FOX Gives ‘9-1-1’ An Early Second Season Renewal

After only two airings, FOX has given Ryan Murphy’s latest series a second season renewal. 9-1-1 follows the lives of Los Angeles first responders: cops, paramedics, firefighters and dispatchers. Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and Connie Britton headline the cast which includes Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, Rockmond Dunbar and that delicious Oliver Stark.

“With a bold concept, award-winning stars and a flawless execution, Ryan, Brad [Falchuk] and Tim [Minear] have done it again,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, co-CEOs of the Fox Television Group, in a joint statement. “They have tapped into the cultural zeitgeist and reimagined the procedural as only they could, bringing it to life with a dream team of actors led by Angela, Peter and Connie. This is storytelling at its best and we’re so pleased that it’s resonated with our audience. We’d like to thank everyone involved with this production for their stellar work, and we look forward to another thrilling season of 9-1-1.”

The procedural started strong with 6.8 million total viewers and a 1.8 rating, building on its X-Files lead-in (5.2 mil/1.4). When multiplatform viewing is factored in, the debut audience jumps to 15 million. It’s the season’s best drama launch since ABC’s The Good Doctor.

Do you watch 9-1-1? I didn’t expect much but was pleasantly surprised. I love the fact the 9-1-1 calls are actually inspired by real-life emergencies. And the fact Stark, who plays Buck, is shirtless in every episode so far, doesn’t hurt 😉 Weigh in below.