November 8, 2006 " JERICHO " TO BE PRESENTED IN TWO DISTINCT SEASONS WITH NO REPEATS CBS's Hit Freshman Drama Will End Its "Fall Season" With a Cliffhanger Finale on Nov. 29…. …Then Return in February With All New Episodes For the Remainder of the Season CBS to Create Online Destination for " Jericho " During Its 10-Week Intermission with Original Content, Interactive Elements, Recaps and Preview Clips of Upcoming Episodes "The King of Queens " Returns With New Episodes In December JERICHO , CBS's hit freshman drama about the aftermath of a nuclear explosion in a small, peaceful Kansas town, will be broadcast without repeats for the remainder of the 2006-2007 season. The network announced today that it has devised a scheduling pattern to broadcast JERICHO in two distinct seasons. JERICHO will conclude its "fall season" with a cliffhanger finale on Wednesday, Nov. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and come back in February with all original episodes for the remainder of the season. JERICHO will return on February 14th with a recap special looking back at the first 11 episodes, followed by an original episode on February 21st. The all-new episode on February 21st will provide a look into life in Jericho the day before the nuclear bombs exploded. To sustain audience momentum and update potential new viewers, CBS will create an online destination for JERICHO during the show's 10-week intermission. The site will include original content, interactive elements, recaps and sneak previews. CBS will also continue to stream all episodes of JERICHO broadcast to date on its broadband channel innertube. Currently, JERICHO is the Network's most-streamed program on innertube. JERICHO is averaging 11.08 million viewers, 3.4/10 in adults 18-49 and 4.5/12 in adults 25-54 and has boosted CBS's performance in the Wednesday, 8:00-9:00 PM time period by +50% in viewers, +42% in adults 18-49 and +50% in adults 25-54 compared to last year. JERICHO stars Skeet Ulrich, Gerald McRaney, Ashley Scott, Pamela Reed, Kenneth Mitchell, Lennie James, Sprague Grayden, Michael Gaston, Erik Knudsen, Brad Beyer and Shoshannah Stern. Jon Turteltaub, Stephen Chbosky and Carol Barbee are executive producers for CBS Paramount Network Television. In a related announcement, Kevin James, Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller return with original episodes of THE KING OF QUEENS in December. CBS will broadcast back-to-back new episodes of THE KING OF QUEENS on Wednesday, Dec. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Wednesday, Dec. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET). New episodes of THE KING OF QUEENS will also be broadcast on Wednesday, Dec. 20 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) and Wednesday Dec. 27 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT). Seven more episodes of THE KING OF QUEENS to be broadcast in 2007 will be announced at a later date. CBS will also announce additional programming for the Wednesday (8:00-9:00 PM) time period at a later time. * * *
Nov. 8, 2006, 9:57 p.m. CST
Too many BBQ's and not enough panic & mayhem. The logic used by the characters in this show is so completely ridiculous, people seeming to go about their daily business as if nothing has really happened. For a premise so promising they really managed to screw it up big time. I don't know why I keep on watching this piece of shit show, I suppose I'm just optimistic that something exciting is finally going to happen, like violent riots on the streets of Jericho followed by the whole town going bald and dying of radiation poisoning.
Nov. 8, 2006, 10:04 p.m. CST
The formula (lifted straight from the WB) goes like this - create an interesting scenario, be it a nuke explosion, plane crashing on an island, whatever. And then proceed to surround that with the same old crap you've been dumping on viewers for years, but always keep the cool thing in the background to keep them coming back. Ugh.<p> At least Lost was interesting for one seasons before spiraling completely out of control. I just hope the same doesn't happen with Heroes. Heroes is a show that's good, but not nearly as good as I feel it should be. I'm using Battlestar Galactica as the barometer by which others are measured, which may be unfair.
