Rescue 77

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Rescue 77
Created byGregory Widen
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)Spelling Television
Original networkThe WB
Original releaseMarch 15 (1999-03-15) –
May 3, 1999 (1999-05-03)

Rescue 77 is an American television series about the professional and personal lives of paramedics in Los Angeles, California. The show aired in the spring of 1999 on Monday nights on The WB network. The creator and executive producer was Gregory Widen, a former Southern California firefighter and paramedic, and the writer of the 1991 firefighting drama Backdraft. His goal for the show was to provide a more realistic depiction of the lives of firefighters and paramedics than previous emergency medical television series such as Emergency!


The show followed the members of a three-person paramedic team assigned to a fictional Los Angeles fire station, Station 77. Kathleen Ryan returns to work in the pilot episode following an emotional breakdown after a stressful call. Throughout the series, there is obvious romantic tension between Ryan and her partner Michael Bell, who is dating a nurse and struggling with his father, who wants Bell to quit his paramedic job and work for the family company. The third member of the team, Wick Lobo, is a young, energetic rookie eager to prove himself. The main characters shared a high sense of duty and loyalty to each other and their commander, Captain Durfee.





No.TitleDirected by [1]Written byOriginal air date [1]Prod.
code [1]
1"Pilot"Eric LaneuvilleGregory WidenMarch 15, 1999 (1999-03-15)3398000
2"Career Day"Kevin HooksJeffrey VlamingMarch 16, 1999 (1999-03-16)3398002
3"A Bumpy Ride"Christopher LeitchLois JohnsonMarch 22, 1999 (1999-03-22)3398004
4"The Wedding"Eric LaneuvilleJosef AndersonMarch 23, 1999 (1999-03-23)3398003
5"Remember Me: Part 1"Eric LaneuvilleGregory WidenMarch 29, 1999 (1999-03-29)3398001
6"Remember Me: Part 2"Harvey S. LaidmanGregory Widen & Don O. KnowltonApril 5, 1999 (1999-04-05)3398005
7"Tunnel Vision"Eric LaneuvilleEric Laneuville & Melissa BakerApril 26, 1999 (1999-04-26)3398007
8"Mustard Gas, Hold the Mayo"Reynaldo VillalobosKevin ArkadieMay 3, 1999 (1999-05-03)3398006


  1. ^ a b c From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Rescue 77"]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2017-09-04.

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