Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Scores Largest Ever Live+3 Lift of Any Comedy Series Premiere in FX Networks History The premiere of Denis Leary's new comedy series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll racked up the largest Live+3 lift ever for any comedy series premiere in FX Networks' history in both Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers. The July 16th premiere generated a +61% Live+3 lift among Adults 18-49 (710,000), exceeding The Comedians (+34%), You're the Worst (+26%), Married (+33%), Chozen (+42%), Legit (+21%), Unsupervised (+31%), Wilfred (+34%), and Louie (+34%). Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll received a +57% Live+3 lift among Total Viewers (1,363,000), exceeding The Comedians (+34%), You're the Worst (+28%), Married (+31%),
Secrets from the NYC set of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll The new FX series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, which follows Denis Leary’s washed-up rocker—named, of course, Johnny Rock—might focus on a fictional band, but there’s no lack of real-life rock venues that appear in the show. And according to star Elaine Hendrix, who plays Rock’s bandmate and love interest Ava, having access to New York City’s rock ‘n’ roll history made all the difference. “I think the show does capture the whole New York feel, in our attitudes, in our clothes—it feels very authentic,” Hendrix says from her home in, of all places, Los Angeles. “We actually got to perform at Irving Plaza, Glasslands and at the Apollo, which was cool and
In FX's new music comedy Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Denis Leary stars as Johnny Rock, a former singer whose early '90s New York band, The Heathens, self-destructed faster than any other group in rock 'n' roll history. Fast forward twenty-five years later, and the washed-up musician is trying to re-ignite his ailing career and play his way into music history. The show, which is created, written, and directed by Leary, stars John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, and John Ales. Stepping into the role of Leary's longtime love and backup singer, Ava, is Elaine Hendrix (The Parent Trap, Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion). With the show's premiere just on the horizon (July 16 at 10 p.m.), the actress
A broke Johnny considers joining a Bon Jovi tribute band, much to the horror of his lover and former back-up singer Ava (a very funny Elaine Hendrix). They're all on the outskirts of celebrity, wondering what went wrong and yearning for one more chance to make it big. Click HERE to read more!
Denis Leary couldn't have written a better role for Elaine Hendrix if he had her in mind while creating the role of percussionist and back-up singer Ava in FX's new series "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll." That's because Hendrix started her career as a model, singer and dancer, appearing in videos for the likes of Keith Sweat and MC Hammer. But that all ended for her in 1992, shortly after she moved to Los Angeles and was struck by a car while riding her bike. Hendrix survived the experience intact, but learning to get mobile again brought her singing and dancing career to an abrupt halt – something she now says she's "grateful for" because it forced her to switch gears and consider acting. Click
Actress and Knoxville native Elaine Hendrix has invested way more than acting in her role on FX’s new show “Sex& Drugs&Rock&Roll.” She has co-written a song, lent her voice and learned to play the ukulele for a track on the show, and much of the cast has followed suit by supplying musical talents and a lot of time and effort. Click HERE to read more!
When not fawning over his interviewer, the auteur — accompanied by S&D&R&Rcastmates Elizabeth Gillies, John Corbett, Elaine Hendrix, John Ales and Robert Kelly — revealed what the show’s rockers love more than one another. Click HERE to read more!
Elizabeth Gillies, left, and Elaine Hendrix, cast members on the television series "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll," pose together at the Fox/FX/10th Century Fox TV/Fox International Channels Comic-Con Party on Friday, July 10, 2015, in San Diego, Calif.