CBS Brings Back JERICHO - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


June 6, 2007 by  


Nicely done fans of JERICHO.  You organized.  You sent nuts.  You brought your show back.  Yes, JERICHO was just brought back from the dead by CBS.  The recently canceled show will be returning as a mid-season replacement with a promise of 7 new episodes with the prospect of more being added if they can get more viewers to tune in. Entertainment President Nina Tassler is crediting the fans with bringing the show back.  Check out the press release I just received from CBS:

June 6, 2007
To the Fans of Jericho:


Over the past few weeks you have put forth an impressive and probably unprecedented display of passion in support of a prime time television series. You got our attention; your emails and collective voice have been heard.

As a result, CBS has ordered seven episodes of “Jericho” for mid-season next year. In success, there is the potential for more. But, for there to be more “Jericho,” we will need more viewers.

A loyal and passionate community has clearly formed around the show. But that community needs to grow. It needs to grow on the CBS Television Network, as well as on the many digital platforms where we make the show available.

We will count on you to rally around the show, to recruit new viewers with the same grass-roots energy, intensity and volume you have displayed in recent weeks.

At this time, I cannot tell you the specific date or time period that “Jericho” will return to our schedule. However, in the interim, we are working on several initiatives to help introduce the show to new audiences. This includes re-broadcasting “Jericho” on CBS this summer, streaming episodes and clips from these episodes across the CBS Audience Network (online), releasing the first season DVD on September 25 and continuing the story of Jericho in the digital world until the new episodes return. We will let you know specifics when we have them so you can pass them on.

On behalf of everyone at CBS, thank you for expressing your support of “Jericho” in such an extraordinary manner. Your protest was creative, sustained and very thoughtful and respectful in tone. You made a difference.


Nina Tassler
President, CBS Entertainment

P.S. Please stop sending us nuts 🙂

CBS was definitely impressed.  They don’t typically have shows with such a vocal and dedicated fan base so this is all new to them.  CBS was impressed by nuts, so I can only imagine what they would have thought of CW-based “save our show” campaigns for Everwood and Veronica Mars which saw fans renting ferris wheels and skywriting above the L.A. skyline. Too bad those campaigns didn’t work out as well.
Congrats again JERICHO fans.

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4 Responses to “CBS Brings Back JERICHO”

  1. Phyllis Vance on June 7th, 2007 10:00 am

    My mom will be so excited! She loves this show as much as The Office. I’ve only seen a few episodes, so to me it will always be the show where Stanley Hudson’s daughter goes all Sidney Bristow.

  2. Laiq on June 7th, 2007 6:46 pm

    It has to be said that the skywriting saved VM for a year – and now, in light of the nuts! we’re gonna try the mars bar approach – gotta love fandom!!

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