Exclusive Interview: 'JERICHO' PRODUCERS DAN SHOTZ and JON STEINBERG TALK ABOUT THE END AND PERHAPS A NEW BEGINNING
Plus, the alternate ending to Season 2 might see the light of day on CBS.com
By A.C. FERRANTE, Editor in Chief
By now, everyone knows the story. CBS puts one of the best genre shows on television last year called JERICHO. Fans love it, it gets cancelled, fans convince CBS to bring it back for a 7-episode Season Two, where it’s, well, cancelled again.
It’s frustrating to watch such a great series walk off into the sunset, without getting the final word from its creative team and creator/producer Jon Steinberg and Co-Executive producer Dan Shotz spoke with iF this week about the end, the beginning and when we might actually see that alternate JERICHO Season Two ending. iF MAGAZINE: While I loved the enormity of the seven-episode season, it felt at times like things were going by way too fast. The last episode in particular, it felt like the time lines of Jake and Hawkins were moving at three times the speed as the same events in Jericho. I’m curious, from the writing perspective, were the scripts for the seven episodes too long, and then pared back to the core essentials? And what other concessions had to be made to accelerate the time lines of all the different stories?
JON STEINBERG: I don’t really think the writing process or the scripts were significantly different than they were in Season One. There were some practical issues that changed -- i.e., there were generally fewer scenes written for Season Two than for Season One. By the time the editing process was finished, most of those differences became pretty much meaningless. Our goal was to make sure that the budgetary and schedule limitations didn’t affect the quality of the storytelling, so hopefully we were reasonably successful in that regard.
iF: That said, were the episodes that were filmed longer than normal, because of all the material you had to get on screen? Will the DVD have tons of deleted scenes, or was shooting pretty lean and mean?
STEINBERG: The DVD’s will definitely have a bunch of deleted scenes included. And yes, we couldn’t really afford time-wise to shoot anything this season that wasn’t important and/or cool. So while those scenes might not have been absolutely indispensable in terms of telling the story they were a part of, they should definitely be interesting to watch after the fact.
DAN SHOTZ: The DVD will also have great behind the scenes footage including a piece about the NUTS campaign. All the commentaries the fans have heard on CBS.com will be there as well.
iF: We keep hearing that two different endings were shot for the JERICHO – SEASON TWO finale. To clarify, the ending shown, is that ending that “wraps” everything up for fans?
STEINBERG: It’s definitely the less cliffhanger-y version of the two. In my mind, it doesn’t really “wrap up” the show so much as it finds a nice resting point at which our characters have all reached the end of their immediate arc. But with Jake and Hawkins talking about the impending Civil War between Columbus and Cheyenne, I think it’s pretty clear that the Jericho universe is in no way wrapped up in a bow.
iF: And if that’s true, then what was the alternate ending if the show would have been picked up for Season Three?
STEINBERG: The alternate ending involved Hawkins having to make a major sacrifice in order to assure that Jake could get the bomb to Texas. Lennie and Skeet did some amazing work in that version, I think people will really enjoy it.
SHOTZ: The ending you haven’t seen will definitely be on the DVD. CBS is also deciding if and when they will release that ending on CBS.com in the next few weeks. They want to give that gift to the fans. We are really proud of both endings, but there is a scene with Hawkins in the other version you don’t want to miss.
iF: Did you ever think of killing off Jake or Hawkins for good? It seems that a fitting finish to the series would have Jake sacrificing himself for the better good – making his arc more full circle. I get that you needed to keep the ball in the air that he’s alive if the series ever came back, but it did seem like a natural progression story-wise.
STEINBERG: The alternate ending did include a big sacrifice for Hawkins, so yeah, it was considered. But this version of the ending felt like an elegant way to wrap up the series.
SHOTZ: We didn’t feel like we needed to kill a major character in the finale like last season. The stakes within the story were so high for everyone that it didn’t feel necessary. We also lost one of our favorites this year – Bonnie – so that was enough heartbreak.
iF: Which characters did you miss the most this season – characters that you had some really exciting things planned for, but couldn’t do because of the short season?
