|In a Heartbeat|
|Created by|| Jon Felson|
|Starring|| Shawn Ashmore|
|Theme music composer||Blaise Pascal|
|Opening theme|| "In a Hearbeat",|
performed by Blaise Pascal
|Country of origin|| Canada|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Running time||60 min / USA:30 min|
|Original channel|| The Family Channel|
In a Heartbeat is a Disney Channel Original Series inspired by real life EMT squads whose staff consists of high school students located all over the country that premiered in 2000 and ran from 2000-2001.
The series follows the lives of several teenagers who volunteer as part-time EMTs while going to school and trying to maintain their lives as normal teenagers. In Canada, the series was aired on Family while in the U.S. it was aired on the Disney Channel. The series is based on Post 53, a real EMT emergency response program run by high school students in Darien, CT; one of the only organizations in the world to have high school students be first-response EMTs. This was the second Disney Channel Original Series not to reach 65 episodes.
The EMT squad is made up of Hank Beecham (Danso Gordon) who manages playing football with the high school team as well as being the EMT-Intermediate of the group, Val Lanier (Reagan Pasternak) who is noted for being a good student and cheerleader, Tyler Connell (Shawn Ashmore), a football player and Hank’s best friend, and Jamie Waite (Christopher Ralph), the newest member of the squad initially there not by his own choice but as a result of a new program to help troubled teens get their life together by becoming EMTs. Waite is seen as the rebel of the group.
Other regulars in the show are Brooke Lanier (Lauren Collins), Val’s twelve-year-old sister who volunteers with the squad after school and whose main job consists of managing the paperwork, and Caitie Roth (Jackie Rosenbaum), Val's best friend who is known for her dark clothes and purple-streaked hair. Caitie is also a good friend of Jamie’s.
- Danso Gordon as Hank Beecham
- Reagan Pasternak as Val Lanier
- Shawn Ashmore as Tyler Connell
- Christopher Ralph as Jamie Waite
- Lauren Collins as Brooke Lanier
- Jackie Rosenbaum as Caitie Roth
|1||August 26, 2000||Pilot (1)|
|2||August 26, 2000||Pilot (2)|
|3||September 2, 2000||Things That Go Bump in the Night|
|4||September 9, 2000||The Adventures of Super Val|
|5||September 16, 2000||Changing Times|
|6||September 23, 2000||Cinderella Syndrome|
|7||September 30, 2000||Go Team|
|8||October 7, 2000||And the Winner Is|
|9||October 14, 2000||New Kid in Town|
|11||November 17, 2000||You Say It's Your Birthday|
|12||December 8, 2000||Four EMTs and a Kid|
|13||December 15, 2000||Friends Don't Let Friends...|
|14||February 4, 2001||Power to the Pathetic|
|15||February 11, 2001||Race of a Lifetime|
|16||February 18, 2001||Star Struck|
|17||February 25, 2001||Hero|
|18||March 4, 2001||The Boy's No Good|
|19||March 11, 2001||Be True to Your School|
|20||March 18, 2001||Read My Lips|
|21||March 25, 2001||Time's Up|
The show received some criticism for some of its dramatic contents. It was pulled off the air after one year as Disney Channel began wanting to restructure its image, and come up with new shows to gain more of an audience.