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A&E invests in more “Live Rescue”

U.S. cable network A&E has commissioned Big Fish Entertainment to add 10 episodes to its first season of Live Rescue. The first season of the documentary series follows first responders across ...
June 13, 2019

U.S. cable network A&E has commissioned Big Fish Entertainment to add 10 episodes to its first season of Live Rescue.

The first season of the documentary series follows first responders across the country as they respond to emergency calls, and is hosted by journalist Ashleigh Banfield.

The 19-episode series also includes analysis from first responders from all over the nation, and is the network’s best series premiere in over two years, averaging 1.3 million total viewers since it’s April 22 premiere.

Live Rescue, from the producers of Live PD, will continue airing Monday nights on 9-11 p.m. ET/PT.

“This is a challenging show to produce, but our incredible partners at Big Fish have once again made it possible for viewers across the country to see the work of first responders and the challenges they face every day in real-time through this groundbreaking series,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, executive vice president and head of programming for A&E Network, in a statement.

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

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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