Great TV Series - "Jericho"

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by DR_WIGGINS, Mar 1, 2008.


    DR_WIGGINS New Member

    Ready for some entertainment in that easy chair?

    This awesome TV series is about a small (fictional) Kansas town in the wake of a nuclear attack on the US. Great plot, action and acting; however, it may be canceled soon if the ratings do not improve. It airs on CBS every Tuesday night at 10:00 PM.

    This show is now in its 2nd season: episode #4 airs on 3/4. The entire 1st season is available at your local video store. Rent 1 and I predict you'll be back the next day to pick up the other episodes.

    P.S. If you like the show "24" then you'll love this one because it is WAY better. It has an interesting and consistent plot without resorting to ridiculous heroics and plot twists.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2008

    DR_WIGGINS New Member

    A live episode of Jericho is on CBS tonight at 10:00 PM. Don't miss it!
  3. IWorkAsDirected

    IWorkAsDirected Outa browns on 04/30/09

    Been watching when I can since it started. The tried to take it off after last year, but viewers were able to change the network's mind believe it or not.
  4. ups79

    ups79 Active Member

    For you guys who are nascar fans and know who Ricky Rudd is, the lead roles is played by his nephew.
  5. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    CBS cancels "Jericho" despite fan fervor

    By James HibberdMon Mar 24, 4:16 AM ET

    CBS has nuked "Jericho," the low-rated post-Armageddon drama that was briefly brought back from the dead by fan demand.
    The network will air the season finale on Tuesday, one of two that was shot in the event either of a renewal or cancellation.
    "The March 25th episode of Jericho will be the series finale," CBS said in a statement. "Without question, there are passionate viewers watching this program; we simply wish there were more. We thank an engaged and spirited fan base for keeping the show alive this long, and an outstanding team of producers, cast and crew that went through creative hoops to deliver a compelling, high quality second season. We have no regrets bringing the show back for a second try. 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."
    After the first season concluded with an abrupt cut to black, fans famously inundated CBS with tens of thousands of pounds of peanuts -- playing off a line of dialogue in the finale -- to urge the network to continue the show.
    For the seven-episode second season, producers shot two endings -- one that leaves viewers in suspense for a third round, another that is more conclusive.
    The ending chosen by CBS will wrap up the final season's storyline, where the nuclear war survivors of a Kansas town struggled under a violent occupation by a government contractor.
    The finale doesn't entirely slam the door on the series, but is notably different from the cliffhanger version, sources said. The ending also doesn't entirely preclude the possibility of "Jericho" finding a second life on cable. The high cost of the production, however, will likely prevent a continuation of the show.
    Despite the erosion of broadcast ratings in recent years, the massive protest that saved "Jericho" last year has been called the largest fan effort ever to try and halt a network cancellation of a series.
    The outcry put CBS in a tough position, whether to renew a show that has below-the-line ratings, yet unprecedented fan support. "Jericho" also performed well online on and in iTunes downloads.
    Unfortunately for the network and fans, the second season's Nielsen ratings were even lower than the first. Latest weekly primetime ratings from Nielsen indicated the drama averaged just 6.8 million viewers so far this season.
    "'Jericho' is unique because the fans saved it -- watching it on the Internet and streaming and iTunes downloads, all those things that are not being counted," said executive producer Carol Barbee in a recent interview. "That's what 'Jericho' will be known for."
    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter
  6. UPS Lifer

    UPS Lifer Well-Known Member

    I thought they did a good job with the new scripts. I wonder if the subject matter was just too heavy for a lot of people to watch. My wife would leave every time I tuned it in. She felt the same way about Lost and Heroes.

    I think Heroes has done well because it can be looked at like a comic book and is more an escape from reality!
  7. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    I have to agree with you here.. my wife is the same way. She says that she gets too worked up when it comes on. I really loved the show though. I cant believe that it has such low ratings. You hardly ever heard of it though. I think CBS just didnt promote it well