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CBS has renewed Fire Country for the 2023–2024 season because the show has had an average of 8 million views since its launch on October 7, making it the most popular new television series of the year. More than 10 million people each episode have seen the procedural on linear and streaming platforms with live +35-day multiplatform viewing.

“It’s pretty remarkable to see a new series resonate like this with both broadcast and streaming audiences right out of the gate,” said Amy Reisenbach, president of CBS Entertainment, in a statement. “Fire Country has so many appealing entry points for the audience. It combines high-stakes action with small town charm, mystery and romance, and a family franchise at its core. We’re blessed to have an incredible team in front of and behind the camera led by amazing producers and writers and an exceptionally talented cast.”

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Max Thieriot plays Bode Donovan in the drama; he is a young prisoner looking for redemption and a shortened sentence by enrolling in a prison release firefighting programme in Northern California, where he and other prisoners work alongside elite firefighters to put out large, unpredictable wildfires throughout the area. It’s a high-risk, high-reward assignment. Bode left town with a terrible secret five years ago after burning down everything in his life. He’s back now, with a criminal record and the chutzpah to think that working for Cal Fire will give him a second shot.

Season 1 of Fire Country is available on  Paramount+.

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