The docuseries “follows elite teams of emergency responders as they risk their lives to work the busiest and most unnerving shift of the day, the overnight shift in New Orleans, Louisiana.”
Season three of Nightwatch premieres on December 1st at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
NEW YORK, NY – November 4, 2016 – A&E Network’s critically-acclaimed original non-fiction crime series ‘Nightwatch,’ from executive producer Dick Wolf, returns Thursday, December 1 at 9 PM ET/PT. The hour-long series follows elite teams of emergency responders as they risk their lives to work the busiest and most unnerving shift of the day, the overnight shift in New Orleans, Louisiana.
‘Nightwatch’ is set in the historic city of New Orleans, where police officers, fire fighters and EMT’s working the overnight shift answer as many as a thousand emergency calls a night. The series follows multiple sets of partners in the New Orleans Emergency Medical Services unit who cover the intense and unpredictable period from 8 PM to 4 AM as they battle time and circumstance to save lives. The skills, dedication and determination that these critical and dangerous jobs require are on full display nightly while each new traumatic call comes in. As the city’s heroes, one thing remains clear – the job of an emergency responder in NOLA is not only about saving lives, it’s being there as a support system for the community of people in this diverse and inspiring city.
In the new season of “Nightwatch,” the New Orleans EMS are cutting the ribbon on a brand-new facility after losing their home base during the devastation of Hurricane Katrina more than a decade ago. As their beloved city sees a crippling spike in heroin overdoses, everyone from the police to the EMS are on high alert as drug deaths skyrocket. And when a fellow police officer is struck down while on duty, the entire ‘Nightwatch’ family must rally around each other and the community for support.
In the premiere episode, the NOLA EMS team celebrates the opening of its new headquarters, finally complete after ten years of working out of trailers. Meanwhile, Titus has his own new beginning as he’s received his paramedic’s license and he and long-time partner Dan must adjust to their new shared roles in a variety of calls. And new team, Arcady and Ted, get to know each other’s styles in their first shifts together.
“Nightwatch” is produced by Wolf Reality (“Cold Justice”) and 44 Blue Productions (“Wahlburgers”) for A&E Network. Executive producers for Wolf Reality are Dick Wolf (“Law & Order”-branded series, Chicago Fire/PD/Med/Justice) and Tom Thayer. Executive producer for 44 Blue Productions is Rasha Drachkovitch. Executive producers for A&E Network are Shelly Tatro and Devon Hammonds.
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