STEINBERG: Obviously Johnston was missed, but the presence of his memory in the minds of Jake and Eric did a lot of work for us story-wise. I think [executive producer] Carol [Barbee] has talked a lot about the New York and Cheyenne stories that we’d contemplated, but that we had to lose in order to make the 7-episode arc work. But I think that the Cheyenne story in the finale at least gave us a chance to see an important part of the world outside Jericho.
SHOTZ: Johnston Green was tough to lose. Fortunately, that character was very present this season -- with his sons, the Don’t Tread on Me Flag. The choices Jake and Eric made throughout the season were always in honor of their father. I also missed Old Man Oliver and his Ham Radio from the pilot. What happened to that guy?
iF: Very nice touch, with Jericho opting out not to team up with New Bern. I can only imagine that their conflict of opinions/views would have continued well into Season Three.
STEINBERG: I think we wanted to make very clear in this episode that once our guys made the decision to resist Cheyenne, that that was only the first half of the equation. The next step is to decide how to resist. And we wanted to make clear that not all forms of resistance are necessarily morally equivalent.
iF: If Season Two were a more conventional 22-episode season, would things have played out differently? Would it have come to the same conclusion, but with more time to play it out, or would this seven have been the first 12 of the 22?
SHOTZ: It’s hard to tell exactly how that would have gone down. We probably would have gone to Cheyenne earlier. We may have gone with Gray to the Constitutional Convention. That would have been awesome. A lot of options, but we loved how much story we got to tell this season in the seven [episodes]. And I believe we did it with still maintaining the level of character we had in the past.
iF: So, the big question, is JERICHO officially dead?
STEINBERG: It isn’t really dead, as long we remember it.
SHOTZ: Very poetic, Jon. I like what he said.
iF: Is there any chance a CW or SCI FI Channel could pick it up or is the show too expensive to produce without network involvement?
STEINBERG: I think there are a lot of different options being explored right now, and they all have their ups and downs. Hopefully something will pan out, we’d love to continue telling stories in the JERICHO universe in some shape or form.
SHOTZ: We are working with our studio to explore outlets. We feel like JERICHO could exist in many places and in different forms. We want to pursue that as quickly as possible.
iF: It seems with DVD sales, downloads, etc, that there is a viable business plan in favor of keeping JERICHO going. When you have so many “new” TV series that fail or have one season with no hope of getting a DVD set to off-set the cost (and one where millions of people would buy it), why would anyone turn their back on a show with such a huge, built-in audience?
SHOTZ: I think no one, the producers and studio included, want JERICHO to just go away. There is a built-in fan base. We are so lucky to have the most dedicated fans in TV history, but if we are to continue, we have to be able to make JERICHO the way our fans know and love. It would be a crime to give them anything less.
iF: If there’s no Season Three, could there be JERICHO TV movies? A feature film? Books? Web shows? It seems to me this is the next STAR TREK in the making in terms of fan support and fan interest.
STEINBERG: The STAR TREK model is definitely an interesting one. I guess we’ll see how things play out.
SHOTZ: A movie would be great --- if we can get all 6 million fans to see it, we are set.
iF: Do you feel there is anything else you could have done creatively to bring in a larger audience?
STEINBERG: We tried our best to make sure that the episodes in Season Two were accessible to viewers that hadn’t seen the show before, but we also felt that it was important to tell the best possible version of the story we set up at the end of Season One. For better or worse, I think we accomplished both those things to the best of our abilities under the circumstances.
iF: I’ve read in some places, that the people that supported the show by sending nuts, didn’t equal out to the people that showed up to view the show weekly. Do you think so much time had passed, that some people forgot, or people were just out of the loop in terms of viewing TV shows because of the writer’s strike? Any theories?
SHOTZ: All those points you mentioned are possible reasons why the audience didn’t grow, but the market is also changing and we have continued to be a monster hit on the web and with DVR. We are just hoping that there is a new home out there for us that will see this show as profitable.
iF: If JERICHO is truly over, I think it's important to thank your team for doing such an amazing job to finish out the storyline and create the next “brilliant, but cancelled” TV series. Of course in this case it would be called “brilliant, but cancelled twice.”
