We may have to contemplate many of a cliffhanger this summer, but we are grateful for the return of the NYC fire department black comedy (or is that drama with mordant wit) Rescue Me. Last season, we followed the escapades of firefighter/ alcoholic/ pill-addict/ cheating husband Tommy Gavin to the point of being emotionally wrecked by the season finale where his son was killed by a drunk driver and a violent revenge is planned. Also, when firefighter Lou gets totally taken by the scam artist - we could see it coming, but we still felt awful. And Gothamist will need Rescue Me because the new slate of summer TV programming looks like total crap.

The NY Times reviewed the first few episodes of the season, noting that it still "continues to cast a serious spell." And Zap2It visited the set, finding out some developments for the new season.