Emergency!

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Emergency!
Emergency!-Logo.jpg
Premiere January 15, 1972
Finale May 28, 1977
Creator Jack Webb
Harold Jack Bloom
R.A. Cinader
Network NBC
Style 60-minute action / adventure / medical drama
Company Emergency Productions,
Mark VII Limited,
Universal Television
Distributor MCA Television (1976–1996)
Universal Television Enterprises (1996–1998)
Studios USA Television (1998–2002)
Universal Domestic Television (2002–2004)
NBCUniversal Television Distribution (2004– )
Seasons 7
Episodes 123 + 6 TV movies
Origin USA

Emergency! is an action / adventure / medical drama that aired on NBC.

The show focuses on paramedics John Gage and Roy DeSoto (played by Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe) of the Los Angeles County Fire Department's Station 51, and the hospital emergency room staff Dr. Kelly Brackett, Nurse Dixie McCall, Dr. Mike Morton and Dr. Joe Early (portrayed by, respectively, Robert Fuller, Julie London, Ron Pinkard, and Bobby Troup) with whom the paramedics work to save lives. It was also the first show to feature paramedics who help rescue victimized or hurt patients. Emergency! and sister series Adam-12 were similar in that they featured dedicated civil servants handling two or three varied and unrelated incidents during a typical shift; however, Emergency! had a larger ensemble cast and a sixty-minute running time, compared to the half-hour allotted for Adam-12, which typically allowed for more plot and character development.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Kevin Tighe Paramedic Roy DeSoto 1 2 3 4 5 6
Randolph Mantooth Paramedic John Gage 1 2 3 4 5 6
Robert Fuller Dr. Kelly Brackett 1 2 3 4 5 6
Julie London Nurse Dixie McCall 1 2 3 4 5 6
Bobby Troup Dr. Joe Early 1 2 3 4 5 6
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Ron Pinkard Dr. Mike Morton 1 2 3 4 5 6
Dick Hammer Captain Dick Hammer 1
Michael Norell Captain Hank Stanley 2 3 4 5 6
Tim Donnelly Fireman Chet Kelly 1 2 3 4 5 6
Marco López Fireman Marco Lopez 1 2 3 4 5 6
Mike Stoker Fireman Mike Stoker 1 2 3 4 5 6
Vince Howard Officer Vince Howard 1 2 3 4 5 6
Sam Lanier Radio dispatcher (uncredited) 1 2 3 4 5 6

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
NBC
Season One January 15, 1972 April 15, 1972 12
Season Two September 16, 1972 April 7, 1973 21
Season Three September 22, 1973 March 23, 1974 22
Season Four September 14, 1974 March 1, 1975 22
Season Five September 13, 1975 March 6, 1976 22
Season Six September 25, 1976 May 28, 1977 24
Season Seven January 7, 1978 July 3, 1979 6

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Season One August 23, 2005 2

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Season Two February 7, 2006 3

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Season Three February 13, 2007 5

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Season Four January 29, 2008 5

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Season Five January 20, 2009 5

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Season Six April 13, 2010 5

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