STEINBERG: I guess “cancelled twice” is a lot more than most shows can say for themselves, so we’ve got that going for us. Which is nice.
SHOTZ: No matter what happens with the future of the series, I am so proud of this family we have created. The cast, writers, producers, crew and most importantly THE FANS have built something that will always be remembered, enjoyed and appreciated. If this is it, I can live with that.
It’s frustrating to watch such a great series walk off into the sunset, without getting the final word from its creative team and creator/producer Jon Steinberg and Co-Executive producer Dan Shotz spoke with iF this week about the end, the beginning and when we might actually see that alternate JERICHO Season Two ending.
iF MAGAZINE: While I loved the enormity of the seven-episode season, it felt at times like things were going by way too fast. The last episode in particular, it felt like the time lines of Jake and Hawkins were moving at three times the speed as the same events in Jericho. I’m curious, from the writing perspective, were the scripts for the seven episodes too long, and then pared back to the core essentials? And what other concessions had to be made to accelerate the time lines of all the different stories?
PJ Yost from Bangor, Maine sez....
Dont give up on Jericho yet, we are working to save it for the second time. CBS really made a huge mistake not renewing Jericho. If you want to help save Jericho go to the CBS.com website and look at the comment boards. Join us to save Jericho.
3/31/2008 1:40:43 AM
John Jolley from Las Vegas, NV sez....
All I can say is thanks guys for a great show. I have never been a huge fan of any network series, but I found myself reserving a weekly time slot to watch this show. I fear that reality T.V. shows will soon monopolize prime time T.V. It is nice to see some producers with creative enough minds to create something other than the reality craze which is infecting prime time like a virus. CBS is crazy. I will follow this show where ever it goes. Thanks guys
3/30/2008 10:06:37 PM
Shawn from Overland Park, Kansas sez....
I have an idea, change the name to CSI:Jericho, that's the only way that pathetic CSI:NY stays on the air. Or maybe make it into a reality show, Survivor:Jericho or Big Brother:Jericho. Now I see the problem with Jericho, not enough punctuation in the title. Have you considered adding a colon? cBS did everything possible to kill this show, and in my opinion, never intended for it to return for a third season. On the other hand, the producers, writers and cast did everything possible to counter the cBS attempts at sabotage! Another problem cBS had with the show was its obvious appeal to the conservative masses that do not populate the east or west coasts of this country. I can't wait to enjoy a complete (20+ episode) season next year, as I am confident there is at least one intelegent television executive out there who will see the value of this amazing program!
3/30/2008 5:08:39 PM
Roy Neese from Anchorage, Alaska sez....
Maybe if Stanley and Mimi had danced ... or Chavez could sing. Oh well, we're at the mercy of the whims of the rest of America. Scary. I really enjoyed the commentary online and am looking forward to not only buying the DVD for myself, but for family and friends. Appreciate all your hard work. Other than West Wing, this is one show I watched -- and DVR'd and downloaded on iTunes.
3/30/2008 6:50:04 AM
Robin from Ohio sez....
Thank you for Jericho, it IS a FANTASTIC show!! I wrote some letters to SCI-FI and to the CW asking them to please pick up Jericho. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they do! Forever a Jericho fan- Robin
3/29/2008 11:27:10 PM
Jeremy from North Carolina sez....
It was definitely a mistake to air the second season at the 10pm block. Had they aired it an hour or two earlier, I'm sure it would have gotten higher ratings. That said, it is what it is. I didn't enjoy the second season as much as the first, but considering just HOW MUCH I loved the first season, that's not saying much :-D. Hope to see Jericho come back in some form! Lets hold out hope!
3/29/2008 8:53:57 PM
tee from sez....
Supernatural fans feel for you too. We're also facing the same issue, of a station that just doesn't realize a great show when they have it. I'm one that loves both shows.
3/29/2008 8:30:34 PM
Will from Atlanta GA sez....
This show is awesome. I know it will come back - it's the only one I really care about! I really do think CBS made a mistake, they had their chance, let's start it up somewhere new!
