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Denis Leary Gets FX Series Order For Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

1 July 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Denis Leary’s upcoming comedy show, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, has been ordered to series by FX, with 10 episodes now in the pipeline. Written by Leary and directed by Michael Blieden (Children’s Hospital), the show follows Johnny Rock (Leary) – an aging rocker, desperately chasing one last shot at fame and fortune.

The show sets up his character as someone who, back in the early 1990s, led a band called The Heathens to the height of the New York rock scene. He was headed for greatness, along with best friend and lead guitarist Flash (John Corbett), until he precipitated their downfall with his predilection for drugs, alcohol and the wives of his friends. We learn that the band released one record and broke up on the same day. Two decades later, Johnny has reunion on his mind.

Starring Elizabeth Gillies (Victorious), Elaine Hendrix (See Dad Run) and Bobby Kelly (Louie »

- Sarah Myles

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New Denis Leary sitcom coming to FX

1 July 2014 12:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (don't blame us, that's how it's written) is a new Denis Leary sitcom coming to FX in 2015...

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With Louie, Archer, Wilfred and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia on its books, FX has some of the best modern TV comedy around. Hoping to join that list of quality comedy is a new Denis Leary vehicle with an Ian Dury-inspired title: Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.

Three years after his previous FX project - firefighter comedy drama Rescue Me - ended on the channel, Leary is returning to FX with his new creation, which tells the story of a middle-aged recovering alcoholic and drug addict rock star attempting to reunite his band twenty-five years after they put out their one and only album.

FX has ordered ten half-hour episodes of... (please don't make us type that out again) the show, which is due to arrive in the Us in 2015. John Corbett, »

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Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: FX Orders New Denis Leary Series

30 June 2014 5:57 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

FX has ordered a music comedy from Denis Leary, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. The cable channel has ordered 10 episodes for a 2015 premiere.

This brings Leary back to FX following his seven season run on Rescue Me (which ended three years ago). The cast includes Leary, John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Bobby Kelly, and Elaine Hendrix.

Here are the details:

Reunited And It Feels So Good

FX Orders 10 Episodes of "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" Created by and Starring Denis Leary

Leary, Jim Serpico and Apostle Are Executive Producers of the Series Which is Produced by FX Productions and Fox Television Studios

Series Will Premiere in 2015

Los Angeles, June 26, 2014 - FX is officially back in business with Denis Leary, placing a 10-episode order for the comedy series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, it was announced today »

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FX Orders Denis Leary Series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

30 June 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Fans of Rescue Me, and/or Denis Leary, have something to be happy about as FX orders a new series, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, from the comedian.

This one is quite a different effort from the surprisingly dramatic Rescue Me, but looks as though it is going to mix a lot of elements. Leary is likely just the guy who can deliver an aging, washed out musician who barely had a career in the first place, and is now trying to make something happen for himself. That’s especially true if this is angling for a comedy that can also deliver some weightier moments, which looks to be the case.

Catch all the info below, and let me know what you think. Will you be tuning in?

 

Reunited And It Feels So Good

FX Orders 10 Episodes of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Created by and Starring Denis Leary

Leary, Jim Serpico »

- Marc Eastman

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FX Orders Denis Leary’s New Comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll to Series; First Images Released

30 June 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Denis Leary is back in the FX business.  The network has ordered to series a new comedy from the Rescue Me co-creator/star, titled Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.  Leary created and also stars in this new series, which revolves around middle-aged rocker Johnny Rock, whose dash with stardom was cut short due to his alcohol and drug abuse, as well as the fact that he slept with his best friend/lead guitarist’s wife.  His band, The Heathens, only managed to put out one very well-received album before breaking up, and now 25 years later Johnny is trying to get the band back together.  FX has ordered 10 episodes of the half-hour comedy, set to debut sometime in 2015. In addition to Leary, the cast also includes John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix, and Bobby Kelly.  Check out the first images after the jump, along with the full press release. Here’s the full press release: Los Angeles, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Denis Leary Looks Bonkers As a Washed-Up Rock Star

30 June 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

FX announced in January that it was reteaming with Rescue Me mastermind Denis Leary for a rock-and-roll-set sitcom, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, in which Leary plays Johnny Rock, the washed-up musician who was on track to be the next big thing in the early '90s until he ruined it all with addiction and a variety of other bad choices. Now the network has ordered ten episodes of the show, and more importantly, released these bananas images of Leary and his co-stars John Corbett, John Ales, and Robert Kelly all done up as "The Heathens." Whaaaaat is going on with these wigs? As a period piece or in flashbacks, sure, but present-day spiky mullets? Especially with a comfy-cozy white cardigan/blazer thing? File these photos under "confusing but intriguing." »

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FX Orders Denis Leary’s ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’ to Series

30 June 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

FX has ordered Denis Leary comedy “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” to series with 10 episodes, the network announced Monday.

The comedy, created by and starring “Rescue Me’s” Leary, will premiere on FX in 2015. It also stars John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix and Bobby Kelly.

