On Thursday, FX finally announced the premiere date for season 13 of _It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia—_and gave us a taste of what the gang will be up to now that Dennis moved away, Deadline reports.
When Dennis left to be a father at the end of season 12, and actor Glenn Howerton went off to be a teacher or whatever on NBC, fans were left worrying if the inventor of the D.E.N.N.I.S. system and general sociopath was gone for good. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly earlier this year, Howerton made it clear that Dennis wasn't completely written off It's Always Sunny, but he was a little vague about how big—or little—the character's role would be next season**.**
Now, thanks to a new plot synopsis from FX, we've got a bit more info about what the future holds for Dennis and the rest of the gang when the show comes back on September 5. Sadly, it sounds like they won't all be back together in Paddy's Pub any time soon.
"The Gang Returns... mostly," Thursday's announcement says, teasing the upcoming season's premiere on September 5. "Mac (Rob McElhenney), Charlie (Charlie Day), Dee (Kaitlin Olson) and Frank (Danny DeVito) return to their duplicitous, scheming ways at Paddy’s Pub, while Dennis (Glenn Howerton) takes on the new role of father in North Dakota."
"Even without Dennis Reynolds," the announcement continues, "the Gang has its hands full as Charlie hopes to have a child with The Waitress, Mac sets out to understand his newfound sexuality, Dee takes feminism to new heights, and Frank goes to great lengths for the Gang to experience the greatest moment in Philadelphia sports history—an Eagles Super Bowl victory."
OK, that all sounds about as incredible as wine in a can, and it's likely that we'll see Dennis make some appearances in the new season. But from the tone of this announcement, it unfortunately sounds like whatever subplots the golden god might be involved in will probably focus more on raising Brian Jr. than trouncing Mac in a game of Chardee MacDennis. Still, this is Dennis we're talking about—he's bound to get bored and ditch his new family for Philly again, right? He can't do the right thing forever.
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