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TV shows are winding down in the 2019-2020 season, but Fox has some good news for two of its most intense primetime series. 9-1-1 has been renewed for a fourth season, and spinoff 9-1-1: Lone Star will be back for a second season as well. Fans aren't the only ones who will rejoice at the news of the renewals, as 9-1-1 star Jennifer Love Hewitt has already shared her excited reaction.
First, take a look at what Jennifer Love Hewitt shared in response to the renewal news via Instagram:
Well, Jennifer Love Hewitt's reaction to the renewal news presumably means her character will be back despite the high-stakes episode set for April 13! Fortunately, 9-1-1 already finished production on its current third season before shows had to begin stopping production, and 9-1-1: Lone Star's first season finished airing back in March. Fans of the shows will get full seasons heading into hiatus, and the new seasons in the 2020-2021 TV season will presumably be able to pick up as intended.
The renewals are great news for viewers, but not altogether shocking. 9-1-1 currently ranks as Fox's most-watched series of the 2019-2020 TV season, with an average audience of a whopping 16 million, which is a massive 139% bump from its live+same day average.
It also ranks among the 2019-2020 season's top three entertainment series in the key 18-49 age demographic, and is the season's #2 drama in the same demo. 9-1-1 started Season 3 strong with a tsunami of quite literally Titanic proportions and kept viewers hooked as the weeks passed. With an exciting Buck/Eddie scene on the way and the return of Connie Britton, the action of Season 3 isn't over yet.
As for 9-1-1: Lone Star, its launch in January as a midseason series didn't mean it couldn't score some impressive numbers as well. It's the top new series in the 18-49 demographic, although tied with another Fox series. With an average audience of 12.3 million, it wasn't quite as much of a hit in the 2019-2020 TV season as its parent series, but it does also enjoy a nice bump in post-live viewing. 9-1-1: Lone Star rises a significant 97% from live+same day to hit that 12.3 million.
While 9-1-1: Lone Star wrapped its first season earlier in midseason, 9-1-1 is still going strong, which is good news for me at least now that I've finally started to love Maddie. There's still a month of new 9-1-1 episodes on the way, and you can find them on Fox Mondays at 8 p.m. ET. Find out when 9-1-1 and other series that haven't yet run out of new episodes end their current seasons on our rundown of all the big TV finales coming in spring and summer 2020.