‘It’s Always Sunny’ Star Rob McElhenney Writing ‘Living Loaded’ for FX

MacOn screen, Rob McElhenney is an idiotic, insecure man-child as It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Mac, erroneously self-dubbed “the brains,” “the sheriff of Paddy’s,” and an a possessor of “cat-like reflexes.” But behind the scenes, McElhenney has a lot more going for him. McElhenney created It’s Always Sunny and acts as an executive producer, writer and director along with costars Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton. Now, McElhenney is taking the behind-the-scenes position on another series for FX: Living Loaded.

The project is a single-camera comedy, based on the eponymous book by Dan Dunn, about a blogger-turned-radio host with a wild social life and a lax behavioral code. Dunn’s non-fiction book illustrates his career as a blogger hired by Playboy to report on party culture by means of heavy alcohol consumption and various other experiments with hedonistic living.

McElhenney is writing the comedy along with Dunn and Rob Rosell, who acts as a producer on It’s Always Sunny.

Source: Deadline

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.