FOX is expanding its “9-1-1” franchise.

Announced today, the network has officially handed out a series order for a new “9-1-1” spinoff, titled “9-1-1: Lone Star,” with Rob Lowe cast in the lead role. It is set to premiere sometime in the 2019-20 season.

Co-created by “9-1-1” creators, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear, “9-1-1: Lone Star” follows a sophisticated New York cop (Lowe) who, along with his son, re-locates to Austin, Texas, and must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in his own life. Lowe will serve as a co-executive producer on the series.

“The beauty of having a hit drama like ‘9-1-1’ from the genius minds of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear is it allows you to explore thrilling stories as told through an array of distinctive characters,” said Fox Entertainment President, Michael Thorn.

“In ‘9-1-1: Lone Star,’ they’ve given us a special opportunity to expand the franchise into new territory — literally and figuratively — and we’re thrilled to have the incomparable Rob Lowe headline this new iteration when it joins our schedule next season.”

“Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear’s ability to make smart, unique, great television is unmatched. I’m elated to join this team,” added Lowe.

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Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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