Filming underway on new observational for Nine

Filming has commenced in Melbourne on a new observational series for Nine, Emergency.

WTFN cameras are filming behind the scenes at the Royal Melbourne Hospital emergency department. The series had not been previously-announced.

“Told through the eyes of an extraordinary and dedicated team of medical professionals, with a busy stream of patients coming through the door, Emergency will give viewers a unique insight into the inner workings of Victoria’s first hospital,” a release states.

“From life-threatening conditions like strokes and heart attacks to patients treated after car accidents, falls, assaults and major public emergencies, the series will reveal the compassion and amazing composure of doctors and nurses as they battle to save lives.”

WTFN’s Director of Content, Steve Oemcke, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Victoria’s most famous hospital on this compelling new series. Australia has fallen in love with the heroes of Paramedics, and we’re excited to now tell the story of the doctors and nurses at the Royal Melbourne as they take over the life-saving care of these patients.”

Nine Program Director, Hamish Turner, said: “The success of Paramedics highlighted the real appetite for this style of blue light factual and storytelling. Emergency will go behind-the-scenes of one of the country’s busiest hospitals to showcase the incredible life-saving work performed by the unsung heroes who work there.”

Emergency will go to air on Nine later this year.


  1. eastwest101

    Cheap, lazy, derivative, unimaginative, and literally “ambulance chasing” dross. If we are in the “Golden Age” of television right now, you wouldn’t know it by watching prime time FTA television.

    • It may well be RPA 2.0 but networks are responding to what people are watching. Observationals have rebounded for 3 networks. You also dismiss that Lego Masters is not singing, dancing, dating or cooking and that 10 has a new scripted show on air as I write this.

      • eastwest101

        Or another way to think of it is that networks are repeating the same content that they have all tried before to cannibilize an ever decreasing audience from each other. Considering they are under existential threat they seem to be repeating the same thing and expecting a different result, sounds like the definition of insanity to me.

        You might have me confused with someone else – I haven’t seen or commented on Mr Black or Lego Masters yet, although I note that Lego Masters is a UK invention.

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