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911 and The Resident renewed for third seasons

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Story by Jack Foley

EMERGENCY drama 911 and medical drama The Resident have both been renewed for third seasons by Fox.

The shows are the first live-action scripted originals to be renewed since Disney closed its deal to buy Twentieth Century Fox, making Fox an independent broadcast network.

Both of the shows have brought in steady Monday night viewing figures in the US. 911 airs on Sky in the UK, with The Resident appearing on the Universal channel.

Announcing the decision to renew both as part of its 2019-20 season, Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn said: “911 redefined what a procedural series can be, consistently delivering edge-of-your-seat emergencies, mixed with emotional story arcs and incredible performances from one of the most powerful teams of actors on television.

“Kudos to [creators] Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear and their entire crew, as well as the amazing cast anchored by Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and Jennifer Love Hewitt for raising the bar week after week.”

He continued: “Amy Holden Jones, Todd Harthan and the team behind The Resident continue to showcase their brilliant storytelling, revealing both the triumphs and tragedy within the medical world. Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp and Bruce Greenwood, along with the stellar cast, have developed rich and compelling characters through their heartfelt performances.

“We want to thank our producing partners, 20th Century Fox Television, who have steered these two extraordinary series. Both 911 and The Resident have many, many more stories to tell and we can’t wait to deliver them to fans next season.”