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

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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.



Comments (13)

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

    Comment by James D – January 7, 2014 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Same here. Glad to anticipate another of Leary’s caution-to-the-wind characters.

      Comment by Cheo – January 7, 2014 02:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Amen.

      Comment by pb – January 8, 2014 03:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wasn’t he the EP of another show? I think it was supposed to air on USA?

    Comment by Deena – January 7, 2014 02:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You’re probably thinking of “Sirens” due to premiere on USA March 6th at 10pm. He has EP and also writing creds

      Comment by brian – January 7, 2014 03:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yes, thank you! Peter Tolan is on that also right? I wonder if he’s included on this one.

        Comment by Deena – January 7, 2014 03:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • No, Bob Fisher is. Peter Tolan is doing Rake. Both look great.

          Comment by Zach – January 7, 2014 03:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lenny Clark breathes a sigh of relief

    Comment by Joe – January 7, 2014 03:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love him. I’m in.

    Comment by Stormy – January 7, 2014 03:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sweet! I will totally watch this. Love Denis Leary.

    Comment by CJ – January 7, 2014 06:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anything Denis Leary does is A OK with me. Can’t wait.

    Comment by timetogo – January 8, 2014 05:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please let Lou be one of his old band mates.

    Comment by Amanda – January 9, 2014 11:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Denis Leary, no matter what he’s in.

    Comment by E.F. Coleman – January 12, 2014 03:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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