‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Showrunner Tim Minear Hopes To Make the Show Run Continuously Through the Year

by Samantha Whidden

With the third season of 9-1-1: Lone Star set to premiere on Monday (January 3rd), showrunner Tim Minear is revealing his future plans for the hit series. 

During a recent interview with Decider, the Minear stated he hopes to make the series run continuously throughout the year. “Right now I’m at the place where I’m hopefully making the dream come true for you where we won’t go off for ten weeks,” he told the media outlet.

Minear further explained that executive producer Kristen Reidel has been focused on 9-1-1. While he remains focused on Lone Star for the past several months. “But between breaking stories, writing scripts, and then once the cuts start to come in. And then you have to get them ready for air. It was just nonstop.”

Minear went on to discuss when he and his 9-1-1: Lone Star crew finished the second season’s finale last year. He noted that the show wrapped on Thursday. He finished cutting it by Saturday. And it aired the following Monday. This is how crazy the show’s set was. “It was literally insane. We were on Evercast, which is the editing link. And so I have my editors on these Zoom boxes. I had every editor working on that episode, so it was like the Jerry Lewis telethon.”

‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Showrunner Tim Minear Discusses His Past Executive Producing Projects 

Prior to 9-1-1: Lone Star, Minear executive produced various shows through the years. This includes Angel, Firefly, Wonderfalls, Strange World, and The inside. He was actually nominated for four Emmy Awards for his executive producer role on American Horror Story and Feud. 

While discussing his previous executive producing projects, Minear said, “I sort of come from genre. I did Angel and Wonderfalls. All these different things. But the thing that I’ve almost always done is had something that felt a little comic-booky with humor. But with absolutely unapologetic sentimentality.

The 9-1-1: Lone Star showrunner also said FireFly was his jam. He then noted what he has been able to do with the 9-1-1 shows. “I can do a caper, or I can do giant soaring soap, or I can do an Irwin Allen disaster movie, and as long as I believe what’s happening to the characters, the audience generally will.”

In regards to his past executive producing ambitions, Minear went on to add that all he wanted to do was go to cable when he first started out. “I wanted to go to the edgy cable place and be an edgy cable guy. And I did that. But now I’m doing these network shows and I’m actually completely free to tell whatever stories I want to tell. It’s mad. I love it.”