Rescue Me (2004)

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Rescue Me
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Premiere July 21, 2004
Finale September 7, 2011
Creator Denis Leary & Peter Tolan
Network FX
Style 60-minute comedic drama
Company Apostle
Cloudland Company
DreamWorks
Sony Pictures Television
Seasons 7
Episodes 93
Origin USA

Rescue Me is a dramedy that aired on FX.

Rescue Me starred Denis Leary, who was formerly seen on ABC's cancelled cop show, The Job. The show focuses on the professional and personal lives of New York City firefighters after September 11, mainly on Tommy Gavin (Leary) and his Ladder Company.

Tommy has to struggle with the loss of his cousin and close friend Jimmy, who died on September 11 and frequently visits him in visions. Tommy is a divorced father whose ex-wife lived across the street from him in the first season. He is bad-tempered, hypocritical, manipulative and a relapsed alcoholic, all of which make him unusually unsympathetic for a lead character.

Due to the 2007 writers strike season 5 was delayed until spring 2009 when all 22 episodes will air in one batch. To offset the long wait time 10 five minute minisodes aired in summer 2008. They aired commerical free in the show's regular Tuesdays at 10PM timeslot and were then available online.

In Canada the show runs on the Showcase network Tuesdays 10PM. The show began a United Kingdom run on Sky One on January 13, 2005. It began in Australia on September 26, 2005, on Fox8.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Denis Leary Tommy Gavin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Diane Farr Laura Miles 1 2
Adam Ferrara Chief "Needles" Nelson 3 4 5 6 7
Mike Lombardi Mike Silletti 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
James McCaffrey Jimmy Keefe 1 2 3 4 5 6
Jack McGee Chief Jerry Reilly 1 2 3 4
Tatum O'Neal Maggie Gavin 2 3 4 5 6
Steven Pasquale Sean Garrity 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Andrea Roth Janet Gavin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
John Scurti Lieu. Kenny "Lou" Shea 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Daniel Sunjata Franco Rivera 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Larenz Tate Bart "Black Shawn" Johnston 4 5 6 7
Callie Thorne Sheila Keefe 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Dean Winters Det. Johnny Gavin 1 2 3 4 5
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Natalie Distler Colleen Gavin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Lenny Clarke Teddy Gavin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Robert John Burke Mickey Gavin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Olivia Crociccha Katy Gavin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Niels Jorgensen Niels 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Charles Durning Michael Gavin 1 2 3 4 5
Michael Zegen Damien Keefe 1 2 3 5 6 7
Michael Mulheren Chief Perolli 1 2 3
Trevor Heins Connor Gavin 1 2 3
Peggy Scott Jeannie Reilley 1 2 3
Terry Serpico Eddie Gavin 2 3 4 5 6 7
Milena Govich Candy 2 3 5
Sherri Saum Natalie 3 4
Jerry Adler Chief Sidney Feinberg 4 5 6 7
Anthony Perullo Derek 5

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
FX
Season One July 21, 2004 October 13, 2004 13
Season Two June 21, 2005 September 13, 2005 13
Season Three May 30, 2006 August 29, 2006 13
Season Four June 13, 2007 September 12, 2007 13
Season Five April 7, 2009 September 1, 2009 22
Season Six June 29, 2010 August 31, 2010 10
Season Seven July 13, 2011 September 7, 2011 9

Short Episodes

Season Premiere Finale #
Rescue Me 2.5 Spring 2006
Minisodes June 24, 2008 August 26, 2008 10

In-Depth

  • At a Glance: Additional information about the series
  • Music: A listing of all music used on the series
  • Terminology: Firefighters lingo

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season June 7, 2005 3 purchase
The Complete Second Season May 2, 2006 4 purchase
The Complete Third Season June 5, 2007 4 purchase
The Complete Fourth Season June 3, 2008 4 purchase
The Complete Fifth Season June 1, 2010 6 purchase
Partial Season Sets
Season Five, Volume One September 1, 2009 3 purchase
Season Five, Volume Two December 8, 2009 3 purchase

External Sites