Tacoma FD (TV Series 2019– )

TVSeries


Tacoma FD (TV Series 2019– )

Comedic look at firefighters battling their own boredom.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
USA
IMDb   8.1 /10
TheMovieDb    7.6 /10
RottenTomatoes  98 %
TV.com
FilmAffinity  
Creators
Creator Kevin Heffernan
Creator Steve Lemme
Information
Release Date2019-03-28
Runtime30mins
GenreComedy
Content RatingTV-14 (TV-14)
Awards1 nomination.
Company3 Arts Entertainment, SilverScreen Pictures
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Chief Terry McConky 23 episodes, 2019-2020
Captain Eddie Penisi 23 episodes, 2019-2020
Andy Myawani 23 episodes, 2019-2020
Granville 'Granny' Smith / ... 23 episodes, 2019-2020
Ike Crystal 23 episodes, 2019-2020
Lucy McConky 22 episodes, 2019-2020
Linda Price 10 episodes, 2019-2020

Tacoma FD

Tacoma FD is an American comedy television series. The series premiered on March 28, 2019 on truTV. In June 2019, truTV renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on March 26, 2020. In August 2020, the series was renewed for a third season. Two members of the comedy troupe Broken Lizard star in the series.


Premise

Tacoma FD takes place in a firehouse in Tacoma, Washington. Without many fires to extinguish, the firefighters are always ready to fight fires… but they end up tackling the less-glamorous elements of the job. Leading the firehouse crew are Chief Terry McConky and Captain Eddie Penisi."


Cast and characters

  • Kevin Heffernan as Chief Terry McConky
  • Steve Lemme as Captain Eddie Penisi
  • Marcus Henderson as Granville "Granny" Smith
  • Eugene Cordero as Andy Myawani
  • Gabriel Hogan as Ike Crystal
  • Hassie Harrison as Lucy McConky

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110March 28, 2019May 30, 2019
213March 26, 2020September 3, 2020

Season 1 (2019)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
11"On the Hot Seat"Kevin HeffernanKevin Heffernan & Steve LemmeMarch 28, 20190.438
22"Cop Wars"Kevin HeffernanKevin Heffernan & Steve LemmeApril 4, 20190.399
33"A New Hope"Kevin HeffernanKevin Heffernan & Steve LemmeApril 11, 20190.410
44"Training Day"Steve LemmeKevin Heffernan & Steve LemmeApril 18, 20190.387
55"The B-Team"Steve LemmeSivert Glarum & Michael JaminApril 25, 20190.328
66"Full Moon Fever"LPCarrie CliffordMay 2, 20190.332
77"Old Flame"LPJessica PolonskyMay 9, 20190.323
88"Where's the Beefcake"Alex ReidPaul SoterMay 16, 20190.227
99"I'm Eddie Penisi"Alex ReidSivert Glarum & Michael JaminMay 23, 20190.368
1010"Fire at the Dispensary"Kevin HeffernanKevin Heffernan & Steve LemmeMay 30, 20190.322

Season 2 (2020)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
111"Payday"Kevin HeffernanKevin Heffernan & Steve LemmeMarch 26, 20200.411
122"Fire in Sex Town"Kevin HeffernanNatasha KanuryApril 2, 20200.304
133"Whodunnit"Kevin HeffernanCarrie CliffordApril 9, 20200.345
144"Lucy Wants a Friend"Steve LemmeEmilia BarrosseApril 16, 20200.282
155"I'm Eddie Penisi...Sr"Steve LemmeKevin Heffernan & Steve LemmeApril 23, 20200.319
166"The C - Team"LPMike Culbert & Mike PellettieriApril 30, 20200.304
177"Fire Choir"LPSivert Glarum & Michael JaminJuly 23, 20200.198
188"The Crying Game"Nancy HowerPaul SoterJuly 30, 20200.251
199"Ike and Mike"Nancy HowerSivert Glarum & Michael JaminAugust 6, 20200.198
2010"Firefighter's Ball Part 1"Steve LemmeKevin Heffernan & Steve LemmeAugust 13, 20200.270
2111"Firefighter's Ball Part 2"Steve LemmeKevin Heffernan & Steve LemmeAugust 20, 20200.215
2212"To Nightmare Manor"Kevin HeffernanMike Culbert & Mike PellettieriAugust 27, 20200.303
2313"A Christmas Story"Kevin HeffernanPaul SoterSeptember 3, 20200.185

Production

Development

On January 10, 2018, it was announced that truTV had given the production a pilot order. The series was created by Broken Lizard comedy troupe members Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme, who also executive produce alongside David Miner, Greg Walter, and Kyle Clark. Production companies involved with the series include 3 Arts Entertainment and Silverscreen Pictures. On May 9, 2018, it was announced that truTV had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. On February 11, 2019, it was announced that the series would premiere on March 28, 2019. truTV renewed the series for a second season on June 18, 2019, which premiered on March 26, 2020. On August 5, 2020, truTV renewed the series for a third season.

Casting

Alongside the pilot order announcement, it was confirmed that Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme had been cast in the series' lead roles. On February 5, 2018, it was announced that Kirby Bliss Blanton, Marcus Henderson, Eugene Cordero, and Gabriel Hogan had joined the main cast of the pilot. On September 19, 2018, it was reported that Blanton's role had been recast with Hassie Harrison assuming the part of Lucy McConky.

Filming

Principal photography for the series' pilot was expected to begin in February 2018. Filming for the rest of season one began in late 2018.


Release

On February 11, 2019, the first trailer for the series was released.


Ratings

Season 1

Viewership and ratings per episode of Tacoma FD
No.TitleAir dateRating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1"On the Hot Seat"March 28, 20190.20.4380.30.4600.50.899
2"Cop Wars"April 4, 20190.20.3990.30.4520.50.852
3"A New Hope"April 11, 20190.20.410N/AN/AN/AN/A
4"Training Day"April 18, 20190.20.3870.30.4770.50.865
5"The B-Team"April 25, 20190.10.3280.30.4080.40.737
6"Full Moon Fever"May 2, 20190.20.3320.20.3970.40.730
7"Old Flame"May 9, 20190.20.3230.20.4280.40.752
8"Where's the Beefcake"May 16, 20190.10.2270.20.3350.30.562
9"I'm Eddie Penisi"May 23, 20190.20.3680.30.4700.50.839
10"Fire at the Dispensary"May 30, 20190.20.322N/A0.379N/A0.702

Season 2

Viewership and ratings per episode of Tacoma FD
No.TitleAir dateRating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1"Payday"March 26, 20200.20.4110.30.4370.50.848
2"Fire in Sex Town"April 2, 20200.20.3040.20.3500.40.654
3"Whodunnit"April 9, 20200.20.3450.20.3660.40.711
4"Lucy Wants a Friend"April 16, 20200.10.2820.20.3150.30.597
5"I'm Eddie Pensi...Sr"April 23, 20200.20.3190.20.3770.40.696
6"The C - Team"April 30, 20200.20.3040.20.3880.40.692
7"Fire Choir"July 23, 20200.10.1980.1N/A0.2N/A
8"The Crying Game"July 30, 20200.10.2510.1N/A0.2N/A
9"Ike and Mike"August 6, 20200.10.1980.1N/A0.2N/A
10"Firefighter's Ball Part 1"August 13, 20200.140.270TBDTBDTBDTBD
11"Firefighter's Ball Part 2"August 20, 20200.110.215TBDTBDTBDTBD
12"To Nightmare Manor"August 27, 20200.140.303TBDTBDTBDTBD
13"A Christmas Story"September 3, 20200.10.185TBDTBDTBDTBD