Fans will have to wait a little longer to see Fox’s highly-rated “9-1-1-: Lone Star.” While its sister series cinched a primetime spot for the fall, the earliest “Lone Star” could come out is January 2022.
TVLine reported today that Season 3 of “9-1-1: Lone Star” is being “held for midseason.” Early reports claimed that the midseason premiere would happen in March after football finishes up. But the absolute earliest that a midseason show could premiere would be in January.
“Lone Star” got bumped from its back-to-back spot with “9-1-1” so Fox could debut its Scott Foley-led dramedy, “The Big Leap.” Today, the network released its full fall line-up on TVLine, so viewers can mark their calendars.
On Monday, Sept. 20, Season 5 of “9-1-1” debuts at 8 p.m. ET, followed by “The Big Leap” at 9. But Fox will have to compete with the return of CBS’s “NCIS” and the debut of “NCIS: Hawai’i” that day. ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” also premieres Monday, Sept. 20, and NBC’s “The Voice.” Pretty crowded schedule.
Fox’s hit singing competition “The Masked Singer” also returns on Wednesday, Sept. 22, and Thursday, Sept. 23. But on Thursday, it’ll compete with NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU” and sister show “Law & Order: Organized Crime.”
What to Expect From Season 3 of ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’
While the original show takes place in Los Angeles, ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ is set in Austin, Texas. It features Rob Lowe as Owen, Sierra McClain as Grace, and Ronen Rubinstein as T.K. Viewers can also see Jim Parrack as Judd, Natacha Karam as Marjan, Rafael Silva as Carlos, Julian Works as Mateo, Gina Torres as Tommy, and Brian Michael Smith as Paul.
In May, the show announced another face viewers can expect among the list of series regulars: Brianna Baker as paramedic Nancy Gillian.
Showrunner Tim Minnear talked to TVLine about Baker’s promotion to series regular for Season 3. He promised they reveal more about her character in the upcoming season.
“We’re going to learn more about her,” Minear said. “It’s funny, the story that we gave her this year of feeling like she wasn’t at the cool kids’ table, was sort of me and [executive producer Rashad Raisani] writing about how she was kind of treated on the show until we realized how incredibly cool she is. So the characters talking about her character on screen is really me and Rashad talking about Brianna and how incredible she is.”
Until the showrunners release a concrete premiere date for Season 3, fans will have to trade theories about what comes next for the hit show. Minear did reveal that fans should “keep an eye out for a crossover in the back half of the [TV] season,” after all.
Want more “9-1-1: Lone Star” content until then? Make sure you watch the Season 3 trailer below.