Fans of FX's Rescue Me have nothing to worry about for the next few years--the flame for the show still burns at the network. In an avalanche of Rescue Me news, FX announced the updated premiere date for season five and an early 18-episode pickup for a sixth season.
The troubled life of actress Tatum O'Neal took another turn for the worse this weekend. O'Neal, who is in the record books for being the youngest Oscar winner for Paper Moon at the age of 10, was busted purchasing crack and cocaine in New York City on Sunday, says The New York Daily News.
The 44-year-old Rescue Me actress initially claimed that she was researching a role when cops saw her exchanging cash for drugs on East Broadway, but later pleaded with police to let her off the hook.
O'Neal has had a rocky past, admitting to promiscuity and drug use as a teenager as a result of a troubled domestic life at the hands of her father, actor Ryan O'Neal (he denied the allegations). She chronicled many of her problems, including heroin addiction, in her ...Read more
Picking the leading men of drama is no easy task--there are those who deserve to be here, those who have flown under the radar, and those that we just love to watch. What that results in is a pool of dozens of worthy candidates, and coworkers at each other's throats trying to get their picks in the final lot.
Cable channel FX has ordered a fourth season of Emmy-nominated actor Denis Leary's firefighter drama Rescue Me.
The series will begin production early next year in anticipation of launching in second-quarter 2007. The order was for 13 episodes.
Halfway through its third season, Rescue Me is up 10 percent over its season-to-date ratings last year. Leary last week landed an Emmy nomination for lead actor in a drama series.
"We are enormously proud of this series [and] of Denis' Emmy nomination for best actor," FX president and general manager John Landgraf said during the network's presentation at the Television Critics Associations' summer press tour.
From the creators and executive producers of The Job comes Rescue Me, a dramedy that centers on the inner workings of 62 Truck, a New York City firehouse, and the personal and emotional battles of its members in a post-9/11 world. The show focuses on Tommy Gavin, the senior firefighter whose life is in turmoil as he copes with the stresses and fears of his job as well the separation from his wife Janet. Tommy moves into a house across the street from her to stay close to their three children and keep an eye on her. The stresses and fears of his job are manifested through conversations with his dead cousin Jimmy Keefe, a former firefighter, as well as the haunting memories of people he has watched perish on the job. The remaining heroes of Ladder 62 include Chief Jerry Reilly who, despite being called "The Good Chief," has a serious gambling problem and bets on everything, even Tommy's divorce. Sean Garrity is a young, handsome guy who is easier to look at than hold a conversation with. Franco Rivera, a cocky, Puerto Rican ladies man, is Tommy's confidant who lives life in the fast lane. Lt. Kenny "Lou" Shea is a man's man who secretly writes poetry and uses it as a way to release his emotional frustrations. Mike Silletti, "the probie," is subject to numerous initiation pranks as he starts his career as a firefighter. Theme Song: "C'Mon C'Mon" by The Von Bondies Awards & Nominations: 2005 Golden Globe Award Nominee - Best Actor in a Drama Series: Denis Leary 2005 TCA Award Nominee-Outstanding Achievement in Drama & Outstanding New Program of the Year 2005 Satellite Award Nominee- Outstanding Actor in a Series, Drama Denis Leary, Outstanding DVD Release of a Television Show, Outstanding Television Series, Drama 2005 Satellite Award- Best Ensemble: Television 2005 Visionary Award- Jim Serpico 2006 Satellite Award Nominee- Best Actor in a Series, Drama Denis Leary & Best Television Series, Drama 2006 Prism Award Nominee- Performance in a Drama Series Storyline Denis Leary 2006 Emmy Award Nominee- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Denis Leary 2007 Satellite Award Nominee- Best Actor in a Series, Drama Denis Leary 2007 Prism Award Nominee- Performance in a Drama Series, Multi-Episode Storyline Denis Leary 2007 Golden Reel Award Nomiee- Best Sound Editing in Sound Effects and Foley for Television - Short Form Eileen Horta (supervising sound editor) Mark Cleary (sound designer) James Bailey (foley artist) Damien Smith (foley artist) Kevin McCullough (sound editor) Ashley Harvey (sound editor) For episode "Devil". 2007 Gracie Allen Award- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Marisa Tomei 2007 Emmy Nominee-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Denis Leary 2007 Artios Award-Best Dramatic Episodic Casting Julie Tucker 2008 Prism Award Nominee- Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline Tatum O'Neal 2008 Emmy Nominee- Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Charles Durningmoreless