Scott D. Pierce: 'Louie' premieres on FX; 'Rescue Me' returns

Published: Monday, June 28 2010 5:31 p.m. MDT

"So he wrote 'C.K.' on my jersey and everything. He made my name C.K., and I just kind of stuck with it."

"RESCUE ME" RETURNS: When last we saw New York firefighter Tommy Gavin (Denis Leary), he was dying.

Shot by his Uncle Teddy (Lenny Clarke), who blamed him for the death of his wife, Tommy was bleeding out on a barroom floor.

Not to give too much away, but Tommy dies. But he doesn't stay dead for long.

"Rescue Me" begins its sixth and final season in fine form. Tommy continues to struggle with his demons — alcohol, drugs, crazy women in his life. He's haunted by all the people he couldn't save, including the ones in the World Trade Towers.

The big question as the show races toward an end is whether Tommy can be rescued. From himself.

And yet "Rescue Me" remains a crazy mix of drama and comedy that's heart-wrenching and hilarious.

Can't wait to see how it ends.

What: The debut of the comedy "Louie"

When: Back-to-back episodes air Tuesday/early Wednesday at midnight and 12:30 a.m.

Channel: FX

What: The sixth (and final) season premiere of "Rescue Me"

When: Tuesday, 11 p.m.

Channel: FX


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