By Ron Wynn
NASHVILLE, TN — The Fox series “9-1-1” starring Angela Bassett has become one of that network’s prime hits. It’s spawned a spin-off and now fans who may have missed the earlier episodes can catch them on cable. USA Network has nabbed the rights to the show following an agreement between NBCUniversal Television and Streaming and Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution.
USA hopes that this show can do for them what the various Dick Wolf shows have for such networks as ION and Sundance.
Under this new deal, USA will air all previous four seasons of 9-1-1 as well as the show’s current fifth season. 9-1-1 began airing on USA Jan. 5 and will be regularly shown on Wednesday nights from 6-10 p.m. CST.
Besides Bassett, the show also stars Peter Krause and Jennifer Love Hewitt. “9-1-1” follows the lives of police officers, firefighters and dispatchers as they dive headfirst in some of the most frightening, heart stopping and shocking situations. Additional show regulars include Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, Ryan Guzman, Corinne Massiah, Marcanthonee Jon Reis and Gavin McHugh.
“9-1-1 is the perfect addition to USA Network, which has long been a destination for big, iconic characters and event television”, Val Boreland, Executive Vice President of Entertainment Content Acquisitions at NBC Universal Television & Streaming said to the Shadow and Act website. “The show is a proven hit with critics and audiences alike, making this a home run for our viewers who can now enjoy these incredible seasons as part of our portfolio’s growing library.”
The series is produced by 20th Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear are creators, executive producers and writers on the series. Bradley Buecker is an executive producer and director. Alexis Martin Woodall, Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, John J. Gray, Kristen Reidel and Juan Carlos Coto also serve as executive producers.