Diane Farr in New Series

“THE JOB,” A NEW ABC SERIES STARRING DENIS LEARY,
STARTS PRODUCTION IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

Production has begun on “The Job,” a new, single-camera,
half-hour comedy series starring cutting-edge actor-comedian Denis
Leary (“The Thomas Crown Affair,” “The Ref”). Shot entirely on
location in New York and New Jersey, the program unites Leary with
Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Tolan (“The Larry Sanders Show”)
to create a new comedy series about Mike McNeil (Leary), a jaded
New York City detective whose toughest assignment is himself. He’s
a crass, cynical chain smoker struggling to balance a challenging
personal life with a job that leaves him wondering on a daily basis
if he is the last sane person in New York. His unconventional
approach to his job makes him a great cop, even on the most trying
days. Luckily, he has a group of co-workers who tolerate his
stubborn will and reluctantly enjoy his acerbic wit and disdain for
authority. The only thing he can’t figure out is why, if he’s the
only sane guy around, everyone’s always looking at him like he’s
crazy.

Also starring are Lenny Clarke as Frank Harrigan, Diane Farr as
Jan Fendrich, Adam Ferrara as Tommy Manetti, Bill Nunn as Walter
“Pip” Phillips and John Ortiz as Ruben Sommariba.

Guest starring are Julian Acosta as Al Rodriguez, Keith David as
Lieutenant Williams, Janet Hubert as Adinah Phillips, Wendy McKenna
as Karen McNeil and Karyn Parsons as Toni.

“The Job” will air midseason 2000-2001. Peter Tolan, Denis
Leary, Lauren Corrao and Jim Serpico are executive producers. The
series is from DreamWorks Television and Touchstone Television
Productions, LLC, in association with Apostle and The Cloudland
Company.