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This news is almost as unsettling as the horrific accidents 9-1-1 depicted over its freshman season. But don't declare it a state of emergency just yet: There is hope that we'll see call center operator Abby, whose romance with Buck (Oliver Stark) was one of the focal points of the series, for at least a few episodes when the show returns.
"We’re in the process of renegotiating her deal so she can come in and do a couple of episodes to keep her character alive. She really loves the cast and crew and she’s very hopeful that that can happen," Murphy told the outlet.
A spokesperson for Britton confirmed the negotiations to TVLine. However, Abby's absence, even temporary, means someone new will have to fill her headset.
"In the interim, we will be casting other parts in that call center," the Scream Queens creator told TVLine. "We're going after big names."
While I'm sad that both Abby and Britton won't be a regular part of the emergency crew, my fingers are crossed Britton's next venture is even more thrilling than a rollercoaster rescue. But seriously, 9-1-1 — we better be able to catch up with Abby's adventures in Ireland at some point.