One of the most widely celebrated shows on the FOX network, 9-1-1, is coming to a close. As the curtains fall on the upcoming Season 6, the first responder procedural will bid farewell to FOX, as it sets its sights on a new home at ABC for Season 7.
This transition marks a significant shift for the popular series, prompting industry insiders to question the underlying reasons behind this network maneuver. The decision to part ways with 9-1-1 was rooted in a desire to adapt to the evolving television landscape, as explained by Wade, a representative from FOX.
Elucidating the motivations behind their choice, Wade emphasized, "We felt moving forward into what is really a new era of television, the economics weren't going to pan out for this show for us." He further noted that the "business model wasn't right for us," hinting at the role played by 20th Century Television in the production process—a crucial factor that sheds light on ABC's subsequent decision to rescue the series from the brink.
Gratitude and Wishes: FOX Pays Tribute to 9-1-1]
FOX, the founding network of 9-1-1, expressed heartfelt gratitude and admiration for the groundbreaking show, as they announced the departure of the series. In an official statement, the network conveyed their appreciation to the creators, including Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear, as well as the talented cast and crew that breathed life into the impactful series.
The statement read, "It has been an honor to be the founding network of 9-1-1, and 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." Amidst well-wishes and fond memories, FOX bid adieu to 9-1-1, extending their best wishes for its future endeavors once the final season concludes.
With a new network serving as its guiding light, Season 7 promises to continue captivating audiences with its gripping narratives and stellar performances. While the departure from FOX may signify the end of an era, it also paves the way for exciting possibilities and fresh horizons for 9-1-1 and its dedicated followers.