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Denis Leary lets F-bombs fly to promote 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll'

Denis Leary is going to fit in perfectly when it comes to the rock star life.

The Rescue Me alum is returning to FX for his new series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, in which he plays a middle-aged former rock star whose career fizzled in a haze of drugs and alcohol. Now, 25 years after he was on top, he’s trying to make a comeback. During TCA’s winter press tour, Leary dropped no less than 50 f-bombs while promoting his new series. Here are some of the highlights:


'Rescue Me' actress nabs 'Ringer' troublemaker role

A Rescue Me veteran is stepping into The CW’s Ringer as a trouble-making step mom.

Andrea Roth has been cast in the recurring role of Catherine — that’s the ex wife of  Siobhan’s husband Andrew Martin and the mother of Juliet. She’s described as “beautiful, sexy and intimidating … smart, conniving and can be very vindictive.”

Catherine comes to New York and “causes turmoil for the Martin family” (which, naturally includes our heroine SMG). In addition to appearing in 93 episodes of FX’s Rescue Me, Roth also had a recurring role on CBS’ Blue Bloods.

'Rescue Me' finale strikes ratings high; 'Paranormal Witness' fair

Rescue Me went out on a relative high note in the ratings: The show’s final episode delivered 2.3 million viewers — the show’s most-watched episode since 2007. On A&E, Storage Wars hit an all-time series high, verging into crazy-ratings Pawn Stars territory. A total of 5.3 million viewers tuned in for the 10:30 p.m. episode.

Meanwhile over on Syfy, new docu-horror reality series Paranormal Witness was no Ghost Hunters: The show opened to 1.3 million viewers, coming in below the premiere of Haunted Collector earlier this summer and below the seventh midseason premiere of Hunters awhile back. Still, Paranormal doubled the last March’s premiere rating of that favorite whipping boy of Syfy bashers — Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen — and provided a solid companion to the latest Hunters episode. So it’s got that going for it.

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‘Rescue Me’ series finale: Were you satisfied?

'Castle,' 'Leverage,' 'Supernatural,' 'Fringe': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

No time for small talk, today. Sorry. A storm a’brewin’ on the East Coast!

I have TV on DVD to purchase, windows to tape, snacks to buy, and an entire wall of attractive celebrities to encase in plexiglass in the event water levels reach EW’s third floor!

Thankfully, I will still be able to check your scoop requests over the weekend, so send them in! ( — Remember, if you don’t ask, you’ll never know!) Also, follow the progression of my hurricane-cause cabin fever on Twitter: @EWSandraG.

See you next week… (I hope). READ FULL STORY

FX announces premiere dates for 'Sons,' 'Sunny,' 'American Horror Story,' and more

Mark your calendars: FX has announced its fall premiere schedule:

Sons of Anarchy returns Sept. 6 at 10 p.m. ET with the first of 13 episodes. It’ll be a special 90-minute season 4 opener.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia returns Sept. 15 at 10 p.m. ET for its 13-episode seventh season. Story lines: The Gang prepares for the apocalypse, hits the beach at the Jersey Shore, produces a child beauty pageant (!), and takes a walk down memory lane at their high school reunion.

American Horror Story, the new drama from Nip/Tuck and Glee‘s Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, premieres Oct. 5, and will air Wednesdays at 10 p.m ET. Stars include Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Jessica Lange, and Denis O’Hare.

• The League kicks off its third season on Oct. 6 at 10:30 p.m. ET.

• In advance of its official season 3 launch in early 2012, Archer will get a special three-week run with new episodes Sept. 15, 22, and 29, at 10:30 ET behind It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia to court new viewers.

As for FX’s summer shows: Rescue Me airs its series finale Sept. 7, while Wilfred and Louie wrap their seasons on Sept. 8.

'The Good Wife,' 'White Collar,' 'Bones,' 'Franklin & Bash': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Spoilers are like apples, Roomies. Shake the tree, and you’ll get one to fall. And next week at the annual San Diego Comic-Con, the apples will fall like rain, so be prepared. Rather, help me prepare! Send your burning questions about any and all shows going to Comic-Con (and those that aren’t, if you’re so inclined), so I can come back with a basket of bounty to share with you all. We’ll make spoiler pie together! Also, this apple metaphor has gone on about five sentences too long. So I’m stopping now.

Send questions to (note the two “r”s) or Tweet them to me @EWSandraG.

Also, this week, the “side dishes” are the main course. (Clearly hungry right now… ) Enjoy!

