First Responders Live has found a home at FOX, with the network giving the unscripted series, which is executive produced by Dick Wolf (Law & Order), a June premiere.
The show, which will premiere on FOX on Wednesday, June 12, at 9 p.m., gives viewers an in-depth look at first responders as they answer emergency calls from across the country. The show is hosted by Emmy Award-winning television journalist Josh Elliott, who viewers may recognize from Good Morning America, Today or Yellowstone Live, National Geographic’s four-night special that he also hosted.
Each week, the show will embed cameras in multiple cities across the country in order to document a night in the life of firefighters, police officers, EMS technicians and first responders. Elliott will provide live analysis and commentary, with help from a team of experts, as the show follows first-person accounts of the action.
First Responders Live is produced by Wolf Entertainment and 44 Blue Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company. Wolf, Rasha Drachkovitch and Tom Thayer serve as executive producers.
Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment and specials at FOX Entertainment, said: “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. 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.”
“I have always been fascinated by the brave work of first responders, who face life-and-death decisions on a daily basis,” added 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 P.D. and Chicago Med.”