quest.” And on top of that, he took the time out of his busy day in the writers room for ‘Sunny’ to join The Playlist Podcast.
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Rob McElhenney and Ilana Glazer on How to Stay Sane in Show Business

How would the degenerates of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia deal with a global pandemic? Who becomes the crazy anti-vaxxer? How long would it take for the gang to break quarantine? Fans will find out later this year when the show’s 15th season, now in production, airs on FX after a two-year hiatus, making it the longest-running live-action comedic sitcom in TV history. (Future contenders will have an even higher bar to clear—Sunny’s been renewed through season 18.) Rob McElhenney, who co-created and stars in the series, promises it will be the same show we all remember, which is to say that nobody learns a thing, and the gang remains as hilariously despicable as ever.
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‘Mythic Quest’ Co-Creator And Actor Rob McElhenney On Building Real Characters And Casting Epic Co-Stars

Rob McElhenney co-created and stars in Mythic Quest—the Apple TV+ comedy series set in the dysfunctional workplace of a fictional gaming company, playing the visionary, if narcissistic, idea man behind the titular online roleplaying game. When he isn’t making hit shows like MQ or It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, McElhenney is busy raising two sons with wife Kaitlin Olson, his Sunny co-star. And he recently took a side job—buying a Welsh soccer club with his pal Ryan Reynolds. FX just announced plans to air a docuseries on McElhenney and Reynolds’s football venture.