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How to Get into Heaven on 'Rescue Me' (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 7th 2010 4:15PM
Rescue MeLet's face it, one way or another most of us have sinned. The firehouse guys on 'Rescue Me' (Tue., 10PM on FX) are no different, but they came up with a plan on how to hedge their bets and get in God's good graces despite their daily sins.

Their plan? Cut back on, um, releasing sexual tension by themselves. Another phase of their plan includes helping others less fortunate. By doing that, the firefighters hope to win back some alone time.

But, the guys aren't comfortable with their topic. When Tommy Gavin walked in and asked what they had been discussing in such a spirited fashion, the gang gave a chorus of different answers, obviously embarrassed about all the talk of pleasuring themselves.

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'Rescue Me' - 'Change' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 7th 2010 1:00AM
'Rescue Me'(S06E02) After last week's whirlwind tour through the people and environments that make up Tommy's world, things slowed down a bit this week so we could settle into this altered reality. In a lot of ways, that's exactly what it feels like. It's as if Tommy got shot and woke up in a parallel world that's almost exactly like the world he left, but just not quite.

The surreal tone of the premiere was lifted a bit, and things got back to normal in the firehouse, which means inappropriately awkward conversations in the kitchen amongst the guys and daring rescues on the job. This rescue, however, is both good and bad.

It looks like the danger of the firehouse getting shut down is going to be the underlying story that runs through at least these first few episodes, as we got a little bit of progress on that front. As for Tommy's personal front, it took some unexpected turns this week.

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Denis Leary: Derek Jeter Admires 'Rescue Me's' Fake Firefighters (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jul 6th 2010 6:50AM
Derek Jeter Admires 'Rescue Me's' Fake FirefightersAll-Star baseball player Derek Jeter realizes that Denis Leary doesn't really fight fires, right? Maybe. On 'The Daily Show' (weeknights, 11PM ET on COM), Leary discussed the commercial that the 'Rescue Me' cast made with the Yankee.

"He comes to the set, and we go in the makeup trailer," explained Leary. "[Jeter says], 'I really admire what you guys do. I don't know how you do what you do.'

"And Steve Pasquale sums it up. He goes, 'What are you talking about? We're fags -- we pretend to be brave guys.' ... I thought that really summed it up."

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'Rescue Me' - 'Legacy' Recap (Season Premiere)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 30th 2010 12:00PM

(S06E01)
If these last two seasons are to be Tommy's redemption, then he's got a long road ahead of him. He didn't reach this level of despair and misery overnight, and he's not going to get out of it right away either. There's no guarantee that he will, but the tone of 'Rescue Me' has always reminded me of a modern-day Shakespearean comedy, which means everything will mostly work out alright in the end.

It's just going to be a hell of a ride getting there. Especially if Mickey is behind the wheel, but now I'm getting ahead of myself.

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Tommy's Cousin Drives Recklessly to Scare Him Straight on 'Rescue Me' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jun 30th 2010 8:40AM
Reckless Driving to Scare Tommy Straight on 'Rescue Me'On the season 6 opener of 'Rescue Me' (Tue., 10PM ET on FX), Tommy Gavin has fully recovered from being shot. But as far as his family's concerned, his reckless behavior still needs mending. To prove the point, Cousin Mick gives him a crash course of sorts: driving Tommy straight up the wrong side of a frenetic New York City street -- while screaming at him and chugging vodka.

"Remember when we were kids?" shouts Mick, as he swerves between cars. "If the priest said such and such is a sin, you were always the first guy to say, 'Hey, let's give it a go.' ... The rebel with a cause, mister break all the rules, mister go against the grain. Well, you're going against the grain now, [bleep]! How does it feel?!"

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'Rescue Me' Season 6 Preview (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jun 29th 2010 12:00AM

'Rescue Me' returns to fight fires, external and internal, for its sixth season, which kicks off Tue., June 29 at 10PM ET.

Follow me after the jump for a season 6 preview, but be warned -- spoilers ahead.

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10 TV Characters Who Need a Spin-off Series

by Ryan McKee, posted Jun 13th 2010 5:00PM

This summer's return of 'True Blood', 'Entourage' , 'Rescue Me', 'Mad Men' and 'Weeds' has us excited, but worried. Some of these series are winding down and some kill off characters without warning. What will become of our favorite characters? We've recently lost so many and we still haven't gotten over some losses from the past.

If 'Family Guy' can spin off 'The Cleveland Show' and 'Battlestar Galactica' can birth 'Caprica,' then these 10 (or 11) characters deserve their own spin off series.

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Denis Leary Knows How 'Rescue Me' Will End

by Nick Zaino, posted May 13th 2010 2:02PM
Denis Leary on 'Rescue Me'Season six of 'Rescue Me' won't kick off until June 29, but series creator Denis Leary already knows how the whole thing will end next year. Leary and company have already shot the ending for 'Rescue Me,' to be aired next year in season seven. In a recent conference call, Leary was tight-lipped with the details, but assured the series finale would satisfy people.

"Not that we were out to please the audience," he says, "but we wanted to do something that was organic and, obviously, fit the characters, and fit the tone of the show, which is a group of firefighters who deal with life and death all the time."

