FOX Renews Accused, Alert: Missing Persons Unit


FOX has renewed the crime anthology Accused and procedural Alert: Missing Persons Unit for second seasons to air in 2023-24.

From Emmy Award winner Howard Gordon, Accused ranks as this season’s number one new series and number one new drama. It is based on the BBC’s BAFTA-winning series.

Alert has a 6.7 million multiplatform season one average. Carla Kettner (Panhandle, The Blacklist, Bones) will serve as showrunner on the second season, with co-creators and executive producers John Eisendrath and Jamie Foxx. It stars Scott Caan, Dania Ramirez, Adeola Role and Ryan Broussard.

Both are co-produced by Sony Pictures Television and FOX Entertainment.

Michael Thorn, president of scripted programming at FOX Entertainment, said, “Accused and Alert stand out as two of this season’s new broadcast and multiplatform success stories. Looking to 2023-24, we’ll continue to deliver on the powerful storytelling coming from both series, building on our incredible partnership with Sony and further solidifying FOX’s strong slate of dramas, giving our schedule tremendous season-to-season stability.”

“With Accused, Howard Gordon has taken the crime anthology to new heights and acclaim, featuring an all-star roster of directors and talent headlining gripping episodes that entertain viewers with a provocative, fresh take on many of the most relevant, timely issues of our day,” added Thorn. “Scott, Dania, John and Jamie have done an incredible job launching Alert and bringing its story into heart-pounding focus, giving us an emotionally intense procedural drama that’s primed for even more success as Carla takes the day-to-day reins, continuing the great work we’ve seen this season.”

“We are excited to continue our long partnership with FOX to bring more Accused and Alert to audiences around the world,” said Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures Television. “It’s wonderful to see these timely, poignant stories resonating with viewers, and we want to congratulate the writers, producers, cast and crew on their success. We are incredibly proud of their collective work and look forward to seeing where these series go next!”