9-1-1 (TV series)

9–1–1 is an American procedural television series created by Ryan Murphy,[3] Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the lives of Los Angeles first responders: police officers, paramedics, firefighters, and dispatchers.

9–1–1
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Genre
Created by
Starring
Composer(s)
  • Mac Quayle
  • Todd Haberman
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes46 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Lou Eyrich
  • Eryn Krueger Mekash
  • Adam Penn
  • Erica L. Anderson
  • Matthew Hodgson
  • Robert M. Williams Jr.
  • Jeff Dickerson
Cinematography
  • Joaquin Sedillo
  • Gavin Kelly
  • Duane Mieliwocki
Editor(s)Tom Costantino
Running time42–45 minutes
Production company/companies
  • Reamworks
  • Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision[1]
  • Ryan Murphy Television
  • 20th Century Fox Television (seasons 1-3)
  • 20th Television (season 4-)
Distributor20th Television[2]
(Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Disney Media Distribution)
Release
Original networkFox
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJanuary 3, 2018 (2018-01-03) –
present (present)
Chronology
Related shows9-1-1: Lone Star
External links
Website

The series premiered on January 3, 2018.[4][1] 9–1–1 is a joint production between Reamworks, Ryan Murphy Television, and 20th Television. In March 2019, Fox renewed the series for a third season which premiered on September 23, 2019.[5][6] In April 2020, Fox renewed the series for a fourth season which is set to premiere on January 18, 2021.[7][8]

Cast and charactersEdit

  • Angela Bassett as Athena Carter Grant/ Athena Carter Nash, LAPD patrol sergeant
  • Peter Krause as Robert "Bobby" Nash, LAFD Station 118 captain
  • Connie Britton as Abigail "Abby" Clark, 9-1-1 operator (season 1; special guest season 3)
  • Oliver Stark as Evan "Buck" Buckley, firefighter
  • Aisha Hinds as Henrietta "Hen" Wilson, firefighter/paramedic
  • Kenneth Choi as Howard "Howie"/"Chimney" Han, firefighter/paramedic
  • Rockmond Dunbar as Michael Grant, Athena's ex-husband
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt as Madeline "Maddie" Buckley Kendall,[9] 911 operator, Buck's sister. (season 2 – present)[10]
  • Ryan Guzman as Edmundo "Eddie" Díaz, firefighter (season 2 – present)[11][12]
  • Corinne Massiah as May Grant, a 9-1-1 operator and Athena and Michael's daughter (recurring season 1; main season 2 – present)[13]
  • Marcanthonee Jon Reis as Harry Grant, Athena and Michael's son (recurring season 1; main season 2 – present)[13]
  • Gavin McHugh as Christopher Díaz, Eddie's son (recurring season 2; main season 3 – present))[14]

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedRankViewers
(millions)
First airedLast aired
110January 3, 2018 (2018-01-03)March 21, 2018 (2018-03-21)2110.74[15]
21810September 23, 2018 (2018-09-23)November 26, 2018 (2018-11-26)289.86[16]
8March 18, 2019 (2019-03-18)May 13, 2019 (2019-05-13)
31810September 23, 2019 (2019-09-23)December 2, 2019 (2019-12-02)1610.42[17]
8March 16, 2020 (2020-03-16)May 11, 2020 (2020-05-11)

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, with Murphy, Falchuk, Minear, and Bradley Buecker as executive producers. Minear also serves as showrunner and Buecker directed the premiere episode.[18] On January 16, 2018, Fox renewed the series for an eighteen-episode second season.[19][20] The second season premiered with a special episode on Sunday, September 23, 2018, at 8 p.m. EDT; the second episode aired in the series's regular 9 p.m. EDT time slot on Monday, September 24, 2018.[21] On March 25, 2019, Fox renewed the series for a third season which premiered on September 23, 2019.[5][6] On April 13, 2020, Fox renewed the series for a fourth season which is set to premiere on January 18, 2021.[7][8]

CastingEdit

In October 2017, Connie Britton, Angela Bassett, and Peter Krause joined the main cast.[18] Later that month, it was announced that Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, and Rockmond Dunbar had been cast in regular roles.[22]

On May 14, 2018, it was announced that Jennifer Love Hewitt would join the main cast in season 2, replacing Britton, as Maddie Buckley, Buck's sister and the new 9–1–1 operator.[10] On May 23, 2018, Fox announced that Ryan Guzman would be joining the second season of the series as new firefighter Eddie Díaz.[11] On June 4, 2018, it was announced that Corinne Massiah and Marcanthonnee Jon Reis, who play May and Harry Grant, had been promoted, from their recurring roles in season 1, to series regulars for season 2.[13] Gavin McHugh, who plays Eddie's son Christopher, was promoted to a series regular in Season 3, after recurring in Season 2.

ReceptionEdit

RatingsEdit

Viewership and ratings per season of 9-1-1
Season Timeslot (ET) Episodes First aired Last aired TV season Viewership
rank
Avg. viewers
(millions)
18–49
rank
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 Wednesday 9:00 pm 10 January 3, 2018 (2018-01-03) 6.83[23] March 21, 2018 (2018-03-21) 6.63[24] 2017–18 21 10.74[25] TBD
2 Monday 9:00 pm[a] 18 September 23, 2018 (2018-09-23) 9.83[26] May 13, 2019 (2019-05-13) 6.44[27] 2018–19 28 9.86[28] TBD
3 Monday 8:00 pm 18 September 23, 2019 (2019-09-23) 7.14[29] May 11, 2020 (2020-05-11) 7.29[30] 2019–20 16 10.42[31] TBD
4 TBA January 18, 2021 (2021-01-18) TBD TBA TBD 2020–21 TBD TBD TBD

Critical responseEdit

Critical response of 9-1-1
SeasonRotten TomatoesMetacritic
170% (33 reviews)[32]60% (22 critics)[33]
2100% (7 reviews)[34]N/A
375% (8 reviews)[35]N/A

The review aggregator web site Rotten Tomatoes reported a 70% approval rating for the first season, based on 33 reviews, with an average rating of 5.86/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "9–1–1 occasionally veers into melodrama, but is redeemed with a top-tier cast, adrenaline-pumping action, and a dash of trashy camp that pushes the show into addictive guilty pleasure territory."[32] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 60 out of 100 based on 22 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[33]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season has an approval rating of 100%, based on 7 reviews, with an average rating of 7.75/10.[34]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the third season has an approval rating of 75%, based on 8 reviews, with an average rating of 6.5/10.[35]

AccoladesEdit

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2018 BET Awards Best Actress Angela Bassett Nominated [citation needed]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout TV Show 9–1–1 Nominated [36]
Choice Breakout TV Star Oliver Stark
2019 Teen Choice Awards Choice Drama TV Actor Nominated
Young Entertainer Awards Best Guest Young Actor in an Television Series Connor Dean Nominated [citation needed]
2020 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Angela Bassett Won [citation needed]

Spin-offEdit

On May 12, 2019, it was announced that a spin-off, titled 9-1-1: Lone Star, would premiere on January 19, 2020, immediately following the NFC Championship game and continue the following night, January 20, 2020.[37] On the same day, Rob Lowe was announced to star.[38] In September, Liv Tyler,[39] Ronen Rubinstein, Sierra McClain,[40] Jim Parrack,[41] Natacha Karam, Brian Michael Smith, Julian Works, and Rafael Silva[42] were also announced to star in the series alongside Lowe.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The premiere episode aired outside of its regular day and time at Sunday 8:00 pm.

ReferencesEdit

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