USA Network has signed Denis Leary to develop and co-write a
half-hour pilot based on the British series Sirens,
which follows a group of young paramedics.
Leary (Rescue Me)
will co-write with Bob Fisher (Traffic
Light) and both will executive produce with Jim Serpico, Hal Vogel and
David Aukin. Apostle and Fox Television Studios will produce with Daybreak
"We are still finding our way in the genre but
we know for certain that our half hours will be written and
produced by creators with a specific and unique point of view," said Bill McGoldrick,
senior VP, original scripted programming, USA. "Since they formed Apostle,
Denis and Jim have brought those two qualities to everything they've
aired on Channel 4 in the U.K., was inspired by EMT paramedic Tom Reynolds'
book, Blood, Sweat and Tea. The series
follows three EMTs as they "bicker, fight and shag their way through the darkly
funny maelstrom of their lives," according to the release.
Sirens joins four
other comedy pilots in development at USA -- Common Law, Eden, Over/Under and Wild Card - as the top-rated cable network looks to expand beyond
its crop of successful one-hour dramas.