Nov. 8, 2006, 10:06 p.m. CST
are 200% better than sitcoms. dont complain about how "Bad" jericho and lost are when you have total shit like "the class" and that Rapaport show on fox. STOP COMPLAINING! YOU DON'T KNOW HOW GOOD WE HAVE IT!
Nov. 8, 2006, 10:13 p.m. CST
Skeet is so fucking hot.
Nov. 8, 2006, 10:14 p.m. CST
I agree. It's not that bad. And I kind of like it too. But also don't mind if I miss an episode or 5. In season one of Lost, if I missed an episode, if I missed even 5 minutes of an episode, I was scouring bittorrent sites immediate following the show. If, god forbid, I actually missed a whole episode...ok, let's not go there.<p> A funny thing happened during season 2 though. Episodes would pass and I'd be waiting for the "big reveal"...and it never happened. So I'd wait for the big reveal to occur in the show after...and the show after. Instead all I got was endless flashbacks, which is VERY reminiscent of the "Monster of the Week" gimmick used by writers on X-files to milk that show. Anyway, these days if you miss an episode of Lost, you're not really missing anything critical. Really. It's no big deal if you miss one of Jack's 12,000 flashbacks. There's no payoff for keeping up.<p> My bad, this was about Jericho, not Lost. Jericho is like the 2nd season of Lost through till the present. It ain't bad, but you don't care if you miss it either. I've seen several episodes too and it always seems like it's on the verge of something great...only it never quite gets there.
Nov. 8, 2006, 10:22 p.m. CST
YOU'RE A CORNY PIECE OF SHIT!!!
Nov. 8, 2006, 10:24 p.m. CST
are you saying the war at home is bad? who doesnt find michael rapaport and his horrible ny accent appealing?
Nov. 8, 2006, 11:13 p.m. CST
by Neo Zeed
I'm glad that it's getting the royal treatment.
Nov. 8, 2006, 11:27 p.m. CST
that blue screen behind/beside the car when they were on their way to get the medicine on tonights episode was baddd like 80's bad
Nov. 9, 2006, 12:51 a.m. CST
by Red Ned Lynch
...into territory where it doesn't suck. The stuff with the not-cop still isn't really working, but tonight the rest of the show was actually rather good.
Nov. 9, 2006, 1:03 a.m. CST
For one, getting around on the interstates is apparently really easy after the apocalypse. I guess the nukes vaporized every car in existence, pretty much, clearing the interstates which wouldn't have been filled with panicked drivers, oh, no. The bluescreen on tonight's ep was pretty blatant, reminding me of the ending from "The Hunt for Red October." And Jake's handy monologue about how he knew the guy in the clinic was a merc (and which outfit he belonged to) was stretching suspension of disbelief farther than if a mutant with laser eyes had shuffled out of Denver's ruins. Plus, so far, there's no impending sense of doom that should accompany, say THE FRIGGIN' APOCALYPSE. What happened to the ground being radioactive and unusuable? How could a town, even one as small as Jericho, survive for more than a month or two even with the secret stash on the train? And how hard would it be to notice creepy boy making food runs, or anyone asking where the food in the store is coming from? Cannibalism would be rampant pretty soon, if not people just going out of their minds. If they don't stock up on firewood (and like, constantly), everyone's going to freeze to death when winter comes, etc., etc. You'd think these guys would have at least watched "The Day After" or read "The Stand" to get an idea of how to make an apocalypse story compelling or at least scary.
Nov. 9, 2006, 1:03 a.m. CST
im glad to see the new trend of the networks actually keeping good shows instead of ditching them...and this along with heroes were VERY worth full seasons.. sad to see the same trend on here with one person or another whining on about how the show isnt "as good as i hoped" ..get over it...and stop bringing opinions of other shows in on a board that isnt on that show..... the LOST board is just a click away.... LOST is not out of control, and not "making it up as they go" which is another comment i hate. if a show isnt following someones opinion of how it should be going, automatically theyre "making it up as they go" amazingly someone hasnt metioned "doctor who cares" yet, im very surprised.... BSG is an awesome show, but other shows shouldnt be compared to BSG
Nov. 9, 2006, 1:17 a.m. CST
The acting, direction, scripts, pacing, blue screen effects, and musical cues are all horrible, but I still like watching it. It reminds me of a time before shows like Lost and 24, where TV action shows looked like they were filmed for $40 an episode. The only thing that could make it better would be if I could watch it with the help of some robot friends. I don't understand how anyone could actually call anything about this show "good". There is usually something to laugh at in every episode, so I guess that is good.
