9-1-1 (TV Series 2018– )

TVSeries


9-1-1 (TV Series 2018– )

Explores the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. They must try to balance saving people with solving problems in their own lives.
USA
IMDb  7.7 /10
Metacritic   60%
Creators
Creator Brad Falchuk
Creator Tim Minear
Creator Ryan Murphy
Information
Release Date2018-01-03
Runtime43mins
GenreAction, Drama, Thriller
Content RatingTV-14 (TV-14)
Awards5 wins & 9 nominations.
CompanyReamworks, Ryan Murphy Television, 20th Century Fox Television
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Athena Grant 51 episodes, 2018-2021
Bobby Nash 51 episodes, 2018-2021
Evan 'Buck' Buckley 51 episodes, 2018-2021
Henrietta 'Hen' Wilson 51 episodes, 2018-2021
Howie 'Chimney' Han 51 episodes, 2018-2021
Michael Grant 51 episodes, 2018-2021
May Grant 46 episodes, 2018-2021
Marcanthonee Reis
Marcanthonee Reis
Harry Grant 46 episodes, 2018-2021
Maddie Kendall 41 episodes, 2018-2021
Eddie Diaz 41 episodes, 2018-2021
Christopher Diaz 31 episodes, 2018-2021

9-1-1 (TV series)

9–1–1 is an American procedural television series created by Ryan Murphy, 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.

The series premiered on January 3, 2018. 9–1–1 is a joint production between Reamworks, Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision and Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Television. In March 2019 Fox renewed the series for a third season, which premiered on September 23, 2019. In April 2020 Fox renewed the series for a fourth season, which premiered on January 18, 2021.


Cast and characters

  • Angela Bassett as Athena Carter Grant Nash, LAPD patrol sergeant
  • Peter Krause as Robert "Bobby" Nash, LAFD Station 118 captain, Athena's husband
  • 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
  • Connie Britton as Abigail "Abby" Clark, 9-1-1 operator (season 1; special guest season 3)
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt as Madeline "Maddie" Buckley Kendall, 911 operator, Buck's sister. (season 2–present)
  • Ryan Guzman as Edmundo "Eddie" Díaz, firefighter (season 2–present)
  • Corinne Massiah as May Grant, Athena and Michael's daughter, Bobby's stepdaughter (recurring season 1; main season 2–present)
  • Marcanthonee Jon Reis as Harry Grant, Athena and Michael's son, Bobby's stepson (recurring season 1; main season 2–present)
  • Gavin McHugh as Christopher Díaz, Eddie's son (recurring season 2; main season 3–present)
  • John Harlan Kim as Albert Han, Howie’s brother (guest season 3; main season 4)

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedRankViewers
(millions)
First airedLast aired
110January 3, 2018March 21, 20182110.74
218September 23, 2018May 13, 2019289.86
318September 23, 2019May 11, 20201610.42
4TBAJanuary 18, 2021TBATBATBA

Production

Development

The series is produced by 20th Television (formerly 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. On January 16, 2018, Fox renewed the series for an eighteen-episode second season. 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. On March 25, 2019, Fox renewed the series for a third season which premiered on September 23, 2019. On April 13, 2020, Fox renewed the series for a fourth season which premiered on January 18, 2021.

Casting

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

On May 14, 2018, it was announced that Jennifer Love Hewitt would join the main cast as Maddie Buckley, Buck's sister, in season 2, replacing the role of Britton's character Abby Clark. On May 23, 2018, Fox announced that Ryan Guzman would be joining the second season of the series as new firefighter Eddie Díaz. 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. Gavin McHugh, who plays Eddie's son Christopher, was promoted to a series regular in Season 3, after recurring in Season 2. Britton returned in the finale of the third season as a special guest star, reprising her role as Abby Clark.


Reception

Ratings

Viewership and ratings per season of 9-1-1
SeasonTimeslot (ET)EpisodesFirst airedLast airedTV seasonViewership
rank
Avg. viewers
(millions)
18–49
rank
DateViewers
(millions)
DateViewers
(millions)
1Wednesday 9:00 pm10January 3, 20186.83March 21, 20186.632017–182110.74TBD
2Monday 9:00 pm18September 23, 20189.83May 13, 20196.442018–19289.86TBD
3Monday 8:00 pm18September 23, 20197.14May 11, 20207.292019–201610.42TBD
4TBAJanuary 18, 20217.19TBATBD2020–21TBDTBDTBD

Critical response

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." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 60 out of 100 based on 22 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

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

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

Accolades

YearAwardCategoryNomineeResultRef.
2018BET AwardsBest ActressAngela BassettNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Breakout TV Show9–1–1Nominated
Choice Breakout TV StarOliver Stark
2019Teen Choice AwardsChoice Drama TV ActorNominated
Young Entertainer AwardsBest Guest Young Actor in an Television SeriesConnor DeanNominated
2020NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesAngela BassettWon
2021Critics' Choice Super AwardsBest Actress in an Action SeriesWon
Best Action Series9-1-1Nominated

Spin-off

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. On the same day, Rob Lowe was announced to star. In September, Liv Tyler, Ronen Rubinstein, Sierra McClain, Jim Parrack, Natacha Karam, Brian Michael Smith, Julian Works, and Rafael Silva were also announced to star in the series alongside Lowe.