Rejoice, 9-1-1 on FOX and 9-1-1: Lone Star fans! The entire franchise is returning for next season.
The network announced Monday that both 9-1-1 and rookie spinoff series 9-1-1: Lone Star have been renewed for Seasons 4 and 2, respectively.
Averaging just over a 1.4 demo rating and 6.8 million total viewers (through its April 6 episode, in Live+Same Day numbers), 9-1-1 is up a tick from its sophomore season and ranks as Fox’s top rated and most watched scripted series; among all Fox programs only trails The Masked Singer in both measures.
Now I personally love 9-1-1 and all the characters and side characters on the show. But the spin-off ”Lone Star” didn’t hook me. Rob Lowe is good but I don’t think this role suits him. Also, the rest of the cast just fell flat for me on every level. But hopefully with a second season, the spin-off series can find it’s footing.
Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear, the first-responders procedural explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, firefighters, and dispatchers who are thrust into frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and Jennifer Love Hewitt star, with Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, Rockmond Dunbar and Ryan Guzman in series-regular roles. WWE superstar Ronda Rousey recurs.
9-1-1: Lone Star follows a sophisticated New York firefighter (Lowe) who, along with his son, re-locates to Austin, and must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in his own life.
Liv Tyler also stars, along with Jim Parrack, Ronen Rubenstein, Sierra McClain, Natacha Karam, Brian Michael Smith, Julian Works and Rafael Silva.