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Goodbye Jericho

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 21st 2008 5:32PM

Jericho logoThe nuts campaign convinced CBS to give us another (short) season of Jericho, but now it looks like the show is indeed canceled for good.

The network told producers yesterday that they are not giving another season to the nuclear attack drama. The show had filmed two endings for the seven episode second season: one a cliffhanger in case the show was renewed for another season, and the other an ending that would serve as an ending to the show and satisfy fans. It's the latter that will air on March 25. While the episode does indeed leave room for a continuation, I think we can say it's really gone for good this time.

I guess this was inevitable. CBS only OK'd seven episodes for the second season, and it was probably going to take enormous ratings for the show to see a third season, and we knew that wasn't going to happen. The ratings for the second season were lower than ratings for the first season. Which is really too bad, since this was a quite a good little drama.

By the way, I'm sure that sending even more nuts to CBS wouldn't have any effect on this decision.

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Kate

I really enjoyed the first season of Jericho. That first season allowed viewers to meet the individuals and watch them as they came to deal with a different kind of world.
The first season was riveting drama with action and always, always that question of who can you trust and what's going to happen next.
The second season was hacked to pieces I believe due to CBS trying to shove a full season of episodes into just seven or eight.
More's the pity because this show had great drama and the viewer wanting more.
I know I could hardly wait for the next week to see what was going to happen.
Someone, somewhere really blew it big time with this great show.
Time to ask yourself folks, have I had enough of reality TV and can I take even one more episode of Survivor or any of the ever increasing, mind numbing crap that passes for prime time TV?

April 09 2008 at 9:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Beth

I really like Jericho. I hope some other channel will pick it up and keep the series going. It is really close to real life series.

March 31 2008 at 10:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Walter J. Kovacs

SAVING JERICHO: The Final Word

Here's 10 things to keep in mind for the people who will stop at absolutely nothing to save the TV show Jericho.

1- AVOID JERICHONET'S FORUM; hormonal teenagers who think they are the ruling class leading a "Revolution" aren't really people you wish to be associated with.

2- SAVE THE SHOW'S DIGNITY, BEFORE THE SHOW; Season 2 made for a different show, not the one millions of fans enjoyed to begin with. Don't make it even worse, let it die in dignity and be remembered for its initial quality.

3- IF PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO JOIN, HARRASSING THEM WON'T HELP; flooding emails and message boards with the same "orders" to write and protest makes you a troll, not a nice person.

4- BE A FAN, NOT A PAIN IN THE ASS. The latter gives the former a bad name.

5- BE PATIENT; "Forever Knight" came back as "Moonlight", "Angel" and "New Amsterdam". "Cupid" will come back as..."Cupid"! Hollywood as a limit to its creative well; wait 5 years, the show will come back, in one form or another.

6- REPEAT AFTER ME - IT.IS.JUST.A.TV.SHOW. 500 channels, millions of books in print, magazines, webcasts, radio shows, major league games, PORN for crying out loud! It's entertainement, the same as all those.

7- NETWORKS ARE NOT CHARITIES; greed aside, when a product costs more to manufacture than the profit it generates, no business in its right mind would keep making it. Jericho didn't make any money, CBS tried TWICE, now it's dead. Simple equation, really.

8- IF IT DROWNS, IT'S NOT A WITCH; people who liked season one and not season two might want to discuss the show, engage in challenging conversations. CALLING THEM TROLLS FOR THAT MAKES YOU ONE, DOUCHE!

9- IF YOU HAVE SO MUCH ENERGY, DEDICATION AND MONEY TO SPEND, SPEND IT ON CHARITY. Again, 'nuff said.

10- AVOID JERICHONET'S FORUM; it deserved repeating. They get on everyone's nerves, on any board where a Jericho discussion takes place. Here's a tip - give it up. YOU people are killing your show.

March 28 2008 at 4:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mj green

I've found some fan fiction at fanfiction.net. I've just read a couple so far. As usual, romance seems to be big. I'm hoping for more actual plot. I am still bummed at losing this show.

