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(Some Guy)   Grass-roots campaign to save "Jericho" encourages viewers to send nuts to CBS. No, not THOSE nuts   ( jericholives.com) divider line
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2007-05-18 06:00:45 PM  
It's one of the two shows on TV I actually watch.
 
2007-05-18 06:11:35 PM  
Show had REALLY improved over the last few episodes. Then a fantastic season-finale with a rocking cliffhanger and then BOOM.

CBS set us up the bomb.
 
2007-05-18 06:17:24 PM  
Show got much better as it went along. Maybe it will be picked up by Sci-Fi or FX.
 
2007-05-18 07:30:47 PM  
Hoping it will get picked up by another network. I think the first target is TNT....cause....they know drama.
 
2007-05-18 07:52:52 PM  
Seems like a convenient time to have my dog fixed. Sorry fella.
 
2007-05-18 08:01:36 PM  
You will never take my nuts!

[image from marbella.to too old to be available]

/Obligatory
 
2007-05-18 08:05:26 PM  
I don't get all the hype about this show. It's the least-believable bunch of shiat I've ever watched - and I've seen episodes of America's Next Top Model.

I mean, the characters are all one-sided characatures of real people, the science is so mind-numbingly bad that I could cry, and quite frankly the attempts to build drama fall flat 95% of the time.

So what's all the fuss about, people?

/Seen every episode from the first on CBS.com
//Has a lot of free time and internet access at work
 
2007-05-18 08:08:58 PM  
Petitions have worked in the past.Quantum Leap came back from cancellation to last a few more seasons.
 
2007-05-18 08:20:17 PM  
 
2007-05-18 08:55:47 PM  
bmr68: Petitions have worked in the past.Quantum Leap came back from cancellation to last a few more seasons.

As did Doctor Quinn. Three times! And that was on CBS too!

/Hopes it goes Sci-Fi if anywhere
//They need a replacement for SG-1 anyways
///Sci-Fi = NBC universal = Jericho as a lead in/out for Heroes = awesome = fat chance =[
 
2007-05-18 09:07:02 PM  
FX means Fox... not a chance.
 
2007-05-18 09:07:44 PM  
FX means Fox without the 'o' -- so no.

So you's all liked the Jericho? Pick up the ROAD by Cormac McCarthy to see how it was all going to end.
 
2007-05-18 09:46:48 PM  
Let me save you people the trouble.

The wall falls down.

/never seen it, don't know a thing about it
 
2007-05-18 09:58:33 PM  
I can't imagine this show cost all that much to produce (especially compared to something as prop/scenery intense as Stargate or Battlestar Gallactica) so it would seem like a natural for Sci-Fi to pick up. Bad night and bad time for the show, the hiatus hurt its ratings quite a bit, but I bet its replacement doesn't pull nearly the ratings it did.

Yep, I found some errors in the show and some situations seemed positively scripted rather than something that would really happen, but I guess I've always been a sucker for any kind of post-apocolyptic world view.
 
2007-05-18 10:19:28 PM  
At least Jericho got a full season. NBC doomed Raines when they premiered it on Thursday nights then moved it two weeks later to the abyss which is Friday night. It probably didn't help that the "season" was chopped from 13 to seven episodes even before the premiere.

If the networks would give shows a chance to build an audience, the viewers will likely give shows a chance. When the viewers know the networks are prone to cancel a show at the drop of a hat, they're not going to invest time in a story that will never be resolved.

Cable and satellite companies need to move nearly entirely to an on-demand system (allow viewers to download entire episodes with limited commercials instead of paying per episode like the iTunes model), while the ratings need to reflect viewers that watch a show later in the week or even a week or two later. And networks need to give shows at least a half-season to develop an audience, as well as cut out the "mini-hiatuses" they've been giving nearly all popular shows this year.
 
2007-05-18 11:57:55 PM  
I'm one of those people who send nuts to the head cashew that cancelled the show.

CBS has the rights to the show and they're telling us that if we're really really nice, we might get a finale show in 2009 or 2010.
 
2007-05-19 12:31:36 AM  
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Jericho just a soap opera for men?

I mean it has soap quality pacing, action, direction, plotlines, etc except that its about surviving in a postnooclear environment instead of some shiatty Port Charles.

And since you know all of the Scicillian tells, tell me now, am I lying?
 
2007-05-19 01:00:55 AM  
The_Pink_Pimp 2007-05-19 12:31:36 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Jericho just a soap opera for men?

I mean it has soap quality pacing, action, direction, plotlines, etc except that its about surviving in a postnooclear environment instead of some shiatty Port Charles.

