Fox is so pleased with the ratings of its new dramatic series 9-1-1 that it’s given the show an early season two renewal. Episode one of the series finished as the #1 drama the week of its debut, drawing in 15 million viewers over its first seven days. The series’ second episode brought in 11.6 million viewers and ranked as the #1 show of the night.
9-1-1 was created by executive producers/writers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear. Alexis Martin Woodall, Angela Bassett, and Bradley Buecker also serve as executive producers, with Buecker directing the series’ first episode. The cast includes Angela Bassett (American Horror Story, What’s Love Got to Do with It), Peter Krause (The Catch, Six Feet Under), Connie Britton (Nashville, Friday Night Lights, American Horror Story), Oliver Stark (Into The Badlands), Aisha Hinds (Shots Fired, Underground), Kenneth Choi (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story), and Rockmond Dunbar (Prison Break, The Path).
“With a bold concept, award-winning stars and a flawless execution, Ryan, Brad and Tim have done it again,” stated Gary Newman and Dana Walden, Chairmen & CEOs, Fox Television Group. “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 Plot: 9-1-1 explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, firefighters and emergency operators who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These first responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives.
In the “Next Of Kin” episode of 9-1-1 airing Wednesday, Jan. 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox, Bobby (Krause) and his team respond to an emergency at a children’s birthday party that leaves lives hanging in the balance. The crew jumps into action after one of their own is involved in a devastating accident. Athena (Bassett) tries to cope with a tragedy that hits way too close to home, and Abby (Britton) is confronted with a life-changing decision for her mother and makes a connection with Buck (Stark).