The Golden Quad of 118 will be back for another adrenaline-pumped Season on ABC.
But when? Keep Reading!
In most instances, a nuanced, adrenaline-filled investigative crime series includes a single team of enforcers who take over the operations of a city and ensure the steel-studded protection over its people. After a few million series releases following the same trajectory, another release does not catch the attention of the adrenaline crime junkies. 9-1-1 sets itself a class apart from the mainstream crime investigative series by introducing a quadrilateral Los Angeles first responders bearing a police team, a paramedics team, firefighters, and dispatches, making it into a golden quad alliance. 118 provides the citizens of Los Angeles with a protective shell that intruders can seldom pierce.
After six seasons and five years of mysteries, action-packed sequences, breaking and building personal relationships, and gut-wrenching losses, we were unsure of the arrival of a seventh season, given that FOX had decided to drop the series following budgetary crunches. However, fate backed our prayers and let ABC grip the reigns for Season 7! This heroic move befuddled the viewers and shot up their anticipation radars for the arrival of 9-1-1 Season 7. Fast forward to September, and viewers are still awaiting confirmation regarding the future of 9-1-1 amidst uncertain situations inflicted by the ongoing strikes.
However, we have updates and an official announcement from the ABC network that will provide reassurance of the arrival of 9-1-1 Season 7. Continue reading to find out if 9-1-1 Season 7 will be making an appearance in September!
9-1-1 Season 7 Picked Up By ABC: A Mighty Move
Viewers were robbed of a satisfying future of 9-1-1 when FOX decided to cancel the series and did not leave any room for a resurrection of Season 7 on the network. However, it did manage to retain the sister series 9-1-1: Lone Star on the FOX network. It is speculated that budgetary issues were the catalyst behind this bold move on the part of the FOX network without giving 9-1-1 viewers a chance at a happy ending for 118.
However, our hopes were revived when the ABC network decided to swoop in and save the burning fate of 9-1-1 by picking it up and reviving it for Season 7. Viewers erupted with content and flooded their social media handles with celebratory remarks upon the impending arrival of Season 7. Check out the revered announcement below:
We are so excited to welcome 9-1-1 to ABC! https://t.co/UoRplWsvIF
— ABC (@ABCNetwork) May 1, 2023
This merry moment was a short one as the Writers Guild of America broke out in protest in May of 2023. May 2023 witnessed the onslaught of the gravest writer’s protest in the form of the WGA union. Amidst the protest, several competing networks updated their fall broadcast schedules in anticipation of the dissipation of the strikes within the next month. However, in July, the actors union SAG-AFTRA also joined in the protest for their wage rights and better protection against the hindsight of Artificial Intelligence. The last time such a large-scale strike sent Hollywood productions into an indefinite hiatus was 63 whole years ago! We are currently in the third month of this double-strike situation, and there are no hopes for any reconciliation through negotiations. In a recent meeting held for the first time in more than three months, the Writers Guild and the AMPTP on Friday failed to reach an agreement to resume contract negotiations. Their inability to agree on terms for returning to the bargaining table comes after their much-anticipated meeting to discuss a possible resumption of talks.
“As of now, there is no agreement on these items, because the AMPTP said they needed to consult with their member studios before moving forward,” the union said in a statement last Friday.
Following these events and bursts of sudden negotiations ending in a cliffhanger, we are now entering the fourth month of the strike with no significant development in negotiation. So, what move will the network take to provide an ounce of relief to the 9-1-1 viewers about a potential future release of Season 7? Let’s find out.
9-1-1 Season 7 Is Not Coming In September
With the strike stretching into the fall month, we obviously cannot expect a September 2023 fall release as anticipated by the network earlier in the year. So how will they compensate?
To think that 9-1-1 Season 7 would be canceled just for the strike situation would be treason because every competitor network, including ABC, has figured out a way to work around the inevitability of the double strike situation. The situation for a fall 2023 release seems bleak. However, we can make a calculated guess on an expected date for the release of 9-1-1 Season 7, taking into account the lingering strike situation. In a situation where negotiations are met within the next two months or so, we can expect production to begin by the end of this year. Currently, ABC uploaded its revised fall schedule, and it has decided to broadcast only unscripted shows in 2023 since they are not affected due to a direct consequence of the strike. On the other hand, scripted shows like 9-1-1 are facing the brunt of it. Unarmed with writers to complete the scripts and actors to film the parts, the scripted shows are being transferred to a mid-2024 release. All clues point to the same fate that is to be shared by 9-1-1 Season 7.
