Denis Leary serves as Executive Producer along with Jim Serpico for "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll", which is produced by FX Productions and Fox 21 Television Studios. Another key player working with Leary on this project is his long-time friend and collaborator Chris Phillips. Speaking of Phillips contribution to the show Leary said, “We go back 35 years, when we started writing funny songs for The Emerson Comedy Workshop, at Emerson College in Boston. Chris co-wrote "" with me and many others. Having him producing in the studio and co-writing some of the songs with me as well as penning "An Gorta Mor" all by himself, I could NOT have done this show without him."
With the anniversary of 9/11 just days away, , the Denis Leary series he co-created with Peter Tolan, airs its final episode tonight on FX. Born out of the ashes of the fallen twin towers, Rescue Me followed the exploits of Ladder 62, one of the toughest and best firehouses in New York City. The central character on the series was Leary’s Tommy Gavin, one of the most selfish, fucked up characters ever to grace the TV landscape. Tommy never got over the death of his cousin, Jimmy (played in flashbacks by James McCaffrey), who died in one of the towers. The survivor’s guilt that Tommy carried with him lead to him seeing apparitions of his dead cousin, along with other victims he wasn’t able to rescue throughout his career. This storytelling technique was used throughout the early seasons, but eventually fell away as the Tommy came to grips with his despair and his alcoholism.