Question: You previously hinted at a new guy joining Rescue Me as Tommy's temporary "replacement." Since production has begun on the second season, you must know who it is. — Michelle

Ausiello: The role went to Oz inmate Lee Tergesen after it was turned down by Matt Dillon. And Philip Seymour Hoffman. And Tim Robbins. Tergesen will appear in the first three episodes, after which Tommy (Denis Leary) will return to the house.