I didn’t know (or care) that my DIRECTV service included the “Fox Reality Channel” until I checked tonight, but on Saturday, October 24 they will carry the first of 10 one-hour episodes of a reality show that will follow 29 fire recruits as they go through the 18-week basic firefighter academy with the Orange County Fire Authority in southern California.
The series, titled “The Academy: Orange County Fire” will be one of the last on the Reality Channel, which announced last week that they will cease to exist next spring.
This is apparently the third season of The Academy. The first two focused on recruits of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as they participated in an 18-week training program.
FDNNTV has a video report about the show.
(VIDEO NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
The first episode of the series will be aired on DIRECTV October 24 at 10 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. PT. It may appear at a different time on other systems.