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Fox Renews First Responders Drama ‘9-1-1’ for a Second Season After Two Episodes

The cast of Fox's '9-1-1' which was renewed for a second season after the airing of just two episodes (Photo by Fox Broadcasting).

LOS ANGELES – Fox renewed “9-1-1,” the Angela Bassett first responders drama for a second season after just two episodes have aired.

The premiere episode drew more than 15 million viewers in the network’s seven-day multi-platform viewing cycle, making it Fox’s biggest premiere since “Empire” made its debut in 2015, the network reported.

“9-1-1” drew an estimated 10.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen.

“9-1-1” explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, firefighters and emergency operators who must face, difficult and oftentimes shocking situations. The first responders must then balance saving those peril while facing their own tumultous problems.

The show stars Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi and Rockmond Dunbar.

20th Century Fox Television produces the series in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision. Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear are creators, executive producers and writers on the show.

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