March 27 2008 at 9:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
iamhoff

@mj:

Great idea on the Jericho fan fiction. If it was more sci-fi oriented, Wil Wheaton could've taken a stab at it. I wonder who might be a good writer or writing team to step up? Any thoughts?

March 25 2008 at 2:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
George...Long Island

THE TIME HAS COME TO PROVE TO CBS AND OTHER NET WORKS WHEN MILLIONS OF PEOPLE MOUNT A HUGE ENDEAVOR TO SAVE SOMETHING ...DON'T SHAFT US.
IT IS TIME TO HIT NOT ONLY CBS BUT THEIR BREAD AND BUTTER'S ( THEIR ADVERTISERS) POCKETS...WRITE EVERYONE WHO ADVERTISES ON CBS...LET THEM KNOW YOU WILL NOT BUY THEIR PRODUCTS AND WHY...THE SCAM OF BRINGING JERICHO BACK . DON'T OVERLOOK THE FACT THAT NINA TASSLER AND THE OTHER CBS EXECS WHO KILLED JERICHO THE 1ST TIME DIDN'T LIKE THE EMBARRASSMENT OF THE NUTS OFFENCE. IF YOU REMEMBER THEY TOLD US ...THE VIEWERS AND FANS TO DRIVE THE RATINGS UP. ISN'T THAT THEIR JOB? THE REAL LAUGH IS CBS ONLY SEEMS TO THINK NIELSEN FAMILIES WATCH TV...I WONDER HOW MANY PEOPLE STILL ONLY HAVE VCRS, NO CABLE AND NO COMPUTERS. THERE HAS TO BE A FEW MILLION IN A COUNTRY OF 300 MILLION. ALSO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE FIRES OUT WEST, MASSIVE RAIN AND SNOW STORMS EVERYWHERE... AND THE WRITERS STRIKE WHICH PUSHED PEOPLE TO CHANGE MANY OF THEIR NORMAL ENTERTAINMENT HABITS. IT IS OBVIOUS CBS PLAYED US TO THE END...HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT BIG BROTHER 9 RATINGS HAVE BEEN BELOW JERICHO RATINGS ALL MOST EVERY TIME? THERE IS NO ONE OR SIMPLE REASON CBS HAS CANCELED JERICHO...I CAN IMAGINE TASSLER BOILING WHILE JERICHO'S EXEC. PRODUCER CAROL BARBEE HAD A MILE WIDE SMILE ON HER FACE WHEN CBS BOWED DOWN TO BRING JERICHO BACK.
HOW ABOUT ONE FOR THE CONSPIRACY TYPES OUT THERE. COULD IT BE POSSIBLE CBS HAD PRESSURE AND WARNINGS FROM THE REAL RAVEWOOD/JENNINGS & RALL ...(BLK.WTR.) AND THE GOVERNMENT? THERE SURE SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF NEGATIVE PRESS AND ATTENTION REGARDING THE REAL LIFE RAVENWOOD/JENNINGS & RALL... (BLK.WTR) ISSUE FOR MONTHS NOW.
WHATEVER THE CASE.., POST PARTS OF THIS RANT EVERYWHERE YOU CAN...GET THE NUT SENDERS AND EVERYONE TO HIT CBS AND THEIR ADVERTISERS HARD. BRING A NEW WORD- TERM TO NETWORKS CONSEQUENCES.

March 25 2008 at 10:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mj green

I also noticed the 'series finale' comment. The scenes were different, too. I hope, when it is released to DVD, that they will include both endings. I really loved this show, because I could believe it. I cared about the characters. To think that Big Brother, and the Price is Right, can make it on Prime Time is a joke. The networks just give us what is cheap and quick. We ARE dumbing down America. I suppose there is always Fan Fiction. Maybe someone will write a good Jericho story.

