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MTV preps “True Life Presents: First-Time First Responders”

ViacomCBS’s youth-skewing network MTV has greenlit a new special set to follow a team of millennial volunteer first responders working a high-risk EMT shift amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. True Life Presents: First-Time First ...
June 5, 2020

ViacomCBS’s youth-skewing network MTV has greenlit a new special set to follow a team of millennial volunteer first responders working a high-risk EMT shift amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

True Life Presents: First-Time First Responders will provide a never-before-seen first-hand account of two young medical professionals in New York City as they conduct ambulance runs and endure moments of levity at home and in the field in the midst of a pandemic.

The special will follow Rhanell, a 31-year-old trauma nurse, and Alex, a 33-year-old Fire Department of New York EMT, as they serve the Throggs Neck Volunteer Ambulance Corp., a Bronx volunteer EMT squad with a devasting shortage of volunteers during the pandemic.

True Life Presents: First-Time First Responders premiers on June 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV and marks the network’s first fully self-shot special.

The special is produced by Hot Snakes Media, with Eric Evangelista, Shannon Evangelista and MTV’s Dane Joseph serving as executive producers. MTV’s Laurie Sharpe is co-executive producer.

To donate and help protect frontline health workers, visit Help.FirstRespondersFirst.co.

About The Author
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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