“It’s great to be back in business with Denis Leary, Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti, and we’re thrilled to start on a new project that is both unique and hilarious,” said Eric Schrier, co-president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. “Johnny Rock is the role that Denis Leary was born to play.”

“I am extremely elated at the opportunity to once again be working with John Landgraf and the fine executive talent over at FX,” said Leary. “They have a great platform for comedy, an award-winning marketing team and an amazing new Nespresso machine in the conference room. The Gran Maestria C520 Platinum? »

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Denis Leary rock-star comedy series gets FX series order

30 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Denis Leary is officially returning to FX, with the cable network giving a series order to his comedy project Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.

The ampersand-heavy title is follows a middle-aged rocker (Leary, of course) trying to reunite his early ’90s band after falling into years of drugs and debauchery. The cast also includes John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix, and Bobby Kelly.

The show marks Leary’s FX reunion after co-creating and starring in Rescue Me, which ran for seven seasons on the network. “I am extremely elated at the opportunity to once again be working with John Landgraf and »

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FX Orders Denis Leary Comedy 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' to Series

30 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

More than two years after Rescue Me ended its run on FX, star Denis Leary is returning to the cable network. FX has picked up comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll -- created by and starring Leary -- to series, the cable network announced Monday. Photos Summer TV Preview Starring Leary, John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix and Bobby Kelly, Sdrr centers on Johnny Rock (Leary), a middle-aged rock 'n' roller who desperately wanted to be rich and famous. So far, he's 0-for-2. As the magnificently talented lead singer of New York's legendary early 1990s band The Heathens, Johnny was on his way to

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- Lesley Goldberg

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FX orders Denis Leary's 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' to series

30 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

FX is continuing its aggressive recent push into comedy with a series order for Denis Leary's typographically controversial "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll." The "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" -- no spaces, silly FX -- order is for 10 episodes, with the series set to premiere in 2015. Nearly everybody involved wanted to have comments in the official press release. "I am extremely elated at the opportunity to once again be working with John Landgraf and the fine executive talent over at FX," blurbs Leary. "They have a great platform for comedy, an award-winning marketing team and an amazing new Nespresso machine in the conference room. The Gran Maestria C520 Platinum? Get this: it heats the cup!  Also, doing this show with FX will allow me to live one of my last show-business dreams:  Emmy-winner Peter Tolan will be playing my gay stepdad. I know what you're thinking - isn't Peter just a few years older than Denis? »

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FX Orders Denis Leary Comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll to Series — Check Out the First Photo

30 June 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

FX is confident it can make lightning strike twice with Denis Leary.

The cabler has placed a 10-episode order for Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, a half-hour comedy series starring the Rescue Me vet as an aging rock star hungry for fame and fortune.

Here’s the show’s (lengthy) premise: “Johnny Rock (Leary) is a middle-aged rock ‘n roller who desperately wanted to be rich and famous. So far, he’s 0 for 2. As the magnificently talented lead singer of New York’s legendary early 90′s band The Heathens, Johnny was on his way to the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. »

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Networks Putting New Spins on the Spinoff

10 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Get ready for TV’s spinoff invasion. Over half a dozen of next season’s newcomers will hit the airwaves with a presold connection to proven ratings performers. From “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” to fresh takes on the durable “CSI” and “NCIS” franchises to CW’s comicbook offshoot “The Flash” (introduced via “Arrow”), they’re already among the most anticipated new shows.

There’s nothing new about the concept of spinoffs, but as the crowded TV landscape makes launching a series increasingly difficult, the built-in appeal offered by a known quantity (like NBC’s looming revival “Heroes: Reborn” or ABC’s big-to-small screen experiment “Marvel’s Agent Carter”) is proving more appealing to networks than ever before. Just as every movie studio wants at least one powerhouse franchise to call its own, TV networks are embracing the value of successful brands.

“It was enormously helpful,” Dick Wolf says »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Hey Nia Vardalos: Here Are 11 Do's and Don'ts for Your Sequel to 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'

30 May 2014 6:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When Nia Vardalos' romantic comedy "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" hit theaters in 2002 it became a word-of-mouth, sleeper hit (to the tune of over $350 worldwide). Much of the film's success came from the fact that the Portokalos family was so relatable, with the demanding parents, and their quirky, ethnic traditions. Recently, Vardalos announced on Twitter that a sequel was in the works. (1 of 2) I'm working on the MBFGWedding sequel; now that I'm experiencing motherhood I feel ready to write this next chapter.— Nia Vardalos (@NiaVardalos) May 27, 2014 (2 of 2) A few jaded press corps will claim I ran out of money or just want to kiss John Corbett again. One of these things is true.— Nia Vardalos (@NiaVardalos) May 27, 2014 We at Indiewire couldn't be more ecstatic, but we're also a little nervous. Vardalos' follow-ups like "My Life in Ruins" and the TV spinoff "My Big Fat Greek Life" had their hearts in the right place, »

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Hey Nia Vardalos: Here Are 11 Dos and Don'ts for Your Sequel to 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'

