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BET’S Explosive New Series “First In” Follows Compton’s Heroes
Narrated by Entertainment Star, Tyrese Gibson, FIRST IN Takes Viewers Deep Inside the Intense and Unpredictable Lives of Compton’s Firefighters and Paramedics
Chronicled by actor, singer Tyrese Gibson, FIRST IN, is a 10-episode half-hour original series that delves into the lives of Compton’s firefighters and paramedics as they try to balance the high stress of a gruesome 72-hour work schedule and family life. Emotions run high as the men and women work long hours in a fast-paced, high intensity atmosphere compounded by the daily pressure of saving lives. The series premieres Wednesday, September 30 at 10:00 p.m.*
Though Compton only has a population of about 100,000 people, there are a reported 75 active gangs operating within the area, making it a unique environment for the city’s emergency teams. With one of the highest crime rates in the country, gunshot wounds, gang related violence, and mangled cars are just another day on the job for these highly trained professionals. Day after day, all the drama is caught on tape as the team -an ambulance operator, multiple firefighters, an intern and one of the youngest Battalion Chiefs in the country, Marcel Melanson, of the Compton Fire Department – fight battles both at home and on the job.
“I am extremely excited and proud with FIRST IN because it’s a show that highlights how firefighters are the true heroes of today. People’s lives will be impacted when they see the selfless efforts of firemen and firewomen who put their safety on the line everyday for their communities. I believe FIRST IN will bring to light their courage and dedication, and hopefully inspire new heroes to be born,” commented Tyrese Gibson.
A native South Los Angeles, Gibson is best known for his starring role in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” as well as the films “Baby Boy” and “Four Brothers.” In addition to his career as an actor, Gibson is a successful GRAMMY(r)-nominated recording artist with hits like “Sweet Lady,” “Just a Baby Boy” and “How U Gonna Act Like That.” He is also the creator of the comic book Mayhem, recently published through Image Comics. Additionally, he is the first and only African American male model to land a multi-million dollar contract with GUESS.
FIRST IN is created and directed by Show Runner Michael G. McQuarn who executive produced the series along with his partner Nickie Shapira and Courtney Le through their company 8th Wonder Entertainment. Tyrese Gibson also served as an executive producer of the series, and Mike Le served as a co-executive producer, both on behalf of Tyrese’s HQ Pictures, a division of HeadQuarter Entertainment.
Viewers can visit www.bet.com/OnTV/BETShows for more information about FIRST IN.