There’s Weighty Issues Ahead For ‘Sunny In Philadelphia’

by | June 16, 2011 at 6:48 PM | It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, TV News

Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Things are going to get heavy next season for the popular FX comedy “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.” Literally. That’s because series star/executive producer Rob McElhenney, who plays Mac, has deliberately packed on 50 pounds. According to ScreenJunkies.com, McElhenney added the weight purely for the comic effect it’ll give his previously buff character. (And not as sympathy weight for his wife, co-star Katilin Olson, who recently had their first child.)

Says co-star Charlie Day: “It’s been disgusting to watch him go through with this adventure. We were a little on the fence about it for his own personal health and safety but it has definitely made Mac a lot funnier.”

The next “Sunny” season doesn’t start until September, but Day did tease a few pending plotlines for the new episodes. There will be a play on “Pretty Woman,” a trip to the Jersey Shore and a guest appearance by the band Kings of Leon. The cast also gets involved with a children’s beauty pageant and, just to mix things up, the end of the world. “With 2012 coming up, we’re gonna be tackling the apocalypse,” a cryptic Day told ScreenJunkies.