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CBS Orders Reality Series ‘Ambulance’

Program Based on the U.K. Show of the Same Name

CBS has greenlit “Ambulance,” a new one-hour alternative series that 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. The series is being developed for broadcast based on the format of the U.K. show of the same name, originally created by Endemol Shine UK production company Dragonfly. The new CBS series will be produced by Endemol Shine North America.

The logline: 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.

On the new CBS series, Eden Gaha, Rob Smith and Robin Feinberg will serve as executive producers for Endemol Shine North America. No official premiere date or episode count has been announced.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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