[02/22/07 - 12:24 AM] Development Update: Thursday, February 22 Updates include: Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Molly Shannon, Chi McBride, Oded Fehr, Samaire Armstrong and Ving Rhames are among the latest to land pilot gigs.
[02/21/07 - 12:52 AM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 21 Updates include: CBS, NBC and FOX add comedy pilots, directors set on a dozen half-hours and Marc Cherry to remain with "Housewives" through May 2011.
[02/12/07 - 12:41 AM] Development Update: Monday, February 12 Updates include: Fran Kranz, Ana Claudia Talancon and Louise Lombard all set as pilot leads, plus casting news on seven other projects.
[01/24/07 - 12:49 AM] Development Update: Wednesday, January 24 Updates include: ABC issues a five comedy pilot orders, plus two new pilots from FOX and casting news on ABC's "Eli Stone" and NBC's "Mastersons of Manhattan."
STATUS: previously in development (2007-2008 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: blind six-episode commitment
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release) Most people don't think about first responders until they need one. Nick Adams and Ian Wode are the paramedics you pray for when your life is in peril. Nick is the star paramedic at Aurora Healthco, a private ambulance service in LA. Nick is known as the "The Comeback Kid." He has a genuine talent for saving lives, which earns him praise from his grateful patients. Meanwhile, his brash demeanor provokes the ire of his budget-conscious boss, Wendy "The Wolf" Wolfram. Ian is Nick's longstanding partner and confidant. As intelligent as he is neurotic, Ian tries to find a balance between Nick's "save-'em-at-all-cost" humanity and The Wolf's iron-clad regulations. And then there's Tom Timlin, the wide-eyed trainee, caught between his mentors' brilliance and high-jinx, and never completely sure which way to go. They valiantly patrol the streets of Los Angeles with their competent and bodacious co-worker, Jenna "Kinky" Kincaid. Both tough as nails and soft as velvet, Kinky views Nick as both colleague and competitor. The secret truth is that she's wildly attracted to him though she would never admit it. Although supremely confident, Kinky has one Achilles' heel. She tends to lose partners with alarming frequency a fact that Nick will not let her forget. In each episode, the daring and dysfunctional employees of Aurora Healthco answer "The Call" in real time, with nerves of steel and tongues firmly planted in cheeks. The Creator of "Kitchen Confidential" (David Hemingson) teams with the Emmy-winning Executive Producers of "24" (Joel Surnow, Robert Cochran, and Howard Gordon) to bring this hilarious, high octane thrill ride to life.