Is ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ New Tonight, March 21, 2022?

TL;DR:

  • 9-1-1 Season 5 Episode 11, the spring premiere, airs on Monday, March 21, 2022, at 8 p.m. EST.
  • 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 3 Episode 11 airs on March 21 at 9 p.m. EST.
  • The Fox entertainment president explains why the shows are back to back on Mondays.
Rob Lowe dressed in firefighting gear in '9-1-1: Lone Star'
Rob Lowe in ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ | Fox via Getty Images

Fox’s 9-1-1: Lone Star is a spinoff of the hit series, 9-1-1. Starting on March 21, 2022, 9-1-1 Season 5 returns. So, what does that mean for Lone Star? Here are all the details on whether 9-1-1: Lone Star is new tonight, March 21, 2022, and more about the schedule moving forward.

The ‘9-1-1’ Season 5 spring premiere airs on Monday, March 21, 2022

9-1-1 Season 5 Episode 11 premieres on Monday, March 21, 2022, at 8 p.m. EST on Fox, and fans are anticipating a seriously intense episode. The synopsis for the season 5 premiere reads, “Athena, Bobby and the 118 must rescue a family whose pick-up truck has been rigged with a pipe bomb that will detonate if the vehicle slows down and goes under 55 mph; Eddie has a rough transition into his new job; Buck makes a relationship decision.”

A teaser for the spring series premiere posted to Twitter shows the actors talking about what’s to come. “The second half of the season is starting off with adrenaline,” Oliver Stark actor Evan “Buck” Buckley teases. Stark then noted the premiere features “one of the biggest emergencies” the show has depicted.

Additionally, fans can expect to see Maddie Kendall and Howie “Chimney” Han return after their hiatus earlier in season 5.

Is ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ new tonight, March 21, 2022? The episode features a crossover with ‘9-1-1’

With the upcoming spring premiere of 9-1-1 Season 5, 9-1-1: Lone Star won’t air at its usual 8 p.m. timeslot. So, is 9-1-1: Lone Star new tonight, March 21, 2022?

Yes — fans can get pumped for a new episode at 9 p.m. EST. 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 3 Episode 11 airs on March 21. The synopsis reads, “Owen and the 126 race to the rescue when a package at the governor’s office may contain a biohazard; Grace and Carlos team up to investigate a prank 911 call that turns deadly.”

Not only is Lone Star new, but it features a 9-1-1 cast member crossing over. Angela Bassett plays Sergeant Athena Grant in 9-1-1, and she joins the Lone Star episode. Showrunner Tim Minear teased Bassett’s appearance to Variety.

“There’s a thing called SWAT-ing, where somebody calls 9-1-1, and they send the police or usually a SWAT team to a house,” Minear said. “ … So I always thought that would be a fun way to do a crossover because usually, it’s cross-state. So we have a story on Lone Star where there is a SWAT-ing incident and somebody is killed, and Carlos (Rafael Silva) and Grace (Sierra McClain) feel personally affronted because they were used as weapons. They are trying to figure out where the SWAT-ing call came from, and they trace it to Los Angeles.”

The president of Fox Entertainment talks pairing the 2 shows in the franchise back to back on Mondays

Both 9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lone Star pull in record-breaking viewership for Fox. Michael Thorn, president of entertainment at Fox Entertainment, spoke to Variety about putting the two shows back to back on Monday nights.

“Obviously, they work so well together as part of the same franchise,” Thorn explained. “They are our two biggest scripted shows, period. So, the idea of at least for part of every season, having them together on the same night is one of our goals.”

Thorn then noted when Fox can bring the two shows together for a “powerhouse night,” they will “lean” into that. “It makes a signature night for us on Fox,” he added.

9-1-1: Lone Star Season 3 Episode 11 airs on Monday, March 21, 2022, at 9 p.m. EST on Fox.

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