CBS is one of television’s number one networks for hit crime dramas. However, it’s the only major network that doesn’t currently run a hit first-responder-centric television show. Although, however, after years of major viewership ratings with hit shows like “NCIS” and its spinoffs, CBS reportedly has plans in the works for their own first responder series.
Deadline reports that the network’s latest project is entitled, “Rescue: MIA.”
And while viewers continue to follow CBS‘s hit crime dramas, some of that influence will reflect over on “Rescue: MIA.” The outlet additionally reported that the new working series’ executive producer is none other than “NCIS: Los Angeles‘s” Eric Christian Olsen, better known as Marty Deeks within the hit television show.
Further, the first responder show should see a lot of professional guidance. Alongside the “NCIS: Los Angeles” star, “Rescue: MIA” is written by Juan Carlos Coto, an executive producer for “9-1-1.”
Additionally, the show will see contributions from James Hanlon, who directed both “Station 19” and “Chicago Fire.”
As far as the show’s baseline, the outlet stated “Rescue: MIA” follows a family of legendary first responders. Those individuals seek to help citizens of Miami. The family, threatened by “long-buried secrets” promising to break their ties, perform emergency and disaster rescues. Compared to other hit shows like “9-1-1” and “Chicago Fire,” “Rescue: MIA” could potentially give us perspective into the lives of those individuals who respond to more than just the everyday emergency.
‘CBS’ Late Night Time-Slot Numbers Improve by 381%
CBS has made headlines several times already this fall. Now, the new first responder show will join a collection of hit first responder-based series across networks. Several of those saw mention above.
Additionally, CBS has seen a lot of turmoil and transformation within its iconic “NCIS” franchise this year. However, it continues to do well for the network’s viewership numbers. For the last several years, the hit show has remained television’s number one popular drama. The popularity of the show continued among frequently revolving character departures within the show.
Meanwhile, the franchise’s latest spinoff, “NCIS: Hawai’i,” has become a major win for the network. Recent statistics show that the rookie series is leading in the 10 p.m. timeslot across networks. The feat is an accomplishment in itself as 10 p.m. is a rather unpopular time for CBS.
Regardless, “NCIS: Hawai’i” attracts almost 9.3 million viewers each week. It has improved CBS‘s 10 p.m. performance by 381% compared to the same time last year. Overall, Deadline states the new spinoff continues to be the number one most-watched new series among viewers as a whole.
So while the network may expect to see a dip in their flagship show “NCIS’s” performance, it appears “NCIS: Hawai’i” can expect to see continued success on CBS.