or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › HDTV › HDTV Programming › 'Jericho' on CBS
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

'Jericho' on CBS - Page 107

post #3181 of 3245
Quote:
Originally Posted by slowbiscuit View Post

Obviously, the best eps were in the beginning, when you weren't sure what was going on. The New Bern war was a contrived redneck conflict that seriously detracted from the main plot. Good thing S2 picked up where the main plot left off, as abbreviated as it was.

Jericho needs to be laid to rest, folks. A spinoff with the new civil war is possible, but the original concept is done.

Actually, this what kinda fascinates with Jericho. People really split up into two camps over whether they liked the early stuff or the late stuff.

Me? I like to see stuff get blown up. The only part of the New Bern War that I thought was a little thin was the premise. If you look at history, average people start shooting wars over really, really dumb stuff. Look at the Soccer War. Two towns are more likely to shoot each other over something a dumb kid did than windmills and food.

Anyhoo... all that said, neither one of us is getting back the show we liked. And we actually agree that it is time to call the show done and move on.
post #3182 of 3245
I'm in both camps. I really enjoyed the human drama of dealing with a Nuclear attack. Food, shelter, supplies, where do you get them and how do you keep them, etc.

Then the action story in the back drop on 'who did this to us'. How do we get payback, can we even strike back?

Liked it all.
post #3183 of 3245
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wytchone View Post

I'm in both camps. I really enjoyed the human drama of dealing with a Nuclear attack. Food, shelter, supplies, where do you get them and how do you keep them, etc.

Then the action story in the back drop on 'who did this to us'. How do we get payback, can we even strike back?

Liked it all.

Me too. a good show has to keep reinventing itself. I would continue to watch if it is picked up somewhere else.
post #3184 of 3245
Well, even if it isn't "our" Jericho, the story of a second civil war might be a good idea for a show. You know.....

"Jericho, the Next Generation"
post #3185 of 3245
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wytchone View Post

I'm in both camps. I really enjoyed the human drama of dealing with a Nuclear attack. Food, shelter, supplies, where do you get them and how do you keep them, etc.

Then the action story in the back drop on 'who did this to us'. How do we get payback, can we even strike back?

Liked it all.

Likewise, I loved it all the way through.
post #3186 of 3245
For what little revenge it is worth, CBS cancelled the pos "Secret Talents of the Stars" after one episode. When will these networks ever get it?
post #3187 of 3245
Quote:
Originally Posted by Knicks_Fan View Post

For what little revenge it is worth, CBS cancelled the pos "Secret Talents of the Stars" after one episode. When will these networks ever get it?

Somehow I could tell just from the promos..........
post #3188 of 3245
'Jericho' Looking For A New Cable Network Home
by Wayne Friedman, Media Daily News
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 7:45 AM ET
"Jericho" could rise from the ashes--again. This time it could air on a traditional cable network.

Cable network programming executives say CBS Paramount Television, the producer of "Jericho," has been casually asking about resurrecting the show--after two on-again, off-again seasons at CBS.

Executives say Paramount has been talking to a number of networks--including Sci-Fi Channel and Hallmark Channel. Paramount could be looking at three partners for a new deal, perhaps including a cable operator such as Comcast in the mix--as well as trimming back production costs for the show.

The New York Times recently reported that CBS Paramount was possibly looking to start up the show with cable system operator Comcast Corp., perhaps running it on one of its VOD channels.

Experts liken a possible Comcast deal to one that NBC recently made for "Friday Night Lights" with DirecTV to air first-run original episodes on a satellite distributor's channel called The101, which airs a variety of series programming, with NBC getting a second run of the show.

A CBS Paramount Television spokeswoman had no comment at press time. Comcast and Sci-Fi Channel executives did not return phone calls by press time. A Hallmark spokeswoman had no comment.

Paramount wants to salvage "Jericho," according to the executive, to sell it as a Monday-to-Friday series in domestic and/or International syndication markets. Historically, off-network shows have had to accumulate four seasons of shows--or around 100 episodes--to enter syndication or other after-TV markets.

After its initial season, the 2006-2007 broadcast year, CBS did not initially put the show on its schedule for the 2007-2008 season. But after a vigorous online-fan campaign that culminated with over 20 tons of peanuts being sent to executives at CBS, the show returned for a second season.

