‘9-1-1’ and ‘The Resident’ Get Season 6 Renewals in Time for Fox Upfront – Deadline

‘9-1-1’ and ‘The Resident’ Get Season 6 Renewals in Time for Fox Upfront – Deadline

It’s a miracle: Fox and 20th Television have closed renewals for season 6 of 9-1-1 and the resident for the 2022-23 season.

I hear that negotiations were completed shortly before Fox’s initial pitch began at 4 p.m. ET, so both venerable dramas could be included in the network’s pitch to advertisers. (The two shows, both in their fifth seasons, were briefly featured in the presentation’s opening cut, but the previously-renewed version 9-1-1: Lone Star was mentioned in the keynote by Marianne Gambelli, head of sales at Fox.)

As Deadline reported over the weekend, renewal negotiations for both shows stalled and could not be closed Sunday night for 9-1-1 and the resident to be included in the release of Fox’s 2022-23 content list sent Monday morning.

From what I heard, the two parties weren’t that far apart on Sunday night, and both made concessions for Fox to have its top-rated scripted series. 9-1-1 and terrific companion drama the resident in their original alignment.

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This was likely a case of Fox focusing its attention on the tough bubble show decisions, and the ones that weren’t obvious ended up taking longer down the stretch. Renewal negotiations are more complicated now than Fox and 9-1-1 and the resident 20th Television studio are no longer part of the same company following Disney’s acquisition of the studio. This makes finances – already difficult for long-running shows such as 9-1-1 and the resident – even more complicated. The Youngster Season 4 Renewal 9-1-1: Lone Star was able to close before Monday.

“We are negotiating in good faith [on 9-1-1 and The Resident]”, said Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier on Fox’s initial call Monday morning. “Based on the long history with 20th Television, I think we’re in pretty good shape. We love [co-creator/EP] Ryan [Murphy] and are so happy that lone star is locked and loaded.

As we reported, Fox is also in renewal talks with 20th TV for the studio’s contingent of Fox animated veterans. The simpsons, family guy and Bob’s Burgers. Because the anime series are on a different timeline, these renewals aren’t as pressing as the network has new episodes of all three for next season.

9-1-1 and the resident are Fox’s highest-rated Monday and Tuesday series, respectively. 9-1-1 follows the hectic lives of Los Angeles-based first responders: police officers, paramedics, firefighters and dispatchers. It stars Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Oliver Stark, Ryan Guzman, Aisha Hinds, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Kenneth Choi, among others. The season 5 finale of the show is set to air tonight.

Created by Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi, the resident is a medical drama that follows the lives of doctors and nurses at the fictional Chastain Park Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. The cast includes Matt Czuchry, Manish Dayal, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Bruce Greenwood, Jane Leeves and Jessica Lucas.

The series faced challenges at the start of Season 5 following several cast member departures, including longtime series stars Emily VanCamp and Shaunette Renée Wilson, as well as Morris Chestnut, who joined the series in season 3 – but the ratings remained stable.

The drama’s May 17 finale is set to get a nice boost in viewership with the temporary return of VanCamp’s character, Nic Nevin, via flashbacks to help the series end strong. She returns just when her widower Conrad (Czuchry) needs help to continue his life romantically.

Rosy Cordero contributed to this report.

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