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UPDATED 7:43 AM CST USA 05.22.07 Merrick again... Giles sent in the message regarding the JERICHO "Nuts" campaign. Seems overseas viewers attempting to contribute to the campaign have hit a snafu when filling out order forms on the NutsOnline site (the forms apparently don't accommodate overseas address formating). Here's what Giles had to say:
Hi Merrick, Been talking to Jeffrey at NutsOnline, after I complained that the billing form section only catered for US addresses. (I'm from the UK) He said it'll still work if you put in the correct 1st line of your street address, then use THEIR zip, city and state details. Which are : Zip - 07036 City - Linden State - NJ Might have more of an impact if JERICHO's foreign fans (like myself) can get involved in the stunt. Any chance you can update your page with this info? Cheers, mate.
We've received a surprising amount of e-mail about the campaign from overseas viewers, so I thought this might help. More info as more comes in. ORIGINAL ARTICLE FOLLOWS.

Merrick here...
...with a follow-up regarding the "Save JERICHO" campaign. As regular Coaxial readers may recall, the series was unceremoniously canceled last week. To get up to speed on my personal feelings about this series, and to learn more about efforts to save the show, CLICK HERE to access our recent report. Viewers of JERICHO will remember a season finale reference to "nuts" - hearkening back to a true World War II story about the one word reply Americans sent to a German demand for surrender. Well, it seems JERICHO fans have taken the reply quite literally. Tomorrow morning, CBS will be getting a communication from JERICHO viewers.
JERICHO fans amassed 1,815 pounds of nuts in three hours. Evidently, the orders continue to roll in (as of this printing, the nut pile is up to 2,140 lbs). The first torrent of nuts should arrive at CBS tomorrow morning. My God...I wanna picture of that. If any JERICHO fans out there can chase down the nut truck (yes, I know how that sounds) and take pictures of the delivery...please send me some photos! If you'd like to contribute to the campaign, you can do so via NutsOnline. A $5 or $10 contribution will propel nuts towards CBS - including a personalized note from each purchaser.


NutsOnline is the cyber manifestation of a 78-year old family business from Newark, New Jersey. They're not making a great deal of money by aiding in the campaign to save the series. Although, I'm guessing their visibility has increased a bit of late. CBS has issued an message indicating that the network "hopes to develop a way to provide closure to the compelling drama that was the Jericho story." This is pretty FANS SHOULD NOT CEASE THEIR EFFORTS AT THIS TIME. While I find the "Nuts Campaign" tremendously amusing, I should re-emphasize what I've said previously: the very best thing you can do for the show is sending physical letters (you know...addressed by hand...lick the stamp...all that quaint stuff) to CBS. Contact information:
Mr. Kelly Kahl Senior Exec VP of Programming CBS Television Network 51 West 52nd St. New York, NY 10019 Ms. Nina Tassler, President CBS Entertainment 7800 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036-2112
More info as more comes in.

e-mail MERRICK!!!

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  • May 21, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST

    YES! Thanks for posting this!

    by fedrich519

    It's at over 2,100lbs now!

  • May 21, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Mmmmm....peanut butter.

    by Pennsy

    Not so hot on just nuts, tho.

  • May 21, 2007, 10:03 p.m. CST

    haha gay


    should i send dead gangsters to nbc because black donnellys got cancelled. you dorks.

  • May 22, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST

    LOL. that'll feed alot of squirrels

    by palewook


  • May 21, 2007, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Can't end a stupid war, but got time for tv

    by EvilWizardGlick

    How fucked up are people that they can't end a war but will unite to save a tv show.

  • May 21, 2007, 10:19 p.m. CST

    We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking

    by An4h0ny

    if mankind is to survive.

  • May 21, 2007, 10:29 p.m. CST


    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    Jesus Christ you people are pathetic. The show is dead. you should be THANKING GOD that you are apparently going to get some kind of "closure" in a wrap-up episode or movie. Most shows dont get that. Hell, if I were CBS, after this kind of annoying dumbass "nuts" campaign, I'd cancel the plans for that as well!

  • May 22, 2007, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Really sends a message

    by areynol2

    Take that, minimum wage mail room worker at CBS studios.

  • May 22, 2007, 12:48 a.m. CST

    i want my money back if this fails....

    by funnyhat

    if we get a movie, i'll be happy.

