Fox renews drama series “9-1-1” for second season

Now that’s what you call a fast response.

Fox has renewed drama series “9-1-1” for a second season after airing only two episodes.

The network announced the news Tuesday, with Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden saying in a statement, “With a bold concept, award-winning stars and a flawless execution, Ryan, Brad and Tim have done it again. They have tapped into the cultural zeitgeist and reimagined the procedural as only they could, bringing it to life with a dream team of actors led by Angela, Peter and Connie. This is storytelling at its best and we’re so pleased that it’s resonated with our audience. We’d like to thank everyone involved with this production for their stellar work, and we look forward to another thrilling season of 9-1-1.”

The drama series was created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear. It stars Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Connie Britton, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, and Rockmond Dunbar and explored the high-pressure experiences of first responders who are thrown into frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations.

The series premiered January 4 and it ranked the highest-rated debut since The Good Doctor with 6.8 million viewers.