FX Wants More ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’

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John Corbett as Flash, Robert Kelly as Bam Bam, Liz Gillies as Gigi, and John Ales as Rehab in ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’ (Photo by Eric Liebowitz / FX)

FX has given the music-driven half hour comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll a second season order. Written, directed, created by, and starring Denis Leary, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll season one ranks as the most watched new scripted comedy on basic cable among adults 18-54. Season two will consist of 10 episodes and will air in 2016.

“We are thrilled with Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and it proved to one of the highest-rated new comedies on cable this year,” said Eric Schrier, co-President of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. “We thank Denis and the rest of the cast, along with Jim Serpico and Tom Sellitti, for a terrific first season and look forward to indulging in more Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll in season two.”

“The only thing that could make me happier about this announcement is if David Bowie decided to be a guest star during Season Two. In which case, my head would explode. Hopefully on-camera so we get a kickass viral video out of it. Not to mention awesome Live+3s. I look forward to once again creating new episodes of television with John Landgraf’s exceptional FX team. And scoring some cool Bastard Executioner swag,” said Leary.

In addition to Leary season two will bring back season one stars Elizabeth Gillies, John Corbett, Elaine Hendrix, Robert Kelly and John Ales.

The Season One Plot:

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll centers on “Johnny Rock” (Leary), lead singer of a legendary early 90s New York band called The Heathens. Known for living up to their name, the band partied so long and so hard that even Keith Richards thought they needed to slow things down. The Heathens were on the brink of becoming famous for their kickass live shows and the release of their highly anticipated first album. Until they broke up. The same day the album dropped. Because lead guitarist Flash (Corbett) found Johnny in bed with his wife. So the band became legendary for all the wrong reasons – like self-destructing sooner than any group in rock-n-roll history. 25 years later, Johnny’s massively talented daughter Gigi (Gillies) reunites Johnny, Flash, and the rest of their dysfunctional rock and roll family – Bam Bam (Kelly), Rehab (Ales) and Ava (Hendrix) – to be her new backup band, The Assassins. Together they’ve got another shot at rock glory.

-By Rebecca Murray

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