The unscripted series First Responders Live will join Fox’s primetime lineup on June 12, 2019. The series was just picked up by the network and will air on Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT.
“I am thrilled to work with the legendary Dick Wolf on a show that will give viewers a unique look at the bravest and most courageous among us, as they jump into the fray to rescue and save lives,” stated Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, FOX Entertainment. “With the success of our drama, 9-1-1, viewers have a strong appetite for stories based in this world. Watching real first responders spring into action as they answer these calls will be a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat journey for viewers each week.”
The series will be hosted by Josh Elliott, former news anchor for Good Morning America and a co-anchor for SportsCenter‘s morning edition. First Responders Live is executive produced by Dick Wolf, Rasha Drachkovitch, and Tom Thayer and is produced by Wolf Entertainment and 44 Blue Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company.
“I have always been fascinated by the brave work of first responders, who face life-and-death decisions on a daily basis,” said Wolf. “First Responders Live will give viewers a front row seat to paramedic, fire and police calls, and they will see the challenges of every type of emergency. It is truly the real-life version of ‘Chicago Fire,’ ‘Chicago PD’ and ‘Chicago Med.’”
The series will provide a raw, in-depth look at the brave American heroes, including firefighters, police officers, EMS technicians and first responders, who put their own lives on the line as they race into danger to save others. Each week, the show will embed cameras in multiple cities across the country, to document a night in the life of these units. Elliott will provide live analysis and commentary, with help from a team of experts, as the show follows first-person accounts of the action.