It was recently announced that Denis Leary’s series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, after running two seasons, has been canceled by FX.
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is a half-hour rock-n-roll comedy that brought its second season to an end in early September, drawing in a mere 450,000 viewers for its final episode —which is now also the series finale.
In the show, Leary played Johnny Rock, an egotistical, washed-up musician dying for fame, starring alongside John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix, Robert Kelly and John Ales. Leary created, starred in, wrote the music for, and also executive produced the series with Jim Serpico.
In conversation with Variety before the series premiere, Leary acknowledged the risky nature of the show and his hesitations about it. “You never know,” he said. “I’m a true Irishman — an optimistic pessimist. That way, you’re always prepared for the worst.”
“You can have a great scene, but the thing that makes it unforgettable is unforgettable actors,” Leary said to Variety last summer. “This group, I’ve got to be honest with you, they gave me everything I needed. They were all able to improvise and they flushed the characters out from day one. Liz, she’s unbelievable, I feel like I can write anything for her. John Corbett was a dream that I thought I would never get. To me, I would love to be able to work with these people for the next five or seven years.”