Pilot Scoop: Denis Leary's USA Comedy Sirens Enlists Modern Family, Scrubs Actors
USA Network has finalized casting on its Denis Leary-produced paramedic comedy pilot Sirens, tapping Michael Mosley (Scrubs, Pan Am), Kevin Daniels (Modern Family) and Kevin Bigley (Game Change).
From Leary and writer Bob Fisher (Traffic Light), the half-hour, single-camera project (adapted from the UK series of the same name) follows three of Chicago’s best EMTs whose sometimes self-loathing, other times narcissistic, and always downright self-destructive personalities make them unqualified for sustaining relationships, friendships and most occupations. They are, however, uniquely qualified for saving anyone unlucky enough to wind up in their ambulance.
Mosley will play Johnny, a good-looking, sports-loving, Chicago EMT who works with his best friend Hank (Daniels). Bigley rounds out the trio as Brian, a wide-eyed and excitable new EMT who still lives with his parents and whose prior experience includes volunteering as an Easter Seal. He is eager and always ready for an adventure. Hank and Johnny put him through the paces but for the most part Brian doesn’t mind; he’s game for anything.
Jessica McNamee (The Vow) co-stars as Theresa, a smart, gorgeous female cop with the Chicago PD who still loves her ex Johnny, but ultimately had to move on when he wouldn’t commit.
The cable net, which will begin airing reruns of Modern Family next year, recently wrapped production on another half-hour pilot, Paging Mr. Freed. The comedy centers on gynecologist brothers David (Kyle Howard) and Jonathan (Joel David Moore) who inherit their father’s thriving medical practice after he dies from a heart attack.Follow @MichaelAusiello