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FOX orders new '9-1-1' series,'9-1-1: Lone Star,' starring Rob Lowe

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Tue, May 14th 2019 09:20 am

New installment of network’s #1 drama to air during 2019-20 season

Series created & executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk & Tim Minear

FOX’S No. 1 drama, “9-1-1,” expands its reach to the city of Austin, Texas, with new installment, “9-1-1: Lone Star,” starring Rob Lowe. The series will premiere during the 2019-20 season on FOX.

“The beauty of having a hit drama like ‘9-1-1’ from the genius minds of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear is it allows you to explore thrilling stories as told through an array of distinctive characters,” said Michael Thorn, president of entertainment, FOX Entertainment. “In ‘9-1-1: Lone Star,’ they’ve given us a special opportunity to expand the franchise into new territory – literally and figuratively – and we’re thrilled to have the incomparable Rob Lowe headline this new iteration when it joins our schedule next season.”

Lowe added, “Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear’s ability to make smart, unique, great television is unmatched. I’m elated to join this team.”

“9-1-1: Lone Star” follows a sophisticated New York cop (Lowe) who, along with his son, relocates to Austin, and must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in his own life. Lowe will serve as co-executive producer on the series.

Lowe’s career spans four decades in film, television and theater. He is also an acclaimed author. Lowe has been nominated for two Emmys, six Golden Globes and four Screen Actors Guild awards in which he won two. He has starred in the 1980s classics “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “About Last Night” and “The Outsiders,” as well as television classics such as “The West Wing” and “Parks and Recreation.”

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