NBCUniversal-owned US cablenet USA Network has acquired rights to new and existing seasons of Ryan Murphy’s Fox drama 9-1-1 and will begin airing it this week.
Created by Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, the procedural explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, firefighters and dispatchers who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations.
Episodes will begin airing on Wednesday January 5 in a four-hour block following a licensing agreement between NBCUniversal Television & Streaming and Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.
The deal covers all four previous seasons of the show, including an exclusive cable window that runs through mid-September 2022.
The agreement also includes future seasons of 9-1-1 and the current fifth season, which will come to USA Network later this year. The show began airing on Fox in 2018.
The series stars Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, Ryan Guzman, Rockmond Dunbar, Corinne Massiah, Marcanthonee Jon Reis and Gavin McHugh.
It is produced by 20th Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision.
Murphy, Falchuk and Minear are the 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.
“‘9-1-1’ is the perfect addition to USA Network, which has long been a destination for big, iconic characters and event television,” said Val Boreland, executive VP of entertainment content acquisitions at NBCUniversal Television & Streaming.
“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.”