3/29/2008 6:27:10 PM
Will from Oregon sez....
Count me as another devoted fan who's disappointed in the cancellation. It was, without doubt, the best show on TV.
3/29/2008 6:18:04 PM
Pat from Philadelphia sez....
Jericho is the BEST TV ever - and I have 57 years of it so I should know. It has engaged uncounted millions of thinking people (YES, we are out there) from all walks of life and from over 20 countries outside the USA. My friends tell me that the mindless drivel that is on TV has driven them from watching and they stick with cable shows and movie channels that won't be cancelled out from under them. Hmmmm, perhaps this is the problem - how would they know there is an excellent show to watch if they are not watching when the ads are run? Advertisers - here that? If there is nothing worthwhile to watch we don't see your ads anyway. You just lost 6 million (plus those millions not counted) potential consumers. Of course, I don't count anyway, being to old and decrepit to buy anything. LOL
3/29/2008 4:12:08 PM
Steph from Pa sez....
Jericho is one of the best shows on television. Wherever it is picked up, a huge and loyal fanbase will follow. Please let this show continue!!!!
3/29/2008 3:08:45 PM
chris from bremerton,washington sez....
This is my favorite show i hope someone renews it!!!
3/29/2008 10:05:47 AM
Israel from Upstate NY sez....
This really was a great show. I hope CW picks it up i believe in the right time slot, this show could dominate.
3/29/2008 8:54:12 AM
Polly from sez....
Jericho MUST come back to tell the story of the new american civil war, to explain how a goddam private company can become so powerful that it would take over the country, how the american people will cope with the drastic change in their life. It's a wonderful story, well written and captivating from one episode to the next. Sci Fi looks like the best hope because they already have rights for the reruns, but I'd take a season 3 on any channel willing to give us fans a chance !
3/29/2008 7:29:53 AM
Patty from Louisiana sez....
Great interview about a really GREAT show !!! I love it...and I sure hope some will bring it back. Jericho is like watching a movie every week....action, drama, romance.....thrills...and...you always get a laugh or two thrown in there...what else could you ask for !!!
3/29/2008 7:09:57 AM
Joe from Massachusetts sez....
Jericho never was a true fit for CBS, it screams CW or Sci-Fi. Now hopefully one of those 2 networks listens and picks it up. With CW pulling in an average of 1-2 million viewers a show and Sci-Fi about twice that Jericho's 6-8 million viewers guarantees either a blockbuster and added ad revenues.
3/29/2008 6:28:18 AM
Yvonne from Maryland sez....
This show deserves another chance. It is the best show to come along in years. I am really hoping SCI FI picks it up.
3/29/2008 6:10:32 AM
Jericho-Resident from Estonia sez....
I'd love to see a 15 to 22-episode season 3 on CW or Sci Fi. Please people, renew it!!!!!!!!!!!
3/29/2008 4:39:55 AM
Nooooooo from Jericho sez....
Nooooooooooooooo, Someone pick it up!!!!!!!!!!!!
3/29/2008 3:52:43 AM
Frank from Reno, NV sez....
SEND TEA TO CBS, SCIFI and every other outlet to symbolize a REVOLUTION!!!
3/29/2008 12:44:59 AM
Bill from Chicago, IL sez....
Jericho has got to be the most inspiring show ever created. Not just in modern days but in all of tv history! If I was part of Jericho I would take a bullet for one of my rangers. I love those guys like I do my own family. Since Jericho ended, other than Two and a half men" I just cannot find anything else on tv worth my time.
3/29/2008 12:40:36 AM
eric from Wisconsin sez....
I love this show, I really hope the SciFi channel picks it up because that is one of my favorite channels. I know Jericho would succeed if only it is given a chance. I want to hear more of the Jericho story.
3/28/2008 11:39:42 PM
Jamie Oller from Kincaid Il sez....
If this show doesn't get picked up I will have nothing to watch. I just hope that the cast isn't feed up with all the cancellations that they are no longer willing to come back.
3/28/2008 11:31:07 PM
Gina from Cookeville, TN sez....
