Friday, March 21, 2008

Jericho Cancelled a Second Time

The ratings were bad so I knew this was coming, but it’s still sad as it was one of the few shows I really enjoyed watching.

"Jericho" has been canceled, and no amount of peanuts will bring it back.

"The March 25th episode of Jericho will be the series finale," CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said in a statement. "Without question, there are passionate viewers watching this program; we simply wish there were more."

The show was canceled after its first season, but was resurrected when fans joined together and sent tens of thousands of pounds of nuts to get the network to change its mind.

CBS ordered a second season of seven episodes which premiered on Feb. 12, 2008. Ratings never equaled the first season's numbers, and have taken a tumble since the premiere.

"We have no regrets bringing the show back for a second try," Tassler said. "We listened to our viewers, gave the series an opportunity to grow, and the producers put a great story on the screen. We're proud of everyone's efforts."

Producers hedged their bets by shooting two alternate endings to the final show, which airs Tuesday.

One is a cliffhanger that could have led to a third season and the other ending is said to bring "closure" to fans.

But, sources tell the Hollywood Reporter, there's enough wiggle room in the final episode to make room for new life of the series on cable.

"Jericho" is a drama about what happens in the aftermath of a nuclear explosion in the once peaceful town of Jericho, Kansas.
from here

It's an expensive show so I'm not holding my breath for a pick up by a cable channel. I'll do a post next week after I watch the final episode to sum up my thoughts. If you didn't watch Jericho you missed a good show.



Dean Wormer said...

Sorry Swine. :(

I watched as much as I could this season but I'm not a Neilson household.

It seemed better than last year. Less soap-operay.

Randal Graves said...

I still haven't seen an episode, but have heard it - well, was - pretty good. Just a shame that interesting stuff gets canceled because people would rather watch 'reality' crap and other garbage ratings-grabbers.

ladybug said...

So...this means Jericho DVD party at your house?...when they come out, I mean.

Swinebread said...

Dean – Neilson household sums up the problem is with Jericho, it has fans they just aren’t showing up in the old testing mode.

Randal – I just don’t get it, I’m so board with reality stuff myself…

LB – Well the 1st season is on DVD but I don’t own it. The second who know? They never came out with a second season of Jeremiah.