This fall, viewers can catch new episodes of “9-1-1” on a different network. The critically acclaimed procedural drama developed by Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, and Tim Minear will be moving to ABC after airing for six seasons on Fox.
With ABC’s recent emphasis on drama procedurals and the presence of an airing series that previously had a lengthy run on Fox before being canceled for financial reasons, 9-1-1 should have a reasonably seamless transfer to ABC.
After debuting in 2018, “9-1-1” rapidly became one of Fox’s most successful series. The show maintained its excellent ratings during its entire six-year existence.
This is not the first time ABC has bought a show that Fox has produced and distributed. After 15 years on Fox, the exhibition “American Idol” is back on the air and more popular than ever on the Disney-owned network.
Despite becoming Fox’s highest-rated written series, the show’s final episode will premiere on May 15.
The Angela Bassett-led drama series focuses on the high-stakes work of Los Angeles’ first responders. The cancellation by Fox of “9-1-1” has been announced as definitive by the network, citing mounting costs of its production. Episodes often feature major disasters that require stunts, visual effects, and high-tech post-production.
9-1-1, at its new network, will continue to provide action-oriented themes that revolve around first responders’ lives.
Fox said in a statement that it was an honor to be the network that debuted ‘9-1-1,’ and they are grateful to Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, and Tim Minear, along with Angela Bassett, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kenneth Choi, Peter Krause, Aisha Hinds, Oliver Stark. They also thanked the additional crew, cast members, and 20th Television for providing the show to Fox.
President of Disney Television Group Craig Erwich released a statement honoring the show’s cast and crew, calling it one of the most original dramas on television.