Rescue Me (2004–2011)

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Tommy Gavin deals with the fears of his job as a firefighter and seeing his ex-wife dating other men.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »
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 Tommy Gavin (93 episodes, 2004-2011)
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 Mike Silletti (93 episodes, 2004-2011)
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 Sean Garrity (93 episodes, 2004-2011)
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 Janet Gavin (93 episodes, 2004-2011)
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 Kenneth 'Lou' Shea (93 episodes, 2004-2011)
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 Franco Rivera (93 episodes, 2004-2011)
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 Sheila Keefe (93 episodes, 2004-2011)
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 Colleen Gavin (63 episodes, 2004-2011)
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 Jimmy Keefe (55 episodes, 2004-2011)
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 Mickey Gavin (53 episodes, 2004-2011)
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 Uncle Teddy (53 episodes, 2004-2011)
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 Chief 'Needles' Nelson (50 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Bart 'Black Shawn' Johnston (45 episodes, 2007-2011)
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 Chief Jerry Reilly (44 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Damien Keefe (42 episodes, 2004-2011)
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 Maggie Gavin / ... (39 episodes, 2004-2011)
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 Katy Gavin (38 episodes, 2004-2011)
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Recently divorced fireman Tommy Gavin, is coping with the fear of his job and the unease he feels watching his ex-wife as she starts to date other men. To better keep tabs on his ex and stay close to their three kids, he moves across the street from them. Written by Ramble000

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I'm not hero, I'm a fireman. See more »

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Drama | Comedy

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Asema 62  »

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The song that ends the Season One Finale (Episode 13) is called "Fell On Bad Days" by the band Rubyhorse. See more »

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Towards the end of season 3 when Tommy confronts Johnny's killer, he mentions that Johnny was 41. Johnny is later called Tommy's little brother. However, since Tommy and Janet met in high school and had a child then (Colleen) who in season 4 is 18, that would put Tommy and Janet both in their mid-30's. See more »

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Coroner: Um... she's dead. Her neck is broken. Died instantly.
Tommy Gavin: I was just talking to her!
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My secret evil plan...catch every episode
18 March 2005 | by (San Diego California) – See all my reviews

I heard about this show and since I come from NY/NJ and from an Irish catholic family of firemen, of course, I'm watching this. It's authentic, it's gritty, not pretty, but then, you don't know firemen - they're running into burning buildings when everybody else is running out, and are a breed unto themselves, an essence that Leary and Co. have captured.

So, if you ever have an opportunity to go to a 'wetdown' or a fundraiser (See Bayhead NJ crabfest in Aug. -" If you don't' come to our fundraiser, we ain't coming to your fire" )- you see real men, some of them boneheads, some of them rocket scientists, but always for real. This very edgy drama and esp. Leary's character shows the dark side, and his 'secret evil plan' instead of whitewashing every guy as a hero, as competent or even, sober. I love that the moral center keeps shifting underneath their feet, just as in real life. There's a million stories in the Naked City, and "Rescue Me" could tell them all.

I've been waiting for a show like this to come along because I practically grew up in a firehouse, and I know so did a million other kids in America. And, for those people who don't know any firemen, go adopt one or better yet, go volunteer.


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