Sandra, I’m betting you’ve already drooled over these pics of gun-wielding Joe Manganiello on the set of White Collar, right? What else can you tell me about his role (and how much heavage we’ll be seeing)? — Maggie READ FULL STORY

Summer cable premiere dates: The latest round-up including 'Breaking Bad,' 'Jersey Shore,' and 'Flipping Out'


UPDATED, 6/23 Ready for Breaking Bad to return? Or perhaps True Blood is more your cup of tea? Read on to find about those and other (The Rachel Zoe Project! Jersey Shore!) summer premieres for basic and premium cable TV:


Denis Leary to adapt 'Sirens' for USA Network

Rescue Me star Denis Leary has agreed to develop and co-write an American adaptation of the British television series, Sirens, for USA Network. In a press release, USA described the half-hour show as the “humorous antics and dramatic conflicts of young paramedics” who “fight and shag their way through the darkly funny maelstrom of their lives. Behind the uniforms, the sirens, and the incredibly fast driving, they are three ordinary blokes trying to make it through yet another shift. But once they’ve finished saving other people’s lives, they need to salvage their own.”

Co-writing with Leary is Bob Fisher (Wedding Crashers).

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'True Blood,' 'Weeds,' 'Rescue Me,' and 'Entourage': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

If you heard loud squealing this week, it was probably just me getting my hands on the first three episodes of True Blood. (Don’t judge me.) And let me tell you, they do not disappoint! But by the sounds of it, neither will a lot of shows coming up.

Read on for more deets.

Also, be sure you’re submitting questions like good Roomies. or Tweet ‘em (@EWSandraG). READ FULL STORY

Scoop: 'Rescue Me' star Callie Thorne to headline USA pilot 'Necessary Roughness'

callie-thorneImage Credit: Albert L. Ortega/PR PhotosRescue Me‘s reigning nutcase Sheila is tackling a new career.

Callie Thorne has landed the lead role in the hourlong USA pilot Necessary Roughness, sources confirm to me semi-exclusively. READ FULL STORY

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'Fringe,' Glee,' 'Castle,' 'Brothers & Sisters,' and more!

ask-ausielloImage Credit: Karen Neal/ABC; Fox; Ron Tom/ABC; Chris Haston/NBCGot a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? You can send any/all of the above to

Question: Is John Casey’s daughter, Alex (Mekenna Melvin), going to be a series regular next season on Chuck? —Charles
She’ll be the next best thing to a series regular: a recurring guest star. (That noise you hear is Morgan fantasizing about their awkward first date.)

Question: Will Jessalyn Gilsig be a regular on Glee next season? I absolutely love Terri, but I fear I’m the only one! —Rion
You’re not the only one. I like Terri. But more importantly, series creator Ryan Murphy likes Terri — and he proved it by picking up her series-regular option for season 2 (albeit at a slightly reduced guarantee). Well, technically speaking, Twentieth Television picked up her option, but I’m sure Murphy had a hand in it. READ FULL STORY

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 'House,' 'Chuck,' '24,' 'Supernatural,' 'Private Practice,' and more!

ask-ausielloImage Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC; Greg Gayne/NBC; Carin Baer/Fox; Chris Haston/FoxGot a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? You can send any/all of the above to

Question: Any more clues on who dies on Private Practice? —Katie
Well, Addison was already a long shot, but considering what happens to her in the finale, I can’t imagine Shonda Rhimes would be so cruel as to kill her. [MAJOR SPOILER ALERT] “You’ve watched her get really beat up all season,” says the boss lady, so “I wanted to sort of see her have a chance at really being happy…to finally sort of get the guy and find some peace.” (No word if the guy she gets is named Pete or Sam.)

Question: Do you know anything about House‘s season finale? —Eva
I know it will raise some big questions about a certain character’s future on the show.

Question: Please give me some The Good Wife scoop! —Hayley
Look for Alicia to make a pact with the devil — a.k.a. Eli — in order to save her job in the May 11 episode. READ FULL STORY

Exclusive: Michael J. Fox Blazes Trail to 'Rescue Me'

Casting for Rescue Me’s upcoming fifth season is heating up! (Get it? Heating up? Show about firefighters? Ah, forget it.)

Anyway, sources confirm to me exclusively that Michael J. Fox is
nearing a deal to join the cast of Rescue Me for a multi-episode arc.
He’ll play a love interest for Denis Leary’s on-screen ex, Janet
(Andrea Roth). An FX spokesperson confirms that Fox is circling the role, but insists “no deal is done yet.”

This marks Fox’s first major TV gig since a 2006 guest stint on Boston
, where he played a CEO battling stage-four lung cancer.

Leary and Fox are longtime friends, so I’m going to assume negotiations
will proceed without a hitch and his hiring will become official any
minute now.

Fired up about Fox’s casting? (Get it?) Or is your excitement tempered by the
fact that new episodes (real episodes, not those webisodes) won’t
start airing for, like another nine years! OK, it’s next March, but still — it’s a long damn time.


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