FX Reunites With Denis Leary, Orders Comedy Pilot Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

Denis Leary FX ComedyFX Networks and Denis Leary are poised to once again make beautiful music together, with the comedy pilot Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.

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Written by and starring Rescue Me‘s front man/co-creator, the mouthful-of-a-project follows Johnny Rock, a middle-aged musician who desperately wanted to be rich and famous but missed out on that chance 25 years ago by indulging in too much booze, weed and cocaine… and pills and cough medicine… and sex with band mates’ girlfriends.

Nonetheless, he now will labor to get his near-legendary 1990’s band The Heathens back together, to make another go at success.

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Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is a terrific script and concept with Denis Leary’s signature brand of comedy,” FX Network original programming president Nick Schrier said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to have [Denis] back home at FX.”

Leary in turn said, “I am very excited to be returning to FX where working with Nick [Grad of FX Productions], Eric and [FX boss] John Landgraf has been one of the best creative experiences of my life. Plus, I hear they have much better swag now.”

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll will be filmed on location in New York City this spring and feature original music/occasional guest appearances by actual rock stars.

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  1. James D says:

    Praise the TV gods Rescue Me is one of my all time favorite shows, if this is half as good it will be brillant.

  2. Deena says:

    Wasn’t he the EP of another show? I think it was supposed to air on USA?

  3. Joe says:

    Lenny Clark breathes a sigh of relief

  4. Stormy says:

    Love him. I’m in.

  5. CJ says:

    Sweet! I will totally watch this. Love Denis Leary.

  6. timetogo says:

    Anything Denis Leary does is A OK with me. Can’t wait.

  7. Amanda says:

    Please let Lou be one of his old band mates.

  8. E.F. Coleman says:

    Love Denis Leary, no matter what he’s in.