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[07/13/24 - 09:00 AM]
CBS Announces Fall Premiere Dates for 2024-25 Primetime Season
The official "CBS Premiere Week" kicks off with a full week of original episodes beginning Monday, October 14 with the 22nd season premiere of "NCIS," and two hours of the new drama "NCIS: Origins" starring Austin Stowell as a young Leroy Jethro Gibbs and narrated by Mark Harmon.

[05/31/24 - 09:30 AM]
CBS Finales Dominate in Live+7 Viewership
CBS' May finales experienced significant increases with Live+7 Day viewing, currently having 16 of the top 25 shows with the highest seven-day lift.

[05/02/24 - 12:45 PM]
CBS Announces Its 2024-2025 Primetime Schedule
New scripted series "Matlock," "Poppa's House," "NCIS: Origins" and "Georgie & Mandy's First Marriage" join 18 returning shows.

[04/16/24 - 12:00 PM]
CBS Leads Broadcast with 14 of Top 20 Non-Sports Programs
CBS has led the four broadcasters since its February new season premieres, winning six nights a week (Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Sunday).

[04/08/24 - 11:00 AM]
CBS Announces Season Finale Airdates for 2023-2024
CBS today announced season finale dates for its original primetime comedies, dramas and unscripted series for the 2023-2024 broadcast season.

[04/05/24 - 08:00 AM]
CBS Series Soar in L35 Multiplatform Viewing from Premiere Week Episodes
Five network series delivered audiences of 12 million or more viewers: "Tracker," "Young Sheldon," "NCIS," "Ghosts" and "FBI."

[03/12/24 - 11:00 AM]
CBS Renews Two Hit Series, the Comedy "Ghosts" and the Drama "Fire Country," for the 2024-2025 Broadcast Season
"'Ghosts' and 'Fire Country' are proven viewer favorites on both broadcast and streaming thanks to exceptional storytelling, talented actors and an ever-growing fan base," said Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment.

[03/08/24 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Week of March 4-8
Updates include: FOX's "Doc" rounds out principal cast; Amazon sets leads in "We Were Liars"; and Christian Kane returns for The CW's "The Librarians: The Next Chapter."

[02/29/24 - 08:01 AM]
"Tracker" Scores Nearly 13 Million Viewers in Multiplatform Viewing for Second Episode; The Premiere Episode Has Now Been Watched by 30 Million Viewers
During its premiere week, CBS launched 16 of its 19 primetime entertainment series, with 13 of its 15 returning series rising from their respective 2022-23 premiere week multiplatform audiences, and five scoring double-digit percentage increases.

[02/21/24 - 12:06 PM]
CBS Premiere Week Audience Rises +32% from 2022/2023
CBS also placed the top 16 broadcast primetime programs last week, the first time any network has accomplished this since at least 1987, when Nielsen first introduced People-Meters.

[02/09/24 - 03:00 PM]
Video: CBS Kicks Off Premiere Week Early with Looks at Customized Show Promos for "Super Bowl LVIII"
The spots were custom-made to air during Super Bowl LVIII as the culmination of the Network's campaign for CBS Premiere Week, which kicks off with the debut of "Tracker" after the game.

[01/26/24 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Week of January 22-26
Updates include: Jon Stewart returns to host "The Daily Show"; Paramount+ cancels "Wolf Pack"; and Morena Baccarin to lead potential "Fire Country" spin-off at CBS.

[01/12/24 - 10:30 AM]
CBS Presents First-Ever "Sneak-Ends" During the NFL on CBS Playoff Games!
Sneak peeks for "Blue Bloods," "FBI," "FBI: International," "Fire Country," "Ghosts," "The Neighborhood," "Tracker" and Young Sheldon" will launch this Sunday, January 14.

[12/22/23 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 18-22
Updates include: Molly Parker to lead FOX's new drama "Doc"; FX's "What We Do in the Shadows" to end with upcoming season; and Starz's "Shining Vale," Max's "Warrior" both get the axe.

[12/15/23 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 11-15
Updates include: Netflix to license 14 library series from Disney General Entertainment; Mayim Bialik won't return to "Jeopardy!" flagship; and CBS teases potential "Fire Country" spin-off.

[11/13/23 - 09:00 AM]
CBS Announces 2024 Primetime Premiere Dates for Original Episodes of New and Returning Series
CBS today announced its premiere dates and rollout plan for its 2024 primetime schedule, which will launch immediately following the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 11.

[11/10/23 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Week of November 6-10
Updates include: ABC cancels "The Rookie: Feds," passes on "The Good Lawyer"; Manish Dayal to recur on AMC's "The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon"; and the broadcast networks detail first wave of filming start dates.

[08/03/23 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Announces Primetime Programming Premiere Dates for Fall 2023
As previously announced, the fall lineup features original programming every night of the week, with more than 185 hours of original programming (not including sports).

