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TV Goodness Teaser: FX’s Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

Photo Credit: Patrick Harbron/FX

Photo Credit: Patrick Harbron/FX

FX has announced the premiere date for Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. For this new series, the network gets back into bed with its Rescue Me creator and star, Denis Leary. Look for the show to drop this summer — Thursday, July 16 to be exact.

The Official Synopsis: Starring Leary, John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix and Bobby Kelly, SDRR is centered on “Johnny Rock” (Leary), a middle-aged rock ‘n roller who desperately wanted to be rich and famous. So far, he’s 0 for 2. As the magnificently talented lead singer of New York’s legendary early 90’s band The Heathens, Johnny was on his way to the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. His best friend “Flash” (Corbett) was being called the next number one lead guitar player on planet earth. The critics loved them. Their live shows were selling out.

Photo Credit: Patrick Harbron/FX

Photo Credit: Patrick Harbron/FX

But Johnny had a problem with booze. And coke. And weed. And pills. And cough medicine. And oh yeah – he slept with Flash’s wife. And his bass player’s fiancé. The band broke up the same day their first and only record was released. 25 years later Johnny is trying to get the band back together. Why? Because as his soon-to-be-ex manager Ira Feinbaum tells him: “Johnny, you’re 50, broke and completely anonymous. In rock ‘n roll you know what that makes you? A bartender.” 25 years later the sex might be harder to find, the drugs might be Luvox and Crestor and Cialis – but rock ‘n roll will never die. It just has a bigger prostate.

The Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll pilot was written by Leary and directed by Michael Blieden. Leary, his company Apostle and partner Jim Serpico are Executive Producers. It is produced by FX Productions and Fox Television Studios. It will be filmed on location in New York City. The show will feature original music and occasional guest appearances by actual rock stars.

CLIP: Sample the sound of The Heathens. Check out the main title sequence for Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll debuts Thursday, July 16 at 10/9c on FX.

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