911 season 2 episode count could be upped to 16

911 season 2In the wake of last night’s finale, we’re starting to get at least somewhat more of a sense as to what the 911 season 2 episode count could be — suffice it to say, it is more than the ten episodes that the first season of the show received.

Speaking recently to TVLine, show executive producer Ryan Murphy confirmed that the show may be adopting a format that is a little more similar to some other hits on Fox including Empire and Star:

“It looks like Season 2 will be 16 episodes. We haven’t really nailed it down, but I think we’re going to do eight in the fall and eight in the spring. We’re also going to grow the cast a lot. We built the firehouse crew out a lot and followed their soap opera stories. And in the second season we’re expanding our 911 call-center group. We’re just beginning to cast those now.”

One of the things that obviously benefits this show now is having a sense as to what is coming far in advance — the first season of 911 was very much rushed, at least in terms of production. As a matter of fact, Murphy confirmed recently that production on the finale only wrapped earlier this month! They can use a little bit more breathing room.

What we don’t love is the idea of moving 911 away from the winter, a time of the year that clearly worked and contributed to its success. It made the show feel perhaps a little more like an event and it could be moved now to a much more crowded market in the fall.

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