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Sirens (2014 TV series)

Sirens
Genre Comedy
Based on Sirens (Channel 4) 
by Brian Fillis and
Brian Kellett
Developed by
Starring
Opening theme "Again I Ride" by Tree Adams
Composer(s) Tree Adams
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 23 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Barry Berg
  • Christina Varotsi
Editor(s)
  • John Murray
  • Michael Lim
  • Steve Edwards
  • Lynne P. Warr
Cinematography William R. Nielsen, Jr.
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original channel USA Network
Picture format
Original release March 6, 2014 (2014-03-06) – April 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)
Chronology
Related shows Sirens (UK)
External links
Official website
Production website

Sirens is an American comedy television series loosely based on the British series of the same name. The American version was adapted by actor Denis Leary and screenwriter Bob Fisher.[1][2] The series aired for two seasons on the USA cable television network from March 6, 2014, through April 14, 2015. On April 22, 2015, USA opted not to renew Sirens for a third season.[3]

Overview

The series follows the work lives of three Chicago EMT paramedics with the Eminent Ambulance Company and the unusual—often crude or humorous—situations and people in need of their assistance.

Cast

Main

Recurring

  • Kelly O'Sullivan as Valentina "Voodoo" Dunacci: an asexual EMT
  • Maura Kidwell as Claire "Stats" Bender: an obsessive-compulsive EMT
  • Kirsten Fitzgerald as Kathy "Mac" McMenimen: the crew's dispatcher

Episodes

Production

In June 2011, it was announced that Denis Leary and Bob Fisher were developing an adaptation of the 2011 British comedy-drama Sirens, created by Brian Fillis and inspired by Tom Reynolds's book, Blood, Sweat & Tea about the London Ambulance Service. Leary stated that he would not star in the series, but would take a small role, if necessary, in the future.[1] In 2012, the USA Network sought to rush the developing Sirens to pilot status. However, a deal with Fox Television Studios was carefully being studied over VOD rights. The network was able to order a series pilot in June 2012.[4]

The four lead roles were filled in October 2012, with the casting of Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Kevin Bigley and Jessica McNamee. Production for the pilot began in Chicago that month.[5] The network announced that Sirens would premiere in the first quarter of 2014 and would later state that two back-to-back episodes would air together on March 6, 2014, then resume normal programming the following week.[6][7]

At the January 2014 TCA conference, Leary and Fisher stated that the producers of the British series approached Leary's business partner, Jim Serpico, and asked him to adapt it for the U.S.. Leary stated, "We really liked those guys, and USA [network] was pillaging the cast of [the recently ended] Rescue Me and putting them into shows." He added, "we can make some money off these USA people."[8]

On June 11, 2014, USA ordered a 13-episode second season of Sirens.[9]

Critical reception

Sirens scored 61 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 19 "generally favorable" reviews.[10] On another review aggregator site, Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a 73% rating with an average rating of 6.3 out of 10, based on 22 reviews.[11]

References

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