Denis Leary created and stars in this new comedy as Johnny Rock, lead singer of a legendary early 90s New York band called The Heathens who broke up the same day their first album was released 25 years ago.
Now he is a middle-aged rock ‘n roller who is out of work, out of money and out of show business options. That’s when a massively talented young singer named Gigi (Elizabeth Gillies) shows up with a burning desire to be famous. She also has an appreciation for The Heathens only album and a stack of cash big enough to bring the whole band back into the studio. Only this time, SHE’S the lead singer and Johnny’s just a behind the scenes songwriter.
John Corbett, John Ales, Bobby Kelly and Elaine Hendrix round out the rest of this dysfunctional rock and roll family.
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll premieres Thursday on FX At 10 p.m.
Sandi Berg is also a freelance journalist and writes about television for several magazines including Written By (Writer’s Guild of America), Life After 50 and Whole Life Times Magazine.