We don’t have an official renewal yet, but we’re expecting 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 2 to happen. When will it premiere on FOX?
While we don’t yet have an official confirmation that 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 2 is going to happen, I don’t feel like we need it. If FOX cancels the series, it’s made a huge mistake. The live ratings tell us that this is a show that needs renewing. It’s one of the best on the network.
So, now we’re moving on from questioning whether the show will be renewed, we’re looking at when 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 2 will premiere. This is a little harder to answer.
With the ratings as good as they are, we could see FOX want to get more stories out of the 9-1-1 spin-off. This is what happened with the parent show, which started as a midseason series and took off in unexpected ways. When it was renewed for a second season, the show also moved to the fall.
However, it’s worth pointing out that 9-1-1 also sees a big break between December and March. This has happened both last season and this season. The show only has 18 episodes instead of the standard 22 episodes to a season.
We could see the same happen to 9-1-1: Lone Star, pushing it to the fall and extending the season to 16 or 18 episodes. However, this also makes an excellent midseason show in between the regular 9-1-1 season. We could see FOX choose to keep it only for January to March, offering us something 9-1-1 for eight months of the year.
All we need then is another spin-off to run in the summer. We could have almost a full year of the first responder dramas.
Opting for a midseason run would also make crossovers a little easier to manage. There wouldn’t be the mid-filming schedule conflicts for the two shows. After all, to make these shows crossover, we’d need to see some of the characters move from Austin to LA or vice versa for an episode. There needs to be a reason (vacation, maybe?) for one or more of the characters to be in the other city. Judd and Grace taking a vacation to LA would be perfect. Or maybe TK and Carlos?
We’re getting way ahead of ourselves there, though. Right now, a midseason premiere makes sense but I wouldn’t be surprised if FOX chose to move 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 2 to the fall lineup.
9-1-1: Lone Star is available to stream on Hulu.