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CBS announces new show ‘Sheriff Country,’ spinoff of ‘Fire Country’

The show will focus on small-town Sheriff Mickey Fox, dealing with her ex-con father and a complex situation involving her rebellious daughter

CBS announces new show ‘Sheriff Country,' spinoff of ‘Fire Country’

The new series emerges from a backdoor pilot titled “Alert the Sheriff,” which aired on April 12, featuring Morena Baccarin as Mickey Fox, a straight-shooting sheriff in the small town of Edgewater, according to the report.

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By Joanna Putman
Police1

NEW YORK — CBS has announced an early series order for “Sheriff Country,” a spinoff of the popular drama “Fire Country,” set to debut in the 2025-2026 TV season, Variety reported.

The new series emerges from a backdoor pilot titled “Alert the Sheriff,” which aired on April 12, featuring Morena Baccarin as Mickey Fox, a straight-shooting sheriff in the small town of Edgewater, according to the report.

Her character grapples with her ex-con father and a complex situation involving her rebellious daughter. “Sheriff Country” will expand on the universe established by “Fire Country,” where Mickey Fox is the stepsister of CAL FIRE division chief Sharon Leone, played by Diane Farr, according to the report.

“As we’ve said over and over, we do long-term development at CBS now,” CBS Entertainment president Amy Reisenbach stated. “‘Sheriff Country’ is hot. It’s so hot that we’ve decided to make our first series pickup for 25-26 and ‘Sheriff Country’ will join the schedule next year as our series pick up. This will give us plenty of time to cast it, to figure out how we want to produce it, give us scheduling time, marketing time. It’s a huge opportunity for us and it really speaks to the kind of development we want to be doing right now.”

This announcement comes alongside the renewal of “Fire Country” for a third season, featuring a cast that includes Farr, Max Thieriot, Billy Burke and others.

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