via press release:
FX RENEWS SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL FOR SECOND SEASON
Comedy From Denis Leary Back For 10-Episode Second Season in 2016
LOS ANGELES, September 23, 2015 – Long live Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll! FX Networks has ordered a second season of the FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll created by and starring Denis Leary, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. The 10-episode second season of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll will return in 2016 with stars Leary, Elizabeth Gillies, John Corbett, Elaine Hendrix, Robert Kelly and John Ales. In addition to creating Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Leary also serves as a writer, composer and a director, as well as an Executive Producer along with Jim Serpico. Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is produced by FX Productions and Fox 21 Television Studios.
“We are thrilled with Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and it proved to one of the highest-rated new comedies on cable this year,” Schrier said. “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.”
Added Leary, “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.”
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.
On a Live+7 basis through the first eight episodes, the first season of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll represents basic cable’s most-watched freshman primetime scripted comedy of 2015 in both M18-49 and M25-54, and the third most-watched new primetime scripted comedy series on basic cable among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers. In addition, on a Live+7 basis, through the first eight episodes, the first season of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll delivered the largest Live+7 lift ever for any first year comedy series on FX in both Adults 18-49 (+81%) and Total Viewers (+83%).