[05/25/23 - 09:15 AM]
It's Official! CBS Wins the 2022-2023 Season
As previously announced, this ties broadcast television's longest winning streak on record, also held by CBS from 1955-1970.

[05/10/23 - 08:10 AM]
Viewers Watched More Than 827 Billion Minutes of CBS Programming Across the Network, Paramount+, Pluto TV and the CBS App During the 2022-2023 Broadcast Season
By the end of May, this number is expected to reach 1 trillion total minutes across all dayparts.

[05/10/23 - 08:05 AM]
CBS Will Finish the 2022-2023 Season as America's Most-Watched Network in Primetime for 15th Consecutive Year
This ties broadcast television's longest winning streak on record, also held by CBS from 1955-1970.

[05/10/23 - 08:00 AM]
CBS Reveals Its 2023-2024 Primetime Lineup
The new dramas "Elsbeth" and "Matlock" and the previously announced "Tracker" join 22 returning shows.

[05/05/23 - 10:00 AM]
"Fire Country," Television's #1 New Show of the Season, to Feature Four Songs Created by Country Superstars Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert Exclusively for the Final Two Episodes of the Season
The songs, which were inspired by the themes of the show, can be heard in the episodes on Friday, May 12 and Friday, May 19 on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

[04/19/23 - 08:00 AM]
CBS Announces 2022-23 Season Finale Storylines
CBS announced today the season finale storylines for 2022-2023, featuring exceptional heroism, big laughs, intense action, heart-wrenching family drama, unexpected cliffhangers and a fond farewell.

[03/14/23 - 11:30 AM]
CBS Announces Season Finale Airdates for 2022-2023
Look for "Ghosts" on Thursday, May 11 all the way through "Survivor" on Wednesday, May 24.

[03/13/23 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 13
Updates include: Oscar Isaac to star in Amazon's "Helltown"; Rebecca Mader, Kanoa Goo to visit "Fire Country" at CBS; and Amazon cancels "Three Pines" after one season.

[03/02/23 - 10:15 AM]
Eight CBS Original Series Deliver 10 Million Viewers or More in Live Plus 35-Day Multiplatform Viewing
Said club includes "NCIS" (11.7m), "Ghosts" (11.6m), "FBI" (11.4m), "Blue Bloods" (11.3m), "Young Sheldon" (10.8m), "The Equalizer" (10.4m), "Fire Country" (10.3m) and "60 Minutes" (10.0m).

[02/23/23 - 06:30 AM]
Kane Brown Hosts "2023 CMT Music Awards" and Guest Stars in "Fire Country"
Brown will also pull double duty as performer, teaming up with wife Katelyn Brown for the television world premiere performance of their multi-week #1 hit single, "Thank God."

[02/21/23 - 01:00 PM]
CBS Renews 9 Additional Series for the 2023-2024 Season
"NCIS," "60 Minutes," "CSI: Vegas," "NCIS: Hawai'i," "Survivor," "The Amazing Race," "Tough as Nails," "Lingo" and "48 Hours" are the latest due back.

[01/31/23 - 06:30 AM]
CBS Sizzles on Sunday Night with Massive Viewership, Led by Most-Watched NFL Conference Championship Game in Four Years
CBS delivered massive viewership on Sunday night with a total of 63 million viewers for its coverage of the AFC Championship Game and a post-game episode of hit drama "Fire Country," according to Nielsen national ratings.

[01/27/23 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 27
Updates include: CNBC cancels "Jay Leno's Garage," "Money Court"; Peacock shelves "Dead Day"; and Phoebe Waller-Bridge brings "Tomb Raider" to Amazon.

[01/06/23 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Renews Broadcast and Streaming Hit "Fire Country" for a Second Season
Since its premiere on October 7, the series has averaged 8 million viewers per episode, making it the top new broadcast series of the season.

[11/22/22 - 10:00 AM]
Nielsen Live +35-Day Ratings Reveal CBS Has 5 of the Top 6 Premieres with Over 10 Million Viewers
CBS also has 15 of the top 25 premieres in the 35-day metric.

[11/14/22 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Announces Premieres for New Word-Twisting Game Show, "Lingo," Hosted by RuPaul Charles; New Action-Drama, "True Lies," Inspired by James Cameron's Hit Action-Comedy Film; Plus Midseason Dates for Returning Series
"True Lies," inspired by James Cameron's hit action-comedy film of the same name, premieres on a special night and time, Thursday, February 23 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT.

[11/10/22 - 11:00 AM]
CBS Series Lead Nielsen Rankings Among African American Viewers
"The Equalizer," starring Queen Latifah, is the most-watched show, followed by new drama "East New York" and crime-stopper series "FBI."