30 May 2014 6:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When Nia Vardalos' romantic comedy "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" hit theaters in 2002 it became a word-of-mouth, sleeper hit (to the tune of over $350 worldwide). Much of the film's success came from the fact that the Portokalos family was so relatable, with the demanding parents, and their quirky, ethnic traditions. Recently, Vardalos announced on Twitter that a sequel was in the works. (1 of 2) I'm working on the MBFGWedding sequel; now that I'm experiencing motherhood I feel ready to write this next chapter.— Nia Vardalos (@NiaVardalos) May 27, 2014 (2 of 2) A few jaded press corps will claim I ran out of money or just want to kiss John Corbett again. One of these things is true.— Nia Vardalos (@NiaVardalos) May 27, 2014 We at Indiewire couldn't be more ecstatic, but we're also a little nervous. Vardalos' follow-ups like "My Life in Ruins" and the TV spinoff "My Big Fat Greek Life" had their hearts in the right place, »

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Nia Vardalos, John Corbett Making Sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding

29 May 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bigger, fatter and better than ever? Nia Vardalos hopes so. The writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding has confirmed she's working on a sequel to the 2002 megahit, with John Corbett set to reprise his role as her love interest as well. "I'm working on the MBFGWedding sequel; now that I'm experiencing motherhood I feel ready to write this next chapter," Vardalos, 51, wrote on Twitter. "A few jaded press corps will claim I ran out of money or just want to kiss John Corbett again. One of these things is true." After an outpouring of well wishes from fans, »

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‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ Is Back

29 May 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

If you’re one of the many who enjoyed 2002′s hugely successful My Big Fat Greek Wedding, then you’re in luck – there’s a sequel in the works.

Both written by and starring Nia Vardalos, the first film follows Greco-American Toula (Vardalos) and her relationship with Us “Wasp” Ian (John Corbett).

It looks like much of the original team in on board for the sequel. Vardalos will once again write and star in the movie, while Corbett is also reprising his role as the husband. Playtone, HBO and Gold Circle are all involved again too, as are a whole bevy of producers (Rita WilsonTom Hanks, Gary Goetzmanare, Paul BrooksScott NiemeyerNorm Waitt and Steve Shareshian). However whether original director Joel Zwick returns remains to be seen.

All we know of the new script at the moment is it features a family secret and, of course, another Greek wedding. »

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This Will Remind You Why You Loved My Big Fat Greek Wedding

28 May 2014 5:40 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

You didn't even know you missed the Portokalos family, but you did. Trust me. The fictional family from 2002's Indie hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding might seem like forgotten relatives, but they're coming back. HBO Films is developing a sequel to the movie, and Nia Vardalos and John Corbett are set star in it again. There will be another wedding, as well as a family secret. And I presume some Windex. Vardalos talked about the project, '"Of course, a few jaded folks in the press corps will claim I ran out of money or just want to kiss John Corbett again. One of these things is true." On this good news, let's look back at why everyone went crazy over this movie in the first place. With the help of GIFs, of course. »

- Annie Gabillet

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding Gets a Sequel! Nia Vardalos and John Corbett Set to Return

28 May 2014 3:48 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

All together now: opa! My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the wildly popular 2002 comedy flick, is getting a sequel, writer Nia Vardalos confirmed.  The 51-year-old actress revealed the news via her Twitter page, letting fans know that a follow-up flick is currently in the works with actor John Corbett set to reprise his role. "I'm working on the MBFGWedding sequel; now that I'm experiencing motherhood I feel ready to write this next chapter," she wrote. "A few jaded press corps will claim I ran out of money or just want to kiss John Corbett again. One of these things is true." Photos: John Corbett and more men who starred on Sex and the City The thesp added that »

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'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' is happening because what the heck

28 May 2014 3:18 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Get ready for more Windex jokes. Nia Vardalos is making a sequel to "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" more than 12 years removed from the first film's blockbuster run in 2002, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Vardalos has already written the script and will reprise her role as Toula Portokalos, a Greek-American woman who in the first film met and married a non-Greek man (John Corbett) while trying to get her large overbearing family to accept him into the fold. Corbett is also set to return in the follow-up, which "involves the reveal of a family secret and a new wedding, described as bigger and fatter, that brings the Greek clan together again." “Now that I'm experiencing motherhood, I'm ready to write the next chapter of my family story,” said Vardalos in a statement. “Of course a few jaded folks in the press corps will claim I ran out of money or »

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding Sequel on the Way

28 May 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

There's a sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding in the works, star and writer Nia Vardalos announced on Twitter. John Corbett and the rest of the cast are onboard to return, though there's no word yet on who will direct. "The plot of the new script involves the reveal of a family secret and a new wedding, described as bigger and fatter, that brings the Greek clan together again," according to THR. Those of us with long memories for suffering might recall the 2003 TV show My Big Fat Greek Life, which aired seven episodes on CBS, but why dwell in the past? Another My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you guys! Opa. »

- Margaret Lyons

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