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The series finale will coincide with the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.
Aug 28, 2009
Say it ain't so! Rescue Me to end in 2011
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It's official: Rescue Me won't be saved.

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Season five of drama will debut April 7; network gives show early pickup for sixth season, orders 18 new episodes.
Feb 13, 2009
Rescue Me renewed, premiere dated

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.

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Academy-Award winner Tatum O'Neal caught purchasing cocaine and crack in drug relapse.
Jun 03, 2008
Rescue Me's O'Neal busted for crack

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 ...

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Matters of Life and Death
Jun 30, 2010
Rescue Me: Tommy's Got a Big Decision to Make
Doom and fatalism hang heavily over Rescue Me, and the question posed by last night’s season premiere is whether, even after confronting the prospect of eternal damnation, Tommy Gavin can still redeem himself.
Fireman drama is red hot for cable network.
Aug 31, 2006
Rescue Me finale draws 3.1 million viewers

The FX drama Rescue Me wrapped up its third season Tuesday with a cliffhanger that reached 3.1 million total viewers. That's slightly above the series' average for the season.

Rescue Me, which stars Denis Leary as a troubled fireman, was up 7 percent this season in total viewers versus the previous season, and up 5 percent among adults 18-49. FX has already ordered a fourth season of Rescue to premiere next year.

Cable channel won't douse flames of red-hot fireman drama.
Jul 13, 2006
FX orders 4th season of Rescue Me

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.

Resue Me star will executive-produce thief comedy.
Sep 14, 2006
Fox cuffs Denis Leary comedy pilot

Fox has committed to making a comedy pilot from Denis Leary and the cocreator of My Wife and Kids.

The untitled project centers on a larcenous 15-year-old boy moving in with his grandfather, who also is a thief.

Don Reo, who created ABC's long-running family comedy Wife with series star Damon Wayans, will write the script and executive-produce the project with Leary and Jim Serpico, who runs Leary's Apostle Productions banner.

Leary stars in and executive-produces FX's critically praised firefighter drama Rescue Me, which he created with Peter Tolan. They also partnered on ABC's acclaimed comedy The Job.

FX fireman drama lands outspoken film star for multiepisode story arc.
Mar 07, 2006
Sarandon to Rescue in guest role

Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon has signed on to guest-star in three episodes of FX's drama series Rescue Me.

In the series, which stars Denis Leary and revolves around the lives of New York firefighters, Sarandon will portray Alicia, a rich, successful woman who becomes the latest flame of Franco (Daniel Sunjata). Her character seduces Franco by teaching him that an older woman is what he needs. Sarandon's three-episode stint will start with the second episode of season three, which is currently in production with an early-summer premiere date.

Sarandon, who won a best actress Oscar for 1996's Dead Man Walking, recently appeared in the films Elizabethtown, Alfie, and Shall We Dance. On the TV side, her recent credits include Sci Fi Channel's miniseries Children of Dune as well as guest appearances on NBC's Friends and Fox's ...

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Quick-Start Guide
Jun 29, 2010
Show 101: Rescue Me
Rescue Me returns tonight. Here's everything you need to know.
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A.V. Club has a recap of the latest Rescue Me episode
Aug 26, 2009
Blog Spotlight: Rescue Me : Season 5 : Episode 21 "Jump"

When this season of Rescue Me began, I talked about how the central message of the show has always been about how you get past a grief so all-consuming you don’t think there’s any way you could ever possibly get past it. As the season has rambled on, the show has misplaced that theme time and again, but it keeps dancing back toward it, like a boxer not quite sure of his opponent. “Jump,” after a too-comedic opening scene, dove right back in to the fray, with a long series of scenes about people who are bruised by bad experiences and how they either cope with those or don’t cope with those. Some were funnier than others (like Mike getting fired from his own band), while others had an air of triumphalism to them (like Lou finally getting one over on Candy), but most of them carried ...

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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 Durning

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