'Rescue Me' Starts New Shift
FX series returns in June; Sarandon reprises role
The fourth season of the show is scheduled to premiere on Tuesday, June 12, a week after "The Shield" ends its current season. The new episodes will feature Susan Sarandon reprising her guest role from last season, along with appearances by Jerry Adler ("The Sopranos"), Jennifer Esposito ("Related") and Larenz Tate ("Love Monkey").
There's also a good deal to sort out among the regular characters. When last we left Tommy Gavin (co-creator/star Denis Leary), he was passed out in a burning house along with his on-and-off lover Sheila (Callie Thorne). The situation at Tommy's firehouse, 62 Truck, was also in flux as several firefighters were preparing to move on.
It's probably safe to assume Tommy survived the blaze, as FX notes he'll strike up a relationship with Nona (Esposito), a volunteer firefighter. Tate will play a probie that the 62 Truck crew is trying to recruit, and Adler will play the house's new chief.
Sarandon is set to appear in two episodes as Alicia, the wealthy woman whom Franco (Daniel Sunjata) dated and who is now raising his daughter.
FX will also roll out the third season of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and the new drama "Damages" this summer.