Wednesday, 9 p.m., Fox


LAPD officer Athena Grant (Angela Bassett), firefighter Bobby Nash (Peter Krause), and 911 operator (Connie Britton) are just some of the of the first responders in this procedural drama from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

What the Critics Say (Metascore 62

  • This is adrenaline-rush TV. It’s instantly compelling, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, and a pretty solid way to start 2018. — Jen Chaney, Vulture
  • As long as these first responders are on the job, careening from one wild crisis to another 9-1-1 has the making of a hit. … It’s when we go off duty with these heroes, played by one of TV’s most ridiculously overqualified casts that the show flatlines with maudlin subplots that might have been rejected by General Hospital. — Matt Roush, TV Guide
  • Ultimately, 9-1-1 may be a too-predictable and unremitting show, but when it takes off, it’s quite the r– Kelly Lawler, USA Today