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A&E greenlights live first responder series from Big Fish

A&E Network is once again partnering with Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM company, to produce a new live event series set to follow various emergency services teams across America. Following a ...
March 13, 2019

A&E Network is once again partnering with Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM company, to produce a new live event series set to follow various emergency services teams across America.

Following a similar format as Live PD, which follows law enforcement agencies on patrol, Live Rescue will follow first responders from across the U.S. as they respond to emergency calls in real time.

A&E has ordered eight episodes of the series, which is hosted by journalist Ashleigh Banfield (pictured).

Live Rescue is produced by Big Fish, with Dan Cesareo, Lucilla D’Agostino, John Zito and Jordana Starr serving as executive producers. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Sean Gottlieb are executive producers for A&E.

Live Rescue is the next incarnation of our groundbreaking partnership with Big Fish Entertainment, following the brave paramedics and first responders who risk their lives every day to keep us safe despite the challenges of their jobs,” said Frontain Bryant, EVP and head of programming for A&E, in a statement. “The team at Big Fish has assembled a best-in-class production team of broadcast news veterans and we are looking forward to adding Live Rescue to the A&E portfolio of brave storytelling.”

Live Rescue premieres on April 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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