Fox Renews ‘9-1-1’ and ‘The Resident’ for Season 3

Ryan Murphy first-responder series replaced “Empire” as Fox’s top drama

9-1-1 on Fox

Fox renewed a pair of Monday dramas on Monday: “9-1-1” and “The Resident” will both return for third seasons, the broadcast network said.

Ryan Murphy’s “9-1-1” — Fox’s top drama series, averaging 15.4 million total viewers per episode when including a week of delayed viewing — follows the high-pressure experiences of first responders.

“‘9-1-1’ 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,” said Michael Thorn, president of entertainment at Fox Entertainment. “Kudos to 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.”

“The Resident” follows Dr. Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry), a senior resident at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital, where he is embroiled in the bureaucratic practices of the hospital industry.

“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 performance,” Thorn said. “We want to thank our producing partners, 20th Century Fox Television, who have steered these two extraordinary series. Both ‘9-1-1’ and ‘The Resident’ have many, many more stories to tell and we can’t wait to deliver them to fans next season.”

Tonight’s new episode of “9-1-1” titled “Chimney Begins” stars Kenneth Choi as Chimney, revisiting his arrival at Station 118, and how he became a firefighter and paramedic. It airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

At 8 p.m. ET/PT tonight, the new episode of “The Resident” called “Emergency Contact” guest stars Miles Gaston Villanueva as Alec, who teams up with Dr. Hawkins to help a young gymnast experiencing mysterious symptoms. Jenna Dewan also guest stars as Julian Booth, whose death left unanswered questions to do with corrupt medical device company Quovadis.