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    Apple signs up ‘Always Sunny’ duo for new comedy

    From left: Kaitlin Olson, Rob McElhenney, Danny DeVito, and Charlie Day in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”
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    From left: Kaitlin Olson, Rob McElhenney, Danny DeVito, and Charlie Day in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

    Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” — which will start its 13th season next month on FXX — have created a new show. Still untitled, it will be a half-hour comedy set in a video game development studio. McElhenney will star, and he and Day will write the show.

    What’s interesting about it is the outlet: Apple has given a straight-to-series order for the show.

    Apple’s roster of scripted originals continues to grow more and more impressive. At this point, the tech giant has more than a dozen projects in the works, and it will begin to roll them out next year. Among them: A morning-show drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, an adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s novel series “Foundation,” a space drama from Ronald D. Moore of “Battlestar Galactica,” a thriller from M. Night Shyamalan, and the crime drama “Are You Sleeping” starring Octavia Spencer.

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