When Fox’s breakout hit 9-1-1 returns this weekend Jennifer Love Hewitt will be donning the headset vacated by Connie Britton at the end of season one, playing new emergency operator Maddie Buckley, the sister of firefighter Evan “Buck” Buckley (Oliver Stark, interviewed here). It’s almost 20 years since Hewitt has had a recurring role on a Fox series – her last was in the Party of Five spin-off Time of Your Life (which found her PoF character Sarah Reeves trying to make it on her own in New York). She’s thrilled to be back. “I'm really excited to be back at Fox,” Hewitt recently told MediaVillage while promoting 9-1-1. “It's been a part of what has made this so heartwarming for me. Fox really started my career with Party of Five. It was a beautiful place to be then and it’s a beautiful place to be now.
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