Nov. 9, 2006, 1:51 a.m. CST
did anyone descipher the morse code they play when the word "jericho" shows up at the beginning of each episode? it looks like one of those things they put there to fuck with you.
Nov. 9, 2006, 1:57 a.m. CST
How can you sit and watch a show where after a nuclear explosion people have a BBQ? The teens who don't care wheter family is a live or not have a house party and get wasted. A show where parents let there kids go out and get wasted even though a nuke has gone off! A show where the library burning down was the biggest drama they had faced! Oh no but a Nuke just went off! A part from a few conversations no one seems that both ered about the BIGGER PICTURE! People try so hard to get their lives in order but don't know what they're up against! I would find it hard to go on with my life in the aftermath of a nuke attack that SEEMS to of effectedmy whole country. But maybe thats just me! Now I've watched up to, and including, episode 6 of this series. I love the idea. Its so good. I like Skeet Ulrich. I like the black guy in i t(sorry don't know hisname) and I love some elements. THe bit where the asian guy appeared on the TV was fucking excellent!!! But the shit of a good idea done badly is way to obvious for me to watch. My fear is that this gets more attention and gets a logner run than Heroes does!!! That is a show that is starting out slow, embracing what it has and giving the viewer some hardcore shit,a nd the promise of hardercore shit! heh heh! But Jericho shot its wad in the first 20 minutes and don't knwo what to do! Have people int he town going crazy. Have people panicing. Have peeople desperate to learn about relation in another town. Have the teenagers who were once so fucking cool scared shitless about whats going on. Show what would happen in the world if thisactually happens. Do you know what this show is? Its "best scenario" if this ever did happen. Problem is the best scenario wouldn't happen. It would be out and out carnage. Yes... even in a sleepy town like Jericho.... its such a shame this was my most looked forward to show of the season! :-) LONG LIVE HEROES! :-)
Nov. 9, 2006, 2:02 a.m. CST
You said it better than I did man! How can anyone seriously come on here and tell us its a good show! Its a fucking good idea! But people open you're minds! The big problem: THERE IS NO SENSE OF DOOM! I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS forget that the world COULD be over. And for a show about a town faced with the apocolypse... thats pretty fucking bad! :-) I ain't comparing to lost, BSG or Heroes... Idon't need to because the makers have an idea of genius sitting on their laps. They have a cast and characters to do it with. They just need to really think what would happen in a Nuke Attack that seems to wipe out all of USA... :-)
Nov. 9, 2006, 2:11 a.m. CST
Either the last or next to last episode of the fall season, the Chinese drop relief supplies on the town. Yeah that's right! WTF! If the Chinese nuked the US why would they drop relief supplies? Then there was that episode that said New York caught guys trying to explode a nuke in truck. I just hope we don't find out who nuked the US until the end of teh series. No more Lost type lingering never answered mysteries, please!
Nov. 9, 2006, 2:54 a.m. CST
by The Selecter
But for some reason, it's hard to shake, like an addiction. Maybe I have too much faith they they'll actually fulfill the promise of the premise at some point and actually make a good show. Yeah, not likely. The bridge incident next week looks like such a dumb and unrealisitic scenario, it's going to be a must watch.
