FOX has announced that The Resident and 9-1-1 have been renewed for their third seasons.
“9-1-1 redefined what a procedural series can be, consistently delivering edge-of-your-seat emergencies, mixed with emotional story arcs and incredible performances from one of the most powerful teams of actors on television,” said Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn. “Kudos to [creators] Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear and their entire crew, as well as the amazing cast anchored by Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and Jennifer Love Hewitt for raising the bar week after week.
“Amy Holden Jones, Todd Harthan and the team behind The Resident continue to showcase their brilliant storytelling, revealing both the triumphs and tragedy within the medical world. Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp and Bruce Greenwood, along with the stellar cast, have developed rich and compelling characters through their heartfelt performances. We want to thank our producing partners, 20th Century Fox Television, who have steered these two extraordinary series. Both 9-1-1 and The Resident have many, many more stories to tell and we can’t wait to deliver them to fans next season.”
9-1-1 is FOX’s top-rated drama of the season thus far, averaging a 2.6 rating among adults 18-49 and 10.2 million viewers in L+7 numbers and reaching over 15 million viewers across all platforms. Meanwhile, The Resident averages 1.6 in the 18-49 demo and 7.78 million viewers in L+7, subsequently growing its audience to 11 million.
The renewals of The Resident and 9-1-1 are the first for FOX since the Disney merger became official. On the scripted side, the network has already renewed The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, and Family Guy for 2019-20, which leaves the likes of Empire, Star, Last Man Standing, Lethal Weapon, and The Orville still in limbo.
The Resident airs tonight at 8:00 on FOX, with 9-1-1 at 9:00.