Mondays this fall on FOX have been quite eventful for 9-1-1 fans with the fifth season of FOX’s top drama once again delivering one heart-pounding episode after another. While fans have been loving every minute of season 5 thus far, Monday nights haven’t quite been the same without the show’s spinoff, 9-1-1: Lone Star which has been MIA thus far this fall.
Instead of new episodes of 9-1-1: Lone Star airing after 9-1-1 each week, FOX has given the 9 p.m. timeslot on Monday nights to its newest original drama The Big Leap which currently airs behind new episodes of 9-1-1.
While the move makes sense for FOX — after all, what better way to try to help launch a new show than by having it lead out of your most-watched scripted series?! — it’s one that has left many 9-1-1: Lone Stars puzzled and concerned about the show’s future.
Did 911 Lone Star get canceled?
Although 9-1-1: Lone Star did not manage to secure a place on FOX’s fall calendar, we can confirm the show has not been canceled and will be returning for a third season at FOX.
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Filming on season 3 is currently underway and we don’t anticipate 9-1-1: Lone Star going anywhere soon as the series remains one of FOX’s top programs and has built up quite a passionate audience.
When does 911 Lone Star come back?
9-1-1: Lone Star will return for its third season in early 2022 as part of FOX’s midseason schedule and, it looks like history will be repeating itself, as the new season will arrive the first Monday of January 2022.
After taking the fall off, 9-1-1: Lone Star will return for its third season Monday, Jan. 3 at 8/7c on FOX where it will lead into the network’s newest original series The Cleaning Lady.
Initially, the hope among fans was that FOX would once again bring fans a night of back-to-back 9-1-1 programs with 9-1-1 again airing in the opening slot as the lead-in for new episodes of 9-1-1: Lone Star. Instead, it seems 9-1-1 will be taking an extended break this winter and is instead expected to rejoin the FOX lineup sometime in the spring.
At that time, it’s rumored both 9-1-1 series will finish out their current seasons alongside one another on Monday night.