Nov. 9, 2006, 3:17 a.m. CST
I gave it several episodes, and discovered that instead of a taut thriller about a present-day reaction to a nuclear attack, we have a soap opera with nukes. Instead of The Day After-The Series, we have Days Of Our Fallout. Sure, half of America has been turned to ash, people are going all Mad Max on others throughout the state, but quick...we must spend 15 minutes on whether or not the mayor's schnook of a son will keep pounding his white trash mistress or stick with his chilly, tense wife. Don't care, don't care, don't care, DUDE, DON'T CARE! Give me Heroes and Supernatural, I'm good.
Nov. 9, 2006, 4:21 a.m. CST
Haven't checked out tonight's episode yet, but overall I've liked it. I think what you guys are missing is the fact that this IS a small town, and just maybe they wouldn't react the way you personally would. Just because you would riot Rodney King-style does not mean that everyone would. In some places people are civil to each other, and know their neighbors, and wouldn't start cracking skulls the minute shit goes bad.
Nov. 9, 2006, 5:23 a.m. CST
by Jim Jam Bongs
Domestic terrorists did the deed. It was a small gang (about 20-30 people) who committed a series of Oklahoma bomb style attacks, by using trucks loaded with nuclear bombs and parking them in the midst of major U.S. cities. The nuclear material was stolen from America's own nuclear stockpile. As for the finale, well, that has not been written yet. But the producers have hinted that international aid will be airdropped over Jericho eventually. However, getting back to the real world, you asked rhetorically why would an enemy (China or whoever) who bombed us want to aid us with airdrops? Well, didn't we do the same to Afghanistan and, further back in history, to Japan?
Nov. 9, 2006, 6:50 a.m. CST
Man can you guys give it a break? So it isn't exactly the show you envisoned. Is it not still better than the majority of crap on television? You don't need to compare it to other shows determining who wins for fucks sake. There's plenty of airtime for more then two good shows
Nov. 9, 2006, 6:54 a.m. CST
Hi all, Long time reader, first time poster. I've been watching Jericho since it's premiere with the hopes that the show would eventually come to the theme that I hope it was created for: to show how Americans would react if others did to us the things that we have done in other parts of the world; topple governments, "shock and awe" the populace into submission, occupy and then rule. I am hoping that the domestic terrorist angle is just the beginning of a foreign invasion, and hope that this invasion isn't from some third world country or even China, but would be more of a faceless Enemy, a coalition of other nations under one banner (U.N.? perhaps) and that then we could explore how Americans would react to their way of life disappearing, how they would react to their rights being taken away from them, and how long it would be before we saw them stand up and start to fight back. How would it be for the folks in Jericho to see tanks roll in, foreign troops "protecting" the town, foreign teachers in the school, the church closed down because of subversive activities, and the mayor told to capitulate or else have the town turned over to a willing lackey. Or to see images of the U.S. President on "trial"? Or to be told that we are being "liberated"? In a town of 5000 residents, how many would say "enough?" Unfortunately, I think we're going to get alot of WB-style melodramatics and lame action scenes versus any real meaty writing in this show. It is stretching the concept past the point of believability, even for such a fantastic concept. I had hoped this show was Iraq in reverse, but I think it's going to become a slightly glowing Dawson's Creek in the end. I'll stick around until I can't take it anymore and then seal myself in my pill-box and count the days until 'I Am Legend' comes out. Yah. Call me Free! Free
Nov. 9, 2006, 7:49 a.m. CST
"So far it's been plausably written, well acted and directed"<br><br>Really? Which episode are you referring to? I musta missed that one.
Nov. 9, 2006, 7:52 a.m. CST
Not enough payoff. The last couple of episdoes with the town bully were like Dukes of Hazzard tension. Jesus. This is a show about the Apocolypse. Get exciting soon! Please!!!!
Nov. 9, 2006, 7:54 a.m. CST
Speaking of Post apocolyptic; Cormac McCarthy's "The Road" a story about a father and his son who fend of starving cannibals in a post apocolyptic america is being made into a full length film. It will be directed by John Hillcoat "The Proposition". I have yet to see anything by Hillcoat but the premise of the book has definitely spiked my interest.