Not surprisingly, it will have something to do with death. Whether that means the death of Leary's Tommy Gavin, Leary isn't saying. Whatever happens, Leary, producer/writer/director Peter Tolan and writer Evan Reilly have planned some sort of comic silver lining. "The show has obviously dealt with the question of mortality over, and over again," says Leary. "So, it will deal with the mortality of the characters and it will deal with it, hopefully, in the traditional 'Rescue Me' way, which is with some biting drama and some really, really funny comedy."

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Six Series Spin-Offs I'd See in a Second

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 28th 2010 12:02PM
'Criminal Minds'
With the season coming to a close, the networks are starting to look toward next season. In the case of 'Criminal Minds,' that includes exploring the possibility of a spin-off series. They ran an embedded pilot for it earlier this season, introducing the new cast, and they've already had tremendous success with both 'NCIS' and 'CSI' spin-offs. But whatever happened to the old-school way of creating spin-offs?

'Frasier' was a long-time cast member on 'Cheers' before he headed off to Seattle and sitcom super-stardom. 'The Jeffersons' spent time living next to the Bunkers ('All in the Family') before moving on up. Even as recently as 'Friends,' they spun series co-star 'Joey' off into his own series -- maybe that's when it all went so wrong.

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Is Tuesday 10PM the New Thursday 9PM?

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 27th 2010 10:01AM
Rescue Me, Denis LearySummer TV programming used to be a wasteland of reruns, reruns and more reruns. Seasons ran from September to May, and that's the way it was and we liked it! OK, we didn't really like it, but it got all the kids outside for the summer. But no more of that nonsense. We'll keep 'em glued to the tube year-round now.

Cable networks have been launching new and returning shows in the summer, and it makes sense, because they don't have the tough competition from the broadcast networks. Along with that, though, are seriously competitive timeslots, especially Tuesday at 10PM. If we didn't know better, we'd think it was Thursday at 9PM. You know, 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'The Office,' 'CSI,' 'Fringe,' and 'Supernatural,' among others. That's some serious competition.

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'Rescue Me' Season 6 to Premiere June 29

by Andrew Scott, posted Apr 20th 2010 5:29PM
Rescue Me'Rescue Me' will continue to heat things up this summer with news its highly anticipated sixth season will kick off on Tue., Jun. 29, at 10PM.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, FX will follow 'Rescue Me' with the premiere of the new comedy series 'Louie,' starring comedian Louis C.K. as comedian raising two daughters, immediately after, at 11PM.

'Rescue Me' is currently filming its final 19 episodes, which will be divided into two seasons. The final season is set to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11.

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Maura Tierney Returning to 'Rescue Me'

by Andrew Scott, posted Apr 6th 2010 4:23PM
Maura TierneyMaura Tierney is on her way to a speedy recovery.

The actress, who last year was forced to drop out of the NBC drama 'Parenthood' to undergo treatment for breast cancer, will reprise her role as Kelly McPhee on 'Rescue Me,' according to an exclusive report from TV Guide.

But don't get too excited: While Tierney has already filmed some of her scenes, executive producer and star Denis Leary told TV Guide that her arc will be delayed until the show's seventh and final season, in -- wait for it -- 2011.

The show is currently filming its final 19 episodes, which will be divided into two seasons. The final season is set to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11.

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FX Moves 'Louie' Debut to June

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 17th 2010 9:35PM
Poor Louie. He can never catch a break. I'm referring to both the show and the character.

Louis C.K.'s FX sitcom 'Louie' was supposed to hit the airwaves in the first part of 2010, but the network has decided to bump the show until the summer, according to a released statement.

The news isn't as bad as it sounds. The network wants to pair the show with the return of 'Rescue Me' in June to give it a better chance at a big lead-in. Would you have watched Louis C.K.'s new show either way?

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Artie Lange stabbed himself nine times, say sources

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 7th 2010 11:35AM
Artie LangeFans of Artie Lange (and of Howard Stern's show on SIRIUS radio) have been worried about Lange every since he was rushed to the hospital last weekend. Now we know why he's there and why no explanation was given at first: he tried to commit suicide.

Lange stabbed himself nine times and his mother called 911. He lost a lot of blood but doctors were able to save his life.

For some reason, suicide didn't even cross my mind as a possible reason that he was in the hospital. Not even for a second. I just assumed that he was in there because of drug problems and/or a possible overdose.

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Best TV of the '00s: Dramatic Actor

by Jane Boursaw, posted Dec 30th 2009 11:06AM
Bryan Cranston, Breaking BadMore of our best of the decade coverage, which started on Tuesday. You can read the other posts at the link above. Here, we talk about the best dramatic actors of the decade. And, boy, was it a tough choice.

From a meth-making chemistry teacher to a damaged 1960s ad exec, the guys populating the dramatic actor category in our best of the decade are nothing short of brilliant.

It's hard to choose favorites when you're dealing with the likes of Jon Hamm, Bryan Cranston, Mark Harmon, James Gandolfini, and many others, but the TV Squad team has spoken.

Did your favorites make our list? If not, feel free to add them in the comments below.

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