Denis Leary is returning to FX! The network has ordered 10 episodes of his comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.
"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," Eric Schrier, president of original programming for FX Networks, said. "Johnny Rock is the role that Denis Leary was born to play."
SDRR is about a middle-aged rock 'n roller named "Johnny Rock" who desperately wanted to be rich and famous. Despite being the lead singer of a legendary early '90s band, Johnny's career fell by the wayside due to booze, coke, weed, pills — and cough medicine. His bandmates also dropped him after he slept with one of their wives and the other's fiancée. Now, 25 years later, Johnny is trying to get the band back together. John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies (Victorious), Elaine Hendrix and Bobby Kelly co-star.
"I am extremely elated at the opportunity to once again be working with John Landgraf and the fine executive talent over at FX," Leary said. "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? In fact, we are the same exact age. I'm just prettier."
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, which was created by Leary and is produced by FX Productions and Fox Television Studios, will premiere on FX in 2015.
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