Nov. 9, 2006, 8:03 a.m. CST
I tried giving this show a chance. Early on, I dvr'ed each episode, and would eventually get around to watching them, but I just never got hooked. I got too sick of the weekly "we need to go out to the old mill and get fuel, or else a baby on an incubator is going to die" storys each week. Some interesting things being set up early on, and maybe I'll check it out if it finds it's way later on, but for now, count me out
Nov. 9, 2006, 10:01 a.m. CST
I just cant get into it.
Nov. 9, 2006, 10:45 a.m. CST
But it's not as awful as everyone is making it out to be. There's just enough cool shit going on in every episode to keep me watching, from the mushroom cloud, to the radiation shower, to the TV transmissions, to the missles, to the rockets flying through the sky. As for the more "personal" moments, I'm not fast-forwarding through them yet like I am on Smallville whenever Lex and Lana are talking.
Nov. 9, 2006, 12:28 p.m. CST
seems like most people want a Mad Max, Resident Evil kinda thing and that's not what this show is about. Unlike all of your post-apocalyptic fantasies, the writers actually did this thing they call 'research' and found out that a nuclear explosion is not the doom-inducing horror that everyone thinks it will be, and that you could survive. So the show is about a community surviving a nuclear attack not about a 'sense of doom'. If you want cannibalism, watch something else.
Nov. 9, 2006, 12:38 p.m. CST
maybe we'll finally see that Zombie pilot get picked up.
Nov. 9, 2006, 12:52 p.m. CST
The point is that almost all parts of the United States would run out of processed foods in about ten days if the transportation grid went down. One trainload of supplies would buy a town of this size another month, tops. More importantly, PEOPLE WOULD KNOW that supplies were finite, and would respond accordingly - by hoarding and by trying to take their neighbors' food. In addition, none of the electrical equipment in the town, including the starters in cars that are less than 30 years old, should work, due to the EMP effect of all those nukes going off nationwide. If their water system employs a powered pumping station or water purification plant, there should be no running water. There is absolutely no point to making a nuke attack the focus of your show if you aren't going to make even the most basic attempt to represent the material conditions that would follow a nuke strike. These people should be hungry, thirsty, dirty, and lightless. People shouldn't be hanging out in the bar, trading worthless currency for iced drinks, in the 2nd episode. Anyone who watched the show thinking, "Wow, what a premise - imagine all the crazy challenges these people will face!" would watch three episodes [like I did] and then say, "What a gyp. What a waste." They advertised "Alas, Babylon" and instead gave us Captain Kangaroo.
Nov. 9, 2006, 1:39 p.m. CST
By the logic on Jerico could I just wrap myself in corn husks to survive the fallout?
Nov. 9, 2006, 1:44 p.m. CST
it some more time to appease me i'm not ready to end this disfunctional realtionship just yet
Nov. 9, 2006, 1:56 p.m. CST
Ok, soem shows I currently watch are Lost, 24, Heroes, BSG, SG1, SG:A, Nip/Tuck, Prison Break, Supernatural, Dexter, and The Wire, and hell even Blade: The Series and I had heard the premise of Jericho and was excited that I might be adding a yet another series to my list. Since then, I have heard nothing but bad things about that show... doubt I'll even fuck with it. That is all.
Nov. 9, 2006, 3:02 p.m. CST
China doesn't have the logistical ability for such a relief operation unless it was a part of an internationally supported effort. I don't think the US dropped relief supplies to Japan during WWII. The thing is today, the US says it engages in military actions for humaitarian reasons, so whether or not the intentions are true, dropping relief supplies onto a country that you attacked is more about PR. If China didn't attack as the show vaguely suggested it did earlier, yeah I can see them helping out as a good will gesture. But where were those missiles being launched heading? The US certainly isn't nuking their own territory. And who let off the EMP explosion? You need a nuclear missile to do that. I guess "Hollywood" domestic terrorist could manage to do it.
