Jericho relives battles on Sci Fi

Jericho fans know what it's like to be left for dead and conquer all odds. The drama was a lifeless slab on CBS's operating table, and CBS president Nina Tassler had put a toe tag on it and was shipping it to the morgue.

But the fans would not let it die, and resuscitated the show through a clever "Save Jericho" campaign.

Apparently it was that sort of fan dedication that Sci Fi Channel was looking for, as the cable network today announced that it has obtained the off-network cable rights to the show. Jericho will begin airing on Sci Fi beginning February 11--the day before season two of the show premieres on CBS--with a four-episode marathon to whet viewers' appetites.

The show's regular night on Sci Fi will be Mondays at 10 p.m., with a high-definition simulcast on Sci Fi HD. Universal HD currently airs reruns of Jericho in HD, and it is unclear if it will continue to do so after Sci Fi begins its run.

Sci Fi has been capitalizing on the recent explosion of its chosen genre in prime-time programming. The cable network also has the off-net rights for Lost, which it will begin rerunning next September.

Jericho follows a small Kansas town dealing with the aftermath of several nuclear explosions across the United States. The show stars Skeet Ulrich, Lennie James, and Pamela Reed. For more information, check out TV.com's previous coverage.

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Nuclear weapons have been around for about 63 years.
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More good news for Jericho, Hoorray!!!
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Okay, so I'll get to see it.
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I am so excited that Jericho is to be shown on Scifi. It is great to know other networks appreciate the quality show that is Jericho.
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This just great news for smaller shows like Jericho to flourish.
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Does this mean that if CBS only does the ordered 7 or 8 episodes this season, and then dumps it, which i assume could happen cause nina tassler only promised a small 7 episode order, that SCI FI would be able to continue to produce the show? Or are the rights they bought too limited?
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I'm delighted to see this fantastic show get another chance to touch us all! Jericho has a SciFi element to it. It reminds me very much of the cold war and the Twilight Zone. Jerico is blessed with a beautiful family of writers, actors, directors and all the required technicains to make a great program.



YAY!!!!!!!!



Thinking back to the peanuts campaign, I see in my mind images of the Technomage in Babylon 5's CRUSADE replacing the engines of an Earth war ship with something resembling peanut butter!



If there is justice anywhere in the univiverse, please let SciFi obtain the rights to let J. Michael Strazynski produce continued episodes of Crusade!
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well i hope they continue to air it on universal hd as i dont get sci fi hd
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they should already be showing season 1.
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Wicked Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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not really a sci-fi show, but that's still cool
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great news
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