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Loving Rescue Me's Diane Farr...

Loving Rescue Me's Diane Farr as the new behavioral scientist. What a great addition to this male-dominated show. And an extra bonus is that she's not quirky like Sabrina Lloyd; instead, she's smart and seems to work well with Charlie by adding a personality to his equations. She may not get every mathematical word that he says, but she's a good sounding board for his theories. I'm not quite loving Colby, the new FBI agent, though. He's too aggressive and too much the stereotypical rookie cop. Hopefully he'll mellow out a bit if he sticks around. Characters like that are the reason I stop watching these shows, and here I'm more interested in the unusual ways they solve these "ripped from the headlines" crimes than in the standard criminal procedures. How else would they have managed to uncover those two completely unrelated suspects in those great big stacks of people who might want to get back at the judge? And on a random funny note, I love listeni read more

Calamity! Catastrophe! How, I ...

Question: Calamity! Catastrophe! How, I ask you, will Rescue Me survive Diane Farr's departure? This show, currently on my must-see list, is one that I initially had to force myself to watch week after week. The male characters' collectively detestable behavior sometimes threatened to overwhelm the excellent acting, writing and directing. But the arrival of Laura made watching a treat instead of a chore. Not only did she balance out the guys' obnoxiousness, her presence allowed me to get more deeply involved with and sympathetic to the quandaries of Tommy, Garrity, Franco et al. Farr's Jan played much the same role on The Job, another Denis Leary show that, for all its high quality, might have been scream-inducing without her presence. What will losing Rescue Me's most likable character do to the show? Answer: Let's hope it challenges the writers and producers to create another strong female character who can stand up to these guys and, as you noted, provide a fresh perspective on th ... read more

Did Diane Farr sign on to ...

Question: Did Diane Farr sign on to Numbers before or after she shot the season finale of Rescue Me? Is her character written off at the end of this season, or will her disappearance be explained at the beginning of next season? David E. Kelley is notorious for writing out characters between seasons with no explantion (Lara Flynn Boyle, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Taye Diggs, to name a few). Now that ABC held onto the last five episodes of Boston Legal and they will run into Season 2, will he explain the absence of Tara and Lori? Answer: Without wanting to get too deep into the why and how so as not to have any surprises ruined for me or you, it's fair to say that Diane Farr knew she was taking a new gig before production wrapped on Rescue Me this season, so her character's fate will be resolved on or by the Sept. 13 finale. With Boston Legal, there was some retooling of the episodes left over from last season to incorporate some of the show's new characters as well as to lay the groundwork for ... read more

Did Diane Farr sign on to ...

Question: Did Diane Farr sign on to Numbers before or after she shot the season finale of Rescue Me? I guess what I'm asking is, will she be written out in the Sept. 13 season finale or will her exit be explained in the beginning of the third season?


Answer: Farr's story line will be wrapped up in the finale. "I told them at Episode 8 [that I was leaving], so they had five episodes to finish the arc of my character," she says, adding that, "The whole relationship [between Laura and Franco] is laying the groundwork for my exit."

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Any scoop on how Diane Farr ...

Question: Any scoop on how Diane Farr will be written out of Rescue Me now that she's replacing Sabrina Lloyd on Numbers?


Answer: All Farr would tell me plotwise is that "Laura and Franco (Daniel Sunjata) go through a wild ride" as we approach the Sept. 13 finale (aka Farr's last episode).

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FLAME OUT

Rescue Me's Diane Farr is joining the cast of CBS' Numbers this fall, replacing Sabrina Lloyd. Per Variety, she'll play Special Agent Megan Reeves, a Quantico grad assigned to the Los Angeles FBI office. A Rescue Me rep, meanwhile, confirms that Farr won't be back next year. Yeah, her character never could take the heat. (Someone was gonna say it, might as well be me.) read more

FLAME OUT

Rescue Me firefighter Diane Farr is joining the cast of CBS' Numbers this fall, replacing Sabrina Lloyd. Per Variety, she'll play Special Agent Megan Reeves, a Quantico grad assigned to the Los Angeles FBI office. A Rescue Me rep, meanwhile, confirms that Farr won't be back next year. Yeah, her character never could take the heat. (Someone was gonna say it, may as well have been me.) read more

Rescue Me's Fiery Females

The words "Rescue Me" would have had an entirely different meaning for Diane Farr if she'd auditioned for Desperate Housewives. "I told my agent, 'No, I'd really be terrified to be with that many actresses at once,'" Farr says. "Boys are so much easier." Denis Leary and his fellow firemen may dominate FX's dramedy, but their female costars rival the ladies of Wisteria Lane for sheer fierceness. In addition to Farr, who plays Laura, the fire crew's sole distaff member, three other actresses have major roles this season: Callie Thorne as 9/11 widow Sheila, who's expecting a baby with Leary's Tommy Gavin, her late husband's cousin; Andrea Roth as Tommy's ex-wife Janet, who's run off with their children; and Ashlie Atkinson as Theresa, a self-confident, sexy, plus-size woman carrying on a torrid affair with FDNY hottie Mike, aka "the Probie" (Michael Lombardi). "These women have depth," says Thorne, a veteran of Homicide: Life read more

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