Fox Renewals: Call Me Kat, Lone Star Among 5 Pickups — What About The Resident and OG 9-1-1?

Fox Renewals 2022 Call Me Kat Lone Star

Holy bubble show cliffhanger: Just hours before its upfront presentation, Fox is leaving the fate of three bubble shows up in the air.

The network early Monday formally renewed 9-1-1: Lone Star, Call Me Kat, Welcome to Flatch, Crime Scene Kitchen and The Masked Singer for the 2022-23 TV season. That leaves three series — the 9-1-1 mothership, The Resident and Duncanville — in Fox’s question-mark column.

The network maintains that “additional series renewals” are forthcoming, and sources confirm that The Resident and 9-1-1 will likely be among them (negotiations are said to be coming down to the wire).

“We’re in good faith negotiations with [studio] 20th,” Fox president Charlie Collier told reporters Monday regarding Resident and 9-1-1. “Based on our long history with that company, we think we’re in pretty good shape.”

[UPDATE: Fox has formally renewed 9-1-1 (story here) and The Resident (story here).]

As reported on Friday, freshman shows Our Kind of People and Pivoting will not be back for Season 2 (joining the previously cancelled The Big Leap).

TVLine’s 2022 Renewal Scorecard has been updated to reflect the latest pickups.

Meanwhile, in a first, Fox did not unveil its official fall schedule on Monday, as the network opted for more of what a source describes as a “portfolio” approach (which is a fancy way of saying the schedule was not quite locked in yet). The network did confirm that its newly-ordered series include missing person procedural Alert and the Michael Chiklis-led crime anthology Accused. (They join the long-delayed country music soap Monarch.)

Among Monday’s renewals, Call Me Kat is averaging just shy of 3 million total weekly viewers and a 0.6 demo rating (with Live+7 playback), down 29 and 33 percent from its freshman numbers. Among the seven comedies Fox has aired this TV season, it ranks No. 1 in audience and third in the demo. Welcome to Flatch, on the other hand, is averaging not quite 1.2 million total weekly viewers and a 0.2 demo rating (with Live+7 playback factored in).

Lone Star is averaging 7.5 mil and a 1.0 this season, down a bit more sharply from its previous averages but still ranking No. 2 in audience among all Fox  entertainment programs and third in the demo (behind 9-1-1 and The Masked Singer).

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