Episodes: 20 (half-hour)
TV show dates: July 16, 2015 — September 1, 2016
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Denis Leary, John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Bobby Kelly, Elaine Hendrix, and John Ales.
TV show description:
This single-camera comedy series revolves around the lead singer of The Heathens, a fictional band from New York in the 1990s. Known for living up to their name, the band partied so long and so hard that even Keith Richards thought they needed to slow things down. The Heathens were on the brink of becoming famous for their kick-ass live shows and the release of their highly anticipated first album. Until they broke up — the same day the album dropped.
Johnny Rock (Denis Leary) was the lead singer of the legendary (for all the wrong reasons) and caused the break-up because he was caught in bed with the wife of lead guitarist Flash (John Corbett).
Now, 25 years later, the only thing bigger than Johnny’s ego is his prostate. The drugs he really needs now aren’t cocaine and marijuana — they’re Crestor, Cymbalta and Cialis. He’s out of work, out of money and out of show business options. Thankfully, he has Ava (Elaine Hendrix) — his longtime live-in girlfriend and his moral compass.
Then a massively talented young singer named Gigi (Elizabeth Gillies) shows up. She has a burning desire to be famous, a throwback appreciation for The Heathens’ only album, and a stack of cash big enough to bring the whole band back into the studio — including drummer Bam Bam (Robert Kelly) and bass player Rehab (John Ales).
The catch is that, this time, she’s the lead singer and Johnny’s just a behind-the-scenes songwriter. She also happens to be, surprise to him, Johnny’s daughter. The race is on to see who gets famous first — and for what reason.
Episode #20 — Bang Bang
Gigi decides to go in a different direction with the band. Johnny pursues a new solo project.
First aired: September 1, 2016.
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