Wednesday, June 6, 2007

'Jericho' fans say nuts to CBS cancellation plans

Back for more Skeet shootin' next season

After network plans to can 'Jericho' were announced, fans of the post-apocalyptic show starring Skeet Ulrich went nuclear themselves, mounting a clever campaign based on the season-finale theme. The long and the short of it is, CBS now says the show will return, seven episodes for the time being, as a mid-season replacement in the fall.

This is good news. The show started strong despite weak writing early on, lost its focus altogether soon after, then rebounded nicely on all levels last season. The loss of Gerald McRaney's character was a bummer, but the war between towns was heating up too nicely to leave us all hanging, which has been the fate for fans of too many network shows not performing to expectations in recent years.

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