Denis Leary

Season 5 of Rescue Me has yet to premiere, but fans of the FX hit can already look forward to Season 6. The cable network has renewed the Denis Leary show for an 18-episode sixth season.

"Rescue Me is one of the very best series on television and a tentpole program for FX," said FX president John Landgraf. "We're amazed by the quality of episodes for the upcoming fifth season, which are some of the best they've ever produced. I believe this show will continue to maintain a level of excellence for several years to come and we're thrilled to pick it up for a sixth season."

Season 5 of Rescue Me will premiere April 7 at 10 pm/ET. The 22-episode season will unspool over 23 weeks, wrapping up on Sept. 8.

And that's not all, folks. Leary will launch The Rescue Me Comedy Tour, an 11-city tour featuring fellow comedians and Rescue Me costars Adam Ferrera and Lenny Clarke. The tour, which includes an April 2 stop at New York's Radio City Music Hall, will benefit the Leary Firefighters Foundation.