‘Fire Country’ Spinoff a Go at CBS — for 2025-26

While announcing its schedule for the 2024-25 TV season Thursday, CBS also got a head start on the season after that.

The network has formally greenlit Sheriff Country, a spinoff of its second-year drama Fire Country. Morena Baccarin (Deadpool, Gotham) will star, reprising her role from an April Fire Country episode that set up the spinoff.

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Sheriff Country won’t premiere, however, until the 2025-26 season. CBS Entertainment president told reporters Thursday that the extra time will give the network breathing room to get the show right.

“We do long-term development at CBS now,” Reisenbach said. “[The extra year] gives us plenty of time to cast it and figure out how we want to produce it. It’s a huge opportunity for us and speaks to the kind of development we want to be doing.”

CBS also has three new dramas on tap for 2024-25 in a reworking of Matlock starring Kathy Bates (which was held over from last year’s development cycle), NCIS prequel Origins and a medical drama titled Watson that stars Morris Chestnut.

In Sheriff Country, Baccarin will play Mickey Fox, the stepsister of Diane Farr’s Fire Country character, Sharon Leone. Mickey investigates criminal activity and patrols the streets of small-town Edgewater while contending with her ex-con father and a mysterious incident involving her wayward daughter.

CBS Studios will produce the series, with Fire Country co-creators Tony Phelan and Joan Rater writing the first episode from a story by Phelan, Rater and co-creator and star Max Thieriot. Phelan, Rater, Thieriot, and Jerry Bruckheimer and KristieAnne Reed of Jerry Bruckheimer Television executive produce.

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