Firefighters put their lives in danger every day to save others, as we have seen both in real life and on television. And shows that depict the life of firefighters are both exciting and informative to watch. And despite the many dangers they encounter, we’ve grown to appreciate the protagonists and plotlines of our favorite firefighter shows.
Some fireman shows have been on the air for almost ten years, such as Dick Wolf’s popular drama Chicago Fire on NBC. Chicago Fire’s enormous popularity has led to a sharp rise in the number of firefighter-focused primetime shows since 2018. More networks have made investments in firefighter series that have attracted devoted fan groups, including CBS, ABC, and FOX. Here are the top firefighter TV series for 2023, including Station 19 and Chicago Fire, among others.
9-1-1 is a well-known firefighter series with well-known performers. Although 9-1-1 was the network’s highest-rated scripted series, FOX opted not to renew it due to the exorbitant expense of production. ABC has picked up 9-1-1 and will air the show for Season 7. If you’re curious about the internal operations of all first responders, especially police officers, paramedics, firemen, and dispatchers, 9-1-1, starring Peter Krause and Angela Bassett, is a fantastic movie. Even the Rob Lowe-led spin-off 9-1-1: Lone Star, which is based in Austin, Texas, was inspired by the popularity of 9-1-1.
9-1-1: Lone Star
If you enjoy 9-1-1, you must see its Texas-based offshoot, 9-1-1: Lone Star. The FOX procedural, which centers on the fictitious Station 126 in Austin, Texas, stars Rob Lowe as Owen Strand. Strand, the captain of Station 126 and a veteran fireman from New York City who lost his whole station in the September 11 attacks and was a first responder was identified as having lung cancer. He moved to Austin with his kid in order to save lives and address his past issues. Additionally, Strand is the father of Tyler Kennedy “TK” Strand, a recovered drug user and fellow Station 126 fireman. In the first season of the series, actress Liv Tyler portrayed Michelle Blake, an EMS captain and paramedic. The series also features Ronen Rubinstein, Sierra McClain, Jim Parrack, Natacha Karam, and other actors in addition to Lowe and Blake.
LA Fire And Rescue
A new firefighter series called LA Fire & Rescue will debut on NBC and Wolf Entertainment in June 2023. This new factual series will chronicle the true lives of firemen on the front lines of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, in contrast to Chicago Fire, a fictitious show that follows firefighters in Chicago’s Firehouse 51. The summer break for One Chicago and the Law & Order series coincides with the debut of LA Fire & Rescue.
Chicago Fire on NBC is, without a doubt, the finest firefighter TV show in 2023, according to viewers. The Dick Wolf-produced drama made its television debut in 2012 and has been airing ever since then. The procedural’s popularity even served as the inspiration for the first responder spin-off series Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med. The fictitious Firehouse 51 of the Chicago Fire Department in Chicago, Illinois, serves as the setting for Chicago Fire, which covers the private and professional lives of firemen and paramedics. Taylor Kinney, Eamonn Walker, David Eigenberg, Joe Minoso, Christian Stolte, Kara Killmer, and more actors may now be seen on the show. Despite gaining a sizable fan base over the years, the show has a history of dramatic cliffhanger deaths involving cherished characters. Over the course of CF’s 11-year history, we have had to say farewell to both firemen and paramedics.
The newest drama on CBS, Fire Country, which recently finished its first season, is the one to watch if you’re a fireman. Season 1 was a triumph, as Fire Country immediately rose to the top 10 on Paramount Plus and joined the club of CBS shows with 10 million or more viewers. Bode Donovan, a teenage prisoner serving an armed robbery term, is played by Max Thieriot, who also conceived the series. He enrolls in the prisoner firefighting show to get his sentence reduced and learns that it is situated in his little Northern California town of Edgewater. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s firemen are followed on the show, along with Sullivan and the prisoners who take part in the initiative to shorten their sentences. The second season of the show has already been picked up for broadcast on CBS in the autumn of 2023.
Station 19 is Grey’s Anatomy’s second spin-off (after Private Practise), and it features the firemen of Seattle Fire Station 19 in Seattle, Washington. Andrea “Andy” Herrera, played by Jaina Lee Ortiz, is a lieutenant at Station 19 and the obstinate daughter of Captain Pruitt Herrera. The show, executive handled by Shonda Rhimes, debuted in 2018 and is hosted by Rhimes. In addition, Dr. Miranda Bailey’s husband, Dr. Benjamin “Ben” Warren, a surgical resident at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital who left Grey’s Anatomy in Season 13 to join Station 19 and become a firefighter, is featured in the show.