- Starring: Callie Thorne, Jack McGee, Daniel Sunjata
From the creators and executive producers of The Job comes Rescue Me, a dramedy that centers on the inner workings of Engine 62, a New York City firehouse, and the personal and emotional battles of its members in a post-9/11 world.
The show focuses on Tommy Gavin, the senior firefighter whose life is in turmoil as he copes with the stresses and fears of his job as well the separation from his wife Janet. Tommy moves into a house across the street from her to stay close to their three children and keep an eye on her. The stresses and fears of his job are manifested through conversations with his dead cousin Jimmy Keefe, a former firefighter, as well as the haunting memories of people he has watched perish on the job.
The remaining heroes of Ladder 62 include Chief Jerry Reilly who, despite being called "The Good Chief," has a serious gambling problem and bets on everything, even Tommy's divorce. Sean Garrity is a young, handsome guy who is easier to look at than hold a conversation with. Franco Rivera, a cocky, Puerto Rican ladies man, is Tommy's confidant who lives life in the fast lane. Lt. Kenny "Lou" Shea is a man's man who secretly writes poetry and uses it as a way to release his emotional frustrations. Mike Silletti, "the probie," is subject to numerous initiation pranks as he starts his career as a firefighter.
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Awards & Nominations:
2005 Golden Globe Award Nominee - Best Actor in a Drama Series: Denis Leary
2005 TCA Award Nominee-Outstanding Achievement in Drama & Outstanding New Program of the Year
2005 Satellite Award Nominee- Outstanding Actor in a Series, Drama
Denis Leary, Outstanding DVD Release of a Television Show, Outstanding Television Series, Drama
2005 Satellite Award- Best Ensemble: Television
2005 Visionary Award- Jim Serpico
2006 Satellite Award Nominee- Best Actor in a Series, Drama Denis Leary & Best Television Series, Drama
2006 Prism Award Nominee- Performance in a Drama Series Storyline Denis Leary
2006 Emmy Award Nominee- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Denis Leary
2007 Satellite Award Nominee- Best Actor in a Series, Drama Denis Leary
2007 Prism Award Nominee- Performance in a Drama Series, Multi-Episode Storyline Denis Leary
2007 Golden Reel Award Nomiee- Best Sound Editing in Sound Effects and Foley for Television - Short Form
Eileen Horta (supervising sound editor) Mark Cleary (sound designer) James Bailey (foley artist) Damien Smith (foley artist) Kevin McCullough (sound editor) Ashley Harvey (sound editor) For episode "Devil".
2007 Gracie Allen Award- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Marisa Tomei
2007 Emmy Nominee-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Denis Leary
2007 Artios Award-Best Dramatic Episodic Casting Julie Tucker
2008 Prism Award Nominee- Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline Tatum O'Neal
2008 Emmy Nominee- Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Charles Durning… Expand
- Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
- Show Type: Ended
- Season 4 premiere date: Jun 13, 2007
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 10:00 PM
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At heart, it's a funny, raucous, bittersweet and vividly entertaining chronicle of the spontaneous emotional combustion that goes on in the lives of one soulful, eclectic assortment of firehouse characters. OK, 62 Truck, time to go back to work...Crank up the sirens. Rescue Me has arrived to rescue prime time from the hazy, lazy days of summer. [11 June 2007, p.1]
Funny, shocking and purposely incorrect, this testosterone-drenched series from Denis Leary and Peter Tolan returns to reclaim its spot as basic cable's best show, bar none. [13 June 2007, p.10D]
For its first three seasons, Rescue Me, starring Denis Leary as a haunted New York firefighter, was one of the funniest dramas on television. This season begins with a slight shift: It's now one of the most dramatic comedies. [13 June 2007, p.75]
No drama mixes the profoundly painful with the profanely funny more expertly than Rescue Me, Denis Leary's FX series about New York City firefighters. As laughter wraps itself around anguish on this Manhattan landscape, you wonder if what's unfolding is an epic American tragedy or a raunchy workplace comedy. [12 June 2007, p.E1]
Clearly, Rescue Me isn't for everyone, but the fearless, funny series is don't-miss viewing for its legions of fans. [13 June 2007, p.L15]
The show's still a hoot to watch. Besides which, the actors are almost as cute as real NYC firefighters. Almost. [12 June 2007, p.97]
What's missing most from Rescue Me's first couple of episodes, at least, are scenes of firehouse camaraderie among Gavin and his fellow firefighters. [13 June 2007, p.12]
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