via press release:
USA NETWORK ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF ORIGINAL COMEDY “SIRENS”
Series Hails From Executive Producers Denis Leary And Bob Fisher
SIRENS Ranks As Basic Cable’s #1 New Comedy of 2014
NEW YORK – June 11, 2014 – USA Network today announced a 13-episode order for season two of the original, half-hour comedy series SIRENS from Fox Television Studios and executive producers Denis Leary (“Rescue Me”) and Bob Fisher (“Wedding Crashers”). The series, starring Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Kevin Bigley, Jessica McNamee and Josh Segarra, follows a group of Chicago’s best EMTs who are rock stars professionally, but struggle to keep their personal lives in order.
In its first season, SIRENS quickly drew a loyal and consistent audience, earning its place as the top new basic cable comedy series debut of the year among total viewers P2+ averaging 1.62MM and in the key P25-54 demo averaging 870,000. The series renewal comes on the heels of the network’s reality series pick-up of a second season of hit show CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST.
“SIRENS resonated with a broad fan base, and we are excited to grow this new audience further, as season two promises a lot more laughs and irreverent humor,” said USA Network President Chris McCumber. “We’re pleased to continue our partnership with Denis Leary and Bob Fisher, whose unique brand of witty, off-kilter and laugh-out-loud writing is brought to life by the immensely talented cast."
SIRENS follows the ridiculous and rowdy antics of EMTs Johnny (Mosley), Hank (Daniels) and Bryan (Bigley) and police officers Theresa (McNamee) and Billy (Segarra). Throughout season one, they tackled everything while on the job; from heart attack victims and gunshot wounds to ambulance chasers and doppelgangers, all in life-threatening situations. Personally, things were equally outlandish, between Johnny’s inability to commit to Theresa (McNamee), Hank’s unsteady relationship with his ex and Brian’s over-eagerness and general naiveté. Season one guest stars included Lenny Clarke, Jean Smart, Loretta Devine, Nora Dunn and John Scurti.
The series is complemented with an immersive digital experience at usanetwork.com, featuring videos of the SIRENS EMTs’ unique personal take on all aspects of life -- including different types of “emergencies,” such as work, romance and health.
SIRENS is produced by Fox Television Studios and Apostle, in conjunction with Daybreak Pictures. Leary and Jim Serpico (“Rescue Me”) serve as executive producers for Apostle, along with Fisher. Hal Vogel, David Aukin (“Hyde Park on Hudson”), and David Leach of Daybreak Pictures also executive produce. The series is filmed on location in Chicago.
About USA Network
The #1 network in all of basic cable for an unprecedented eight straight years, USA Network is seen in more than 102 million U.S. homes. USA offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com.
About Fox Television Studios
Fox Television Studios produces scripted and unscripted programming for US broadcast and cable networks, and international broadcasters. Series include The Americans, starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, and The Comedians, executive-produced by and starring Billy Crystal, alongside Josh Gad, for FX; White Collar, Graceland, Sirens and the upcoming Complications, all for USA; The Killing, whose fourth season will be available on August 1, 2014 exclusively on Netflix; and the half-hour comedy, Maron, for IFC, in its second season. The studio also is in production on pilots Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, created by and starring Denis Leary, for FX; and Blanco for Cinemax, from writer Mark Rosner and starring Shiloh Fernandez.
Apostle is a Film/Television Production and Management company based out of New York and Los Angeles. Since its founding in 1994 by Denis Leary and Jim Serpico, Apostle has produced an unprecedented amount of groundbreaking material, such as the television series “Rescue Me” and the film Blow.