Monday, April 22, 2019

CAL FIRE: A&E to Premiere the Documentary Series "Live Rescue" - Mon Apr 22

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Release Date: April 22, 2019
A&E TO PREMIERE THE DOCUMENTARY SERIES “LIVE RESCUE”
NEW LIVE EVENT FOLLOWS CAL FIRE AND FIRST RESPONDERS IN ACTION PREMIERS ON MONDAY, APRIL 22 AT 9PM ET/PT
Sacramento –A&E has partnered with Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company, the team behind the groundbreaking hit “Live PD,” to produce the new live documentary series, “Live Rescue.” The announcement was made March 13, 2019 by Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for A&E. “Live Rescue” premieres tonight, Monday, April 22 at 9pm ET/PT. For two hours on Monday nights, “Live Rescue” will follow CAL FIRE firefighters and paramedics and other first responders, from across the country, as they bravely put their lives on the line responding to a wide range of emergency and rescue calls. Veteran journalist Ashleigh Banfield (“Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield,” “CNN Newsroom”) will host “Live Rescue.” Ashleigh Banfield is one of the most acclaimed anchors in television news, and one of television’s top law and justice journalists.  A&E has ordered eight two-hour episodes.
‘Live Rescue’ is the next incarnation of A&E’s groundbreaking partnership with Big Fish Entertainment, who will be following the brave paramedics and first responders who risk their lives every day to keep us safe despite the challenges of their jobs. 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,” said Frontain Bryant. 

“Live Rescue” marks the second live show from A&E and Big Fish Entertainment. Hosted by Dan Abrams with analysis from Tom Morris Jr. and Sean “Sticks” Larkin, “Live PD” is a documentary series that follows diverse law enforcement agencies across the country as they patrol their communities. “Live PD” is cable’s #1 justice series* and the #1 show on cable on Friday and Saturday nights**.

“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. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro, and Sean Gottlieb are Executive Producers for A&E.

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