  • May 22, 2007, 12:50 a.m. CST

    I wish I was a television producer

    by chrth

    I'd make a geek show with Ribs as part of the plot, and then I'd cancel it. Mmm-mmm I'd be eating Ribs nonstop!

  • May 22, 2007, 12:56 a.m. CST

    yep my $10 has been spent!

    by tristeele

    Hehe. I know our show isnt coming back but its still fun messing with CBS. All I want now is a 4 hour miniseries and Id be very happy.

  • May 21, 2007, 11 p.m. CST

    I'm curious...

    by wackybantha

    Can anyone tell me which shows have been brought back after cancelation due to fan outcry? I think FAMILY GUY is one, right? What others, if any? I'd really like to know. SAVE JERICHO!!!!!!!!

  • May 21, 2007, 11:01 p.m. CST


    by wackybantha

    And furthermore......NUTS!!!!!!!!!

  • May 21, 2007, 11:03 p.m. CST

    To the haters.....

    by tristeele

    Why even post about it? This Obviously this isn't for you. I've never understood why people just bitch about stuff. It might not have been that good a show but we like it. Hell I read every post nuke book I can find most suck....but every once in awhile one is good. I like the subject. This show isn't GREAT...but its the best post nuke show on the air. That is good enough for me and my $10 bucks. And I seem to remember- Star Trek, Firefly and fucking CAGNEY AND LACEY coming back after similar stupid acts as ours.

  • May 22, 2007, 12:01 a.m. CST

    I hope CBS minds a worthy charity

    by Napoleon Park

    to contribute all this fat and protien to. Because with world hunger and homelessness, protesting the cancellation of a show about a city with limited food reserves by contributing a ton of food to a major national television network is... sigh... <p> Original Star Trek was either "on the bubble" or on the verge of cancelation when a letter wriging campaign gave it a(n ill-fated) third season. Family guy came back and four 90 minute DVD Futurama features (which can be aired as a dozen TV series episodes) are in the works.

  • May 22, 2007, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Right ON!!! They had a good nod on "The Soup"

    by modlight

    This week... I'm glad its happening. And this is a way more clever way to spend money to save a show than buying the DVD. Maybe we can send fish to NBC to get Surface back.

  • May 22, 2007, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Don't hire Tobias Fuenke

    by INWOsuxRED

    If fans really wanted to be true to their "favorite" show, they would shell CBS with mortar rounds. THAT would be funny.

  • May 22, 2007, 1:19 a.m. CST


    by slder78

    Well there's the grandaddy of all letter writing campaigns TOS Star Trek, Cagney and Lacey (also on CBS), Roswell from WB to UPN (a division of Viacom, parent of CBS). That's off the top of my head. Personally, I'm all for the nut thing. So what if it pisses CBS off? What are they gonna do, cancel the show again?

  • May 22, 2007, 1:36 a.m. CST

    Here ya go, CBS... choke on THEEESE NUTS!!


    Wow... it's like I'm a sophomore in High School all over again. And I don't just mean the nostalgia, I mean... I'm acting like one.

  • May 22, 2007, 1:53 a.m. CST

    This is, well, nuts!

    by Krazy1

    I love it! I hope it works out. I am thinking about sending some embalming fluid to NBC to save Crossing Jordan now. At this point, my Wednesday tv watching is the shits with both these shows gone and Lost not comming back til '08.

  • May 22, 2007, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Jericho was AWFUL! So don't bother!

    by silentbobafett2

    GREAT IDEA! Done fucking awful! How can any of you supprt a show that was baout the end of the world, but people had fucking street parties!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was the most insanley awful show, from a brilliant idea, I've ever seen! Don't wast eyou money on Nuts for these guys! Eat them yourselves!!! JERICHO IS A GOOD THING TO BE CANCELLED! :-)

  • May 22, 2007, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Actually, Boulder...

    by LlGHTST0RMER an attempt to show goodwill and dedication to their cause, many Angel fans gave blood as a "positive" protest to Angel's cancellation. Not given to the WB, but to the Red Cross or somewhere. Although I think the show's fate may have been different, had they tried your tactic. ;-)

  • May 22, 2007, 12:52 p.m. CST

    "NUTS" Very Nice , Yes??????????

    by EyesAll Around1

    This is a show that needs saving. Did you people that put down the show really watch more the 20 minutes of the.There was some pretty sucky episodes yes indeed, like the barn is on fire type of episodes and that is what is what got the show in trouble. It needs saving.

