‘9-1-1’ canceled by Fox, quickly picked up by ABC

‘9-1-1’ canceled by Fox, quickly picked up by ABC

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Emergency avoided. 9-1-1 returns for season 7 on a new network – ABC.

Despite being its most-watched show, Fox opted not to renew the series, with the news releasing on Monday.

“It was an honor to be the founding network of 9-1-1 and we are grateful to Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, as well as Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, Ryan Guzman and the rest of the cast and crew , and 20th Television for delivering such an impactful series,” Fox said in a statement. “We wish them good luck after 9-1-1′Fox’s final season is coming to an end.

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But as soon as Fox announced it wouldn’t be moving forward with the first responder drama, ABC stepped in and said the show would join its 2023-2024 lineup.

“Thanks to the creative drive of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, as well as the talented cast, 9-1-1 has been one of network television’s most defining and original dramas over the past six seasons and we are honored to bring it to the esteemed group of series on ABC,” said Craig Erwich, President of Disney. Television Group, in a press release. . “It’s a privilege to keep ‘9-1-1’ in the family with the production of 20th Television, and we look forward to telling more thrilling and uplifting stories about these beloved characters on our airwaves.”

The series was created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear. Executive producers include Alexis Martin Woodall, Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, John J. Gray, Kristen Reidel, and Juan Carlos Coto.

9-1-1 premiered in 2018, and currently ranks as the #1 broadcast drama in the coveted Adult 18-49 demo (1.0/8), according to Nielsen figures.

According Deadline, Fox’s decision to drop the show was “financial”. The series is said to be one of the most expensive on television, costing between $9 million and $10 million per episode to produce.

The season 6 finale of 9-1-1 airs Monday, May 15 on Fox.

Despite the end of its relationship with the series, Fox has renewed the spin-off 9-1-1: Lone Star for a fifth season.

The team behind lone star shared the news with fans Monday afternoon on social media.

“The 126 is going nowhere! #911LoneStar returns for Season 5!” read one Tweeter on the show’s official Twitter account.

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