[11/06/22 - 02:03 PM]
"Fire Country," The #1 New Series, to Air At a Special Day and Time Immediately Following the AFC Championship Game, Sunday, Jan. 29, on CBS
The scheduling news was announced during CBS' live coverage of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Los Angeles Rams game on Sunday, November 6.

[11/01/22 - 10:30 AM]
CBS Entertainment Programming Dominates New Primetime Season with Seven of the Top 10 Series and 17 of the Top 25
According to Nielsen, the most-watched non-sports series is "NCIS," with "FBI," NBC's "Chicago Fire" and "60 Minutes" not far behind.

[10/19/22 - 08:00 AM]
CBS Orders Full Season Pickups for This Year's Top Three New Series: "Fire Country," "East New York" and "So Help Me Todd"
"CBS is off to a tremendous start this season," said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment. "We are thrilled to have the three most-watched new series, each with their own unique settings, characters and storylines."

[09/15/22 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 15
Updates include: CBS pulls the plug on "Beyond the Edge"; Amazon orders "Blade Runner 2099" to series; and James Marsden to lead top secret Freevee series.

[06/23/22 - 09:15 AM]
CBS Announces Fall 2022-2023 Primetime Premiere Dates
Of note, the new romance adventure competition "The Real Love Boat" will now air at 9:00 PM on Wednesdays, leading into "The Amazing Race" in its new time period at 10:00 PM.

[05/18/22 - 03:18 PM]
Paramount Global Showcases Full Scale and Power of IP-Driven, Multiplatform Content Company During Historic In-Person Upfront Presentation at Carnegie Hall
In addition to revealing the 2022-2023 CBS fall primetime schedule, new programming was highlighted from BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount+ and more.

[05/18/22 - 05:00 AM]
CBS Unveils Its 2022-2023 Primetime Lineup
For 2021-2022, the network finished #1 for the 14th straight season, winning 19 of the past 20 seasons.

[05/13/22 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 13
Updates include: Hulu eyes second season of "Nine Perfect Strangers"; Tia Napolitano tapped to run "Fire Country" at CBS; and Tyler Hoechlin to return for Paramount+'s "Teen Wolf" movie.

[05/12/22 - 02:20 PM]
CBS Orders Three Drama Pilots to Series
"Fire Country" (fka "Cal Fire"), "East New York" and "So Help Me Todd" (fka "Mother & Son Esq. & P.I. Pilot") are all on tap at the network.

[03/08/22 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 8
Updates include: Ernie Hudson signs onto NBC's "Quantum Leap" reboot pilot; Diane Farr, Jordan Calloway among latest cast in "Cal Fire" at CBS; and HBO's "Industry" adds trio for new season.

[03/02/22 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 2
Updates include: Shanola Hampton to lead NBC's "Found"; Billy Burke, Kevin Alejandro cast in "Cal Fire" at CBS; and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" co-star confirms exit.

[02/24/22 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 24
Updates include: Max Thieriot to star in "Cal Fire" at CBS; Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, Ryan McPartlin cast in NBC's "Hungry"; and Quentin Tarantino in early talks to helm "Justified: City Primeval."

[02/04/22 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 4
Updates include: CBS gives pilot order to "Cal Fire"; Anna Fishko to pen AMC's "Orphan Black" series; and HBO Max nixes "The Boondocks" reboot series.

[11/15/21 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 15
Updates include: Julie Bowen to star in new comedy for NBC; Netflix confirms fourth season of "Fauda"; and CBS eyes "Cal Fire" from Max Thieriot, Tony Phelan and Joan Rater.







FIRE COUNTRY (CBS)
Returns Friday, October 18
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/7/22 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
Season 3 ordered on 3/12/24
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's web site, February 2024) Bad choices don’t make a bad man. At least that’s what Bode Donavan’s been told. Midway through a five-year prison stretch, he’s been trying to convince himself of it, too. He gets the chance to prove it, signing on to an unconventional prison-release program: in exchange for reduced sentences, convicts are paired with firefighters battling Northern California wildfires. The heat is turned up when Bode’s assigned to the program in his rural hometown, the place where all his troubles began.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Billy Burke as Vince
· Diane Farr as Sharon
· Jordan Calloway as Jake
· Jules Latimer as Eve
· Kevin Alejandro as Manny
· Max Thieriot as Bode Donovan
· Stephanie Arcila as Gabriela
CREW INFORMATION:
· David Grae as EP (Pilot)
· James Strong as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Jerry Bruckheimer as EP
· Joan Rater as CRTR/EP
· Jonathan Littman as EP
· KristieAnne Reed as EP
· Max Thieriot as CRTR/EP
· Tia Napolitano as EP
· Tony Phelan as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Studios
· Jerry Bruckheimer Television