March 25 2008 at 9:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
iamhoff

So last week, and all through the rest of last week's CBS programming, the "Next Tuesday..." teasers identified the ep as the "Season Finale for Jericho". Imagine my surprise (well, maybe not surprise) and extreme disappointment when during HIMYM tonight, the Jericho trailer was captioned as the "Series Finale". I was thrilled that they brought it back, dismayed when it was canceled last season, pissed off enough to join the Rangers and the nuts campaign, pleasantly shocked to actually get through to Nina Tassler's office at CBS, and thrilled when it was announced they were bringing it back. Of course I reverted to disappointment when the timeslot was announced, which brings me to a topic that has been discussed by several commenters and I'd like to echo: CBS' programming people are a bunch of asshats. That, or nobody really wanted Jericho to succeed. Season one, they tried to kill it off with the stupid "mid-season" break, and then wondered why ratings dropped off. Or did they plan it that way? Either way, I know it's a long shot at best, but I hope they shop it to another network. If not CW or MyNetwork, maybe USA or TNT. Please CBS, don't leave us hanging...

March 25 2008 at 3:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Louis

I wanted to sit down and write a long spill about how CBS truly sucks, but it looks like WHTLINE has done a good job.. I truly agree with him/her. It is really a shame that the big wigs at CBS would rather make money off of horrible examples of pieces of crap that so many families children are watching.. And we as a society wonder what is happening to our youth. Yes, with the examples of such sick shows such as Big Brother or Dexter it no surprise that you can not even walk into a mall in any town without wondering which freaked out teenager would love to attack you and cut you into multiple pieces, rather than opening a door or having a good word to say. These are the youth that are growing up infront of the demented shows that CBS wishes to promote.. I'm not blaming it all on the television industy--but there is your true conspiracy theory. Our families are being poisoned.. And even though I refuse to pay anymore for cable and we only receive local stations such as CBS and NBC and FOX --obviously our family is going to go more to watching videos... Jericho was one of the very FEW shows that was on that you never had to worry too much when your children walked into the room.. It sucks...but all I hope is that oneday when all the CBS big shots look around and actually open their eyes that they will see that all their big pay checks really weren't worth it. And hopefully they don't meet a Dexter while out in their local grocery store... ....Or worse their own child meeting him.... You all really are NUTS!!!!

March 24 2008 at 11:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kim

HEY PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CONTACT CBS PARAMOUNT AND TELL THEM TO SEND JERICHO TO ANOTHER NETWORK!!!
SCIFI IS NO GO..SCIFI HAS SCIFI VERISION OF JERICHO IN WORKS
JERICHO RANGERS HAVE THOUGHT OF
>CWTV CWTV.COM (THANK SUPERNATURAL FANS FOR THEIR SUPPORT..RANGERS WOULD LOVE SN AND JERICHO PAIRED TOGETHER!!)
>TNT TNT,TV (TNT KNOWS DRAMA..PLUS TNT IS REPORTEDLY INTERESTED IN THE SHOW!!)
>USANETWORK USANETWORK.COM
>MYNETWORK (USE TO BE UPN)
JERICHO FANS MORE FANS THE BETTER NEW AND OLD RANGERS CHECK OUT:
>JERITOPIA (CONNECT WITH OTHER JERICHO FANS A.K.A RANGERS!!!! NEW FANS WELCOME AT ALL SITES!!)
>JERICHO-KANSAS (HAS VIDEO FROM PRODUCER CAROL!!!)
>JERICHORALLYPOINT
>JERICHONET
>JERICHONET2
>JERICHOLIVES
>RADIOFREEJERICHO
>SHAUNOMAC RADIO (JERICHO PRODUCERS WERE LIVE ON FRI 3/21/08
>CBS.COM SHOWS JERICHO
>JERICHOMONSTER
>JERICHOMUNSTER
>http://www.jerichochannel.tv/ has RECENT youtube videos
>youtube.com search jericho...etc
>savejerichocampaign
>jerichoreturns
PLEASE CHECK OUT ABOVE SITES!!!
PLEASE COPY PAST BUMP STICKY POST ABOVE INFO ALL OVER ON ALL BOARDS THREADS SITES POSTS TO SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT
-NUTTY JERICHO RANGERS REVOLUTION!!!-
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP!!! ANY IDEAS PLEASE LET US KNOW..!!!

March 24 2008 at 7:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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