"Rescue Me"—with Leary, Sunjata and Pasquale—Premieres July 21

News   "Rescue Me"—with Leary, Sunjata and Pasquale—Premieres July 21 Denis Leary's "Rescue Me" — a new drama featuring a host of theatre talent — premieres on the FX Network July 21.
Theatre regular Steven Pasquale co-stars in
Theatre regular Steven Pasquale co-stars in "Rescue Me" Photo by Sam Jones

The dramedy about a divorced New York firefighter makes its television debut July 21 at 10 PM ET; a repeat broadcast will immediately follow at 11 PM. Check local listings. Leary plays divorced firefighter Tommy Gavin, who must cope with the fears of his job and the new loves of his former wife, played by Andrea Roth. The cast also includes Tony nominee Daniel Sunjata — of Take Me Out fame — as Franco, A Man of No Importance's Steven Pasquale as Sean Garrity with John Scurti as Kenny Lou, Michael Lombardi as Mike Silletti, Jack McGee as Chief Jerry Reilly and James McCaffrey as Jimmy Keefe.

In the premiere episode, entitled "Guts," Leary is haunted by his peers who perished in the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Peter Tolan is billed as co-creator, executive producer, writer and director with Jim Serpico (executive producer), Kerry Orent (producer), Tom Sellitti (associate producer) and Sal Stabile (writer).

For more information about the FX Network, visit www.fxnetworks.com.

Daniel Sunjata, Michael Lombardi, John Scurti, Denis Leary, Steven Pasquale and Jack McGee in "Rescue Me'
Daniel Sunjata, Michael Lombardi, John Scurti, Denis Leary, Steven Pasquale and Jack McGee in "Rescue Me' Photo by Sam Jones