Another Chi-town series: USA's 'Siren' call for Denis Leary
By April MacIntyre Oct 12, 2012, 1:05 GMT
Denis Leary - "The Amazing Spider-Man" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals - Westwood Village Theater - Westwood, CA, USA © David Gabber / PR Photos
Announced today by USA Network is a new half-hour comedy pilot Sirens, with a cast including Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Jessica McNamee and Kevin Bigley to star.
Denis Leary will co-write with Bob Fisher ("Wedding Crashers," "Traffic Light"), and both will executive produce the series along with Jim Serpico ("Rescue Me"), and
Hal Vogel and David Aukin of Daybreak Pictures.
Apostle and Fox Television Studios will produce in conjunction with Daybreak Pictures.
The pilot, set to shoot in Chicago later this month, will be directed by Victor Nelli who will also executive produce.
The series follows three of Chicago's best EMTs whose sometimes
self-loathing, other times narcissistic, and always downright
self-destructive personalities make them unqualified for sustaining
relationships, friendships and most occupations. They are, however,
uniquely qualified for saving anyone unlucky enough to wind up in their
Mosley stars as "Johnny," a good-looking, sports-loving, Chicago EMT who
works with his best friend "Hank," played by Daniels. McNamee stars as
"Theresa," a smart, gorgeous female cop with the Chicago PD who still
loves her ex Johnny, but ultimately had to move on when he wouldn't
commit, and Bigley appears as "Brian," a wide-eyed and excitable new
EMT, eager and always ready for an adventure, who still lives with his
parents. Hank and Johnny put him through the paces but for the most
part Brian doesn't mind; he's game for anything.
The network, which introduces the award-winning and top-rated acquired
comedy MODERN FAMILY to its slate next year, recently wrapped production
on the half-hour Fox 21 comedy pilot PAGING DR. FREED. Written and
executive produced by Michael Feldman and directed by Marc Buckland, the
single-camera comedy pilot centers on gynecologist brothers David (Kyle
Howard) and Jonathan (Joel David Moore) who inherit their father's
thriving medical practice after he dies from a heart attack he suffers
during an attempt at "playing" doctor with his young secretary. Annie
Potts plays the brothers' overbearing mother who is at odds with
Jonathan's wife (Leslie Grossman) and can't stop meddling in her sons'
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