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Not solely did their new Fox drama 9-1-1 win the night time in adults 18-forty nine with its Jan. three debut, it has surpassed the ten.5 million multi-platform viewer mark. Translation: That is huge.
“Truly, I simply received off the telephone with Connie,” Murphy tells E! Information, “and we have been having a second. A teary-eyed second. As a result of Connie and I’ve carried out three issues collectively [American Horrror Story season one, OJ and 9-1-1] and all three of them have been profitable. So A) That is uncommon. And B) We have been speaking about how thrilling that’s, notably with a present like this, and the way it’s a must to simply persist with the individuals you’re keen on.”
Murphy additionally wasn’t ready for the onslaught of actors now asking to seem on the present. “Final night time I went to the [American Crime Story] Versace premiere and 9-1-1 was all anyone needs to speak with me about! Everybody needs to be part of some weird name.”
And that signifies that fairly quickly, we’d begin listening to about visitor stars coming from the Ryan Murphy universe, like perhaps even Lea Michele, who simply turned out there (The Mayor was cancelled) and was on the premiere final night time. “I might love to try this!” Murphy says. “I feel doing all-star cameos in a provocative case that has a starting, center and finish can be very cool. I really like that about this present, that folks can watch every episode and get a satisfying ending.”
The subsequent episode, airing Wednesday on FOX, will showcase much more of what’s on the coronary heart of 9-1-1: Excessive stakes motion (somebody falls out of a curler coaster—not an excellent day) combined with serialized relationships. (Peter Krause and Angela Bassett additionally star, and Bassett is a producing associate on the present.)
“I needed to do a present that was a take a look at individuals who put their lives on the road,” Murphy explains. “and more often than not our instances have comfortable endings. Not all the time, however I appreciated that. After the darkness of Versace and OJ an American Horror Story: Cult, I needed to do one thing just a little extra upbeat and glad. One thing with hope.”
Definitely what lots of people want nowadays, and we’re loving the present thus far, however our one beef with 9-1-1 is that it has given Connie Britton—who performs a 9-1-1 name dispatcher—a cause to de-glam her hair, and everybody know that Connie Britton’s Hair is worshipped greater than some hundreds-yr-previous deities.
However there’s hope.
“Connie and I are each very conscious of the nation’s weird obsession together with her hair,” Murphy says with amusing. “What is that this about?! However within the Valentine’s Day episode, Connie goes on a very scorching date with a youthful man and there is a particular second for Connie Britton’s hair in that episode. So individuals shall be overjoyed, I am positive. We’re conscious that we will not simply have it pulled again in a ponytail on a regular basis as a result of we all know what individuals need! She may even ditch the blue polo.”
The primary episode of 9-1-1 is on the market now on Hulu, and episode two airs Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 9 p.m. on Fox.
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