May 24, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST
its fans are hardcore!
May 24, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST
May 24, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST
Yes, the Jericho fans are organized, but to say they're the most organized? Meh. Check out watchfarscape.com. Those people are so organized, they're militant...
May 24, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST
Most shows that are axed deserve to be axed and JERICHO was no exception. If I was the Head of Programming at CBS, I'd be annoyed that people were sending me all these nuts and keep their show off the air just for spite.
May 24, 2007, 9:50 a.m. CST
Gerald McRaneys' wife, Delta Burke, starred in the TV series "Designing Women" Well, even though I would never have been caught dead watching that show I have to admire it for one thing, it's fan base rallied after it was cancelled, started a letter writing campaign and brought it back for four more seasons....
May 24, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST
Overwhelming international support for show about nuking the US? mhh... interesting ;)
May 24, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST
I'm not a Jericho fan, have only watched maybe one and half episodes, but really that was an asine statement, shows that are cancelled deserved to be cancelled? sometimes shows have a hard time finding their auidence, sometimes they need a little more time to be fully devolped. Sometimes they are just too smart or (and I believe this was the case with Andy Barker PI) too nice. Not every show can have a great first Season like LOST had. Lok at the ratings of some classic shows like Sienfiled, which in it's first few seasons had extremly low ratings, but Littlefield belived in it and gave it a chance. TV execs live by the dollar not by the art and very rarely are shows given the chance to succed.
May 24, 2007, 9:58 a.m. CST
organized than this, Merrick. And raised a hell of a lot more money.
May 24, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST
CBS wants to become the all-procedural network, ABC the all-chick-show network, Fox the "edgy" show network, CW the network for tweens, pre-tweens, pre-teens, teens, fat twentysomething girls, and twenthysomething gay men. NBC is still looking for their identity
May 24, 2007, 10:12 a.m. CST
It's great to see people get behind something with such passion. Now if only there other causes out there that people would get this passionate about, it would do the world a lot of good. Good luck Jericho fans.
May 24, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST
May 24, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST
it is funny that people care more about a TV show than they do about world events or even local events. It's a sad state of affairs. That being said, I really hope Jericho comes back. I don't have much hope though, not just because of how narrow-minded network execs are but because everyone on the show has probably been released from their contracts to pursue other shows/movies.
May 24, 2007, 10:35 a.m. CST
JERICHO, in my opinion, was a mediocre show that got mediocre ratings and deserved its fate. And like IndyJonez100 and Jor-El23 have stated, it would be nice if people used that passion for something truly constructive like donating those nuts to homeless shelters or supporting congressional legislation to improve our country. <p>Sending nuts to CBS to save a TV show...Now, THAT'S asinine.</p>
May 24, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST
And the vast majority of the talkbacks don't exactly ooze with the rampant enthusiasm one would think you'd see behind this sort of response. This is just bizarre. Who are these people?
May 24, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST
One 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 24, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST
I found it almost physically painful, watching this matronly golem fail to act her way through a piece of tissue paper, so I stopped watching 'Jericho' at episode six. <br> <br> But I did give it a fair shot. <br> <br> Forgive me for being unable to understand the love people have for this sunny post-apocalyptic soap opera.
May 24, 2007, 10:42 a.m. CST
Imagine if ABC dropped LOST right now without answering any of the big questions. To say people would be pissed would be an understatement. Jericho is also a serial drama and alhtough the mystery element isn't quite as deep as Lost's, there are still MANY unanswered questions, and they also ended the season on a massive cliffhanger.
May 24, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST
I guess Merrick didn't cover the campaign (albeit unsuccessful) campaign to save HBO's masterpiece "Carnivale." Thousands of tarot cards deluged HBO offices in a matter of days as fans organized en-masse to save their favorite show.. It also got a HUGE amount of coverage by the media. I wish Jericho fans all the luck in the world.. It's a good show and doesn't deserve to die just yet...
May 24, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST
At least six episodes to properly finish the story. That way they could sell it as a complete thing on DVD.
May 24, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST
by Bill Clay
They could surely squeeze some money out of a 2-3 hour epilogue that was released straight to DVD. They could even include it on the eventual Season 1 box set collection. As things stand now, I don't think anyone will be buying DVD box sets of an unfinished Jericho.
May 24, 2007, 11:01 a.m. CST
What about the fans of "Firefly"? We rallied and got a feature film for our efforts. Good luck to you and the rest of the fans of "Jericho". I hope you reach your goal.
