Post 9/11: Prime-Time Programs Focus On Peril

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The events of Sept. 11, 2001, continue to impact network programming. From government conspiracies, to terrorist attacks, to bank robberies and abductions, a handful of fall dramas reflect a fictional world in peril—not unlike the real world that viewers see on the news every day.

In ABC’s The Nine, the lives of a group of strangers become intertwined when they wind up as hostages during a bank robbery.

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