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Stations Add FX's 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'

Twentieth Television's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has cleared 45% of the country, with stations in 23 markets picking up the show for a fall 2011 launch.

Stations in nine out of the top ten markets and in 17 out of the top 20 have picked up the FX comedy,  including stations in the Fox, Tribune, CBS, Sunbeam and Adell station groups.

It's Always Sunny, now in its fifth campaign and registering solid ratings gains especially with young male viewers, also has been cleared on cable network Comedy Central, where it will have a limited run next summer and then begin its multi-year run in January 2011.

FX already has placed orders for seasons six and seven to air in 2010 and 2011, bringing the show's total episodes to 84.

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