Gina Torres in '9-1-1: Lone Star'
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Was '9-1-1: Lone Star' Canceled? Big News on the Fate of Season 4

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Sep. 26 2022, Updated 9:00 p.m. ET

We met the emergency responders on Fox’s 9-1-1 in 2018. Led by a star-studded cast including Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, and Jennifer Love-Hewitt, the series had massive success, bringing in a total of 10 million viewers in Season 1. Two years later, the series spinoff, 9-1-1: Lone Star, made its debut on the network.

Now with 9-1-1 having already premiered its sixth season, fans are wondering what's going on with Lone Star. The show hasn't returned alongside its predecessor, so what does that mean? Was 9-1-1: Lone Star canceled?

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Was '9-1-1: Lone Star' canceled? Will there be a Season 4?

Much like its predecessor, 9-1-1: Lone Star was officially renewed for another season back in May of 2022, and it shouldn't have come as a surprise. After all, Fox’s President of Entertainment, Michael Thorn, hinted that neither 9-1-1 nor Lone Star was at risk of cancellation any time soon.

“When you look at some of the long-running established procedurals or franchise shows that have been running for decades, it really showcases how, if the characters are compelling enough and their dynamics are engaging enough, that there will always be enough stories for, in this case, our firehouses,” Thorn said.

Rob Lowe and Gina Torres in '9-1-1: Lone Star'
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Rob Lowe and Gina Torres in '9-1-1: Lone Star'

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In the years since the franchise first premiered on the network, cast members have come and gone — and come back again. And according to 9-1-1 co-creator Tim Minear, that’s exactly what keeps the series fresh. He told Variety, “There are ways to cycle in new generations, as we’ve already proven.”

“But I don’t see why it has to end. I mean, we can’t go on forever — but the shows could,” he added.

When does '9-1-1: Lone Star' come back in 2023?

Obviously, news of a renewal is great, but when does 9-1-1: Lone Star actually return? Unfortunately, fans are going to have to wait a little bit longer. As of this writing, we don't have an official return date for Season 4, though it's likely not going to be until sometime in early 2023.

While Season 6 of 9-1-1 premiered on Sept. 18, 2022, Lone Star historically premieres a few months later. Looking at past seasons, we can anticipate the Season 4 premiere to come in early to mid-January of next year.

In the meantime, fans of the franchise can be sure to tune into all-new episodes of 9-1-1, airing on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox!

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