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Fox Renews ‘9-1-1’ for Season 2

Renewal Comes Just Two Episodes Into Freshman Season

Fox has issued a second season renewal to scripted Ryan Murphy procedural “9-1-1” after just two telecasts. Debuting on January 3, “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. The ensemble 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”), 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”).

In week two, “9-1-1” delivered a three-day multi-platform audience of 11.6 million viewers, including its encore. Among Adults 18-49, it posted a 2.5 rating/9 share, based on the Live3 Day data, which was 67 percent above its Live+Same Day data, according to Nielsen,

L3 rating, up +67% vs. L+SD, tying “Modern Family” as the night’s No. 1 program for the second consecutive week, while also winning the 9:00-10:00 PM hour.

In tomorrow’s episode, 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).

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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