Denis Leary is heading back to Tv in a self-penned comedy about an ageing rock star.

The actor, who was a regular fixture on the small screen in firefighter drama Rescue Me between 2004 and 2011, is now set for a Tv return with Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, which he has created and will star in.

The show will run on America's Fx network, the same channel which hosted Rescue Me.

President of original programming, Eric Schrier, says, "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is a terrific script and concept with Denis Leary's signature brand of comedy.

"Denis is a tremendous talent... We're thrilled to have him back home at Fx."