May 1, 2023

It is being reported that Fox has cancelled 9-1-1 after six seasons, but the show will not be coming to an end. In a high-profile shake-up, ABC has picked up the flagship first responder drama for a seventh season. Spin-off 9-1-1: Lone Star, however, will stay on Fox as it was renewed today for a fifth season.

9-1-1 premiered in 2018 as a mid-season entry with a lot of buzz thanks in-part to its high-profile co-creator, Ryan Murphy, and its big-name cast that features the likes of Angela Bassett and Peter Krause. It has since gone on to become Fox's highest-rated scripted series, making today's move quite a surprise.

"Thanks to the creative drive of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, as well as the talented cast, '9-1-1' has been one of the most defining and original dramas on network television over the last six seasons and we are honored to bring it to the esteemed group of series on ABC," said Craig Erwich, president, Disney Television Group. "It's a privilege to keep '9-1-1' in the family with 20th Television producing, and we look forward to telling more heart-racing and uplifting stories about these beloved characters on our air."

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.

Look for Season 7 of 9-1-1 this fall on ABC.