I love the show it shouldnt have been cancelled! With all the really bad show still on TV they cancel the only really Great show, it dont make sense! My whole family watched the show and cant get enough of it! We hope to see it back for season 3 somewhere!
3/28/2008 10:14:00 PM
Alexa from USA sez....
Thank you so much for this interview. Jericho is the one and only nighttime television show I watch, and now CBS has cancelled it again. I'm crushed, but I still have my precious DVDs. Jericho is exciting, thought-provoking, timely, well-written, well-acted, well-directed. It's the best television series I've ever seen and I'm proud to be a fan. Sadly, my viewing didn't count because mine isn't a Nielsen household and we watched from our antiquated TV with power rabbit ears. What can I say? When it's time, and a real life Jericho scenario happens, I might be able to catch some of the old Conelrad broadcasts that are still hanging around out there in the atmosphere. One never knows. NUTS!
3/28/2008 9:49:17 PM
Gale from Arizona sez....
Great interview. Jericho is such a unique and original show, definitely a winner. It has so much more story to tell and so much more to say. I believe Jericho will live on, even without CBS.
3/28/2008 8:46:12 PM
~carolyn~ from New Jersey sez....
Jericho was one of the best and brightest shows on TV. To lose a quality show like this is a testament to the society we've become...greedy with a short attention span. I cried while watching the series finale, but I still feel gyped by CBS only giving it a 7 episode run, changing the day and time, and then giving up on it. I really hope it's picked up elsewhere!
3/28/2008 8:40:32 PM
Lettie from Countryside,Illinois sez....
Thank you for your insightful interview. I loved this show from day 1 when it first aired, and I am so sad that it's gone. The casts, writers, and and crew did a wonderful job with season 1 and 2. It was so refeshing to see a different story line. I hope another network picks up the show and bring season 3, 4, 5? to the fans of Jericho!!! BRING BACK JERICHO!
3/28/2008 7:57:45 PM
gidget from so cal sez....
Thank you for your insightful interview. Wow! I had to read it twice to get it all straight. I can hardly wait for the 2nd DVD set, and it was so nice of them to include our nutty work. Season 3 for you and me! Rangers forever, gidget
3/28/2008 7:30:14 PM
Denise_C from Florida sez....
Thank you writers, cast and crew for Jericho. It's a show that had me hooked from the beginning. I really hope Jericho finds a new home. I think Jericho is the type of show that attracts an intelligent, professional viewer. I've never watched the Sci-Fi channel, but I would follow Jericho to any station. I really want the show to live on. I would love a movie (and sequels please)!
3/28/2008 6:54:04 PM
Taylor from So Cal sez....
That was a great interview, the writers, producers, and actors have done an amazing job making the best Television show I have ever seen. I can't wait to buy the Season 2 DVD the day it comes out, and I hope that Sci Fi or some other station can pick this amazing show up!
3/28/2008 6:51:04 PM
Grace from N.C. sez....
I agree 100 percent. Johnston Green was greatly missed. I hope the fans get their show back.
3/28/2008 6:28:43 PM
Sarah from Greensboro,NC sez....
There are so many story lines avaiable in this post apocalyptic world of Jericho. What of the role of religion in the new order ? What about isolated family groups who have NO idea of what is going on ? What about the other nations of the world ? And of course there is the civil war and the push to learn the truth. How can it be ended so soon ?
3/28/2008 6:26:26 PM
David Greenhill from North Carolina sez....
This is the first time I've watched anything on CBS in ten years. The cast and crew did an amazing job with this show. No matter where this show ends up I'll be there.
3/28/2008 6:14:34 PM
Kate from Windsor, Ontario, Canada sez....
I love these guys! They helped bring one of the best, most intelligent stories that I have seen in a long, long time to life. I truly hope that Jericho has a life somewhere else, preferably on another network, or, barring that, in another medium. If not, I look forward to seeing other work that this superlative creative team comes up with. I cannot say enough about how they made an all too short second season a great one for the fans! You guys rock!!!
3/28/2008 6:07:12 PM
Scott from Cape Cod Chapter - Jericho Rangers sez....
