CBS caves, Jericho lives

Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls, and Arrested Development fans take note. The people have rallied, and a television network actually took notice.

A day after it was rumored that a deal was in the works to bring Jericho back from cancellation, CBS today confirmed that the show will return for at least seven more episodes.

On the official Jericho message boards, CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler began a lengthy post with one word--"Wow!" Impressed with the outcry from fans of the show, Tassler announced that Jericho will return midseason next year.

The post reads, "Over the past few weeks, you have put forth an impressive and probably unprecedented display of passion in support of a primetime television series. You got our attention; your e-mails and collective voice have been heard."

The initial order is only for seven episodes, but CBS is hoping that the show's fans can rally more viewers, which will in turn mean more Jericho.

"In success, there is the potential for more. But, for there to be more Jericho, we will need more viewers," Tassler's post continues. "A loyal and passionate community has clearly formed around the show. But that community needs to grow. It needs to grow on the CBS Television Network, as well as on the many digital platforms where we make the show available. We will count on you to rally around the show, to recruit new viewers with the same grass-roots energy, intensity, and volume you have displayed in recent weeks."

CBS will do its part by re-airing the first season of Jericho this summer, streaming episodes and clips of the show online, and releasing the first season on DVD on September 25.

Shortly after the show's premiere season ended on a cliffhanger, Jericho was left off CBS' 2007-2008 fall schedule and presumed to be cancelled. The die-hard Jericho fans fought back with e-mails, "save Jericho" Web sites, and countless message board posts. But the real protest came in the form of a campaign, which saw fans send in pounds and pounds of nuts to CBS' corporate offices.

"On behalf of everyone at CBS, thank you for expressing your support of Jericho in such an extraordinary manner," Tassler's post reads. "Your protest was creative, sustained and very thoughtful and respectful in tone. You made a difference."

The post closes with, "P.S. Please stop sending us nuts :)"

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Aug 02, 2007
You guys are nuts!

I don't think we will have to worry. Many people doesn't watch new shows simply because they get cancelled. Any show getting a 2nd season gets a stable fanbase. And with the reruns and DVD release, makes it even better!

But if we now get 7 episodes, does that mean we have to wait till fall'08 for more episodes? I hope not.
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Jul 29, 2007
NUTS
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Jul 25, 2007
FINALLY! This just made my day... *snifle snifle* i think im gonna cry...
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Jun 29, 2007
Do not underestimate the power of NUTS!!
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Jun 26, 2007
as much as i LOVED Stargate SG-1 the series was on for TOO long while it was a great show and i WAS in love with it i got bored in the 8th season :/

as for Jericho ill be happy with 3 decent Seasons it dont have to be on for 10 years but 3-4 season is good
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Jun 17, 2007
it doesn't have to be 10 seasons just some closure. Maybe Jericho the Capital of the US. How about that? President Green!!LOL
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Jun 14, 2007
i'm wishing for about more 10 seasons...

oh yeah
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Jun 13, 2007
Fantastic news! Long live Jericho!!!
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Jun 13, 2007
Jericho saved!!! YES!!!!!!!!
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Jun 12, 2007
I AM SO HAPPY I JUST LOVE THIS SHOW AND THE ACTORS THEY DO A GREAT JOB WE ALL WANT MORE THAN 7 EVERYONE MUST WATCH SO OUR SHOW WILL CONTINUE
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Jun 12, 2007
Jericho canceled --- CBS entertainment division listens and capitulates --- Jericho is saved (for at least 7 episodes --- Now, that's what I'm talking about!!!
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Jun 11, 2007
well maybe we can't create worldpeace, A great Climate change or 9" High Heels, But we did it.
Thanks to all of you. JERICHO IS BACK!!! WE WILL PREVIAL!!!

