The Nine (TV series)

The Nine

Created by Hank Steinberg
K.J. Steinberg
Starring Lourdes Benedicto
John Billingsley
Jessica Collins
Tim Daly
Dana Davis
Camille Guaty
Chi McBride
Kim Raver
Scott Wolf
Composer(s) Steven Bramson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (4 unaired) (list of episodes)
Running time 44 minutes
Production company(s) Sunset Road Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network ABC
Original release October 4, 2006 (2006-10-04) – August 8, 2007 (2007-08-08)

The Nine is an American television serial drama that premiered October 4, 2006, on ABC and aired only one season. The show was created by Hank Steinberg and produced by Warner Bros. Television.


Nine people, mostly strangers to each other, are linked together when they are held hostage in a bank robbery gone wrong. In each episode, viewers learn new details of the 52-hour standoff, of which only brief snippets are seen.

The pilot episode establishes the events which the rest of the series will embellish. Two men enter the bank, armed, and quickly restrain both the security guard and an off-duty police officer. Viewers see details of what brought each person to the bank that day.

Some time after the end of the standoff, the former hostages arrange a meeting with one another in an effort to stay in touch and help each other. Various characters also form relationships apart from the group and maintain regular contact with each other during the week, while others are connected through relationships that predate the events in the bank.


Main characters

Recurring guest characters


Broadcast history

The show premiered on October 4, 2006, on ABC, in the 10 o'clock (Eastern Standard Time zone) slot after Lost. In Canada, the series debuted on CTV on October 10. In the UK, the show was picked up by Five; it was due to begin airing in 2007. However, it was not actually shown by that network until July 2008, when it began airing on Five's sister channel, Five US.

In late November 2006, ABC took The Nine off its schedule. In March 2007, ABC announced that while the rest of the 13-episode season might be aired over the following month, the show had been officially canceled due to poor ratings and there would be no second season.[1] On May 15, 2007, the series was officially cancelled by ABC.[2]

ABC later revived The Nine beginning Wednesday, August 1, 2007.[3] After the first two showings set record ratings lows, the final run of The Nine was dropped by ABC – along with The Knights of Prosperity – to make room for According to Jim, Primetime: The Outsiders and NASCAR in Primetime on Wednesdays.[4] On August 16, 2007, the network announced that the remaining episodes would be released on and would be available until September 24, 2007.[5]

In March 2009, DirecTV announced a deal made with Warner Bros. to show all episodes of the series on its The 101 Network channel, beginning May 27, 2009.[6]



The list of awards and nominations for The Nine

Motion Picture Sound Editors

1 nomination


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