UPDATE FOR INTERNATIONAL READERS!! Save JERICHO!! Get Ready CBS - The Nut Truck Is Coming!!
UPDATED 7:43 AM CST USA 05.22.07
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:
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?
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.
...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 vague...so 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.
Mr. Kelly Kahl
Senior Exec VP of Programming
CBS Television Network
51 West 52nd St.
New York, NY 10019
Ms. Nina Tassler, President
7800 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036-2112
More info as more comes in.
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May 21, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST
It's at over 2,100lbs now!
May 21, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST
Not so hot on just nuts, tho.
May 21, 2007, 10:03 p.m. CST
should i send dead gangsters to nbc because black donnellys got cancelled. you dorks.
May 22, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST
May 21, 2007, 10:12 p.m. CST
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
if mankind is to survive.
May 21, 2007, 10:29 p.m. CST
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
Take that, minimum wage mail room worker at CBS studios.
May 22, 2007, 12:48 a.m. CST
if we get a movie, i'll be happy.
May 22, 2007, 12:50 a.m. CST
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
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
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
May 21, 2007, 11:03 p.m. CST
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
...in 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
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
MORE JERICHO!!!!MORE ASHLEY SCOTT!!!
May 22, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST
Stupid kid :)
May 22, 2007, 1:02 p.m. CST
...is 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
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
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
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
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
May 22, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST
and that's the cold hard truth sukka fool.
May 23, 2007, 2:19 a.m. CST
May 23, 2007, 1:03 p.m. CST
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
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
http://www.film.ca/jericho.htm and I bought another pound for ms tassler tonight too:-)
May 24, 2007, 12:16 a.m. CST
$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
Jericho must go on! losing jericho on air, is like losing my day job. let us help each other by signing the petition at http://www.youchoose.net/pledge/save_jericho/from/xavierr
Aug. 18, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST
since the 11th? Do we not have monitors anymore???
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