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Though the series has drawn low ratings, FX has renewed their Denis Leary comedy series for a second season of 10 episodes. Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll will return some time next year.
Here's the press release:
FX Renews "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" For Second Season
Comedy From Denis Leary Back For 10-Episode Second Season in 2016
Los Angeles, September 23, 2015 - Long live Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll! FX Networks has ordered a second season of the FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll created by and starring Denis Leary, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. The 10-episode second season of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll will return in 2016 with stars Leary, Elizabeth Gillies, John Corbett, Elaine Hendrix, Robert Kelly and John Ales. In addition to creating Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Leary also serves as a writer, composer and a director, as well »
FX has ordered a 10-episode second season of Denis Leary’s FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll for premiere in 2016, with stars Leary, Elizabeth Gillies, John Corbett, Elaine Hendrix, Robert Kelly and John Ales slated to return. This is the second FX summer series to get a renewal, joining drama The Strain. Still no word on Tyrant, which had been expected to get a third season following a creatively improved Season 2, and comedy Married. Like other basic cable networks, FX has… »
The first photos have been released (via USA Today from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2," the upcoming sequel to the 2002 film which became the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time.
Gold Circle Entertainment, HBO and Playtone are behind the sequel in which the whole cast returns as a Portokalos family secret brings the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.
Source: USA Today »
- Garth Franklin
Denis Leary found success with his Rescue Me sitcom. The series lasted for seven seasons and 93 episodes of FX. How will Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll perform in the ratings? Will it be renewed for a second season or, will it be cancelled instead? We'll have to wait and see.
On the Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll TV show, a fictional band from New York City in the 1990s was on the brink of becoming famous with the drop of their first album. The band broke up -- thanks to some infidelity -- and have now been reunited with the promise of a second chance. The series stars Leary, John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Bobby Kelly, Elaine Hendrix, and John Ales.
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Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)
TV show dates: July 16, 2015 -- present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
This single-camera comedy series revolves around the lead singer of The Heathens, a fictional band from New York in the 1990s. Known for living up to their name, the band partied so long and so hard that even Keith Richards thought they needed to slow things down. The Heathens were on the brink of becoming famous for their kick-ass live shows and the release of their highly anticipated first album. Until they broke up -- the same day the album dropped.
When you think Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll frontman Johnny Rock, think Mick Jagger without the mindbending fame. Bono without the gravitas. Steven Tyler without the scarves. David Bowie without the longevity.
In fact, take just about any classic rock band’s lead singer and disregard the wealth and stardom, and you’re left with Johnny (played by Rescue Me‘s Denis Leary), the hard-partying face of the 1990s band The Heathens.
Video Denis Leary Bangs the Drum for Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
As we learn via the “Where the Hell Are They Now?” documentary that kicks off FX’s new »
Denis Leary’s relationship with FX continues with the debut of his new show “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.” While the show rehashes a lot of familiar tropes about all three titular topics, it also deals with the ideas of reinvention, second chances and living vicariously through your children. Leary plays Johnny Rock, a former rock star who managed to sabotage the success of his past band The Heathens. Former Heathens lead guitarist Flash (John Corbett) hates Johnny and has had the last laugh by going on to play for Lady Gaga. His other band mates, bassist Rehab (John »
- Diane Gordon
Once in a while, a show comes a long that blows you away, but is unfortunately difficult to describe. It isn’t that it’s taxing to try to convey what you appreciate about the effort, but that it’s actually hard to describe the show itself.
That may be a surprising statement, given that Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll has an official synopsis, was pitched, and has been and will be described countless times.
Sure, Denis Leary plays an aging rocker who never made it, and the series begins with him finding the daughter he never knew he had. The pull is that she sought him out so that he would write songs for her, because she wants to be famous, and he can’t afford to turn her down. Hilarity ensues.
That’s not what I mean.
Frankly, you have to appreciate the fact that it was probably one »
- Marc Eastman
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is superficial title for a superficial show. Created by Denis Leary, this half-hour FX comedy, which premieres tonight, follows Johnny Rock (Leary), the lead singer of the Heathens. The band apparently flamed out in the '90s — or was it the '80s, or the '70s? It's often hard to tell — when they were right on the cusp of stardom. In the present, Johnny learns that he has an adult daughter, Gigi (Elizabeth Gilles), by a former bandmate, and that Gigi can really, really sing; this inspires him to try to get the band back together to write some new material and finally claim the megastardom that he believes was their destiny. So he reassembles Flash (John Corbett), bassist Rehab (John Ales), drummer Bam Bam (Robert Kelly), and one of his old backup singers Ava (Elaine Hendrix), who happens to be his girlfriend of 25 years, »
- Matt Zoller Seitz
Questions I have after watching two episodes of "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll," the new FX comedy created by and starring Denis Leary, which debuts tomorrow night at 10: In what year does this show think it takes place? Leary plays Johnny Rock, former lead singer of The Heathens, a band that had a meteoric rise and abrupt fall in the early '90s. Dave Grohl appears early in the pilot to explain that The Heathens were a huge inspiration for Nirvana. But Johnny, in both past and present, sports a rooster haircut that hasn't been fashionable since Rod Stewart and Ron Wood abandoned it in the mid-'70s. The Heathens' signature song, which provides the show its title (albeit one borrowed from a much better song — also from the '70s — by Ian Dury) is catchy, but sounds like a mix of punk and glam rock that had little place »
- Alan Sepinwall
Five episodes were provided prior to broadcast.
