A&E Network’s critically-acclaimed original non-fiction crime series “Nightwatch,” from executive producer Dick Wolf, returns for new episodes, set in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday, February 9 at 10 PM ET/PT. The hour-long series follows elite teams of emergency responders as they risk their lives to work the critical and daunting overnight shift in Tampa, the sun baked city by the bay where as many as 850 emergency calls come in every night.
These brand new episodes of “Nightwatch” chronicle the heroic work being done between the hours of 8 PM and 4 AM by the fearless first responders with the police and fire rescue teams in the city of Tampa, Florida. As the rest of the city goes to sleep, these real-life heroes boldly save lives and keep the streets safe. Known for its beaches and prime Sunshine State location, Tampa also has a dark side. In the Tampa Fire Rescue, the stations take on dual roles – they fight fires with brawn and grit, but they also provide meticulous emergency medical care. In the Tampa Police Department, officers on the ROC Squad (Rapid Offender Control) patrol the streets responding to a wide variety of calls such as armed robberies, shootings, stolen cars, and narcotics cases. Above them all, the Tampa Air Service team flies helicopters that give the medical and law enforcement professionals a unique perspective and a huge advantage when lives are on the line.
In the premiere Tampa episode, we meet the brave members of the police and fire rescue departments that risk their lives every night patrolling the city to protect its residents. Police officers Robb and Bethany find themselves in an armed standoff with a suspect who has been holed up in an apartment complex. And fire rescue team Mayville and Stokes must put out a trailer fire that threatens to incinerate the rest of the residential park.