FX Commissions Leary for New Drama


FX has closed a pilot deal with actor Denis Leary for a one-hour drama
scheduled to shoot in New York in November.

Centered in a New York City firehouse, Rescue Me stars Leary as Tommy
Kelly, a fireman who is coping with the fear of his job post-Sept. 11 and how to
conceal that fear from his captain and fellow firefighters.

The series is written by Leary and Peter Tolan, both of whom produced
now-defunct broadcast series The Job.