May 24, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST
Haven't you had a show that you like get cancelled? This has happened to us all. Who's side are you on? The fans or the Networks that don't give a shit about screwing us and telling us we have no choice but to like it?
May 24, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST
Good riddance to bad rubbish. *counts days until the 'Save The Sarah Connor Chronicles' campaign begins*
May 24, 2007, 11:15 a.m. CST
If networks are going to green light a show for half or a whole season always have a plan to end it early so that the viewers don't think they've wasted their time. Day Break needed to get resolved, Nightstalker needed to get finished. Producers, writers, have a plan in place to finish it if the hammer drops. I'll be more apt to put time into something even if it gets cancelled, but has a beginning, a middle and an end. Expect this and write the show accordingly. Good shows too often get canned - even well into their runs and there's never an episode to resolve it/ Network br-asses, think about that too.
May 24, 2007, 11:21 a.m. CST
im surprised ....this campaign is like a snowball rolling downhill..getting bigger and bigger....maybe all this will make CBS give jericho a second season to turn it around...... and FLAMING...u say soap opera as if its different than any other prime time show that cbs or any other network has to offer....every show is a soap opera...sorry if a show where people show emotion towards each other qualifies as a soap opera...as far as ive seen every show has that....im sure all the haters would love it if all they did was dodge nukes dropping every day, or shoot the crap outta each other or maybe if there were tons of cleavage hanging about like ghost whisperer, which from what i can tel is the only reason people even watch that.
May 24, 2007, 11:50 a.m. CST
As a fan f Jericho, I took it for what it was worth. I enjoyed the story and I watched it ever single week. Knowing I won't be able to see more really sucks. FOr those of you bashing others for wanting to keep it around...how about moving on yourselves? It's so easy to run at the mouth and stand against something, but it takes real courage to stand up for something. With that being said, go complain about something else and allow us Jericho fans to talk about attempts to save the show. Lastly, to those of you who ramble about stopping the war, etc, etc...keep your politics out of a film driven forum. It's tacky and pointless, much like your post.
May 24, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST
all this wasted time and effort on such a mediocre show.
May 24, 2007, 11:53 a.m. CST
Veronica Mars, Studio 60, heck, even Raines or Drive. Not this.
May 24, 2007, 12:11 p.m. CST
...is people watch LOST. I didn't hate Jericho by any means, but it got really tedious to watch after a while. Oh and if you want some militant fans, try Firefly fans. I should know, I am one.
May 24, 2007, 12:20 p.m. CST
by The Ape Giggins
Bitter disapointment when the show remains cancelled
May 24, 2007, 12:36 p.m. CST
...are now working to save JERICHO. I guess those hydrogen-engine cars and cures for cancer and Alzheimer's will just have to wait, hunh? Might as well forget about fighting terrorism, ending homelessness, fixing Social Security and health care reform because Skeet Ulrich is out of work. Then again, this issue has really jumped to the forefront ever since Paris Hilton's petition to be pardoned from serving half of her 45-day jail sentence fell through. <p>What will the inevitable campaign to save CAVEMEN involve? Mailing rocks to ABC?</p>
May 24, 2007, 12:39 p.m. CST
Way too much about Jericho on here recently. I know you don't have much to cover these days, but this getting silly. My interest has been piqued, I'll freely admit, but if there are any more Jericho posts this week - we are talking overkill.
May 24, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST
I am not involved in any of this, but I can say that the organizaed fans are probably taking tips from prior failed organizations such as the "Save Firefly", "Save Veronica Mars" and "Save Two and a Half Men" groups.
May 24, 2007, 1 p.m. CST
How is that going to affect this campaign? Will people still be interested after they come back from Memorial Day or will they have some new "flavor of the minute" from our 24 Hour News Channels/websites to worry about by then? Attention spans are getting shorter and shorter which may affect how long this story can stay in thew news.
May 24, 2007, 1:02 p.m. CST
four more posts and this talk back will show up on the list of top talk backs.
May 24, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST
I think that's the better way of doing it, and it works to everyone's advantage. Fans get their story tied up, questions answered and there is no network tinkering (that always ruins a show) to make it more appealing to the larger public. This should be policy now, I am still waiting to see how (if) Drive, Heist, Studio 60, Smith, Black Donnelys and a whole list of other shows that had loyal followings and a continuing storyline end. The cancellations knowing that they 1) don't give the shows long enough to develop an audience, and 2)that the networks will just abandon the loyal viewers who were into them, it just makes me want to refrain from starting to watch new shows. No wonder the networks audience numbers are shrinking. How about they show some loyalty to us for a change.