  • May 22, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Just spent 5 bucks

    by optimus122


  • May 22, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    silentbobafett2 SUCKS A MEAN CWAHKKK

    by optimus122

    Stupid kid :)

  • May 22, 2007, 1:02 p.m. CST

    What they don't realise...

    by GilesT that while they'll get higher viewing figures, and therefore advertising revenue, for the first few episodes of a new show, rather than those of a returning show, eventually people are going to stop bothering watching the new shows altogether 'cause the probability of it being worth their time investment (ie, getting to see a whole story play out) is small. <br> <br> Short termism is ruining narrative TV.

  • May 22, 2007, 11:30 a.m. CST

    The homeless in NYC will be eating nuts for MONTHS!

    by Bill Clay

    I don't understand how CBS can ignore this groundswell of support. Even if the numbers weren't statistically there, all this 'sound and fury' should clue them in that Jericho has a passionate fan base. Hell, I doubt that most Top 20 shows have the kind of rabid fans that Jericho has. CBS is NUTS to throw away this proven fan base on an untested reality show that will probably be canceled in a month. The only reason I can see for CBS not to reverse their decision, and at least bring Jericho back as a mid-season replacement when Kid Nation gets canceled, is stubborn pride. CBS' executives are too stubborn to admit that they made a mistake. Maybe they're afraid their jobs will be in jeopardy if the bosses at CBS realize how bad they screwed up?

  • May 22, 2007, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Any one know what final lbs were

    by indyjonez100

    How many lbs of nuts were delivered to CBS? I give them credit, it definitely is creative.

  • May 22, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Good luck guys

    by Coenbro

    Ones small problem. CBS doesn't need some middling (actually less-than-middling) cultish show. All of there shows are huge. They have some of the highest rated dramas and the highest rated comedy. Sure, I hate it all and can't remember the last time I watched CBS, but the fact is, they have no need for Jericho. It wasn't popular, it doesn't create any sort of buzz, and it costs a lot. I bet you Kid Nation will do better in the ratings. And the enitre run of Kid Nation probably costs 10 times less than a season of Jericho. It's the nature of TV these days and it's why you are seeing more reality and game shows. They cost nothing. I work in TV. Dramas cost a fortune, tons of people get risiduals (and God do I love them), and every one is union (which I love as well). It won't help CBS one whit to carry this show.

  • May 22, 2007, 1:40 p.m. CST

    the show was dumb, but this really funny

    by JackLint

    too bad there wasn't this kind of outcry for shows that really deserved it (The Tick).

  • May 22, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    And why you should also eat me bitch

    by optimus122

    Please die

  • May 22, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    People of Jericho GOTTA EAT!!

    by dudemandude

    and that's the cold hard truth sukka fool.

  • May 23, 2007, 2:19 a.m. CST

    That show was...

    by HardNate


  • May 23, 2007, 1:03 p.m. CST

    This thing is picking up steam

    by indyjonez100

    The media is finally getting wind of this campaign and their about to hit another 4000 lbs of nuts for today on top of the 4000 lbs they shipped today to CBS.

  • May 23, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    The Variety add money is...

    by tristeele

    almost collected as well. I think this thing is gonna keep going. Ive still been calling, emailing each day. lets go Jericho Nuts!!!

  • May 23, 2007, 10:02 p.m. CST

    They collected enough for the Variety Ad!

    by none2525 and I bought another pound for ms tassler tonight too:-)

  • May 24, 2007, 12:16 a.m. CST

    On a baser level...

    by GilesT

    $5 is a VERY small price to pay to have Ashley Scott be grateful for your nuts. <br> <br>Or Skeet Ulrich, if that's what floats your boat!

  • May 31, 2007, 1:45 p.m. CST

    save Jericho

    by xabistuff

    Jericho must go on! losing jericho on air, is like losing my day job. let us help each other by signing the petition at

  • Aug. 18, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST

    How does this kind of post stay up?

    by INWOsuxRED

    since the 11th? Do we not have monitors anymore???