A&E and Big Fish Entertainment are partnering to produce “Live Rescue,” a new live-documentary series hosted by journalist Ashleigh Banfield. The show is a spinoff of the true-crime series “Live PD.”
The series follows first responders across the nation as they insert themselves into situations while answering emergency rescue calls, and will premiere on April 22.
The series is a follow-up to A&E and Big Fish’s “Live PD,” which also follows police officers responding to everyday calls across the country. That series is hosted by Dan Abrams with analysis from Tom Morris Jr. and Sean “Sticks” Larkin.
“‘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 Elaine Frontain Bryant, executive vice president and head of programming for A&E. “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.”
Dan Cesareo, Lucilla D’Agostino, John Zito, and Jordana Starr serve as executive producers from Big Fish, while Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro, and Sean Gottlieb will executive produce for A&E.
The series of eight two-hour episodes will air Mondays on A&E.
Banfield is represented by UTA.