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Old June 23 2008, 03:51 PM   #1
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JERICHO on CBS Revival

I am sure there are many of you on this BBS who watched Jericho on CBS. It has been a while since I heard anything regarding the series. Has anyone heard anything regarding revival of the series or TV Movies? Any news at all regarding bringing back Jericho?
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Old June 23 2008, 04:01 PM   #2
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After a seven episode mini-season to "wrap up" the series, it was canceled definitively this past spring. Get the DVD sets and enjoy, as you won't be seeing any new Jericho.
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Old June 23 2008, 04:40 PM   #3
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Re: JERICHO on CBS Revival

I read an article dated May 15, 2008 that CBS and Comcast are discussing a deal that could ressurect Jericho for Season 3. Further, a personal letter from Carol Barbee indicating she has not given up on resurrecting Jericho. Apparently she is still meeting with other Networks. I am praying. Jericho was the best show on CBS.
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Old June 23 2008, 04:56 PM   #4
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Re: JERICHO on CBS Revival

Silence for this long usually isn't a good sign. On the other hand, it could mean they're still talking and not legally allowed to make media statements.
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Old June 23 2008, 04:59 PM   #5
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Saw a small update from Carol Barbee today saying that they have had several meetings and calls about JERICHO with more planned and we should hear something in a few weeks.
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Old June 23 2008, 05:01 PM   #6
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And how many times now have we heard "in a few weeks"?
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Old June 23 2008, 05:02 PM   #7
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Re: JERICHO on CBS Revival

There's been nothing new in a couple weeks. The producers are still working on either a Comcast deal or another network, and CBS-Paramount (the umbrella corperation above CBS) is tossing around the idea of a movie or two. When Barbee contacted the fans a few weeks back, she was optimistic, but said that these things take time to work out. A note from another producer was posted on the Jericho boards a few days back that basically said that they are still working, and that the commercials and billboards that the fans have paid for have definately been noticed by the higher-ups. So, there's been nothing official yet, but it sounds like there will be more Jericho in one form or another. Keep your fingers crossed. If nothing else, the fact that CBS hasn't taken down the Jericho boards yet means that it isn't 100% dead yet.
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Old June 23 2008, 05:05 PM   #8
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I'll believe it when I see it. I certainly would like to see it happen, as it was one of my favourite shows of the past few years but I ain't holdin' my breath.
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Old June 23 2008, 05:38 PM   #9
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Just saw the alternate ending on my newly-arrived Season 2 DVDs. MAN! It just reminds me why I was so pissed when they cancelled this series. It was some of the best tv that was playing! I really hope something works itself out with a 3rd season, but I doubt it will happen.
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Old June 23 2008, 05:54 PM   #10
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It was cancelled. TWICE

I think in TV-exec terms that's "a big failure."

Maybe it should've been the cutting-edge, post-apocolyptic drama evreyone says it was after it's first winter hiatus from the START instead of being light-hearted irreverant family melodrama with people hanging out in a bar with an endless supply of booze and having BBQs on picnic tables soaked with radioactive rain water.
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Old June 23 2008, 06:09 PM   #11
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^ or maybe CBS should of not been idiots to leave the show with a huge break in season 1 and waited so long to air season 2 in the worst slot that CBS has.
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If there wasn't a snowball's chance in hell of this working, I don't think the producers would be wasting their time on working on this. They have better things to do, like making money. Besides, they've said several times that there's a good shot. I do see a reason to doubt them, seeing how they're the ones behind the scenes and all.
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Old June 23 2008, 06:15 PM   #13
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Re: JERICHO on CBS Revival

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Just saw the alternate ending on my newly-arrived Season 2 DVDs. MAN! It just reminds me why I was so pissed when they cancelled this series. It was some of the best tv that was playing! I really hope something works itself out with a 3rd season, but I doubt it will happen.
Ageed Sisko! I watched it too and got mad. I thought, this was such a good frigin show, just to let it go like this. Just keep the faith. I think the Producers of Jericho know the show is special, it made TV History for goodness sake. Some Network and Network Executive out there has got to see that there is something about this show which has potential. I'm staying optimistic my friends.
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Old June 23 2008, 07:01 PM   #14
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Maybe it should've been the cutting-edge, post-apocolyptic drama evreyone says it was after it's first winter hiatus from the START instead of being light-hearted irreverant family melodrama with people hanging out in a bar with an endless supply of booze and having BBQs on picnic tables soaked with radioactive rain water.
The radiation in the rain was negligible. That was a concern in, what, the second episode? But it turned out it had all been washed out of the air by the time the storm reached Jericho-----as intended, actually. Hawkins' map placed Jericho outside any of the projected fallout zones, which is the reason he was there in the first place.

Not that you're wrong about the rest. Still, I can see what they were trying to do.
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Old June 23 2008, 07:50 PM   #15
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Not that you're wrong about the rest. Still, I can see what they were trying to do.
Ok, but still they weren't really trying to be a post-nucelar holocaust type drama from the get-go. With the first few episodes it seemed like they were trying to dispense with the after-effects of the bomb as much as possible (The rain washed away the radiation, we found a train full of food, we've a huge supply of gas for the generators, our bar has a generator for the (useless) TV and everything else. Plus an unlimited supply of booze) so they could move on with the family/small town melodrama.

It wasn't until after their winter hiatus (which every show goes through so it's not like that was big deal for their drop in ratings) that they changed focus to something more dark. It lost viewership because by the end of the hiatus people didn't care. The first set of episodes wasn't engaging enough to latch people on to make them care enough to come back.

If it started off as a griping post-nuclear holocaust dark drama from the begining I would've tuned back in after the hiatus. Instead, I just thought about Dork Boy finding the train of food (GOD that was silly) and all of the other absurdities in the show and how it made the start of the nuclear holocaust seem... pedestrian, shrugged, and didn't tune back in.
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