Tuesday, January 11, 2011

FX's New Boxing Series "Lights Out"

Life is slow here in Mom's basement tonight. So, I figured if any of you are as bored as I am, you might check out this new series on FX called "Lights Out." It's an original series by FX about a family man who returns to his first passion -- boxing. The show premieres tonight (it's actually showing as I type), but you can catch episodes online at FX's website.

Hey, I know it's not it's not pugilism in grand form, but it's probably the most fighting you're gonna get on a Tuesday night these days.

Full synopsis:

"Lights Out, from Executive Producer/Showrunner Warren Leight (In Treatment), stars Holt McCallany (CSI: Miami) as an aging former heavyweight boxing champion who struggles to find his identity and support his wife and three daughters after retiring from the ring. Financial problems leave him at a perilous crossroads – battling the urge to return to boxing or reluctantly accepting a job as a brutal and intimidating debt collector. Catherine McCormack (Braveheart) co-stars as “Theresa Leary,” Lights’ wife who is finishing her medical residency; Pablo Schreiber (Law & Order) as “Johnny Leary,” Lights’ brother and business manager whom Lights put through college; and Stacy Keach (Fat City) as “Pops,” Lights’ father and former trainer who runs the boxing gym owned by Lights. Clark Johnson (The Shield, The Wire) and Norberto Barba (In Treatment, CSI: NY) directed the pilot episode. Series Creator Justin Zackham (The Bucket List), Phillip Noyce (Salt) and Ross Fineman are also Executive Producers. Lights Out is produced by Fox Television Studios and FX Productions."

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