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June 16, 2012 | Ed Stockly
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March 6, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Strive as one might for objectivity, certain shows come equipped with viewer expectations. So when Denis Leary announced that USA would be debuting his comedic accompaniment to "Rescue Me," a natural reaction, at least among Leary fans, would have been "Yay. " Then, when the first episode of "Sirens," which premieres Thursday, turned out to be one long (literally and figuratively) penis joke, an equally natural reaction might have been "Gaack. " Which is no doubt why USA sent three episodes for review.
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January 7, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
Denis Leary, who starred in FX's critically acclaimed "Rescue Me," is returning to the network with a new comedy pilot, "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. " Leary also wrote the pilot, which is produced by FX Productions and Fox Television Studios. It will mark his first TV venture since "Rescue Me" ended after a seven-season run in 2011.  WINTER TV PREVIEW: Full coverage of the season's shows   "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" revolves around "Johnny Rock" (Leary), a middle-aged rock 'n' roller who desperately wanted to be rich and famous.
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January 7, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
Denis Leary, who starred in FX's critically acclaimed "Rescue Me," is returning to the network with a new comedy pilot, "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. " Leary also wrote the pilot, which is produced by FX Productions and Fox Television Studios. It will mark his first TV venture since "Rescue Me" ended after a seven-season run in 2011.  WINTER TV PREVIEW: Full coverage of the season's shows   "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" revolves around "Johnny Rock" (Leary), a middle-aged rock 'n' roller who desperately wanted to be rich and famous.
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December 4, 1992 | CONSTANCE CASEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
What Denis Leary looks like is better known these days than the way he writes. He is less familiar as an author or comedian than as the skinny guy in the Nike TV ad, confronting the viewer while Bo Jackson exercises to excess in the background. With his signature line, "I think you hear me knocking and I think I'm coming in," Leary exudes a certain ill-defined menace.
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March 6, 1994 | MICHAEL WALKER, Michael Walker is a free-lance writer based in Los Angeles
You can smoke in the bar at the Hotel Nikko Beverly Hills, but almost nobody does. Except Denis Leary. That's him, slouching in a black-leather sofa over in the shadows, firing up another cigarette, ordering a platter of shrimp, the guy with the fine Irish features and drunken-altar-boy roll to his shoulders who, in this dim light, looks astonishingly like Bryan Adams. Leary would hate the comparison. To his way of thinking, high-rotation rock stars like Adams and R.E.M.'
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December 14, 2001 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the timely and scary "Final," Denis Leary gets the chance to give the major dramatic performance that one sensed he was capable of since he emerged as a comedian and actor. Leary combines unintimidating, easy to identify with looks and manner with a talent that ranges widely and deeply. He surprises us with his passion, intellect and emotion; he can be charming or menacing--or both at the same time, as is the case in "Final."
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June 12, 2007 | SCOTT COLLINS
IN a world in which apologies from public figures flow freely, you might admire Denis Leary's refusal to say he's sorry. Conversely, you may think that he's been spending too much time with the volatile firefighter he plays on FX's "Rescue Me."
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March 6, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Strive as one might for objectivity, certain shows come equipped with viewer expectations. So when Denis Leary announced that USA would be debuting his comedic accompaniment to "Rescue Me," a natural reaction, at least among Leary fans, would have been "Yay. " Then, when the first episode of "Sirens," which premieres Thursday, turned out to be one long (literally and figuratively) penis joke, an equally natural reaction might have been "Gaack. " Which is no doubt why USA sent three episodes for review.
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November 21, 2008 | Tod Goldberg
I am easily annoyed by trivial things. People who say "ATM machine." People who send letters to Walter Scott, Parade magazine's celebrity gossip maven, in hopes of gleaning insight into the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden. Incessant sniffling. Carrot Top. The dearth of intellectual curiosity in the White House over the last eight years, though that was more of an existential suffering than a mere annoyance.
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May 3, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Funny and trying, "Maron," which premieres Friday on IFC, stars the comedian and podcaster Marc Maron as comedian and podcaster Marc Maron. Among self-referential sitcoms, it is somewhere on (or around) the continuum between "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Louie," less fanciful than the first and more conventional than the latter. As a character, he's angrier than Larry David and less sweet than Louis C.K., though they all share an inability not to act from the inconvenient, if honest, impulse.
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July 11, 2012 | Ed Stockly
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June 16, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 17 - 23 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 17 - 23 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Author Don Winslow. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Financial assistance for people seeking fertility treatments; Sally Koslow; traveling with toddlers. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N)
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July 17, 2009 | MARY McNAMARA, TELEVISION CRITIC
It was supposed to be six, but it turned out to be seven, and you know what? Seven is better. Earlier this year, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that it would expand the number of nominees in the best series and acting categories from five to six.
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July 12, 2009 | Choire Sicha
Denis Leary was recently back from a holiday on the Italian Riviera, la-di-da. He stars in FX's "Rescue Me," now nearing the end of its fifth season -- and also appears as a sensitive saber-toothed tiger in the "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" in theaters now. -- How's your lovely wife? Do you have tips on how to make it 20 years? I think that ultimately we would probably both agree that it's not like we have some secret, it's more like the big-bang theory.
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November 21, 2008 | Tod Goldberg
I am easily annoyed by trivial things. People who say "ATM machine." People who send letters to Walter Scott, Parade magazine's celebrity gossip maven, in hopes of gleaning insight into the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden. Incessant sniffling. Carrot Top. The dearth of intellectual curiosity in the White House over the last eight years, though that was more of an existential suffering than a mere annoyance.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2004
Cast addition: Jimmy Smits, formerly of "NYPD Blue" and "L.A. Law," is joining the cast of "The West Wing," where he'll play a congressman from Houston. * Back for more: After just five weeks on the air, the FX channel has ordered a second season of "Rescue Me," its drama about New York firefighters, starring Denis Leary.
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February 21, 1993 | STEVE HOCHMAN
** 1/2 Denis Leary, "No Cure for Cancer," A&M. Neither the three songs (including the novelty hit "Asshole") nor the extended stand-up pieces are as sharp as Leary's focused rants as seen in short MTV bits and Nike ads. But when he gets rolling on such topics as drugs and pop fashions, this is rock 'n' roll comedy, more so than either Andrew Dice Clay or the late Sam Kinison. New albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor) to four (excellent).
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September 17, 2008 | Choire Sicha, Special to The Times
KEVIN SPACEY and Denis Leary have a history of reunions. On this midsummer day, the two have gathered at HBO's Manhattan offices to talk about their work on the Emmy-nominated television film "Recount." It's an easy discussion, one that seems to be simply picking up from where they left off the last few times they've worked together, including 1994's "The Ref" -- "one of the surprising" Jerry Bruckheimer-Don Simpson executive-produced films, Spacey says with a little bit of archness.
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June 20, 2008 | Matea Gold
"Rescue Me" doesn't want to keep its fans waiting. The FX drama won't return until next spring because of the writers strike, but the network will offer a taste of the series with 10 minisodes that will begin airing on Tuesday at 10 p.m. The five-minute-long segments will feature creator and star Denis Leary, along with other cast members. Producers are hoping the minisodes will keep viewers hooked until next spring, when the fifth season of "Rescue Me" debuts.
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