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UPDATED: "Jericho" Not Dead, After All

Perhaps fan campaigns to save doomed series do really work after all.

CBS is said to be in talks to resurrect cancelled drama Jericho, which it axed at the end of the post-apocalyptic drama's sole season last month, thanks to the efforts of some devoted viewers.

The Hollywood Reporter indicates that CBS is considering bringing back the slaughtered series for a seven-episode midseason run. One hurdle, however: getting Jericho's cast, including star Skeet Ulrich, to sign up for a second tour of duty.

The network does have all of the actors under option (most nets typically retain options on their series' actors through July), however those deals would have to be changed due to the truncated Season Two structure.

Bottom line: Jericho fans, don't expect all of your favorite characters to return next year, should CBS be able to reach a deal with sister studio CBS Paramount.

UPDATE: CBS has confirmed that they have in fact ordered those seven additional episodes of Jericho for midseason and plan to release the Season One DVD on September 25th; additionally, there may be an online component that may bridge the gap during the wait for the seven-episode Season Two.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Damn, I am totally eating my "That nuts campaign was lame" words.
Anonymous said…
Say what you want about Jericho, it's still miles better than just about everything CBS developed this season. Moonlight? Ouch.

Nice to have you back from vacation!
Anonymous said…
So happy!!! Now if only SCI-FI would reconsider cancelling BSG....
Sweet Tea said…
Jericho reruns begin July 6 at 9 p.m. EST on CBS. Season 2 begins this Fall. Please watch & spread the word. Thanks.
maybei said…
Just came across your blog - very nice :-)

I am a Jericho fan too. Looking forward to the next 7 episodes!!

We are still promoting the show!

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