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Tacoma FD is an American comedy television series, from the creators of Super Troopers. The series premiered on March 28, 2019 on truTV. In June 2019, the series was renewed for a second season by truTV which will premiere in 2020.

Tacoma FD
GenreComedy
Created by
Starring
Opening theme"Hot Blooded" by Foreigner
Composer(s)Jason Akana
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Kevin Heffernan
  • Steve Lemme
  • David Miner
  • Greg Walter
  • Kyle Clark
Editor(s)Frank McGrath
Production company(s)
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networktruTV
Original releaseMarch 28, 2019 (2019-03-28) –
present (present)
External links
Official website

Contents

PremiseEdit

Tacoma FD takes place "in a firehouse in Tacoma Washington, the wettest city in America. Light on blazes that need extinguishing, they are fire fighters who are always ready to fight fires… but in this wet city, they find themselves tackling the less glamourous elements of the job. Leading the fire house crew are Chief Terry McConky and Captain Eddie Penisi."[1]

Cast and charactersEdit

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [2]U.S viewers
(millions)
1"On the Hot Seat"Kevin HeffernanKevin Heffernan & Steve LemmeMarch 28, 2019 (2019-03-28)0.438[3]
2"Cop Wars"Kevin HeffernanKevin Heffernan & Steve LemmeApril 4, 2019 (2019-04-04)0.399[4]
3"A New Hope"Kevin HeffernanKevin Heffernan & Steve LemmeApril 11, 2019 (2019-04-11)0.410[5]
4"Training Day"Steve LemmeKevin Heffernan & Steve LemmeApril 18, 2019 (2019-04-18)0.387[6]
5"The B-Team"Steve LemmeSivert Glarum & Michael JaminApril 25, 2019 (2019-04-25)0.328[7]
6"Full Moon Fever"LPCarrie CliffordMay 2, 2019 (2019-05-02)0.332[8]
7"Old Flame"LPJessica PolonskyMay 9, 2019 (2019-05-09)0.323[9]
8"Where's the Beefcake"Alex ReidPaul SoterMay 16, 2019 (2019-05-16)0.227[10]
9"I'm Eddie Penisi"Alex ReidSivert Glarum & Michael JaminMay 23, 2019 (2019-05-23)0.368[11]
10"Fire at the Dispensary"Kevin HeffernanKevin Heffernan & Steve LemmeMay 30, 2019 (2019-05-30)0.322[12]

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

On January 10, 2018, it was announced that truTV had given the production a pilot order. The series was created by Broken Lizard comedy troupe members, Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme who are also set to executive produce alongside David Miner, Greg Walter, and Kyle Clark. Production companies involved with the series include 3 Arts Entertainment and Silverscreen Pictures.[13] On May 9, 2018, it was announced that truTV had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes.[1][14][15][16] On February 11, 2019, it was announced that the series would premiere on March 28, 2019.[17] On June 18, 2019, truTV renewed the series for a second season which will premiere in 2020.[18][19]

CastingEdit

Alongside the pilot order announcement, it was confirmed that Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme had been cast in the series' lead roles.[13] On February 5, 2018, it was announced that Kirby Bliss Blanton, Marcus Henderson, Eugene Cordero, and Gabriel Hogan had joined the main cast of the pilot.[20] On September 19, 2018, it was reported that Blanton's role had been recast with Hassie Harrison assuming the part of Lucy McConky.[21]

FilmingEdit

Principal photography for the series' pilot was expected to begin in February 2018.[13] Filming for the rest of season one began in late 2018.[1]

ReleaseEdit

On February 11, 2019, the first trailer for the series was released.[17]

RatingsEdit

No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "On the Hot Seat" March 28, 2019 0.2 0.438[3] 0.3 0.460 0.5 0.899[22]
2 "Cop Wars" April 4, 2019 0.2 0.399[4] 0.3 0.452 0.5 0.852[23]
3 "A New Hope" April 11, 2019 0.2 0.410[5] N/A N/A N/A N/A
4 "Training Day" April 18, 2019 0.2 0.387[6] 0.3 0.477 0.5 0.865[24]
5 "The B-Team" April 25, 2019 0.1 0.328[7] 0.3 0.408 0.4 0.737[25]
6 "Full Moon Fever" May 2, 2019 0.2 0.332[8] 0.2 0.397 0.4 0.730[26]
7 "Old Flame" May 9, 2019 0.2 0.323[9] 0.2 0.428 0.4 0.752[27]
8 "Where's the Beefcake" May 16, 2019 0.1 0.227[10] 0.2 0.335 0.3 0.562[28]
9 "I'm Eddie Penisi" May 23, 2019 0.2 0.368[11] 0.3 0.470 0.5 0.839[29]
10 "Fire at the Dispensary" May 30, 2019 0.2 0.322[12] N/A 0.379 N/A 0.702[30]

ReferencesEdit

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