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is pretty damning evidence that the narcissist is killing television. From the bizarrely popular Two and a Half Men to the thankfully short-lived Weird Loners, there seems to be a constant flow of unlikable, self-absorbed assholes leading half-hour comedies, with show creators across all networks seemingly convinced that the most endearing trait a sitcom character can possess is consummate unpleasantness (yes, HBO, you too, don’t think for a second that Girls is growing on us). FX’s latest is the natural end-point of this unfortunate small-screen phenomenon: a series populated entirely by painfully unlikeable people, and that’s (funnily enough) painfully unlikeable itself.
Riffing on the age-old idea that the best rock ‘n’ roll bands were typically the ones that nearly killed themselves on a nightly basis with a toxic cocktail of substance abuse, hard alcohol and licentious behavior, »
- Isaac Feldberg
My spellcheck hates Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Too cool for spaces, Denis Leary’s newest FX series focuses on Johnny Rock (Leary), a fading rock star who, through drugs and his own abrasive nature, never quite made the big time. Johnny’s band mates (John Corbett & Robert Kelly) have all moved onto better, but he’s still stuck playing dive bars. Enter and up-and-coming singer (Elizabeth Gillies) who offers Johnny one last shot at redemption and a chance at rock-star success albeit through her career, not his. At Comic Con, the cast and creators of the series spoke about what sorts of bad behavior can be expected on the upcoming series. Panel Recap [caption id="attachment_487031" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via FX[/caption] This is Leary’s first trip to Comic Con. Leary revealed the weirdest moment that’s happened to him thus far: “I had an argument with a Batman, and a Thor came over and defended me… »
- Tommy Cook
When Denis Leary stopped by TVLine’s Comic-Con Suite at the Hard Rock Hotel, he thought he was just going to plug his upcoming FX series, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, and that would be that. Instead, he found himself getting sucked in by the “judgmental and disappointment vibes” that he got from our founder and Eic, Michael Ausiello.
In fact, the Rescue Me alum fell so hard for the boss’ shtick that before the Q&A was over, he was insisting that Ausiello should — no, needed »
It's going to be a week of debuts for the multiple Emmy nominee and Spider-Man actor with his first appearance at Comic-Con and his return to TV with the July 16 premiere of his FX comedy series. Co-starring John Corbett, Robert Kelly, John Ales and Elaine Hendrix plus Nickelodeon alum Elizabeth Gillies, Denis Leary's Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll goes way behind the music to the short rise of The Heathens and the multi-decade fall of lead singer Johnny Rock. The show starts with a… »
Remember when a rock band’s fame was measured in record sales and radio plays instead of Twitter followers and trending hashtags? Someone might as well stick us in a museum with a pole up our butts because we, like Johnny Rock, are fossils. Comedian and former Rescue Me star Denis Leary returns to FX in the new comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll as Johnny Rock, the drugged-out, aging frontman of early ’90s flash-in-the-pan punk band The Heathens. For nearly 25 years, he’s been living all of the rock star lifestyle with none of the fame or fortune. John Corbett costars as Flash, The … Continue reading →
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- Ryan Berenz
As if there weren’t already an overwhelming number of amazing TV show and movie previews, cast panels and Q&As at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, it has just been announced that The Weinstein Co. has now added a panel for the highly anticipated revenge western The Hateful Eight. Attendees of Comic-Con International have yet another reason to get excited as the film’s writer-director Quentin Tarantino and some yet-to-be determined cast members are also expected to make appearances.
According to Variety, the panel will be moderated by Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick and will take place on Saturday, July 11 at 1:30 p.m. in Hall H. Tarantino will deliver fans an exclusive look at his forthcoming film, after which he will take part in a Q&A session with the cast, where they will discuss the film’s production, its upcoming roadshow release and the film’s 70mm format. »
- William Fanelli
Grab some Windex and maybe give yourself the first spritz after checking out the full photo of John Corbett in all his shirtless glory. Opa! That Toula is a lucky woman. (And that Ian is a lucky man.) Nia Vardalos became a major star back in 2002 thanks to "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," and she and Corbett are returning for "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2," which is scheduled for a March 25, 2016 release.
Sequel filming started in late May in Toronto and just wrapped, which we know because Vardalos kindly shared some photos from set. A few days ago, she shared this shot with Corbett, joking, "Is someone trying to get baptized again in #MyBigFatGreekWedding2?":
Is someone trying to get baptized again in #MyBigFatGreekWedding2 ?
A photo posted by Nia Vardalos (@niavardalos) on Jun 25, 2015 at 9:55pm Pdt
Then she updated to say it's a wrap for filming:
Ahhh, just »
- Gina Carbone
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