SIRENS Picked Up, Headed to Chicago
May 17, 2013 by Mike McNamara
More amazing news for Chicago... Might be time to move back home, westcoasters...
USA Network announced Thursday that it's picked up the half-hour comedy "Sirens" from Denis Leary (RESCUE ME) and Bob Fisher (WEDDING CRASHERS).
SIRENS is set to hit our TV screens in the first quarter of 2014 as a companion to MODERN FAMILY, which will debut with USA on September 24.
"With MODERN FAMILY joining our lineup in the fall, we can leverage television¹s most popular comedy to serve as a powerful launch pad for new originals in this genre," said USA¹s co-president Chris McCumber. Added co-president Jeff Wachtel, "Our new series come from some of the best comedic talent in the business, and reflect USA's style with great characters, strong execution and compelling storytelling."
SIRENS, which was back in town earlier this year for some apparently worthwhile reshoots, will center on three of Chicago¹s best EMTs (none of whom will be Leary), whose sometimes silly, self-righteous and even self-destructive personalities make them unqualified for sustaining relationships, friendships and most occupations. They are, however, uniquely qualified for saving anyone who winds up in their ambulance. The series, from Apostle and Fox Television Studios, will star Michael Mosley (PAN AM), Kevin Daniels (MODERN FAMILY), Jessica McNamee (THE VOW) and Kevin Bigley (GAME CHANGE). Apostle¹s Jim Serpico (RESCUE ME) along with Hal Vogel, David Aukin (HYDE PARK ON HUDSON) and David Leach will serve as executive producers.
For more about the other pilots that have been picked up check out recent rounds of The Call Sheet here.