January 16, 2018

Fox announced today that 9-1-1 has been renewed for a second season. The early pickup comes after just two episodes of the new Ryan Murphy drama, which is off to a solid start since its premiere earlier this month.

Though just getting started, freshman series has made a good impression on Wednesday nights, where it has beaten out fellow time slot dramas at 9:00pm in the key adults 18-49 demographic. Where total audience is concerned, the premiere episode has garnered 15 million viewers in 7-day multi-platform viewing - the network's largest debut since 2015 with Empire.

Featuring a big-name cast that includes Angela Bassett, Connie Britton, and Peter Krause, 9-1-1 follows the people who put their lives on the line to save and protect others: police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and even 911 operators. Its storylines are based on the high-pressure experiences of real-life first responders, resulting in a variety of situations that range from intense to unpredictable to uplifting.

No time frame has been set yet for the show's Season 2 return. How the rest of this season plays out could determine whether Fox keeps it as a mid-season entry or moves it to its regular fall lineup.