May 24, 2007, 2:35 p.m. CST
A 2 part movie or a two hour movie event, that would at least tie up the huge loose end at the end of Season 1, how does the battle end up? It would at least bring closure.
May 24, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST
Go read a book, plant a tree, or get off your fat ass and fight for something worthwhile. I'm sure Skeet appreciates your efforts to make him more rich but this is retarded. Plus Jericho sucked anyway.
May 24, 2007, 4:57 p.m. CST
for the continued support. We the fans of Jericho are NOT going away. Despite what Cbs thinks. Despite what the retard haters here and other places think. This thing is getting more and more national attention each day. Again thanks Merrick for the updates and letting other fans who might not know about whats going on.
May 24, 2007, 5:02 p.m. CST
Congrats on continually using your EXACT SAME weak ass statement in EVERY JERICHO talkback. Please turn off mommy and daddies computer, walk back down into their basement and do something else with your wasted life. Your lack of anything new to say is BORING. We don't care what you think. I don't mind getting flamed.... But at least I have something to say that is a continual repeat.
May 24, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST
is what i meant to type.
May 24, 2007, 5:53 p.m. CST
The farscape diehards mailed stuff as well. But were smart enough not to mail thousands of pounds of crap that the network would have to pay to take care of.
May 24, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
without nutcrackers, will break their teeth trying to open the nuts, and sue Columbia and the people who launched this futile campaign? <p> Can you imagine the kind of nonsense this would inspire for future save out show campaigns if Columbia caves on this. "Oh, it got fair to poor ratings and wasn't attracting the big sponsors, and we already announced another show we had more faith in for that timeslot, but we had to bring it back because some fans organized a nut mailing campaign. Coming next; The CW deluged with copies of the Veronica comic book.
May 24, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST
to sell to the geeks who start sending those in to whatever studio cancels the sarah connor chronicles, and i'll also invest in plastic vampire teeth for when they cancel the upcoming vampire series. Whoever came up with the nuts campaign must be rolling around in money right now. Cancellation -a problem? No! A possibility!
May 24, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST
Uh, I did mention it was a repost (and I did it once). I was not trying to pass it off as something new. And seeing that I responded so late to the last post I decided to repost it. I am sure many new eyes saw it. But my point remains the same. CBS will not bring this show back. Perhaps you can ask the writers of the show yourself. I have. They are all moving on. Staffing week (for writers in LA) is just about over and they are off getting jobs, not wating around to see if some nuts are going to get them back on the air. It is the nature of the business. We all need to work and keep paying those bills. I guess I will just write off your reponse as jealousy or something? I have no clue why you would get so angry at something like reposting. I say it again, good luck guys, but your chances are sadly slim and none.
May 24, 2007, 7:33 p.m. CST
Just like Ive talked to all the actors on the show. Your a moron. As I said before, go back to your parents basement after turning off their computer.
May 24, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST
CBS needs to the slot for CSI: Alabama. The plotlines involve a lot of single-wide trailers and dead possums on the road. I smell a hit.
May 24, 2007, 8 p.m. CST
The show was wildly uneven...but for whatever reason I think most people really started caring about the characters. I know I did. I also don't think the fan push is just for Jericho. I think it IS for all those shows that never got endings. Fans are just tired of it and leaving network tv in droves. This push is for Angel, Firefly, Drive, Wonderfalls, Carnivale, Veronica Mars and all the other shows in the past 3-4 DECADES not to get proper endings.
May 24, 2007, 8:25 p.m. CST
by Neo Zeed
...American Idol. Not the quality of the show. CBS fucked up, and should give Jericho another chance.
May 24, 2007, 9:02 p.m. CST
that in less than a week these fans were able to rally like this. Jericho was not for everyone, no show is. To be up against AI and have taken a hiatus and still draw the shares it did was pretty outstanding. No need to diss on the fans just because you aren't one. As far as the show's plot... no worse than the "carve 'em up" murder cases on every network, every night. I hope Jericho is brought back if only to see how many new viewers there will be.
May 24, 2007, 10:43 p.m. CST
by Read and Shut Up
Good hire, Harry. Keep up the good writing, Merrick.
May 24, 2007, 11:03 p.m. CST
How did Jericho leap ahead of these much MUCH better cancelled shows? Who is this Merrick guy?
