9-1-1 season 7 episode 6 return date: Why the long wait?

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Why are we stuck so long waiting to see 9-1-1 season 7 episode 6 come on the air? It may have surprised some people out there that the show will not be coming back until we get around to May.

However, there actually is a pretty reasonable explanation here, and it has to do with where things stand behind the scenes — after all, showrunner Tim Minear is still working on the scripts! When asked by The Hollywood Reporter about the future of Eddie and Marisol, he had the following to say:

They’re going to stick around to whatever degree they’re going to stick around. Again, I’m not quite done by telling the story of season seven. I know it seems like I should be. Definitely I’m sure the studio thinks I should be, but I’m still writing. There will be a complication in at least one of those relationships.

One of the reasons for it taking so long with this show is simply a function of when filming started, which was not only after the industry strikes, but also much later than a lot of other shows currently on the schedule. It is nice that ABC has accommodated 9-1-1 by giving it more episodes, and clearly they were psyched enough by its performance to want to bring it back for a season 8. This is clearly a series that they love to have following its time at Fox.

Ultimately, we would not sit here and expect something similar to what we are getting this year in season 8 when it comes to the schedule; we are sure that the producers would love to get things back to normal, but that is going to come down to scheduling, especially with a cast this prolific.

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Are you excited for what’s ahead on 9-1-1 season 7, from Buck’s new relationship to Maddie and Chimney’s wedding?

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This article was written by Jessica BunBun.

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