And since you know all of the Scicillian tells, tell me now, am I lying?


Rule for watching Jericho with guys: When two women were in a scene alone and that sappy music sequence started to play, fast forward or sit through a really awkward 5 minutes. I never watched 24 but I imagine its success was not having that that 7th Heaven shiat in every episode.
 
2007-05-19 02:56:23 AM  
Not to piss on anybody's parade, but you don't want Sci-Fi getting their hands on this. They tend to take a full season of the show, air it out of order, and cancel it in short order only to rerun the show over and over again until it's finally dropped and never heard from again. Remember their version of the Invisible Man?

Exactly.

Hope someone else picks it up. Otherwise, it's best to let it go. Unless it pulls Family Guy DVD sales, if it comes back it won't be the same thing you wanted to come back.

/Monkey Paw Rule of Television
 
2007-05-19 03:04:20 AM  
These assholes will keep shiatcanning shows in the first season until all you have is idiotic gameshows that no intelligent person will watch. I honestly don't know who they're pandering to. People that watch American Idol and the like can't have much disposable income. Of course somehow the relevant data is lost in the analysis.
 
2007-05-19 04:20:45 AM  
Guntram Shatterhand: Not to piss on anybody's parade, but you don't want Sci-Fi getting their hands on this. They tend to take a full season of the show, air it out of order, and cancel it in short order only to rerun the show over and over again until it's finally dropped and never heard from again. Remember their version of the Invisible Man?

I like to tell myself they learned their lesson after the Farscape debacle. After all, they let SG-1 go on like 3 or 4 seasons more than it should have, and even with mediocre ratings in the second half of the season brought Eureka back for season 2.

It's hard to tell what happens to cause a show to get canceled on SciFi these days. Or on cable in general for that matter.

/still no word on Dresden renewal though
//oh well, at least 10 items or less and the riches are coming back in spite of low ratings
 
2007-05-19 08:03:53 AM  
The whole "send the network execs, who obviously don't watch their own shows, an obscure reference to their show" thing worked so well for Arrested Development.
 
2007-05-19 08:41:49 AM  
At Least "Arrested Development" got almost three seasons!

If "Jericho" got two seasons, perhaps some questions could be answered!

CBS SUCKS!
 
2007-05-19 08:54:59 AM  
Who cares now that they killed off A.J. Simon? Skeet Ulrich can't carry the show and that black dude is not convinicing enough as a bad ass.
 
2007-05-19 10:32:46 AM  
I am one of the people involved with Jericho Lives/ Jericho Rally Point. Good to see it getting some coverage. So far, this response has gotten the CBS execs SPOOKED!
 
2007-05-19 10:34:53 AM  
I'm looking forward to the fall season's premiere of OW! My Balls!
 
2007-05-19 11:03:14 AM  
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Approves!
 
2007-05-19 11:17:07 AM  
This sort of campaign actually did help Arrested Development get one more season. I read they were planning on cancelling earlier before they were sent piles and piles of bananas.
 
2007-05-19 12:47:17 PM  
Anything to get at least one more season!

If "Jericho" could get an order for 13 episodes to be aired consecutively, even if it started up in January, at least the show could have a definitive end to it, questions could be answered, and we could have our faith in CBS restored just a little.

Save the show!
 
2007-05-19 01:45:40 PM  
Freudian_slipknot:
I don't get all the hype about this show. It's the least-believable bunch of shiat I've ever watched - and I've seen episodes of America's Next Top Model.

I mean, the characters are all one-sided characatures of real people, the science is so mind-numbingly bad that I could cry, and quite frankly the attempts to build drama fall flat 95% of the time.

So what's all the fuss about, people?


I don't think it's the show itself - Jericho was mediocre. But it was good enough that people were actually entertained by it, and we are really, REALLY tired of networks pulling shows that are getting average audiences and just throwing more horrible reality TV at us.

Moonves was already stupid enough to be quoted as saying that we shouldn't worry, because they have shows about Dracula, sugar farmers and spoiled kids in the works. Cause that in itself sounds like appointment TV to me.
 
2007-05-19 02:55:40 PM  
Abe_Vigoda's_Not_Dead: Who cares now that they killed off A.J. Simon?

Agreed. I was sad to see Mayor Dad go. =(

/zombie dad?
//fallout does some weird stuff...
///just sayin
 
2007-05-19 05:31:28 PM  
Moonves is an idiot.

Abe -- I agree: fallout, zombies, whatever. Nuclear holocaust can do bad things to people -- excellent for television.
 
2007-05-19 06:40:58 PM  
Just remember kids, Simon and Simon aren't brothers in real life, just on television
 
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