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2nd time is NOT the charm!. . .CBS cancels 'Jericho'. . .again. . .
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 21, 2008 10:15PM
. . .looks like for good this time. . .but it will have a satisfying ending. . .



CBS Cancels 'Jericho' [Again]
March 25 will make the show's series finale with a satisfying ending


For the second time in two years, "Jericho" has reached the end of its CBS run.

CBS announced on Friday (March 21) that next Tuesday's new "Jericho," already set to be the show's second season finale, will also be its series finale.

"The March 25th episode of Jericho will be the series finale," says CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler. "Without question, there are passionate viewers watching this program; we simply wish there were more. We thank an engaged and spirited fan base for keeping the show alive this long, and an outstanding team of producers, cast and crew that went through creative hoops to deliver a compelling, high quality second season. We have no regrets bringing the show back for a second try. We listened to our viewers, gave the series an opportunity to grow, and the producers put a great story on the screen. We're proud of everyone's efforts."

Interestingly, Tassler didn't end her statement with a plea to fans to resist the temptation to bombard her offices with nuts for the second year in a row.

After an extremely promising start last season, "Jericho" went on an extended winter hiatus and returned against " American Idol" to vastly lower ratings. As a result, CBS left the drama off of its schedule for the 2007-08 season.

Within days of the show's cancellation -- a decision Tassler acknowledged at the time was a difficult one -- fans began to organize and send letters and nuts to CBS. The nuts were in response to the closing line of the first season cliffhanger and they filled CBS offices by the ton.

CBS relented and brought "Jericho" back for a truncated seven-episode second season.

While CBS promoed the show extensively, many fans felt its Tuesday 10 p.m. slot wasn't ideal for what started out as a family show. In addition, the limited production run also included a dramatically reduced budget and with it the a notably smaller cast and a restricted scope.

The show's early 2008 ratings were its lowest yet and recent episodes have averaged a 1.9 rating in the key 18-49 demo. On their own, the show's ratings were among CBS' lowest, not even close to enough to justify a renewal, but matters were complicated by the strong online performance for "Jericho," both in terms of iTunes downloads and streaming views.

Producers reportedly produced two different endings for the second season, one with a cliffhanger and the other offering resolution for the devoted fans.

On March 25, fans will get that second ending.




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Re: 2nd time is NOT the charm!. . .CBS cancels 'Jericho'. . .again. . .
Posted by: DaviDC.
Date: March 21, 2008 10:52PM
I read that they filmed 2 endings; one a cliff-hanger & the other that tied up loose ends. I reckon the latter will be the one that airs.



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Re: 2nd time is NOT the charm!. . .CBS cancels 'Jericho'. . .again. . .
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: March 21, 2008 10:58PM
I've been somewhat of a fan and at least it sounds like they're going to give it an ending and not leave hanging forever.



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Re: 2nd time is NOT the charm!. . .CBS cancels 'Jericho'. . .again. . .
Posted by: Sam3
Date: March 22, 2008 04:14AM
I wonder if it will be an 'satisfying' ending with a hook, to leave the door slightly ajar in case a cable-only outfit like Spike or Lifetime wants to pick it up for broadcast.
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Re: 2nd time is NOT the charm!. . .CBS cancels 'Jericho'. . .again. . .
Posted by: h linamen
Date: March 22, 2008 08:10AM
This has been one of my wife's and my favorite shows. I cannot believe it doesn't do better against some of the stupid, silly shows being offered. Guess the dumb shows just highlight the intelligence of some viewing public.
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Re: 2nd time is NOT the charm!. . .CBS cancels 'Jericho'. . .again. . .
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 22, 2008 10:43AM
I'm surprised it lasted this long.

Lost also surprises me in its longevity, and Jericho can't compete with it.

I'm no longer a fan of jerk-me-around-conspiracy type plots.

That fans could give it a second chance was great, but in the end it's about ratings because ratings mean dollars.






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Re: 2nd time is NOT the charm!. . .CBS cancels 'Jericho'. . .again. . .
Posted by: herbiesyufy
Date: March 22, 2008 04:38PM
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DaviDC.
I read that they filmed 2 endings; one a cliff-hanger & the other that tied up loose ends. I reckon the latter will be the one that airs.

I read that too. In bold text, in the post directly above yours. About 2 inches north.
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