Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, FOX continues to move forward with its 2020-2021 programming schedule. The American channel has announced that two more series will be coming back next season: 9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lone Star. They will be joining Duncanville, Bless the Harts, The Simpsons and Family Guy.
With a total of 16 million viewers on all FOX platforms, 9-1-1 is FOX’s most watched series this season. For its part, 9-1-1: Lone Star is the number one new series among viewers in the 18-49 age group and is the second most watched new series according to Nielsen. A total of 12.3 million viewers have been watching the 9-1-1 spin-off.
Created by Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear and Ryan Murphy, these two series quickly became pivotal to FOX’s programming, as suggested in a statement by Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment for Fox Entertainment: “9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lone Star are truly two of the strongest and most thrilling dramas on broadcast television, as well as being centerpieces for Fox Entertainment. […] From Los Angeles earthquakes and tsunamis to Texas-sized tornados and bucking broncos, both shows deliver incredible spectacle with strong, identifiable characters you care about week to week. We eagerly look forward to many more thrilling rescues in both series, which help honor this country’s brave first responders, as well as those around the world.”
In 2020-2021, 9-1-1 will start its fourth season while 9-1-1: Lone Star will be coming back for a second season.