Monday, October 3, 2016

Rich Emberlin To Star In Live Police Drama on A&E Networks

Rich Emberlin in May 2016 | Photo by Jeremy Lock

Today it was officially announced that the Real Housewives of Dallas' hottest husband, Rich Emberlin, will join the cast of a new LIVE documentary series on A&E called “Live PD.”  Maybe I'm biased, but I'm a sucker for a silver-haired pirate, plus he's a dear friend and I couldn't be more thrilled to FINALLY be able to share this news! A&E said in a statement, "As the debate over the policing of America continues to be a part of the daily conversation across the nation, A&E will offer viewers unfettered and unfiltered live access inside the country’s busiest police forces and the communities they patrol in the new documentary series “Live PD.” Over the course of eight weeks, dash cams along with fixed rig and handheld cameras, will capture the work of a varied mix of urban and rural police forces around the country on a typical Friday night. In-studio host, ABC’s Dan Abrams, alongside Dallas Police Department Detectives Rich Emberlin and Kevin Jackson will guide viewers through the night giving insight to what audiences are seeing in real time, bouncing minute-by-minute between the featured police departments and offering an inside look at each live incident. Journalist Dan Abrams brings over 20 years of reporting and anchoring to the table and currently serves as the Chief Legal Analyst for ABC News. Detectives Kevin Jackson and Rich Emberlin have been partners for over two decades, having worked together in Patrol, SWAT, Criminal Intelligence, and Dignitary Protection Squad for Dallas PD."

Locken and Emberlin in April 2016 at the RHOD
 media party hosted by Bravo in Dallas
Rich is no stranger to reality TV having starred in Dallas SWAT, The First 48 and of course, RHOD. Speaking of Housewives, what does this new show mean for sightings of Emberlin on the upcoming second season of RHOD? Have no fear ladies, Rich will still be making appearances on the show in support of his partner of 8 years, LeeAnne Locken. Now, Bravo audiences will get to see another side of Emberlin - bad ass cop!

“Every day the demands for more transparency in law enforcement continues to come from both civilians and police across the country,” said  Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President and General Manager of A&E and Lifetime. “‘Live PD’ will not only highlight the difficult work being done by our men and women in uniform as they go out into the streets never knowing what to expect, but also answers citizens’ calls for clarity.”

“Live PD” will go beyond the linear experience. A live social media component will take audiences behind the scenes of the “Live PD” studio to pull back the curtain of the groundbreaking series. As with many live events, due to the potential of capturing intense and possibly disturbing content, the program will air on a delay. “Live PD” premieres Friday, October 28 at 9pm ET/PT. Click to read more about Rich Emberlin.