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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Rescue Me returns April 7 and is renewed for next season

by Jennifer Squires Biller

Mark your calendars, Tubers. We finally have a date for the return of Rescue Me. Yahoo!

I know; it seems like the show has been off the air for months. Well, it has. But happy days are here again.

The 22-episode fifth season kicks off April 7 at 10 p.m. ET on FX. Michael J. Fox and Maura Tierney are on board for guest-starring arcs. The season finale will air Tuesday, September 8.

If that’s not enough good news for you, then how about this? FX has renewed Rescue Me for a sixth season.

“We’re amazed by the quality of episodes for the upcoming fifth season, which are some of the best they’ve ever produced,” said FX Networks President and General Manager John Landgraf. “I believe this show will continue to maintain a level of excellence for several years to come and we’re thrilled to pick it up for a sixth season. Rescue Me is one of the very best series on television and a tent pole program for FX.”

Finally, Rescue Me Denis Leary is launching an 11-city live comedy tour featuring Leary and his fellow Rescue Me co-stars Adam Ferrara and Lenny Clarke, and other stand-ups. The Rescue Me Comedy Tour will be at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Thursday, April 2 and will include a screening of the first episode of Rescue Me season five. The event will benefit The Leary Firefighters Foundation. For information on the tour schedule visit denisleary.com or get tickets and packages at learyfirefighters.org or by calling 212-343-0240.


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