[09/03/20 - 12:00 PM] ABC Gives Audiences an Inside Look Into the Heroic Work of 911 Call Takers This Fall Hosted by Luke Wilson, "Emergency Call" premieres Monday, September 28 at 10:00/9:00c.
[via press release from ABC]
ABC GIVES AUDIENCES AN INSIDE LOOK INTO THE HEROIC WORK OF
911 CALL TAKERS THIS FALL
LUKE WILSON HOSTS 'EMERGENCY CALL,' NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES PREMIERING MONDAY, SEPT. 28 AT 10:00 P.M. EDT, ON ABC
ABC announced today new unscripted series "Emergency Call" to debut this fall. Hosted by actor Luke Wilson and produced by 8HOURS TELEVISION, "Emergency Call" is a daring, new hour-long show documenting the first few crucial minutes of emergencies told through the lens of America's heroic 911 call takers. The series is set to premiere MONDAY, SEPT. 28 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
Hosted by Luke Wilson, "Emergency Call" follows the dramatic moments leading up to the arrival of help rather than the events after the firefighters, police or emergency medical services teams arrive, and focuses on the extreme, suspenseful and sometimes humorous stories that flood 911 call centers.
"Since I was a kid, I have always been interested in people who help. People who save people," said Luke Wilson. "When you're younger, you might be drawn toward superheroes or fictional characters, but as you get older you come to realize that people who help, real-life heroes, are just regular people who do extraordinary things. 911 call takers don't just save people; they calm and console people until they are safe. They are the first link in the chain of first responders. For that, I feel very lucky to be a part of this project."
"An estimated 240 million calls are made every year to 911 call centers across the country," said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. "While we often hear about some of these stories on the news, we rarely hear about the heroes that are the first point of contact and, at times, essential to saving a life. 'Emergency Call' shines a light on these mysterious and brave voices who are driven by their desire to help; and Luke Wilson is the consummate host, navigating us through these extraordinary situations which will have you on the edge of your seat."
"Emergency Call" is executive produced by Adeline Ramage Rooney and Jonny Slow (8HOURS TELEVISION), Grant Kahler (showrunner) and Luke Wilson. The show is produced by 8HOURS TELEVISION, based on an original format by De Chinezen and licensed by Lineup Industries.
About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including "Grey's Anatomy," the longest-running medical drama in primetime television; riveting dramas "The Good Doctor," "How to Get Away with Murder," "A Million Little Things" and "Station 19"; the Emmy(R) Award-winning "Modern Family" and trailblazing comedy favorites "American Housewife," "black-ish," "Bless This Mess," "The Conners," "The Goldbergs," and "Schooled"; the popular "Summer Fun & Games" programming block, including "Card Sharks," "Celebrity Family Feud," "Holey Moley" and "Press Your Luck"; star-making sensation "American Idol"; reality phenomenon "Shark Tank"; "The Bachelor" franchise; long-running hits "Dancing with the Stars" and "America's Funniest Home Videos"; "General Hospital," which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"; as well as the critically acclaimed hit special "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons.'" The network also boasts some of television's most prestigious awards shows, including "The Oscars(R)," "The CMA Awards" and the "American Music Awards."
ABC programming can also be viewed on demand and on Hulu.
About 8HOURS TELEVISION
8HOURS TELEVISION is an ambitious new independent production company founded in 2018 by award-winning veteran executive producer Adeline Ramage Rooney ("Masterchef," "Masterchef Junior," "Kitchen Nightmares," "Hotel Hell") and former Zodiak Americas CEO, Jonny Slow. Based in Los Angeles, the company is committed to telling extraordinary stories to domestic and international audiences through the development and production of high quality programming featuring brilliant people in fascinating worlds.
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