FIRE COUNTRY, the #1 new series, averaging 7.3 million viewers per episode, to air at a special day and time immediately following the AFC Championship Game, Sunday, Jan. 29 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET; 9:00-10:00 PM, CT; 8:00-9:00 PM, MT; 7:00-8:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*. (Time is approximate after post-game coverage.) The scheduling news was announced during CBS’ live coverage of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Los Angeles Rams game on Sunday, Nov. 6.
“FIRE COUNTRY lit a spark with viewers this season,” said Noriko Kelley, executive vice president of program planning and scheduling at CBS Entertainment. “Each week, we have seen a steady ratings climb and the show is also the #1 new series on Paramount+. The AFC Championship Game has always been a huge draw for audiences, so it is the perfect opportunity to showcase this new compelling series and grow the FIRE COUNTRY fan base even more.”
The show stars Max Thieriot (SEAL TEAM) as Bode Donovan, a young convict seeking redemption and a shortened prison sentence by joining a prison release firefighting program in Northern California, where he and other inmates are partnered with elite firefighters to extinguish massive, unpredictable wildfires across the region. It’s a high-risk, high-reward assignment, and the heat is turned up when Bode is assigned to the program in his rural hometown, where he was once a golden all-American son – until his troubles began. Five years ago, Bode burned down everything in his life, leaving town with a big secret. Now he’s back, with the rap sheet of a criminal and the audacity to believe in a chance for redemption with Cal Fire.
FIRE COUNTRY also stars Billy Burke, Kevin Alejandro, Diane Farr, Stephanie Arcila, Jordan Calloway and Jules Latimer. The show airs in its regular time period on Fridays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and is available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*.
*Paramount+ Premium subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service as well as on demand. Essential-tier subscribers will have access to on-demand the day after the episode airs.