Then after a few new episodes starting this January--and low ratings--CBS pulled the show again.

The problem with re-starting the show is the show's high $2-million-plus-per-episode price tag. But having two or three partners--possibly co-running the series--would make the financial model work.
post #3189 of 3245
$2 mil an ep? Was that THIS season or last?

I <3 this show but I feel that we will not get anymore. I do take comfort in that there was an explosive finale.
post #3190 of 3245
Quote:
Originally Posted by chitchatjf View Post

$2 mil an ep? Was that THIS season or last?

I <3 this show but I feel that we will not get anymore. I do take comfort in that there was an explosive finale.

It would be cook to see a 2nd American Civil War, but that wouldl be Expen$ive. If they aren't going to do it right, they should leave it as-is. I was ok with the finale.
post #3191 of 3245
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iteki View Post

It would be cook to see a 2nd American Civil War, but that wouldl be Expen$ive. If they aren't going to do it right, they should leave it as-is. I was ok with the finale.

Yeah, I agree. Besides, I thought CBS already scalped the budget for the 7-ep final run...? Sure did look like it. What more could they do? A new civil war storyline would be massively cool, but take a Big Four network budget to do it right, I would think.
post #3192 of 3245
If they get the budget to do it right, im in. If not, ill miss the show but, best to let it go out with a bang.
post #3193 of 3245
Second season was hardly a season, it needed 4-5 episodes more..

I'm hoping for a full 3rd season on cable..
post #3194 of 3245
I loved it all the way
post #3195 of 3245
The show DID look great in HD.

I believe they should have letterboxed it on the SD feed.
post #3196 of 3245
I just watched season 2 on my DVR this past week (FINALLY!) ending with last two shows tonight. It is mind-boggling how a show like this could get canceled. What an amazing show!
post #3197 of 3245
There is some fair hope on a season 3 of Jericho.
post #3198 of 3245
Quote:
Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

What more could they do?

they had it planned for 5-6 seasons so they had things to do. search for interviews and you'll know what they had.
post #3199 of 3245
And they're getting out their wallets, too. From a press release by the folks at www.savejerichoagain.com:

Through yet another massive fundraising effort over the past three weeks, fans - or Jericho Rangers, as they're often called - have put together over $6,000 to purchase TV advertising in what may be a first for a fan community seeking to show support for a beloved show. The 30-second ad, created by a talented fan with the screen name RubberPoultry, begins airing June 12th in a ten-day run that hits popular, ratings-rich shows, such as Ghost Hunters on the on the SciFi Channel, Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel, and other programs on the History Channel.



Here's the commercial spot:

Ok fess up which one of you guys are doing this?
post #3200 of 3245
From reading the CBS forums, Brad Beyer (Stanley) does the voice-over for the commercial.
post #3201 of 3245
Quote:
Originally Posted by lacombo View Post

they had it planned for 5-6 seasons so they had things to do. search for interviews and you'll know what they had.

that's what every show's creative team says...it is hardly ever the case. Most of the time, they make it up as they go along.
post #3202 of 3245
Quote:
Originally Posted by chitchatjf View Post

$2 mil an ep? Was that THIS season or last?

I <3 this show but I feel that we will not get anymore. I do take comfort in that there was an explosive finale.

Where is the money going?

I did not watch the second season. The reason I watched at all was because of Gerald McRaney. I liked his past shows.
post #3203 of 3245
In case anyone missed it or hasn't kept up, S2 is on Universal.
post #3204 of 3245
Quote:
Originally Posted by juancmjr View Post

In case anyone missed it or hasn't kept up, S2 is on Universal.

I happened to surf into it last evening (this morning?), and they were running the final episode. Haven't checked to see if they're going to run S2 episodes again.
post #3205 of 3245
"Jericho" is back on network TV... sort of. From Fredfa's "Hot Off the Press" thread:

TV Notes
The CW yanks MRC block
From James Hibberd's Hollywood Reporter 'Live Feed' Blog - November 20, 2008

After months of dire ratings, the CW will yank Media Right Capital's Sunday night programming block, effective this weekend.

The shows -- including reality series "In Harm's Way," and dramas "Valentine" and "Easy Money" -- will be replaced by CW repeats and second-run theatricals.

