'Lights Out': Get the full back story on FX's excellent new boxing drama

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FX debuts its latest series, "Lights Out," on Tuesday night, and in lieu of a full review, we'll tell you this: It's really good.The story of a former heavyweight champion (Holt McCallany) who walked away from the ring five years ago but is feeling the pressure to return, the show blends the beats of a boxing redemption story with that of a family drama: McCallany's Patrick "Lights" Leary has a wife (Catherine McCormack) and three daughters who fear for his safety if he returns to the ring.Lights' boxing life is also a family affair: His father (Stacy Keach) is his trainer, and his brother (Pablo Schreiber) manages him.FX and the show's producers (including "In Treatment's" Warren Leight) have also done something pretty remarkable as a way of getting audiences into "Lights Out": Below, you can watch a nearly 18-minute faux documentary speculating about why Lights left the sport and soliciting thoughts from the show's other...


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