- 9-1-1: Lone Star is pushed back to fall 2024.
- FOX combining seasons into a massive 28-episode installment.
- Rob Lowe doesn’t see it as a loss but an opportunity.
Fans of the popular drama series 9-1-1: Lone Star will have to wait a little longer for the show’s return. In an unexpected turn of events, the show’s fifth season has been delayed until the fall of 2024. The decision stems from FOX’s plan to combine the next two seasons into one massive 28-episode installment.
Actor Rob Lowe, who plays the character Owen Strand on the hit series, voiced his thoughts about the season delay in an Instagram post. According to him, the delay is definitely not a “money-saving move.” Lowe sees it as an opportunity to tell the show’s story in an “unforgettable” manner. He mentioned that the show’s “loyal 7.3 million viewers who follow the program in the US” will appreciate the extended season.
While fans may be disappointed with having to wait for the next chapter in the lives of the brave first responders in Austin, Texas, the good news is that the 28-episode mega-season will offer audiences a unique and undoubtedly compelling way to experience 9-1-1: Lone Star. As for the long gap between seasons, Lowe tries to put a positive spin on it, quipping that fans will have the “luxury of missing” the show.
The successful spinoff of the original 9-1-1 series has garnered a significant following since its debut in January 2020. The show focuses on a group of firefighters, police officers, and paramedics led by Owen Strand, as they tackle emergencies and save lives in the Lone Star State. With a strong ensemble cast and engaging storytelling, it is no wonder the show has millions of viewers eager for more. While the prolonged wait may be frustrating to some, one can only hope that the extended narrative will prove to be worth it come fall 2024.