‘9-1-1’ Fans Are Pleading for Answers After the FOX Show Shares Alarming Season 7 News
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9-1-1 just announced major news about season 7, but it comes with a caveat that has fans scratching their heads in confusion.
On May 1, longtime viewers were informed that Fox canceled the popular drama after six seasons. According to a report from Deadline, the shocking move came amid a "clear sign of broadcast evolving business realities," despite it being the highest-rated scripted series to live on the network. What's more, the outlet announced that the show's season 6 finale will air on May 15. Adding fuel to the fire, the cancellation of 9-1-1 happened that same day that Fox revealed it had renewed the show's spin-off, 9-1-1: Lone Star for a season 5.
"It has been an honor to be the founding network of 9-1-1," Fox said in an official statement, per Variety."We are grateful to Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, together with Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, Ryan Guzman and the rest of the cast and crew, and 20th Television for delivering such an impactful series to Fox. We wish them well after 9-1-1’s final Fox season concludes.”
When folks heard the status of 9-1-1's future on Fox, they rushed to Instagram to voice their opinions in the comments. While the show hasn't posted on their feed since March, they still found a place to air out their feelings on the subject.
"So y’all just going to cancel 9-1-1 like the fans don’t matter 😫💔," one person wrote. "I need a season 7, can't say goodbye to 9-1-1," another added. "[I don't care about the other shows!!! Don't leave us @911onfox 😢," a different follower said.
Luckily for viewers, there's a silver lining to 9-1-1's future. While it is ending on Fox, reports also revealed that the show will move over to ABC for season 7. It will join a plethora of other hit dramas this upcoming fall, like Grey's Anatomy, Station 19 and The Rookie.
As for how ABC was able to snag the show for its TV lineup, The Hollywood Reporter noted that it has to do with the show being owned by the production company 20th Television — which is owned by Disney. Since the media conglomerate also owns ABC, it makes sense how the series could make this kind of shift.
While the initial news gave everyone a jolt, we can't wait to see what the 118 does on a new network.
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