FX Cancels Denis Leary Comedy ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’ After 2 Seasons

Story of an aging rocker was Leary’s follow-up to “Rescue Me”

Last Updated: September 9, 2016 @ 9:01 PM

“Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” – and canceled.

FX has pulled the comedy starring Denis Leary after just two seasons, TheWrap has learned.

In “Sex&Drugs,” Leary played Johnny Rock, an over-the-hill rock star struggling with personal problems as well as professional woes.

News of the cancellation came just a week after the show’s season 2 finale.

“Sex&Drugs” was Leary’s FX follow-up to “Rescue Me,” a critical and commercial success that ran for seven seasons. “Rescue Me” was the story of New York fire fighters dealing with the emotional and professional aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

Leary was also an executive producer on the IFC sitcom “Benders,” which was canceled last year after one season.

Leary last month appeared at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills to promote “Sex&Drugs.” He spoke then of how the writers had created escalating crises this season for Johnny Rock and his bandmates and family members.

“The second half of season 2 is where everything falls apart,” Leary told reporters.