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  • 2004
  • 7 Seasons
  • 8.3  (25,676)

Rescue Me is an American dramedy television series that lasted on the air for seven seasons and focuses on the fictional New York City firefighters of Harlem, Manhattan's Engine 99/Ladder 62 firehouse. The show spends extra time on Tommy Gavin, played by comedian and actor Denis Leary, and his family against a background of issues, both domestic and more national circa post-September 11th. Tommy struggles to cope with his grief at the loss of his best friend and cousin, Jimmy Keefe. Jimmy visits Tommy in several visions. At the show's onset, Tommy and his wife have separated, with Tommy moving to an apartment complex across the street. Although Tommy is good-natured and well-intentioned, his hot temper, self-destructive nature, hypocrisy, and return to alcoholism, leave those who know him to view him as a manipulative and self-centered human being. Other storylines running throughout the series include: - a gay firefighter being attacked for claiming that some of the firefighters who came to the rescue after the September 11th attack were gay. - Sean Garrity begins sleeping around with women, including one of Franco Rivera's ex-girlfriends, leading to Franco discovering that said woman gave birth to a daughter with him as the father. - Tommy begins to court Jimmy Keefe's widow Sheila (which is an absolutely unthinkable act among the firefighters) and Mike Siletti secretly dates "fatty" Theresa. - Lieutenant Ken Shea deals with the effects of September 11th by writing poetry and even takes up adultery after learning that his wife will be leaving him. - After Billy Martin dies in service, the city sends a female replacement to the Fire House. Laura Miles deals with being forced to deal with what amounts to be a men's club in the fire house, keeping an especially watchful eye on Tommy. Laura's reasons for watching Tommy are due to reports that his behavior and actions are becoming more and more reckless and self-destructive.

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Ashes
9. Ashes
September 7, 2011
In the aftermath of the fire, the members of 62 truck struggle to pick up the pieces and look towards the future. Down at The Rock, the new probies receive a familiar speech and stand before a new leader.
Vows
8. Vows
August 31, 2011
Emotions rise to the surface at Colleen's wedding; the guys battle the ultimate fires.
Jeter
7. Jeter
August 24, 2011
Franco demands a role around the house; Lou delivers Tommy's letters.
344
6. 344
August 17, 2011
A day at ground zero inspires Tommy to write letters to his loved ones. When Lou betrays his trust, Tommy returns to ground zero with an old friend.
Head
5. Head
August 10, 2011
With Tommy facing suspension and even more bad press in the wake of his angry interview, his fellow firefighters engage in a campaign to save him... and themselves.
Brownies
4. Brownies
August 3, 2011
What starts as a controlled interview ends in a full-on brawl. The beef continues even after the guys survive a harrowing scenario at a call.
Press
3. Press
July 27, 2011
Tommy swoops into action, putting an end to Kelly's dull date and his spell of uselessness. Lou becomes godfather, Colleen finds a dress, and Tommy sits down for his interview.
Menses
2. Menses
July 20, 2011
The guys get antsy waiting for a job; Lou fakes his physical; a news team memorializes Jimmy; Tommy is saved by an unfamiliar face.
Mutha
1. Mutha
July 13, 2011
With Damian confined to a chair and a new baby on the way, Sheila and Janet team up and shake-up Tommy's family life.
Season 5, Volume 1
Season 5, Volume 1

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Rescue Me is an American dramedy television series that lasted on the air for seven seasons and focuses on the fictional New York City firefighters of Harlem, Manhattan's Engine 99/Ladder 62 firehouse. The show spends extra time on Tommy Gavin, played by comedian and actor Denis Leary, and his family against a background of issues, both domestic and more national circa post-September 11th. Tommy struggles to cope with his grief at the loss of his best friend and cousin, Jimmy Keefe. Jimmy visits Tommy in several visions. At the show's onset, Tommy and his wife have separated, with Tommy moving to an apartment complex across the street. Although Tommy is good-natured and well-intentioned, his hot temper, self-destructive nature, hypocrisy, and return to alcoholism, leave those who know him to view him as a manipulative and self-centered human being.

Other storylines running throughout the series include: - a gay firefighter being attacked for claiming that some of the firefighters who came to the rescue after the September 11th attack were gay. - Sean Garrity begins sleeping around with women, including one of Franco Rivera's ex-girlfriends, leading to Franco discovering that said woman gave birth to a daughter with him as the father. - Tommy begins to court Jimmy Keefe's widow Sheila (which is an absolutely unthinkable act among the firefighters) and Mike Siletti secretly dates "fatty" Theresa. - Lieutenant Ken Shea deals with the effects of September 11th by writing poetry and even takes up adultery after learning that his wife will be leaving him. - After Billy Martin dies in service, the city sends a female replacement to the Fire House. Laura Miles deals with being forced to deal with what amounts to be a men's club in the fire house, keeping an especially watchful eye on Tommy. Laura's reasons for watching Tommy are due to reports that his behavior and actions are becoming more and more reckless and self-destructive.

Rescue Me is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (95 episodes). The series first aired on July 21, 2004.

Where to Watch Rescue Me

Rescue Me is available for streaming on the FX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Rescue Me on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Starz, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    July 21, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (25,676)