CBS announced today that it has placed a series order for a new show that goes inside the world of first responders. The network ordered “Ambulance,” a one-hour U.S. adaptation of the U.K. series of the same name airing on BBC One.
Eden Gaha, Rob Smith and Robin Feinberg will serve as executive producers for Endemol Shine North America on the new CBS show.
The series “takes a revealing look into the intense world of emergency medical workers and the 911 dispatchers who make split-second decisions during life-threatening emergencies,” CBS says in its announcement.
The release adds: “An estimated 240 million calls are made to 911 in the U.S. each year. ‘Ambulance’ reveals what happens inside one of the nation’s most essential health systems, the Emergency Medical Service. Focusing on select call center personnel and field crews, ‘Ambulance’ will provide a 360-degree snapshot of the unceasing daily pressures EMS workers face. Every second counts and can make the difference between life and death as they respond to a wide variety of emergencies, including cardiac arrests, overdoses, car crashes, child births in progress, and more.”
Additional details and a premiere date will be announced later.