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Lights Out: Season 1 (2011)



Critic Consensus: Boxing fans and non-fans alike will gravitate towards Lights Out with its fervent leading actors and a dramatic narrative that doesn't pull any punches.


Air date: Jan 11, 2011
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Air date: Feb 1, 2011
Air date: Feb 8, 2011
Air date: Feb 15, 2011
Air date: Feb 22, 2011
Air date: Mar 1, 2011
Air date: Mar 8, 2011
Air date: Mar 15, 2011

Season Info

Patrick "Lights" Leary (Holt McCallany) is an ex-heavyweight champ who's scrambling to support his wife, Theresa (Catherine McCormack), a medical resident, and their three daughters. The series takes place five years after Lights' retirement (at Theresa's insistence) following a controversial split-decision loss. The Learys may live in a mansion, but he's going broke, and the IRS is after him and his manager-brother (Pablo Schreiber). In addition, Lights is showing signs of "pugilistic … More


as Patrick 'Lights' Lea...

as Theresa Leary

as Johnny Leary

as 'Pops' Leary

as Ava Leary

as Daniella Leary

as Katherine Leary

as Richard 'Death Row' ...

as Margaret Leary

as Barry Word

as Barry Word

as Brennan

as Ed Romeo

as Jennifer Reynolds

as Hal Brennan

as Dr. Wexler

as Charlie

as Javier 'El Diablo Mo...

as Councilman

as Dr. Brennan

as Dr. Peter Wilson

as Agent Thompson

as Mike Fumosa

as Officer Velez
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Critic Reviews for Lights Out: Season 1

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (19)

Lights Out might not deliver a knockabout blow in its opening round, but it goes the distance and ensures you'll be planted on your seat ready for the bell to sound for round two.

Full Review… | January 15, 2011
What Culture

Lights Out has the perfect opportunity to take its time and explore a multitude of situations that affect a retired boxer and the people around him.

Full Review… | January 11, 2011
TV Fanatic

FX gives us Lights Out - which may well end up, 50 weeks from now, as the best new drama series of the year.

Full Review… | January 11, 2011
Top Critic

The boxing genre is rife with familiar tropes... and Lights Out doesn't avoid them. At its strongest, it freshens those themes without melodrama, opting instead for slow-boil tension.

Full Review… | January 11, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Gloves on or off, it keeps scoring points.

Full Review… | January 11, 2011
Uncle Barky
Top Critic

After a so-so start, Lights Out does turn into a good series.

Full Review… | January 11, 2011
USA Today
Top Critic

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