If you’ve read this site since, I dunno, like 6 months ago or something, then you know that I have a weird fascination with FOX’s quasi-procedural drama 9-1-1, created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear. I exhaustively documented all the batshit crazy cases that the intrepid team of first responders tackled each week — many of which were based on real events. Needless to say, there’s been a hole in my life since the first season ended. A hole where there used to be babies stuck in drainpipes and giant tapeworms squirming out of people’s butts. A hole that used to be filled with Peter Krause, Angela Bassett’s toned arms, and Connie Britton’s incredible hair.
But that hole may soon be filled (and not with a piece of rebar!)… because 9-1-1 is coming back, baby! The show is returning with a two-night premiere starting September 23rd, and we’ve got our first look at what lies ahead for the first responders of Los Angeles.
There’s no Connie Britton in sight (as she’d only signed up for the initial season). Instead, there appears to be a new 9-1-1 operator on the scene, played by Jennifer Love Hewitt. And in typical 9-1-1 fashion, replacing Connie Britton’s hair with Jennifer Love Hewitt isn’t even the most WTF thing in this trailer.
So what is the most WTF thing? Well, there are options:
— The fact that it looks like Jennifer Love Hewitt has maybe moved into Connie Britton’s apartment, or is at least is hanging out there
— Peter Krause and Angela Bassett making out like horndogs while LA crumbles
— Exploding manhole covers!
— Casual dismemberment!
— Fishing the severed limb out of a pool, amidst a party!
— THAT MASSIVE FUCKING EARTHQUAKE!
— Peter Krause’s slo-mo running face!
— That helicopter falling in flames!
— Cars falling from the sky!
— The whole fucking city being on fire or whatever!
But c’mon, the biggest WTF in the entire show is how Angela Bassett never fucking ages. Goddamn, woman. Just… goddamn.