p.s. add "Jericho Lives" to your MSN/AOL/MySpace names to create more viewers. Or we will have the same cry again in 7 weeks after september.
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Jun 11, 2007
Thanks to ALL of the Jericho Fans, Casts, Crews & NUTonLINE for fighting so hard to bring this great show back!And THANKS to CBS for Listening to our pleads!TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS ETC. TO WATCH JERICHO!!!!
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Jun 11, 2007
YAY!!!! So excited that Jericho is coming back! I nearly cried when it wasn't on the Fall schedule. Bring back a full season of Jericho!!!!!!!! It's AWESOME
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Jun 10, 2007
yeah jericho is back can't wait for the next episode i love that show it's soooooooo Amazing
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Jun 10, 2007
Great Jericho is an Awesome show glad it's back. Love this closing bit of the post "P.S. Please stop sending us nuts :)"
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Jun 10, 2007
The power of Nuts is amazing, especially when they band together.
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Jun 10, 2007
hell yeah!
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Jun 10, 2007
Unlike Fox, CBS actually listens to there fans. I love you CBS, Jericho is ONE of the best shows on television.
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Jun 10, 2007
In the words of Homer Simpson: "WOO HOO!!!!"
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Jun 10, 2007
That will be good news to hear.. I haven't started watchin this series yet but i heard that it is really good...
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Jun 09, 2007
I didn't know CBS would be so merciful to us fans of Jericho. Awesome.
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Jun 09, 2007
Im impressed with all the fans way to GO..
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Jun 09, 2007
Jericho is CBS best tv show. Why take it off the air?
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Jun 09, 2007
Great news! excelent show! we have to push harder for more episodes. we should send eyeballs next time.
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Jun 09, 2007
Perfect!!!! I was really sad when i read that jericho was cancelled. We want more than 7 episodes!!!!
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Jun 09, 2007
wow...great news....but its just a start we will need to work harder to maintain its palce on tv!

wow!
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Jun 09, 2007
Thats great, all the nuts paid off lol
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Jun 09, 2007
:)))))))))))))))))))

Probably, CBS staff must have been tired of eating nuts XD

They must be fat XD

GOGOGOGOGOGO

JERIIIIIIIICHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

CABUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

:X
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Jun 09, 2007
This is great! I was afraid it would end, but how could they end it like that! The last episode ended so exciting. I'm looking forward to what happens next... Besides this show has a lot to build on, I don't understand why they would want to end it. Anyway, I'm happy to get to se another episode of it...
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Jun 09, 2007
That is good news, cos at least will have a good closure
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Jun 09, 2007
Just like Roswell after the 2nd season, another show lives on after sending food to the network executives. It might even return as early as October according to tvguide.com. Let's hope 7 won't be the final episodes.
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Jun 09, 2007
WOW....This is great..so fantastic..anyway i could go on forever but Well done to everyone..ITS BACK...
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Jun 09, 2007
wow I am so happy i can not believe it and I will re watch this summer and tell people about it and get others to watch
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Jun 09, 2007
HOLY merciful Zeus!!! correct me if I'm wrong but I think this is the Only show that ever came back from cancellation just because of the fan's effort! HELLS yeah! i cant believe the Nuts campaign actually worked!! now all we Jericho fans have to do is somehow get people to watch it and increase the ratings!

yay!!! I'm soo happy :)
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Jun 08, 2007
Bravo CBS, now it's our turn people to get people aboard this great show!!! POWER TO THE PEOPLE spread the word!!!
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Jun 08, 2007
Best TV news I think I have heard about in a loong time. I will still wear my 'nuts for Jericho' tshirt on order, and will try and get as many of my friends and family to watch it as possible to raise support too.
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Jun 08, 2007
YES, YES YEEEESSS!!! I love Jericho!!
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Jun 08, 2007
Gosh I couldn't be happier! Gonna have a me peanut butter sandwhich :)
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Jun 08, 2007
The digital age at it's best! Great news and am excited to see if we can take this to the next level (full renewal)!
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Jun 08, 2007
Yeahhh! We did it! Jericho is back for more! Grats to all who believed in this show! This is quality TV not reality trash!
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Jun 08, 2007
Good news for beautiful people! Now if we can just get Ten in Australia to continue showing the rest of season one instead of terrible Lindsay Lohan movies then we'll be on our way.
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Jun 08, 2007
WOW!!! really glad for Jericho fans. Hope this could become a regular thing, twisting station's arm into getting shows back.
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Jun 08, 2007
Bid pat on the back for all of us... WE REALLY DID IT...
and a great thanks for whoever helped in the campaign and had the NUTS idea !! That was awesome !!

JERICHO's BACK :) Yeepee
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Jun 08, 2007
hurrah..jericho's back..great job ppl..thats the way to do it
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Jun 08, 2007
hurrah!!JERICHO Returns...thats the way to do it
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Jun 08, 2007
Awesome. There's so little I find worth watching on network TV these days, it's nice to know a good show like Jericho will return.
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Jun 08, 2007
The Babys got their pacifers!
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Jun 08, 2007
YES!! We did it! :D
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Jun 08, 2007
It just shows if you b!@#% and Whine about it eventually you will get your way. Hence that b!$#@ paris getting out of jail after only 72 hours god! i hate her!!
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