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Monday, March 24, 2008

Ah, Nuts! Jericho canceled again

Sorry, Jericho fans. But CBS has canceled your show, again, due to low ratings.

This Tuesday, March 25, will be the final episode, according to CBS entertainment boss Nina Tassler.

Despite an incredible fan campaign last year that sent more than 20 tons of peanuts (8 million nuts) to the network and brought the show back from initial cancellation, this time, it seems the cancellation is final. (The nuts campaign was based on a line from the show, where a character remarked “Nuts!” in what was going to be the final episode last year.)

Here’s the official statement from 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're proud of everyone's efforts."

The bottom line is that Jericho did not deliver the ratings CBS had hoped this season, after its heroic return.

Fans of the show, I empathize with your loss, but you should take some solace in the fact that your fan campaign last year gave you a satisfactory ending to your show. The poor fans of Las Vegas on NBC (including me,) on the other hand, aren’t even getting that.


Anonymous said...

It's over on CBS, but there still is other interest.

It was confirmed on Friday evening (3/21), on Shaun o'Mac's radio broadcast, that the show’s production company will be trying to find another home for Jericho. Most likely they will be looking at cable networks.


P.S. I'm sorry about Las Vegas.

tube talk girl said...

Thanks for sharing the scoop, Gwen. I hope that's true and that the show finds a new home.

I bet a couple cable networks would love to have those ratings!

Seth said...

I think the fans of this show are so passionate that a cable network would definitely benefit from picking up the show.

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