The CW's COO John D. Maatta just sent a letter to affiliates which states, "The MRC shows are simply not working."

"Our plan is to program Sunday with distinctive, first-rate programming that can quickly stabilize the night," Maatta wrote. "We will work with you to promote and market this new night, with a lineup that will include quality scripted series and contemporary theatrical titles."

The CW will establish a new block starting with repeats of "Everybody Hates Chris" and "The Game" (starting from the beginning of their respective series),"The Drew Carey Show" (beginning with season two), "Jericho" (starting with the first season) and then a movie. The CW plans to keep this programming in place for the remainder of the season.

Recent Sunday evenings have averaged about 700,000 viewers and a 0.2 rating among adults 18-49, making it the lowest-rated programming block on the top-five broadcast networks.

Full text of letter:

November 20, 2008

Dear Affiliate:

We are now two and a half months into our new season and some terrific progress has been made.

Our strategy this year was to focus on Monday - Friday, particularly the early part of the week. Clearly that strategy has worked, as we are up in our key demographic of women 18-34 by 150% Monday and 41% on Tuesday. Top Model continues to shine Wednesdays, winning its time period on a regular basis, while Smallville and Supernatural continue to keep us in the game on Thursday versus tough competition. Additionally, we have improved our 18-49 demos by 78% Monday and 8% Monday-Thursday.

In the process, we are building a distinct and powerful brand of young-female skewing programming with new shows like Gossip Girl and 90210 complementing veteran hits One Tree Hill and Top Model.

As you know, to focus our efforts on the earlier part of the week, we entered into a time buy agreement with Media Rights Capital to program Sunday night. While this move has clearly paid dividends for the overall schedule, the results on Sunday night have been below expectations. The MRC shows are simply not working.

To that end, we have made a business and programming decision to protect our network and your local interests on Sunday for the remainder of the season.

The programs from Media Rights Capital will have their final airing this Sunday, November 23, 2008. Effective November 30, 2008, The CW will resume programming Sunday nights.

Our plan is to program Sunday with distinctive, first-rate programming that can quickly stabilize the night. We will work with you to promote and market this new night, with a lineup that will include quality scripted series and contemporary theatrical titles. Here is the lineup:

5:00 - 6:00 pm: EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS/THE GAME
6:00 - 7:00 pm: THE DREW CAREY SHOW
7:00 - 8:00 pm: JERICHO
8:00 - 10:00 pm: MOVIE

Our Affiliate Relations and Affiliate Marketing teams will be in immediate touch with your personnel regarding this important schedule change.

We will continue to work diligently and find success via the best means possible and move quickly to shore up troubled timeslots. We will continue to invest in new programming that will evolve into valued primetime assets for you, our affiliates, and our parent companies, CBS and Warner Bros.

We appreciate the partnership we have with you, our affiliates, and we will continue to work closely to take our success to the next level.

Sincerely,
John D. Maatta


http://www.thrfeed.com/2008/11/the-cw-yanks-mr.html
post #3206 of 3245
So reruns. Wonder if it gets ratings will it be back?
post #3207 of 3245
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wytchone View Post

So reruns. Wonder if it gets ratings will it be back?

Not a chance, unfortunately. This is the production company squeezing the last viable dime out of the corpse. They'll sell the syndication rights to anyone, anywhere who can rub two nickels together at this point.
post #3208 of 3245
With one episode a week giving a pause for Christmas week and/or the super Bowl it will be May before the final ep airs.

If this elads to a season 3 one element i would add would be a probably falsified recording seeming from Cspan2 dated 9-11-2006 showing John Tomarchio elected President pro tempore of the Senate.

Barring evidence to the contrary this would seemly solidify his claim to the official Presidency and legitimizes Cheyenne's coup.
post #3209 of 3245
Rise of the zombie thread!

It's dead, Jim.
post #3210 of 3245
Best part of the show was Texas going solo. As a former Texan, the idea of a Republic of Texas is pretty cool. I wonder how the landscape of today's political climate* would be changed if Texas were a sovereign nation for the last 150 years?




*This is genuine big picture political climate, not something stupid like how good a President W was.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: HDTV Programming
AVS › AVS Forum › HDTV › HDTV Programming › 'Jericho' on CBS