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Say it ain't so! Rescue Me to end in 2011

It's official: Rescue Me won't be saved.

Co-creator and executive producer Peter Tolan told TVGuide that the cast and crew would begin shooting the final 19 episodes in the next few weeks, but that the series finale would air in 2011 to correlate with the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

"I think they're stretching the airing of it out until the 10th anniversary. So if you put 10 episodes on next year and nine the following year, you'll land there," Tolan said to TVGuide.

The 9/11 tribute makes sense, considering the show's focus on New York City firefighters and the aftermath of the attacks. But we can't help but wonder if there's something mysterious up FX's sleeve. The show has earned FX high ratings, creating a one-two punch with Nip/Tuck. But 2011 is also the end date for Nip/Tuck. What's going on here? What's the deal with 2011?

Granted, most TV shows tucker out after five or six seasons. Sometimes old fans simply get tired, and it's tough to attract new fans once a storyline is well-developed. Even though the show has a talented cast (Denis Leary, Andrea Roth, and John Scurti come to mind) and a brilliant script, it's gotta end sometime. Unfortunately, that time is in 2011.

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I saw an interview with Dennis Leary and he said he wanted to end the show in 2011. I enjoy Rescue Me, but after five seasons I'm beginning to wonder what other calamities can befall the characters. Eventually they are going to run out of family members and co-workers to kill, maim or otherwise injure and spouses to cheat on. I think ending the show in 2011 is quite appropriate all things considered.
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It's sad to end such a brilliant show, but at least fans are prepared way in advance and the producers have the chance to give it a proper closure.
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2011 end of the world like the Mayans said.
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Ah that sucks. I love this show. Can't they end it on the 20th anniversary? :) Gonna miss it like crazy...
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This is a great show so, if everything is developed like they say, ok lets run another season (and final) to give the show a propper ending... really awsome Tv show



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They have a plan, at least. Unlike some other shows.
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Leary said he wanted the show to end during the 10th anniversary of 9/11 so it's no surprise. And I bet it will end with a bang both creatively and ratings wise.
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It always a bummer when a really good show comes to an end, but the pain is eased knowing that it departs on it's on terms
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I kinda hoped it'd go on forever. The recent super long season has totally rebounded my faith in this series. I always found the show getting better every season but season 4 was such a mixed bag, I wasn't even looking forward to 5, but it's turned out to be my favorite so far. I can only hope the last bunch of episodes are great. Rescue Me should go out in top form like The Shield.
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RM has been bad ever since season 4. I'm only watching because nothing else is on on Tuesdays. I'm glad it's coming to an end soon.
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All good things must eventually come to an end.
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loved this show but this season has just seemed sub par so i was hoping it wouldn't go on to much longer and draw out the inevitable while i loved the x-files it stayed around a year to long and don't wanna see that happen again to a show i like i see the decline already put it out of it's misery before the good times are over shadowed by the bad.
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My favorite show..
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It'll be missed, but everything's gotta go some time.
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Oh well.
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Think that's where I am with the show this year for a couple of reasons. My Wife is battling Cancer and when Shawn got it it was a bit much for me, plus all the angst, the show is more drama than comedy to me right now, I have about 9 shows on the DVR and not much desire to watch them. Perhaps the long layoff then doubling up the episodes because of that, the show seems really stretched out this season, perhaps I'll revisit it at some point.
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It's a pity, as a long time fan of the series, I think the show only got better with the years. Always looking out for the next episode.
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Rescue Me is my favorite show and gotta say I feel like I saw this coming. I knew it was too good to continue too much longer.
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Well it is OK I guess by 2011 they will run out the plot anyway I am sure they will be on DVD
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2011 is when Murdoch has plotted to blow up the world and elevate himself to god-hood ala the emperor of the Centauri Republic in Babylon 5 fashion.
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oh no!
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