However, it is also essential to understand that a mid-season 2024 release is not set in stone, given the volatility of the strike and how far it can stretch out. Eventfully, if the strike covers the entire 2023, a fall 2024 release seems more feasible, which would mean another alteration in scheduling. We urge the viewers to sit tight as we navigate the situation with a closer eye and get back to you.
9-1-1 Season 7 Cast: Who Will Reprise Their Roles?
The main cast members who are expected to reprise their roles in the new season include
- Angela Bassett as Athena Grant
- Peter Krause as Bobby Nash
- Jennifer Love Hewitt as Maddie Buckley
- Oliver Stark as Evan Buckley
- Aisha Hinds as Henrietta Wilson
- Kenneth Choi as Howard Han
- Ryan Guzman as Edmundo Diaz
- Corinne Massiah as May Grant
- Marcanthonee Jon Reis as Harry Grant
- Gavin McHugh as Christopher Diaz
9-1-1 is produced by 20th Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear are the creators, executive producers, and writers of the series. Bradley Buecker is an executive producer and director of the series. Alexis Martin Woodall, Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, John J. Gray, Kristen Reidel, and Juan Carlos Coto also serve as executive producers. Some of which are subject to change with the ABC network.
9-1-1 Season 7 Plot: What To Expect In The New Season?
*Major Spoilers Ahead*
At the moment of writing this, we assure you that no possible plotlines and hints have been divulged by the crew, given the recent renewal and volatile strike situation where both the writers and actors are out protesting. However, based on guesswork, we can assume that the base plot of the series will remain the same for Season 7, which reads: “Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear reimagine the procedural drama with “9-1-1.” The series explores the high-pressure experiences of first responders — including police officers, firefighters, and dispatchers — who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking, and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives. The show draws from real-life, high-pressure experiences of first responders who regularly face heart-stopping situations that are often unpredictable, intense, and uplifting at the same time.”
9-1-1 Season 7 Episode 1 is likely to pick up from where the Season 6 finale, “Pay It Forward,” which, according to the official synopsis, expands that “A series of freeway car accidents leads to a catastrophic overpass collapse that endangers the lives of civilians and members of the 118.”
“Thanks to the creative drive of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear, as well as the talented cast, 9-1-1 has been one of the most defining and original dramas on network television over the last six seasons, and we are honored to bring it to the esteemed group of series on ABC,” said Craig Erwich, president, Disney Television Group.
Further adding, “It’s a privilege to keep 9-1-1 in the family with 20th Television producing, and we look forward to telling more heart-racing and uplifting stories about these beloved characters on our air.”
Expanding upon the above-mentioned premise, we have compiled the official episode run with their synopses of 9-1-1 Season 6 for viewers to get a better grip on what Season 7 will pick up from:
S6.E1 ∙ Let the Games Begin
November 9, 2022
When a blimp engine catches fire, the 118 rescue victims both inside and outside a packed stadium. Bobby and Athena discuss honeymoon plans. Maddie and Chimney go to couples therapy.
S6.E2 ∙ Crash & Learn
November 16, 2022
The 118 race to the rescue when a structure collapses at a happiness convention. Athena’s father suffers a stroke and crashes through his house wall. Hen stretches herself too thin with test prep and her new responsibilities at the 118.
S6.E3 ∙ The Devil You Know
November 23, 2022
While in Florida caring for her ailing father, Athena and Bobby investigate the disappearance of her childhood friend from 45 years ago.
S6.E4 ∙ Animal Instincts
November 30, 2022
The 118 race to the rescue when a birdwatcher is trapped under a tree. Chimney is in for a wild ride when he tends to a drunk driver. Maddie helps a mother and her young daughter when an abusive father shows up at their house.
S6.E5 ∙ Home Invasion
December 7, 2022
Athena investigates when the same house is hit with two home invasion 9-1-1 calls within hours. The 118 race to the rescue when a DIY home renovation traps a man in an attic. Hen asks for a second chance with her medical school professor.
S6.E6 ∙ Tomorrow
December 14, 2022
Hen fears for Karen’s life when an explosion rocks her science lab on the day she brings Denny to work with her.
S6.E7 ∙ Cursed
December 21, 2022
Athena and the 118 race to the rescue when a fading movie star is plagued by a series of near-death experiences.
S6.E8 ∙ What’s Your Fantasy?
December 28, 2022
118 comes to the rescue at the Renaissance Faire. Buck is tasked with babysitting Jee-Yun while Maddie and Chimney look for a new home. Eddie and Carla prepare Christopher for his first prom.