Nov. 9, 2006, 3:15 p.m. CST
I still watch the show. I watch a lot of bad shows, but see potential, just hoping they would get better. Yeah, these townsfolk are a bit too calm for just going through a nuclear aftermath. Would you really have block parties after a nuclear attack even it was for morale. And those teenagers need a good dose of radiation. With all their teenage issues and now someone just interupted their lives by nuking the country. How selfish of them! I saw a couple of Joan of Arcadia episodes. Jericho feels like that kind of family melodrama but they just added the nuclear attack for a twist.
Nov. 9, 2006, 7:57 p.m. CST
will they be replacing it with a series about a guy who keeps reliving the same day?
Nov. 9, 2006, 8:19 p.m. CST
I respect what they're trying to do, but that doesn't make this slow as molasses Hallmark TV show anymore exciting.
Nov. 9, 2006, 8:26 p.m. CST
Seriously, Jericho needs some twist. I'm still seeing it, but I don't know how long if it'll keep being some kind of "Everwood" with nuke.
Nov. 10, 2006, 12:16 a.m. CST
but for me, it's practically no characters that I like. They're all so bland. I hate the IRS girl, can't stand Jake's mom or ex-girlfriend, his brother is boring, the kid is creepy, the girl he likes is a bitch, the store owner is annoying, etc., etc. And I agree with whoever said about not caring who Jake's brother is banging, white trash bartender or pale frigid wooden wife. And why is their water supply not contaminated? It all comes from wells, right? Soooo, a whole episode was wasted on radioactive rain that wasn't actually radioactive? This show reminds me of the monster of the week episodes of The X-Files, except instead of a different monster ever week, it's a contrived, overly dramatic emergency that has little to do with the mythology. They need to up the danger and draw the drama from that, not from "I need my mother's jewelry box back". They also need to stop with the craptastic acoustic song of the week at the end of every episode that plays over the let's all be friends montage. I'll keep watching since last night's episode actually had some tension and excitement, but I'm taking it a week at a time.
Nov. 10, 2006, 11:04 a.m. CST
The real question is, what are they going to replace that show that is replacing Lost with when it gets taken off the air after two episodes? Thats what I want to know.
Nov. 10, 2006, 1:17 p.m. CST
... The town all chip in to save a corn harvest. Next week - Skeet Ulrich mows his lawn. I assume at some point something will happen in this post apocalyotic show that relates in some way to nuclear disaster?
Nov. 11, 2006, 7:27 a.m. CST
by @!v@r #@n$0
Only I'd like it more if they'd do THREE mini-seasons, rather than two... That way we'd get more really good cliffhangers... Althogh, despite being the biggest LOST fan in Minnesota, I HATED how they wrapped up the mini-season... But that's just me...
Nov. 11, 2006, 9:21 p.m. CST
there.. it's posted.. now let's move on!
Nov. 14, 2006, 5 p.m. CST
After the second episode I just couldn't see the point of continuing. I came here hoping people would say "it gets better and better" so that I could give it a chance again. This is the first time I tuned into CBS since the Duke of Hazzard (no joke, it's not even programmed into my dial) cause every show just seemed so bland to me. This was a less than bland concept executed in a bland fashion. It just felt phony to me. The super cop, with his "homeland security" training and the rousing town-come-together speech by the mayor gave it the feel of propaganda. At least 24s propaganda is somewhat exciting. And people here are indicating that it was domestic terrorists responsible??? No one, regardless of agenda, is going to nuke their own country into an uninhabitable wasteland. Maybe DC, but not a bunch of cities. Oh well, at least the networks are experimenting with different formulas. The cop, doctor, lawyer show thing is decades beyond played out. 'Cept maybe for Dexter. Been liking that one.
Nov. 17, 2006, 3:34 a.m. CST
Nov. 17, 2006, 3:35 a.m. CST
ye <br> <br> yea