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Tacoma FD Season 4 Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Showrunners And More Details

When it comes to workplace sitcoms, it doesn't get much funnier than TruTV's "Tacoma FD," the series about a group of unruly firefighters stationed in one of the rainiest cities in North America. "Tacoma FD" was co-created by Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme, who also star as Chief Terry McConkey and Captain Eddie Penisi, respectively. They're both members of the influential Broken Lizard comedy troupe ("Super Troopers," "Quasi"). The show is partly inspired by Heffernan's cousin Bill, a real-life firefighter in New Haven, Connecticut, and a technical advisor on the show. Hijinks aside, that commitment to realism is one of the reasons why "Tacoma FD" has been such a hit.

With "Tacoma FD" wrapping up its third season back in December 2021, we're more than ready to look ahead to what's next. Fortunately, TruTV hasn't left "Tacoma FD" fans in suspense. Here's everything we know about "Tacoma FD" Season 4. 

When will Tacoma FD Season 4 be released?

"Tacoma FD" Season 3 aired back in late 2021, so we've been waiting for a while to revisit our firefighter buddies. However, we'll be heading over to that titular rainy city pretty soon. As reported by Deadline, "Tacoma FD" Season 4 was renewed in November 2021. After that, updates were scarce for a while, but in September 2022, cast member Hassie Harrison (who plays firefighter Lucy McConky) posted a selfie on Instagram, where she seemed to be on the "Tacoma FD" set with her costars Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme. Along with the photo, Harrison wrote, "We just wrapped Season 4 of 'Tacoma FD!' I think this might be our best season yet. Can't wait for y'all to see what we've been cooking up!" 

Soon after, we learned exactly when we'd return to the world of "Tacoma FD." The 13-episode Season 4 debuted on truTV on July 20, 2023 at 10 p.m.

What is the plot of Tacoma FD Season 4?

"Tacoma FD" is an episodic sitcom, so most of its episodes don't have continuing storylines week-to-week — with some exceptions, like Season 3's two-part firefighters' ball episode. Instead, the majority of the episodes are self-contained stories involving the shenanigans at Firehouse 24. During Season 3, episodes revolved around everything from Chief McConkey trying to find a new office chair to a firehouse-wide pickleball tournament. 

One thing that's certain is that Season 4 should feel a bit different than Season 3. The third season was filmed under quarantine conditions, which forced the show's creators to write most of their episodes to take place entirely within the firehouse. "We were able to really dig into a lot of the characters and the fun they can have in the station," Heffernan told UPI. "It was by necessity, but it ended up working out great for us. With the United States returning to something resembling a pre-pandemic normal, that likely means that "Tacoma FD" can ditch the firehouse a bit more often and venture out into the world more in Season 4. 

Who is starring in Tacoma FD Season 4?

"Tacoma FD" will bring back the same core ensemble that's made the show a success so far. That includes Kevin Heffernan as Chief Terry McConky, Steve Lemme as Captain Eddie Penisi, Marcus Henderson as the paramedic Granfield "Granny" Smith, Gabriel Hogan as firefighter Ike Crystal, and Hassie Harrison as Lucy McConky, the chief's daughter and the first female firefighter to join the firehouse. As evidenced by his lack of appearances in the Season 4 trailer, Eugene Cordero doesn't look to be returning to his main cast role as firefighter Any Myawani. In his place is new firefighter Mickleberry, as portrayed by Chris Avila of "Booksmart."

"Tacoma FD's" fourth season will include some notable guest stars, too. TV legend Tony Danza will reportedly portray a guardian angel while David Arquette will pop up as Captain Penisi's rival, Teddy Dickosi. Other familiar faces set to appear in Season 4 include Dexter Loomis, MC Gainey, Timothy Murphy, and Amin Joseph.

Who are the showrunners for Tacoma FD Season 4

"Tacoma FD" is an ensemble comedy about first responders, and if it resembles or follows anything in recent popular culture, it's "Super Troopers," the 2001 indie cult classic (and its 2018 crowd-funded sequel) written by and starring the members of the Broken Lizard comedy troupe. Two Broken Lizard members and "Super Troopers" stars are a big part of "Tacoma FD" — Steve Lemme plays Captain Eddie Penisi, and Kevin Heffernan co-stars as Chief Terry McConky. The long-associated duo also created the series and have each directed at least a dozen or so episodes (and counting). Further ensuring that their creative vision (and indirectly, the casual, crude, jibe-heavy Broken Lizard vibe) is properly executed, Lemme and Heffernan have served as co-showrunners since "Tacoma FD" Season 1 debuted on truTV back in 2019.

On the job, Lemme and Heffernan quickly figured out the differences between making a movie and making a TV show. "You need a little bit more in the world of sustained arcs over the course of a season," Heffernan told Den of Geek. "We talked about that, and one of them was this family dynamic. I think that's something that's maybe not in 'Super Troopers.'" 

Is there a trailer for Tacoma FD Season 4?

On June 15, 2023, just about a month before new episodes were schedule to debut, truTV released the first official trailer for Season 4 of its hit comedy "Tacoma FD." As is usual with this loosely structured, plot-light series, the new installments look to keep up with more of what's made the show such a success — firefighters goofing off, messing up, and bringing significant and wacky physical harm upon themselves, all in the name of killing time. That's because, as the tagline for the trailer quips, there are "so many firefighters, so few fires." 

Captain Eddie Penisi is apparently "back in uniform" after an absence of some kind, and he's immediately welcomed back into the firehouse, where his crew doesn't let work get in the way of eating horrifically moldy corn on the cob or finishing crossword puzzles. Much antics are in store on "Tacoma FD" Season 4, including the firefighters dressing up like pirates for parties, shocking each other with defibrillator paddles, wearing vampire costumes for some reason, starting as many fires as they put out, and getting comically doused with blood.

Where to watch previous seasons of Tacoma FD

One of cable TV's current top destinations for live-action scripted comedy isn't Comedy Central — it's truTV. Formerly known as CourtTV in the 1990s, when it aired live and real trial footage and legal analysis shows, the network rebranded to Tru in the 2000s and instituted a schedule of reality TV shows, a hot novelty at the time. In the mid-2010s, the channel changed focus once more, rebranding itself as a comedy network. With a nod to its past as a place for nonfiction television, the renamed truTV became the home for several shows with a faux-documentary style or real-life element in addition to humor, such as "I'm Sorry," "Billy on the Street," "Adam Ruins Everything," and "Tacoma FD," a show that looks like a mockumentary but is really an almost entirely scripted but very loosely constructed single-camera sitcom about life in a firehouse, created by two of the guys who created "Super Troopers."

Three seasons of "Tacoma FD" — 37 episodes in all — are available on a number of digital platforms. The show streams via truTV's apps as well as on Max, with each new episode uploading to the service shortly after it airs on cable.