FX Sets Summer Premieres for Denis Leary’s ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,’ Louis CK’s Standup Special

Sophomore seasons of “Married” and “Tyrant” also get return dates; “The Strain” still awaits scheduling

Last Updated: April 8, 2015 @ 12:09 PM

Set your calendars, FX fans: Denis Leary‘s “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” is set to debut on the cable channel Thursday, July 16 at 10 p.m. The Season 2 premiere of “Married” will immediately follow, the network said Wednesday.

A month and a half earlier, Louis CK’s stand-up comedy special, “Louis CK: Live From the Comedy Store,” will premiere, slated for Thursday, May 28 at 11 p.m.

In between those initial airings, “Tyrant” will kick off its second season on Tuesday, June 16 at 10 p.m. “The Strain” will also be back this summer, but its return date and time has yet to be announced.

“Sex&Drugs” follows Leary stars as Johnny Rock, the lead singer of a legendary early ’90s New York band The Heathens, who were on the brink of becoming famous until they broke up the same day their album dropped. It didn’t help that lead guitarist Flash (John Corbett) found Johnny in bed with his wife, contributing to the split. As a result, the band became legendary for all the wrong reasons.

The show picks up 25 years later, as an older and unhealthy Johnny is out of work and broke. That’s when he meets a talented young singer named Gigi (Elizabeth Gillies), who he backs merely as a songwriter when she reunites The Heathens.

John Ales, Bobby Kelly and Elaine Hendrix also star on the show; Leary serves as executive producer along with Jim Serpico. “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” is produced by FX Productions and Fox 21 Television Studios.

FX’s “Louie” star wrote and directed the hour-long stand-up special; he is also executive producing along with M. Blair Breard. The special is produced by C.K.’s production company, Pig Newton.

“Married” was created by Andrew Gurland, who serves as executive producer, showrunner and director, alongside executive producers Peter Principato and Paul Young. “Married” is produced by FX Productions.

For “Tyrant,” Howard Gordon serves as executive producer and showunner, along with executive producers Glenn Gordon Caron, Chris Kyser, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir and Hugh Fitzpatrick. The series is produced by FX Productions and Fox 21 Television Studios.

Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan serve as co-creators/executive producers/writers and Carlton Cuse as showrunner/executive producer/writer of “The Strain,” along with executive producers Gary Ungar, J. Miles Dale, Bradley Thompson, David Weddle and Regina Corrado. “The Strain” is produced by FX Productions.