Excellent article. I have faith that this series is going to live on, with patience on the part of the cast, the crew, and the fans. Thanks to CBS for giving it its "beginning". It's now time for the network that will really make it shine to come forward and do so. There is a future, and we are in it for the long haul. Thanks again for a very positive interview, and thanks to all involved in Jericho for the hard work and dedication in producing the finest show on TV.
3/28/2008 5:23:53 PM
George from Maryland sez....
Jericho is that one show that I would watch no matter what. I would watch those characters go through battle, through the grocery store, through anything so long as it was them. I hope I hope I HOPE that the story can continue.
3/28/2008 4:47:58 PM
Ranger Tina Hill from Florence, SC sez....
I watched Jericho since the first season and was part of the NUTS TO CBS campaign. I love Jericho and will follow it anywhere. I felt CBS could have done a better jon a promoting it, after all we gave them the opening, they should have promoted the nut campaign on The Early Show. Send someone down to tape all the nuts that came in, put some of the nut in a bowl on the table. We made it easy,CBS just did not take advantage of it. AQll of us Rangers are working hard to bring Jericho back,again.
3/28/2008 4:33:07 PM
OKJayhawkgirl from Tulsa, Oklahoma sez....
Great article!! Jericho has been the only show that I run home from work to watch, and don't let anyone bother me while I'm watching. Would defintely like to see a season 3 on another network, and the loyal fan base out there is going to fight to keep Jericho going. There is just to much more story to tell, and I want more of it.
3/28/2008 4:31:02 PM
Fay from perdido beach Al sez....
The citizens of this country need Jericho. Some of the things they mentioned are really in place such as the COG. This is cutting edge TV. Defence contractors. People we may one day soon find ourselves in a real Jericho situation. This is one reason that I feel it was cancelled it to close to the truth.
3/28/2008 4:13:03 PM
gimary from new jersey sez....
I love Jericho. I wasn't a fan before, when the show first started. There wasn't enough promotion for the show, so I didn't tun in to watch. And I used to watch CSI on CBS. I started watching it after the writer strike started. Did not have anything to watch, so I just went to cbs.com and just click on Jericho full episode and from the first scence I couldn't stop watching it. I was until 1 or 2 O'clock in the morning watching it.
3/28/2008 4:09:44 PM
Kala from Palmer, MA. sez....
I believe someone should pick Jericho up for another season.... more seasons at that. This is the best show on television.... and with all the CRAPPY shows sci-fi has on it, i do NOT see why they wouldn't pick up jericho. It's a brilliant show. It's almsot the same thing as Point Pleasant... when that show came out... that really was a brilliant and well written show, and it got cancelled... that really pissed me off, then here comes Jericho... which was even better of a show... and now this? It's complete bs... Screw stargate and every other stupid show on Sci-Fi.. get a brain people and put something DECENT on television for once!!!
3/28/2008 4:06:22 PM
christine kauffman from ny sez....
Chris, there are talks going on with scifi. go to the jericho forum at scifi and sign the petition. scifi wants to see our numbers. scifi is our rallying point.please go there now.time is of the essence.
3/28/2008 3:19:50 PM
Chris from NJ sez....
Jericho is an awewome show. I really hope it continues on somewhere. When I heard CBS was bringing it back for a second season I was thrilled. But look at the time slot and lead in show for it. I don't think the Big Brother audiance was the same viewers that would want to watch Jericho. What did CBS so to bring in new listeners? Thanks for a great show and I've already sent out my letters to CBS and Sci-Fi!
3/28/2008 3:11:15 PM
Ann from Florida sez....
Ditto to Johnny's comments. I too am an upper income professional that was not watching TV for years (only movies, until I discovered Jericho by renting it at Blockbuster. I have never felt so strongly about a show and I hope that all this gets communicated to CBS/Paramount.
3/28/2008 2:59:48 PM
chris from midland texas sez....
i love jericho ca someone tell me if scfi will pick it up
3/28/2008 2:53:45 PM
christine kauffman from ny sez....