S6.E9 ∙ Red Flag
January 4, 2023
The Santa Ana winds bring in a variety of weirder-than-usual emergencies. Bobby worries about his AA sponsor. Denny questions Hen and Karen about his biological parents.
S6.E10 ∙ In a Flash
April 26, 2023
A dry thunderstorm brings in a series of lightning strike emergencies and leaves a first responder’s life hanging in the balance. Athena and May go undercover at a rehab facility to help Bobby investigate his sponsor’s death.
S6.E11 ∙ In Another Life
May 3, 2023
As Buck’s life hangs in the balance, he dreams of a world where he never became a firefighter, for better and worse.
S6.E12 ∙ Recovery
May 10, 2023
Despite the case being closed, Bobby is determined to prove his AA sponsor was murdered and bring his killer to justice. Buck struggles with his post-traumatic stress.
S6.E13 ∙ Mixed Feelings
May 17, 2023
The 118 race to a spin class; Buck discovers new cognitive abilities post-lightning strike; Hen and Karen are concerned when they find out Denny has been seeing his biological father; Maddie and Chimney have a suspicious neighbor.
S6.E14 ∙ Performance Anxiety
May 24, 2023
The 118 races to a commercial bakery and a bodybuilding competition. Chimney runs into a familiar face at the firefighter academy. Maddie helps a nervous teen suffering a panic attack.
S6.E15 ∙ Death and Taxes
May 31, 2023
The 118 races to a fire at an accountant’s office, and a car crashing into a living funeral. Athena is shocked when a suspect dies in her custody minutes after she arrests him. Maddie and Chimney panic when they are audited by the IRS.
S6.E16 ∙ Lost and Found
June 7, 2023
The 118 race to rescue two roommates desperately trying to find a needle in a haystack at a landfill, and help a woman whose nightmare dream becomes a painful reality. Athena and Maddie team up to find a missing boy in a crowded mall.
S6.E17 ∙ Love Is in the Air
June 14, 2023
A wedding proposal intersects with a bank robbery. A princess bride is stuck on her way to the altar. Athena talks a victim through her grief. Maddie takes matters into her own hands as Buck finds a surprise visitor on his doorstep.
S6.E18 ∙ Pay It Forward
June 21, 2023
A series of freeway car accidents leads to a catastrophic overpass collapse that endangers the lives of civilians and members of the 118.
A possible crossover was also hinted at by the creator. The network’s CEO, Rob Wade, also revealed the chances for 9-1-1’s crossovers,
“Right now we’re really focused on our own schedule and how we look forward with our own series. We’re really proud of the 9-1-1 franchise and excited to announce another season of Lone Star,” he said. “It’s really a standout series… and rest assured, we’re going to relaunch that show. It’s an important show to our audience, and we’re very excited to have it back. As far as crossovers go, crossovers have always been really hard on the 9-1-1 franchise because they have such ambitious schedules. We weren’t able to do it every year when both shows ran on the network, anyways.”
Will they overlook their ‘ambitious schedules,’ and work extra hours to give their viewers a Season to remember? We are hoping so!
9-1-1 Season 7 Episodes And Where To Watch
In normal events, an 18-20 episode count has been maintained over the past few Seasons under FOX. However, with the ongoing strikes pushing back the mid-2024 schedule continuously to its brink, the production time window to prepare for Season 7 is narrowing with every passing month. If the strike continues till the end of 2023 and the initiation of production is shifted to 2024, it is safe to assume a smaller season with around 15 episodes. At this time, it is merely guesswork as no official statements have been released by the ABC network regarding the same. So stay tuned!
All the episodes of 9-1-1 are currently available to stream on Fox and Hulu, which is ideal for many international viewers. Additionally, you can currently watch 9-1-1 on FuboTV or Hulu Plus. It can also be rented or purchased on iTunes, Google Play, Apple TV+, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu. All of the seasons are available to view on the aforementioned digital streaming sites with a membership plan or for free in select locations. Hence, we would advise fans to be patient while waiting for these updates, which will be issued in the near future, and binge-watch the show to recall all the events.
9-1-1 Season 7 Official Trailer: When Can We Expect It?
At the time of this writing, no formal announcements for a release date of the new Season have been mentioned. Hence, we do not possess an official trailer for the same. Teasers, first look, and trailers precursing a new Season usually come out a month or two before the official premiere of the Season. Hence, once we get an official date confirmed for the release of 9-1-1 Season 7, we can expect a trailer to follow soon.
Take a look at the official first look of the 9-1-1 Season 6 below to recall what has transpired in the last season so far:
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