May 17, 2021

Fox announced today that 9-1-1: Lone Star has been picked up for a third season. The good news comes a week ahead of the midseason drama's sophomore run, which expanded its length from 10 to 14 episodes this year.

The hour-long series premiered in 2020 as a spin-off of the successful first responder drama 9-1-1, which was also renewed today. The show has been generally well-received critically and now ranks as one of the network's top-performing original scripted series.

9-1-1: Lone Star follows a New York firefighter who leaves his job in the Big Apple and relocates to Austin, TX along with his son. There he focuses on balancing the duties of helping the people who need it with solving the problems in his personal life.

9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lone Star were able to air on the same night in 2021 due to the former being delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. 9-1-1 will return to the fall for its upcoming fifth season, while 9-1-1: Lone Star will continue as a midseason entry during the 2021-2022 season.