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FX picks up new series "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll"

FX has picked up comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll -- created by Dennis Leary -- to series, the cable network announced Monday.

Starring Leary, John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix and Bobby Kelly, SDRR centers 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 1990s band The Heathens, Johnny was on his way to the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. His best friend Flash was being called the next No. 1 lead guitar player on planet Earth. The critics loved them. Their live shows were selling out. But Johnny had a problem with booze. And coke. And weed. And pills. And cough medicine. And he slept with Flash's wife as well as his bass player's fiancee. The band broke up the same day their first and only record was released. Twenty-five years later, Johnny is now trying to get the band back together again because his soon-to-be-ex-manager Ira tells him he's a broke, anonymous bartender.

The comedy hails from Fox Television Studios and FX Productions and will premiere on FX in 2015. Leary's Apostle banner partner Jim Serpico executive produces the comedy, which filmed on location in New York City. The project will feature original music and occasional guest appearances by rock stars, FX said. Leary penned the pilot, which was directed by Michael Blieden. Leary and Serpico exec produce.

"It's great to be back in business with Denis Leary, Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti, and we’re thrilled to start on a new project that is both unique and hilarious," said FX president of original programming Eric Schrier. "Johnny Rock is the role that Denis Leary was born to play."


Excited for this. Liz <3
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zyuranger 30th-Jun-2014 05:55 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed Leary's remake of Sirens so I'll give this a try.
sarahvma 30th-Jun-2014 05:56 pm (UTC)
I tried watching the first episode, but it just made me miss the original too much.
zyuranger 30th-Jun-2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
I like the original, but the remake is so different that they're practically two different series. So I like them both.
sarahvma 30th-Jun-2014 05:56 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a parody of every rock movie, tbh.
sunredskyblue 30th-Jun-2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
sounds interesting. I'm gonna guess "Flash" was influenced by Slash lol
luvthatdrtywata 30th-Jun-2014 05:59 pm (UTC)
was this anyone else's jam in college or was this just as Masshole thing?

pantless_deacon 30th-Jun-2014 06:26 pm (UTC)
I was 10 when this song came out, so...no.
deathbytamarind 30th-Jun-2014 06:53 pm (UTC)
I first heard this when I was in high school.
angelrose493 30th-Jun-2014 06:03 pm (UTC)
I miss Rescue Me.
mammary_glands 30th-Jun-2014 06:08 pm (UTC)
this smells a little bit like californication
wearescientists 30th-Jun-2014 06:13 pm (UTC)
what's that show abt? i know feetus ezra was in it and thats all
mammary_glands 30th-Jun-2014 06:22 pm (UTC)
it's about a messy addiction prone fuck up/writer in los angeles who despite all of his fuck ups is kind of lovable and a good dad. obv the plots aren't similar but i think they'll have similar themes/tone.

lmao feetus ezra.
divaty 30th-Jun-2014 06:11 pm (UTC)
Here for this, I am.
wearescientists 30th-Jun-2014 06:13 pm (UTC)
ugh Liz would do great in this tbh
overprotected 30th-Jun-2014 06:19 pm (UTC)
Apparently she's playing (predictably, based on the premise of the show) an aspiring singer. Which I'm excited about, because that's basically right up her alley. And we'll get music from her through this.
shiiblee 30th-Jun-2014 06:13 pm (UTC)
Rescue me was so incredibly sexist and misogynistic...this doesn't sound like it's going to be much different.
la_guillotine 30th-Jun-2014 06:14 pm (UTC)
the premise sounds interesting, but I loathe Denis Leary
pantless_deacon 30th-Jun-2014 06:25 pm (UTC)
viudanegra 30th-Jun-2014 06:19 pm (UTC)
Yesss at Liz getting a job. I watched Animal just for her.
overprotected 30th-Jun-2014 06:22 pm (UTC)
Ohh what did you think of it?

I thought she did a good job with her role but I wasn't overly impressed with the overall story/plot or anything, although it was entertaining enough in the way that all thriller/slasher movies are.
viudanegra 30th-Jun-2014 06:34 pm (UTC)
I liked her character because I finally got to see her cursing like Jade would had done all the time if Victorious wasn't a Nickelodeon show. Lol. But I wish the story had been better. We ended up knowing nothing about the Animals and we didn't even know for how long the adults had been in the cabin and we also didn't know anything about the characters other than who was dating who. I think the most shocking twist was Sean's confession to Mandy, tbh. Lmfao.
barbie826 30th-Jun-2014 07:21 pm (UTC)
Keke's character! I seriously thought that wouldn't happen to her.

Keke's boyfriend and her brother were super cute.
sdpt 30th-Jun-2014 06:21 pm (UTC)
sounds like, "Scorsese/Jagger HBO Show Casts 'Sopranos' and 'Boardwalk' Goons as Music Creeps"


It's been four years since the Martin Scorsese-Mick Jagger HBO collaboration set in New York's '70s music scene was announced, and still it has no name and no release date. But the cast keeps growing.

Last year it was announced Bobby Cannavale of Boardwalk Empire would star in the series produced and written by Terence Winter, executive producer and writer on Sopranos (and Boardwalk) and writer on Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street. The series starts in 1977 at the dynamic convergence of punk, disco, and hip-hop — Cannavale maneuvers it all as Richie, a cocaine-fueled record executive.

Over the past few months a handful of names have been added. Among them: Olivia Wilde, who will play Cannavale's wife, a former actress and model who reverts to her former Bohemian life; Ray Romano, the label's fast-talking and sketchy head of promotions with mob connections; Juno Temple, an ambitious assistant in the record label's A&R department; and P.J. Byrne (Rugrat in Wolf ), an executive business partner to the label searching for an act to save his career.

Well, things seem to be moving forward as today yet more actors were announced, giving us a broader picture of the world these heavy-hitters are creating: comic Andrew Dice Clay will play a cocaine-loving radio good; Denmark's Birgitte Sørensen stars as a socialite/muse à la Edie Sedgwick, purportedly to Andy Warhol; and James Jagger (yep, Mick's son) portrays the singer of a fictional punk band dubbed Nasty Bits.

If you sensed some nepotism/cronyism while reading those credits, as AV Club points out, you'd be right. Aside from aforementioned collaborations, Scorsese directed the pilot episode for Boardwalk Empire, while the Rolling Stones have provided countless songs for Scorsese's films over the years. There was also a Stones documentary and The Long Play, which chronicled the music business over three decades.

Among other announcements to the cast are Joe Caniano and Max Casella who appeared on both Sopranos and Boardwalk, Robert Funaro also from Sopranos, and J.C. Mackenzie of The Wolf Of Wall Street, The Aviator, and The Departed. At least they're all coming in with a good track record.
pantless_deacon 30th-Jun-2014 06:22 pm (UTC)
Flash...like Slash...
bungalowtick 30th-Jun-2014 06:36 pm (UTC)
lol, very subtle....
bungalowtick 30th-Jun-2014 06:25 pm (UTC)
YES! GO LIZ!!!!!!!
bungalowtick 30th-Jun-2014 06:34 pm (UTC)
my dream role for her is as some psycho bitch on american horror story but this will do this will very much do
overprotected 30th-Jun-2014 06:40 pm (UTC)
Well this is on the same network as AHS so maybe she can do a guest role hah.
That's like her dream part too.
takeurtime 30th-Jun-2014 08:22 pm (UTC)
That would be amazing 
jackie_inyoface 30th-Jun-2014 06:25 pm (UTC)
I will watch this for John Corbett
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