Aw, nuts! Jericho gets canned

Jerichonuts_lI loved Jericho. I was so adamant about not missing its debut in 2006 that I ripped out an ad for the show and put it on my fridge. Nuclear holocaust!!! Yeah!! That first season was brilliant.

Then along came the initial cancellation threat (that I easily got over), and a bit of excitement upon hearing CBS would give the show another chance (thanks to their offices getting bombarded with nuts.) But I was wary of a seven-episode season, and didn’t have much faith that it would live it up to my high expectations. And my gut feeling was right. The mini-season had a terribly rocky start, only to get good in the fourth episode. By that point, most viewers who were semi-fans had probably given up on the show. 

I can’t blame them, and I can’t blame CBS for giving it the ax. The network ”tried” (not very well, I might add) to revive the show, but it simply didn’t work. I guess we can’t complain — we got a bit more story, be it somewhat muddled, and at least we got some closure.

I’m sure the die-hard fans are distraught, but ultimately, I think most of us are relieved. I just hope the resolution on Tuesday (at 10 PM) makes sense, or else I’ll… actually, I won’t do anything.

Jericho: it was great while it lasted, but I’m glad we’re through.

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  • jslost

    *Sigh* CBS will probably add another CSI….heaven help us. A sad day for Jericho fans.

  • Kathy B>

    i hope it comes back on the sci-fi channel. that is the real place for this great show. i am definitely crossing my fingers!

  • Snarf

    Oh the boards and forums on TWOP and AICN are going to be a MESS.

  • sas

    I’ll miss Jericho. I’d watch it if it was on another channel

  • Rob Grizzly

    I tried to watch it after it came back, see what all the buzz was about-
    the show?: not that great

  • laura

    Rob Grizzly — If you tried to watch the show without seeing Season 1, really you did not try to give it a chance ….. but if you saw Season 1 by looking up the videos at CBS.com and seeing the whole season just so you can get a feel of what the show is about so when it came back on the air you would give it a chance ….. then yeah you gave it a chance. That is what I did and I am sad to know it won’t be coming back.

  • rsncrntz

    NOOOOOOooooooooooo!
    But I’m sure they’ve got something fantastic to take it’s place, right? There’s always room for another crime drama or game show.
    Phooey.

  • Bob

    7 comments? No wonder it got cancelled…

  • amber

    I am very upset that Jericho was cancelled. I thought it was a great show. It was something new and different. I will miss it.

  • sara48909

    I wonder if Sci-Fi might pick it up? They have been showing season one as a marathon on Friday nights. It would be a good show for Sci-Fi to add to its lineup.

  • t3hdow

    Bob, you should’ve seen the first Kid Nation Popwatch post that noted it would replace Jericho’s timeslot, shortly after it’s first cancellation. The replies reached like over 200 replies. I don’t think this is a good representation of the fan base, though maybe they’re not so pissed now with seven more installments. Besides, this was posted late on a Friday. Most people who visit this place do it during the work day.
    I can’t say it’s surprising though. The ratings weren’t very hot with Jericho’s short time back, but it was a nice ride while it lasted.

  • Cheryl

    I agree with Sara, Scifi should pick up the show, and hopefully hear news about it soon.. If they show the reruns, why not show a couple more seasons worth? Hey, followers unite!!! Get Scifi on the ball!!!!!! I mean, they seem more interested in it then CBS. BTW I am cancelling my subscription to CBS!!! Sorry HIMYM, no more!!!

  • Cheryl

    I agree with Sara, Scifi should pick up the show, and hopefully hear news about it soon.. If they show the reruns, why not show a couple more seasons worth? Hey, followers unite!!! Get Scifi on the ball!!!!!! I mean, they seem more interested in it then CBS. BTW I am cancelling my subscription to CBS!!! Sorry HIMYM, no more!!!

  • Cheryl

    BTW.. Scifi is still running reruns, so catch an episode on Friday nights at 8pm…..

  • Corrinne

    When you write a subpar second season, it’s no wonder it gets cancelled. I downloaded the 1st season to my ipod and loved watching the episodes. I painfully endured most of the second season (last few episodes withstanding). It makes me wonder if writers intentionally withheld their best so that they (and the cast) could move on to more lucrative projects…sad.

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