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Could Jericho come back?

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 8th 2008 12:23PM

Jericho logoI know, I know, we've all heard those words before. It seems that every other show that gets canceled these days has a "could it come back on another network?" addendum, a glimmer of hope that somehow, some way, a show that had a small but loyal following will actually survive. Unfortunately, 9.9 times out of 10 it doesn't happen.

But it could happen to Jericho. According to Brian Stelter at The New York Times, CBS/Paramount execs have been having secret talks with Comcast (yes, Comcast) about doing something with the show for a third season. Now, this might seem like an odd, desperate play for another season if it wasn't for the fact that NBC has already done something very similar to this with DirecTV, twice. First they had a deal with the satellite provider to air Passions, but that was a big bust (sorry, Passions fans), but they have a new deal to air another season of Friday Night Lights. The new season will start airing on DirecTV in October, and then repeats will air on NBC in early 2009.

This is by no means a done deal. Just because NBC did it with Friday Night Lights doesn't mean this is going to become a natural thing. But it's good to see that we now have other outlets for TV shows that have an audience, just not an audience that's big enough to warrant being on in prime time on the major networks. We now have cable, satellite, the web. Hell, maybe at some point the networks will give all the rights to a show to a really rich person like Bill Gates and private citizens can start producing TV shows and put them online.

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Jean Ross

Those of us who love Jericho are heartbroken that it's gone again. Please, if there's any way at all to make it happen - bring it back! It's so seldom that a show has such a great premise, excellent writers and actors. I have no idea where they get the ratings numbers, but this is one show that has so many fans and no one is counting any of us!

April 12 2008 at 6:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ann

BRING JERICHO AND GERALD MCRANEY BACK!!!

April 10 2008 at 1:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mpbnice

I'm not a Comcast customer - they're not in my area - but I'm betting Jericho Rangers will be able to view it online. They're not going to throw all those non-Comcast viewers under the bus!

April 09 2008 at 9:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Susan

What some are failing to see it that if Jericho is acquired by Comcast it will not make it exclusive to Comcast. It will be aired on CBS with the first viewing on Comcast. This deal just like FNL is to subsidize the production costs and takes some of the heat off having to rely on advertising dollars alone. Everyone is calling for the outdated Nielsen ratings system to be thrown out, well how about do some research and see that Comcast is partnered not only with CBS but the other networks on the Infinity System for more accurate numbers of ALL viewing methods. Try doing some homework and you just might find out that the things you are screaming for are in the making.
More Jericho please!!! Gutsy move CBS Paramount and Comcast!!!

April 08 2008 at 11:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mj green

While I love Jericho, and would LOVE to see it return, I hate Comcast with a passion. The service, at least here, is horrible, which is why we went to Direct TV. And, to be fair, Direct TV did NOTHING to promote Passions, except to people who already HAD it. Not too bright.

April 08 2008 at 9:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael

Journeyman??? Anyone??? Please???

April 08 2008 at 7:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Krystal

I'll take my Jericho any way I can get it! I do feel MUCH more satisfied having had a second season, but this show is just too good to let go, and if they find a way to continue it, then I will follow them wherever they go. :)

April 08 2008 at 7:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Alex

Why are people on here telling this show to die? I for one love this show and want a third and full season.

Season 2 was too short, on at a late time, and not promoted thus grabbing the ratings.

Even if this is on Comcast, I can always watch it online for free. Either way the show would be back.

April 08 2008 at 5:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Oreo

Stop playing games and just leave it for dead!

April 08 2008 at 4:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Steve Blevins

CBS is like record people they shove what they want down your throat and pass the icons by for a one hit wonder...

The decision to get rid of Jericho is "ego" because a decision was over turned by embarrassment of loyal fans!

The people @ CBS would not know a good show if it hit them in the face.

April 08 2008 at 4:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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