RANGERS:THERE ARE TALKS GOING ON WITH SCIFI. WE DON'T KNOW HOW LONG IT WILL BE BEFORE CBS SHUTS DOWN THE JERICHO FORUM. WE ARE RALLING AT THE JERICHO FORUM AT SCIFI. THEY WANT TO SEE OUR NUMBERS.GO OVER THERE. SIGN IN! SIGN THE PETITION! FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS FROM CAROL BARBEE.
3/28/2008 2:24:06 PM
Angela Williams from Boody, Illinois sez....
Wonderful interview. Here's hoping Jericho gets a third season somewhere else--like on Sci-Fi!
3/28/2008 1:55:15 PM
Sue Johnson from Nashville sez....
I think this is one of the best television shows in history (AND I'VE SEEN A LOT of HISTORY)! While I would love to see the series back; at our house,we do not watch the mindless reality trash, and would settle, reluctantly, for Jericho in any form if necessary.
3/28/2008 1:25:45 PM
Marlene from Nice sez....
Jericho isn't quite dead. If you'd like to see Jericho continue, please write to Nancy Tellem, CBS Paramount, 4024 Radford Ave, Studio City, CA 91604. CBS Paramout owns Jericho and they're the ones who'll be marketing it to another outlet.
3/28/2008 1:22:44 PM
Nancy Lowe from Ridgway, CO sez....
Jericho is the ONLY show that I have ever felt so strongly about losing that I took action, along with so many other fans, to save this show. When it was announced that CBS WOULD honor our wishes for a second season I was beyond thrilled! BUT, what they did to bring in NEW viewers that may have missed the frst season was nothing but a complete massacre! When they re-ran the first season shows, they edited and condensed them in such a way that even I was confused, and I had seen all of the first season!! Jericho writers and cast are excellent! Bravo to all of you! We, the fans are at it again fighting and begging with all our power to find a way to bring Jericho back! Believe me....we will not give up! DON'T TREAD ON JERICHO FANS!!!
3/28/2008 1:21:39 PM
Cher from Fl sez....
Great interview!! Love everyone from Jericho. Thanks IF! Since CBS Entertainment is not renewing Jericho, we are now urging CBS/Paramount, who own the rights to Jericho, to sell Jericho to another network. Join us over at the CBS Jericho Message Board to see how YOU can help.
3/28/2008 1:21:07 PM
Kal from Florida sez....
The producers, cast and crew did an amazing job. I am really proud of them and proud to call myself a Jericho fan. there is still hope the show will get picked up and this old ranger has some fight left for Jericho. Let's see if we can make history together.
3/28/2008 1:19:41 PM
KIC from Neb sez....
It just had to continue someway. *sniff* Hey, Come by Bailey's on the scifi forum. We've made it pretty fun. If nothing else, we have a home.
3/28/2008 1:12:59 PM
Robert E. from California sez....
Dan and Jon, I especially enjoyed watching "Patriots and Tyrants" online with your added commentary-it adds a whole new dimension to the "Jericho" experience. And I, like millions of others, want to thank you and all those who worked so hard to bring us 2 great seasons for your efforts! I hope and pray the show can find new life...
3/28/2008 1:10:05 PM
Johnny Garcia from Brownsville Texas sez....
The viewers of "Jericho" are a dedicated, high-income, well-read, desirable demographic. I would imagine a cable channel would love to have 6 million dedicated viewers -- and sales access to our disposable incomes. BRING BACK JERICHO!
3/28/2008 1:06:39 PM
Karen from Toronto sez....
I loved this show and I am so sad that it's gone, but I must say that the way that the cast and crew responded during the Nuts campaign really made me realize that these are really decent human beings, and I will follow all your careers with interest! Thank you and I am hopeful to see Jericho show up somewhere else!
3/28/2008 12:41:16 PM
Katherine Swindell from North Carolina sez....
Jerico is the very best show to be on TV in a long time. CBS could not be so stupid as not to see the dedicated fan base . It seems to me the story could just go on with so many possibilties. It was so refreshing to see a different story line.
3/28/2008 12:31:02 PM