John Corbett

Dennis Leary's 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' shows some promise

Dennis Leary's 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' shows some promise

Denis Leary has a new show, "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll," in which he stars, and which he created and writes and on at least one occasion directs. It premieres Thursday on FX, previously the home of Leary's fine firehouse dramedy "Rescue Me"; as the borrowed title indicates — here's another quarter in your heavenly tip jar, Mr. Ian Dury — the dysfunctional hero of the new series is very much the hopefully comical cousin of the last. Leary plays Johnny Rock, the hapless, feckless, alcoholic lead singer of the Heathens, a band that broke up on the day its first album was released, in 1992, but still legendary for its riffs and soul and...