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CBS Orders Full Seasons of Freshman Dramas ‘Fire Country,’ ‘East New York’ and ‘So Help Me Todd’

Citing strong ratings and year-to-year growth, CBS has ordered full seasons of freshman dramas “Fire Country,” “East New York” and “So Help Me Todd.”

CBS Orders Full Seasons of Freshman Dramas ‘Fire Country,’ ‘East New York’ and ‘So Help Me Todd’

Citing strong ratings and year-to-year growth, CBS has ordered full seasons of freshman dramas “Fire Country,” “East New York” and “So Help Me Todd.”

With the top three new shows on any network thus far, CBS has ordered full seasons of freshman dramas “Fire Country,” “East New York” and “So Help Me Todd,” the network announced today.

“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. These dramas are elevating our already successful lineup, resonating with diverse audiences both on-air and on streaming, and continuing to grow each week.”

Kahl also added, “We thank the talented casts, executive producers and their incredible writing and production teams for bringing these shows to life. Additional kudos to our CBS programming teams for shepherding these series to success. We are delighted to give them well-deserved full season orders.”

Airing Fridays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, “Fire Country” currently ranks as the number one new series overall of the young 2022-2023 television season, averaging 8.26 million viewers to date while also winning its time period against its closest competitor by more than three million viewers. Since its October 7 debut and through October 16*, the series currently ranks as the number one new series and is in the top 10 overall among viewers on Paramount+. The show has so far delivered the best seven-day average for a series in the Friday time slot since May 8, 2020. Combined with Paramount+, CBS.com and the CBS App, seven-day streaming is up +245% over the year ago performance of former time period occupant “Magnum P.I.,” based on average minute audience. The series stars Max ThieriotBilly BurkeKevin AlejandroDiane FarrStephanie ArcilaJordan Calloway and Jules LatimerTony PhelanJoan RaterTia Napolitano, Max Thieriot, David Grae (pilot only), James Strong (pilot only), Jerry BruckheimerJonathan Littman (pilot only) and KristieAnne Reed are executive producers. The series is produced by CBS Studios.

Check out the show’s trailer below.

Ranking as the second most watched new series of the season overall, “East New York” is Sunday night’s number one new show with 7.37 million viewers tuning in each week at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. In fact, the program ranks as the number one new show among African American viewers and is the second most-watched series among the demographic overall, behind only lead-in “The Equalizer.” After seven days of streaming on Paramount+, CBS.com and the CBS app, viewership is up +33% from the same time last year for the slot. Since its premiere on October 2 and through October 16*, “East New York” is already among the most-watched shows on Paramount+. The series stars Amanda WarrenJimmy SmitsRuben Santiago-HudsonKevin RankinRichard KindElizabeth RodriguezOlivia Luccardi and Lavel Schley. Emmy Award-winner William FinkelsteinMike Flynn, Emmy Award-winner Michael M. RobinChristine Holder and Mark Holder are executive producers. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television.

Check out the show’s trailer below.

“So Help Me Todd” is the third most watched new series on any network is the number new series on Thursday nights, winning its 9:00 p.m. ET/PT slot with an average of 6.48 million viewers to date. Premiering September 29, the program is also among the most watched shows on Paramount+ based on viewership through October 16*. The series stars Marcia Gay HardenSkylar AstinMadeline WiseTristen J. WingerInga Schlingmann and Rosa Evangelina ArredondoScott PrendergastLiz Kruger and Craig Shapiro (pilot only), Elizabeth J.B. KlaviterAmy York Rubin (pilot only), Michael SpillerDr. Phil McGrawJay McGraw and Julia Eisenman are executive producers. The series is produced by CBS Studios.

Check out the show’s trailer below.