Tuesday, August 09, 2022

COZI TV Celebrates Emergency! 50th Anniversary with Documentary; Kaley Cuoco Heads to Peacock for Comedic Thriller Series

Emergency! 50! The Show That Saved Your Life

Celebrating the lasting impact of one of television’s most iconic action dramas, COZI TV will premiere a special anniversary celebration documentary, Emergency! 50! The Show That Saved Your Life, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Emergency! The 60-minute special will air on Saturday, August 13 and re-air on Saturday, August 20 and Monday, September 5 (check local listings). The original COZI TV documentary will explore the long-term impact of the show and the many lives it influenced – including those inspired to enter service as a first responder.

The special will include interviews with cast members, Randy Mantooth (Johnny Gage) and Kevin Tighe (Roy DeSoto). It will also provide an insider’s look at the Los Angeles County Fire Museum, where the show’s original emergency response equipment is housed and will include interviews with from museum representatives Capt. Paul Schneider, Capt. Ernie Ramirez, Capt. Joe Woyjeck, Capt. Paul Oyler. Other guests who will share their personal Emergency! stories will be, Gary Davis, one of LA’s original paramedics; Greg Enslen, author of Emergency! A Binge Guide to the Series; Paul Bergman, UCLA Law Professor; Tim Perkins, EMT and writer; Rev. Tim Polley, a superfan and collector; Eric Wright, firefighter paramedic and collector; Elena Miranda, writer and superfan and more.

Emergency! broke new ground in both the entertainment industry and in fire and emergency services. Often referred to as the first reality-based television show, Emergency! introduced the American public, and the world, to the then-revolutionary concept of using specially trained firefighters in the field to provide advanced life-saving services. According to the Los Angeles County Fire Museum, when Emergency! debuted on January 15, 1972, only twelve paramedic squads were in service in the entire country, with eight of them located in Los Angeles County. By the end of the show’s seven-year run, paramedic services grew substantially with over half of the U.S. population located within four-to-seven minutes of advanced lifesaving care. COZI TV, the national multicast network is today's television home of Emergency!, airing weekdays at noon and Saturdays at 6:00 PM (check local listings). NBC4 was the program's original television home, which aired Saturday nights in Los Angeles and across the country from 1972 through 1977.


Kaley Cuoco

Peacock announced that two-time Emmy Award-nominee Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant, The Big Bang Theory, 8 Simple Rules) will star in the leading role of the highly-anticipated dark comedic thriller Based on a True Story, from Emmy Award-nominated Craig Rosenberg (The Boys, LOST, Preacher). Cuoco will play a married woman named Ava Bartlett. All other details are being kept under wraps. A dark comedic thriller inspired by a bizarre true event, Based on a True Story is about a realtor, a plumber and a former tennis star whose lives unexpectedly collide, exposing America's obsession with true crime, murder and the slow close toilet seat.

Rosenberg will serve as writer, showrunner and executive producer. Jason Bateman (Ozark, The Outsider) will executive produce alongside Michael Costigan for Aggregate Films. Roxie Rodriguez serves as co-executive producer for Aggregate Films. The series will be produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. Cuoco was nominated for an Emmy award again this year (for the second year in a row) for her performance in The Flight Attendant in the category Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She is currently shooting the action-thriller Role Play.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 4

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Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 3)

Tuesday, October 4

  • Lea Thompson (Caroline in the City) - Catch Lea on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Mila Kunis (Family Guy/That '70s Show) - Mila is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rachel Bloom (Reboot) - Rachel will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) and Max Greenfield (The Neighborhood/New Girl/Modern Men) - Beth and Max are guests on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local lisitngs.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Mr. Mayor/Me, Myself & I) - Bobby joins Drew at the news desk to tackle the latest headlines from the new trend of men in skirts to the science behind why kids love spooky and scary things so much and more on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Betty Gilpin (GLOW/Nurse Jackie) - Betty opens up to Drew about why she decided to be so candid about her battle with depression and feelings of less than in her new collection of essays, All the Women in My Brain: and Other Concerns, on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) - Jeremy will be on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster) - Soleil is cooking one her family’s favorites, short ribs, on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Skylar Astin (Ground Floor) - Skylar appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Niecy Nash-Betts (Scream Queens/Getting On/The Soul Man/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy and her wife Jessica Betts are guests on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Tamera Mowry-Housley (Sister, Sister/Roommates) - Tamera talks about You Should Sit Down For This on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am and on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat) - Constance talks about her new memoir Making a Scene on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm. She chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel appears on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Asher Grodman (Ghosts) - Asher is a guest on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:40am.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June-October)

The Neighborhood - Season Four Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season The Adventues of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five Mr. Mayor - The Complete Series (DVD) Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season

06/14 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Eleventh Season
06/14 - Hacks - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
06/14 - Rutherford Falls - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
06/21 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season One / The Complete Season Two
07/19 - The Neighborhood - Season Four
07/19 - Reno 911! - The Hunt for QAnon (Blu-ray) (DVD)
07/26 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Three / The Complete Season Four
08/16 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season (Warner Bros. - Canada)
08/16 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Fourth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/06 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/20 - Kim's Convenience - The Complete Series
09/27 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five / The Complete Season Six
10/04 - Mr. Mayor - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
10/04 - The Munsters - Marineland Carnival with The Munsters TV Cast
10/18 - Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season
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