The Executive Producer of Jericho talked recently about the show’s cancellation and rebrith:
“Like everyone else, I have been completely overwhelmed and impressed with the campaign you led to save the show,” Turtletaub said. “It wasn’t just your passion, but your persistence that paid off.”
Turtletaub said that when CBS called to say they were being overrun by fans through e-mails, phone calls and peanuts and wanted his help in trying to stop it, he “pretended that my phone was dying and that I couldn’t hear a word.”
“Eventually, I suggested what everyone suggested … put the show back on!”
The cancellation of “Jericho” seemed to come from faulty research CBS conducted about the post-apocalyptic series audience, Turtletaub said. When CBS finally reversed its position and ordered seven more episodes for the second season, the people behind the show decided to give something back to the loyal viewers.
“The show keeps getting better, mostly because we have listened to all of you,” Turtletaub said. We’re “trying to give you more of what you love and less of what you didn’t. So this season of ‘Jericho’ is 100 percent dedicated to all of you. This is your show. We made it for you. And we hope our work is worthy of the support you have given us.”
The second season of Jericho returns to CBS February 12th at 10pm. If you want to catch up on Season One, the SciFi Network will start running it on February 11th:
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Sci Fi Channel has snapped up cable rerun rights to the post-apocalyptic drama “Jericho” from CBS Television Distribution.
The three-year agreement gives Sci Fi rights to the first and second seasons of the series, which includes an exclusive first run in basic cable for the first six months of the deal.
“Jericho” is set to make its Sci Fi debut with a four-episode marathon February 11, the day before the show’s second-season premiere on CBS. “Jericho,” which will be simulcast in high definition on Sci Fi HD, will begin airing in its regular Sci Fi time slot of 10 p.m. Mondays on February 18
A great opportunity to get acquainted with a really good television show.