TV’s ‘Rescue Me’ Donates 9/11 Items To Smithsonian

WASHINGTON — Denis Leary donated props, costumes and other objects from his TV series “Rescue Me” to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History on Thursday because of the show’s connection to New York City firefighters after Sept. 11. Leary’s firefighter costume, helmet and tools are the first items included in the museum’s entertainment collection […]

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‘Rescue Me’ The Final Season Begins Tonight

Tommy Gavin has been haunted by many ghosts throughout the seven years of “Rescue Me,” but none have loomed larger than the Twin Towers. When the FX series returns for its seventh and final season Wednesday, Gavin (Denis Leary) will be trying to cope with the ten-year anniversary of 9/11. And, as is his way, […]

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As the End Begins For ‘Rescue Me,’ Its’ Co-Creator Reflects On the Show’s Legacy

The FX drama “Rescue Me” has received plenty of critical praise during its seven-season run, racking up big ratings and award nominations for its tales about a group of New York fireman dealing with life after 9/11. However, it wasn’t until co-creator/executive producer Peter Tolan learned that his show was going the same route as […]

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‘Rescue Me’ Ends Near Somber Anniversary

By DAVID BAUDER PASADENA, Calif. — The FX firefighters’ drama “Rescue Me” will end its seven-year run less than a week before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. FX President John Landgraf said Saturday that the Sept. 6 finale date was chosen intentionally. The series, with Denis Leary as the star and […]

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TV’s Top Paychecks: The Ka-Chings That Make Us Go ‘Hmm’

Who makes the most money on TV? You might think you know, but some of the industry’s top earners will surprise you. Certainly, you can guess the identity of TV’s highest-paid personality – it’s Oprah Winfrey, of course. She draws an estimated $315 million annually, far and away the most money of anyone currently appearing […]

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Ellen DeGeneres Is Very, Very ‘Special’

BY: Lynn Elber AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES – Ellen DeGeneres is bringing variety back to TV with the help of Kabuki Expert and Flag Man. They’re among the performers in DeGeneres’ fourth variety special for TBS, ‘Ellen’s Somewhat Special Special,’ which taped at the Chicago Theatre on Wednesday for broadcast later this month. “I’m […]

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Willem Dafoe, er, Denis Leary Joins Twitter

Defying Twitter’s 140-character count, Denis Leary (@denisleary) announced he’s joined the social networking site by posting a 4,554-character (yes, we counted) essay on Oprah.com. In the piece, Leary takes aim at everyone from Ashton Kutcher; to Snooki; to Oprah’s unauthorized biographer, Kitty Kelley. At the time of this post, Leary has already racked up 563 […]

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Tuned In: What’s Hot In The World Of TV

What To Watch Tonight: Tuesday nights have been jam-packed for me this summer but tonight has me especially pumped up for two big shows: the finale of ‘Rescue Me‘ and the latest episode of ‘Big Brother‘. Granted, these two series are on completely opposite ends of the TV spectrum, but I enjoy both immensely. First, […]

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