Just three years after Denis Leary's under-appreciated FX dramedy 'Rescue Me' put out its last fire, the legendary comic is returning to the network for a new half-hour series. Leary will both write and star in the pilot for a New York-set musician comedy 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,' set to feature original music and occasional guest appearances by real-life rock stars as well.
Among the many new pilots to debut this fall, 'SNL' vet Andy Samberg's 'Parks and Recreation'-style cop comedy 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' has attracted the most comedy heat by far. The new single camera series from 'Parks' producers Michael Schur and Dan Goor has just added another famous po-po to its ranks, tasking '30 Rock,' 'Law & Order: SVU' and 'Rescue Me' vet Dean Winters to its ranks, but will he still he the good guy?
Things might get pretty cold in New York City by the time 'Smash' season 2 raises its curtains, but things are only heating up for Debra Messing's Julia. Earlier, we learned that actor Brian D'Arcy (ulia's husband Frank) had officially departed the series, but now a former 'Rescue Me' star will start a fire in her heart. How long will this one stick around, and will we hear him flex those pipes?