Live Rescue piggybacked on the success of A&E’s other hit show, Live PD. However, the network canceled Live PD in wake of George Floyd’s death and the Black Lives Matter movement. Critics claimed that the show glamorized the police force. As for its successor, the show was about a matter of life or death.
Consequently, it’s dealing with a similar faith. Viewers got into this new series as they previously did with Live PD. Some are wondering if A&E secretly pulled the plug on this reality docuseries which followed fire departments and rescue teams in cities and towns across the country. Will it get new life since the coronavirus pandemic is somewhat winding down in some states?
Will A&E revive Live Rescue after the COVID-19 pandemic?
A&E put Live Rescue on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. The show shut down in March 2020, when the pandemic reached its peak in the U.S. Initially, the network moved the show to Friday and Saturday nights, where Live PD dominated the channel. It led to two other spinoffs: Live Rescue: Rewind and Live Rescue: Emergency Response.
In October 2020, the show changed its format from two hours to three hours and started airing on Fridays but only aired repeats of previous episodes. Viewers are wondering if Live Rescue will get new life after the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s the 9-1-1: A&E remains quiet on renewing it for Season 4. However, that doesn’t mean that the show is on life support yet since they continue to promote it on YouTube.
Per the Hollywood Reporter, “Live Rescue is not canceled, A&E hasn’t made a decision on its future.” Since the third season of the show ended in March 2020, it’s understandable why viewers worry about the show’s future. There could be several reasons why the show is currently on halt. The pandemic played an obvious role in causing production to shut down for many shows, not just this one.
Why the show could face the same fate as Live PD
There is a chance that Live Rescue could return as the coronavirus pandemic winds down. However, some fans have a feeling it could meet the same fate as Live PD. A&E had no problem canceling its #1 show on the network. Still, there are rumors that the show could return in another form.
Live PD paved the way for Live Rescue, but racial injustice and police brutality were to blame for the show’s demise. Still, it’s a completely different show that focuses on rescue teams and firefighters helping people across the nation. Since these frontline workers put their lives at risk during the pandemic, there is a chance that it could see a second life. It’s a safe show for A&E to move forward with and honor these brave men and women.
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For now, fans will have to wait and see what happens. It may not return not only because of the pandemic but also because of privacy issues due to HIPAA. It’s possible that A&E is quietly working to renew this show for a fourth season. Check back with TV Shows Ace for more news and updates on Live Rescue.
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