Rescue Me premieres on iTunes before UK TV

October 27, 2008 by  
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In a sign of progressing digital awareness in the television industry, Sony Pictures Television announced that acclaimed U.S. drama Rescue Me would premiere its fourth season in the UK on iTunes before it is screened on network television.

Starring Denis Leary (the Thomas Crown Affair), Rescue me follows Tommy Gavin, a New York firefighter and his colleagues at Truck Company 62 as they come to terms with 9/11 and the terrible toll it had on New York firefighters. As Gavin greives the loss of his comrades, he also struggles with the breakdown of his marriage and sees visions of his dead best friend.

Never before broadcast in the UK, it will first be available on iTunes. From the 14th October Season’s one, two and three will also be on iTunes meaning a total of 52 episodes will be available for download.

Leary co-created the show with ex The Larry Sanders show writer and producer Peter Tolan in 2004, the first three seasons have had multiple Emmy® nominations for both acting and writing.