Jennifer Love Hewitt Joins 9-1-1 Season 2 as Series Regular

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Jennifer Love Hewitt Joins 9-1-1 Season 2 as Series Regular

Jennifer Love Hewitt joins 9-1-1 season 2 as series regular

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Love Hewitt is joining season two of FOX‘s drama 9-1-1 as a series regular. The network’s No. 1 scripted series will returnĀ on a new night and time, Mondays at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT.

Hewitt will play Maddie, the sister of firefighter Evan “Buck” Buckley (Oliver Stark) who is starting her life over as a 911 operator. Hewitt’s role was announced following the news that Connie Britton will not be returning as a series regular this season. This will be Hewitt’s first series regular role since leaving Criminal Minds. Her other TV credits include The Client List and The Ghost Whisperer.

9-1-1 is a fast-paced exploration into the lives and careers of first responders — cops, paramedics, firefighters — the people who put their lives on the line to save others. The critically acclaimed hit drama. The series is based on the real-life, high-pressure experiences of emergency response providers who are thrust into heart-stopping situations that are equal parts unpredictable, intense and uplifting. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives.

9-1-1 is co-created and executive produced by Ryan Murphy alongside Brad Falchuck and Tim Minear who serves as showrunner. Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, and Rockmond Dunbar also star.

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