May 24, 2007, 11:40 p.m. CST
Jericho was uneven. It started out sluggish. But once it got going I found it to be the best show on TV. I adore Lost, don't get me wrong, but for some reason Jericho just clicked with me more than Lost ever did. Jericho, more than any other show, seemed to pose mysteries and solve them at the best rate and frequency. <b> I know it was schmaltzy and I can understand why some people thought it was boring but I thought it was the best thing on TV. I also though Firefly and BSG sucked, I always felt like both of those were written by people that had no idea how real people functioned in the world and confused drama for stern looks and shouting.
May 25, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST
It also makes me want to scream, "Jesus H. Christ, it's just a TV show! It attracted no viewers and therefore made no money for the network! LET. IT. GO." But I don't suppose that would do any good, would it? These fans become "true believers" and are determined to resurrect their dead shows. If only people put as much effort into, oh, world hunger or Darfur or getting this country out of Iraq. But of course, those things pale in the face of SAVING A MIDDLING NETOWRK SHOW. Jesus.
May 25, 2007, 2:45 a.m. CST
persevered and the back half of the season was class, we really started to dig the whole mad max vibe that the show started to lean towards, i.e. everyman for themselves and then we find out who done it and got a whole big fucking setup for the end and BAM! left on a cliffhanger with no fucking end in sight... bastards! i hate it when they cancel great shows, Invasion was another show that was slow but really started moving, fer fucks sake people tv shows need to find there legs and once they do the networks pull them! fucking americans love there dance dance sing idol bullshit and quality entertainment that doesnt involve some fat kid singing gets canceled... *cries at the state of tv these days*
May 25, 2007, 3:42 a.m. CST
im picking up the slack for you people. come on, $5 isnt alot of money. if 10 people donate $5 they'll have matched my last donation.
May 25, 2007, 6:13 a.m. CST
by Blok Narpin
May 25, 2007, 6:23 a.m. CST
by Blok Narpin
there is nothing cooler then seeing fans rally behind a show and give a network hell. I wasn't a Jericho fan but I'll certainly start watching them online to see what all the fuss is about. I worked hardcore in the Save Angel campaign, so these Jericho backers get my full support.
May 25, 2007, 6:36 a.m. CST
I never watched an episode. but boycott products of advertisers ?!! That's just wrong. What's it got to do with them ? Do they want people to start losing their jobs ?
May 25, 2007, 7:23 a.m. CST
JERICHO is about a group of ordinary people facing incalculably unlikely odds. Still, they step up to the plate and do what needs to be done - like having a street party after the apparant end of the world (as they know it)?
May 25, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST
keep em coming to cbs
May 25, 2007, 10:43 a.m. CST
You mention why anyone would buy a DVD set of the "Complete" series when it isn't even close to being complete. Can't agree with you more! I wonder how many DVD box sets of the ABC sold of INVASION: The "Complete" series? BTW, nice DIE HARD reference in your user name! :-)
May 25, 2007, 12:50 p.m. CST
by Hideo Kojima
So are we going to have people running around the site hijacking talkback after talkback talking about how "GREAT" Jericho was? reminds me of the time Firefly was canceled..
May 25, 2007, 1:37 p.m. CST
by Bill Clay
It seems like every sore loser who ever had a favorite show canceled is coming here to say, "Nyah, nyah! It's not coming back!" Haters, grow up and go to a talkback where you have something meaningful to contribute, please. There's been several successful revival campaigns, and there's no reason why this one might not be successful also.
May 25, 2007, 2 p.m. CST
by Bill Clay
from the CBS message board- <br> Hello everyone, <br> I can't say what an extreme week I've been having. Hearing that the show would not be coming back was so hard for me to process because my experience on the show has been nothing short of amazing. But now, seeing how great and passionate you guys are in all your campaigning, it makes me feel so unbelievably good to be a part of something that inspires people so much. <br> Believe me, I know what it is like to fight for something even against incredible odds. <br> You know, if I listened to anyone who told me "no, you can't," I would never have been able to be a part of something as great as Jericho. So I am completely in tune with how you feel and you make me very proud. <br> Keep believing that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. I know that you have inspired me to keep believing that for myself! <br> With much gratitude, Shoshannah Stern (Bonnie Richmond)
May 25, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST
by Mal Carne
I liked this show, too... before that huge haitus. Now I'm convinced the show needs to die, simply to teach the network suits an object lesson: Good shows get killed by huge breaks. And then, apparently, you get pelted with nuts.
