Monday, May 15, 2017

FOX Confirms Series Order for Drama '9-1-1' Starring Angela Bassett; Cancels 'Scream Queens'

FOX is losing one series from producer Ryan Murphy today but gaining a new one. Ahead of its upfront presentation, FOX announced that Scream Queens has been cancelled after two seasons. However, the network also confirmed a straight-to-series order for Murphy's new drama 9-1-1 starring Angela Bassett.

New procedural drama 9-1-1 is a fast-paced exploration into the lives and careers of first responders - cops, paramedics, firefighters - the people who put their lives on the line to save others. Starring Academy and Emmy nominee Angela Bassett (American Horror Story), the series is based on the real-life, high-pressure experiences of emergency response providers who are thrust into heart-stopping situations that are equal parts unpredictable, intense and uplifting.

Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk created the drama. 20th Century Fox Television, Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision produce.

Scream Queens starred Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Kirstie Alley, Taylor Lautner, James Earl and John Stamos.

Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan created the series. They executive produced with Brad Falchuk, Alexis Martin Woodall and Dante Di Loreto. 20th Century Fox Television, Ryan Murphy Television, Prospect Films and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision produced.

In its second season, the drama averaged a 1.0 rating in the key Adults 18-49 demographic and 2.3 million total viewers, in Live+7 numbers.