Rob Lowe to star in '9-1-1' spin-off set in Austin

Rob Lowe speaks onstage during the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 28, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

FOX has announced that a spin-off to the hit show "9-1-1" will air during the upcoming television season and it will be set in Austin.

"9-1-1: Lone Star" will star Rob Lowe as a New York cop who relocates to Texas with his son and tries to balance saving people and solving problems in his own life. 

Lowe will also be a co-executive producer on the show. He currently hosts and produces the FOX game show "Mental Samurai".

"9-1-1" is FOX's #1 drama and Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear are creators and executive producers on the series. 

No exact premiere date for "9-1-1: Lone Star" has been released.