Coby Bell and Skipp Sudduth are some of the many actors that star in the television series “Third Watch.” The show tells fictional stories of several members of the 55th Precinct from New York City, including paramedics and firefighters. As the seasons continued, new characters were introduced and some left due to various reasons. The show also featured several celebrity guest appearances, such as Rosie O’Donnell and Gene Simmons.
“Third Watch” was broadcasted on NBC for six seasons with a total of 132 episodes from 1999 to 2005. The show gets its title due to the staff working late hours between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. The series provided viewers with several single-episode stories, with some ongoing stories that spanned across multiple seasons. “Third Watch” also consisted of several directors and writers during the show’s history.
At times, the show received criticism for some extremely detailed violence and foul language. However, the show became highly praised for its season three opening episode, "In Their Own Words." The episode featured interviews with real-life fire and police department members following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in New York City. “Third Watch” received a Peabody Award for the episode, and later received other various awards. In 2005, NBC decided not to renew the series, making the sixth season its last.