Jericho fans have been rallying to save the recently-cancelled show, with online petitions and email write-in campaigns popping up all over to ask CBS to bring the show back, and to try to get it moved to TNT. Not to mention the “Nuts to CBS” campaign, which has apparently sent CBS over 3000 pounds of nuts so far.
Online petitions are often derided for their uselessness, and almost every show that’s cancelled has a group of fans that protest and demand the return of their program, usually to no effect whatsoever.
But it seems this time the network is actually listening. A statement from CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler was posted on the Jericho website this week.
“A Statement From CBS Entertainment
To the fans of Jericho:
We have read your emails over the past few days and have been touched by the depth and passion with which you have expressed your disappointment. Please know that canceling a television series is a very difficult decision. Hundreds of people at the Network, the production company and the incredibly-talented creative team worked very hard to build and serve the community for this show — both on-air and online. It is a show we loved too.
Thank you for supporting Jericho with such passion. We truly appreciate the commitment you made to the series and we are humbled by your disappointment. In the coming weeks, we hope to develop a way to provide closure to the compelling drama that was the Jericho story.
Nina Tassler, President of CBS Entertainment”
So what does this mean? Will they wrap up the cliffhanger ending with a TV-movie, or an online special, or something else? (Post your theories below!) It doesn’t sound like they have any interest in bringing the show back, but one thing it definitely shows is that CBS is actually listening to the fans.
So don’t stop what you’ve been doing! And if you haven’t been participating, it’s time to start! Keep emailing CBS, write real letters, visit www.jericholives.com and www.jerichorallypoint.com, and remember to rate Jericho here on BuddyTV. Visit this link, share it with your friends, and let’s try to get Jericho ranked at number one.
-Mel, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Photo credit: CBS