May 25, 2007, 9:14 p.m. CST
smack Jennifer Love Hewitt (star of CBS's "Ghost Whisperer") with nuts at the first opportunity. All the while yelling "SAVE JERICHO, SAVE JERICHO!"! Just doing my part!
May 26, 2007, 1:59 a.m. CST
cause, the marrs family is private dicks. try sending those to iraq
May 26, 2007, 2:12 a.m. CST
backwoods malitia people. Imagine the kinds of stuff those people would do to save their show. That would be funny. My prediction is CBS will try to milk as much publicity as possible, then have a press release saying they will do a mini-series/TV movie to wrap up the loose ends for the fans, and they'll also get a plug for an overpriced DVD set into that press release.
May 26, 2007, 2:13 a.m. CST
Who has time to design and distribute a new flag after civilization blows up?
May 26, 2007, 3:34 a.m. CST
by The Selecter
The flag is the winner of the Design a New Flag Contest for US which was held during the street party. The fake Marines gave their A-OK at the We're Saved! dinner, after which the fireworks display was given. The Creepy Guy who runs the Wind Generators R Us & Fetish Shop at the Bazaar originated the original concept, even though Gray is claiming credit for it. LOL<br><br>It's funny how all these people crawled out of the woodwork after the show was cancelled, especially here at AICN.<br><br>Oh, and don't call me a hater...heck, I even grew to like this show at the end, where it even got better than 24 (though not hard given its miserable season). I just find this effort humorous, but everybody's gotta stand up for something. Thankfully, these folks have a better sense or humor, or thicker skin than those Firefly folks.
May 26, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST
by I Hope You Die
(I don't need to.) But what's with all the inappropriate, completely unwarranted, frequently surreal smack talking at AICN? How could you have possibly been "saying this" to "kiss anyone's ass"? How would that even make sense? And you "don't need to"? Possibly because there's no context for doing so? WTF? Are any of the writers here older than 14? In other thoughts: How long before networks start canceling shows on purpose for the free publicity the inevitable fan backlash creates? If I was a network head I'd commission a pilot for a new Josh Whedon crapfest every other week so his obsessed fans could do all my advertising for me.
May 27, 2007, 7:25 a.m. CST
The idea of the show could have been used better and stop acting like a lost rip off. Get to the point and do the adventure. If you are yawning you way to the big "payoff" at the end of the episode, then it aint worth it.
May 27, 2007, 10:04 a.m. CST
A boycott of the advertisers? What the hell do they have to do with canceling the show?
May 27, 2007, 6:36 p.m. CST
got the Variety page too. Gave a lot to charity. Didn't help though. The DVD sales helped and gave us a farewell film. <p> I remember when one of my favorite series ever went off the air, Homicide: Life on the Streets. Sort of cliffhangery with Baliss quitting the force, then the guy he was trying to apprehend ended up with a bullet in his head. It was implied that he did the shooting. However, NBC made a movie wrapping up endings with Bayliss confessing to Frank he did indeed murder the perp. It was one of the best things I ever saw on Television, ever. (It was implied that Bayliss comitted suicide after he sat down to a card game with all the other detectives who had died on the series. It was further confirmed by Munch on L&O: Special Victims when he said:" I used to know a guy who got emotionally involved with his cases; he ate his gun.) <p> Sorry, meandered a bit but my point is this: Why don't more studios have wrap up two hour movies anymore? Slap it on to the box set. Who wants to by a box set that ends so abruptly?
May 27, 2007, 10:59 p.m. CST
by far from god
they didn't make the show dark enough. Shit half the story lines could have fitted seemlessly into days of our lives
May 27, 2007, 11:03 p.m. CST
by far from god
this will just free up more room for crap like Idol, or fags playing dress up with straights or whatever other crap passes for entertainment umongst the brainwashed masses these days
May 28, 2007, 5:51 p.m. CST
OK, so Firefly failed, but you may recall the case of the Roswell High (the 'High' was soon dropped). The show was prety good and when it was cancelled after one season fans deluged the network with bottles of tobasco sauce. I kid you not!!Not sure which Network it was, but it worked!!! The show ran for another 2 seasons. So while you might be discouraged by the cancellations of gems like Firefly, just remember -sometimes, just sometimes, fan campaigns actually work. Good luck. Jericho is a great show.
June 5, 2007, 2:19 p.m. CST
Michael Ausiello at TVGUIDE.com says that JERICHO is close to return. Midseason for at least 8 episodes. Actors resigning contracts and new soundstage is being acquired. CBS must have planned this all along;)