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    Default 'Jericho' fans assail CBS with 25 tons of peanuts

    'Jericho' fans assail CBS with 25 tons of peanuts
    POSTED: 10:18 a.m. EDT, June 6, 2007
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    • Source: CBS reconsidering decision to axe popular show
    • Fan says "educated professionals" are rallying behind show
    • Show appeals to young audience; online version well-received
    • Network donating 50,000 pounds of protest peanuts to charity

    LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Fans trumpeting the cause of CBS' canceled drama "Jericho" have caught the network's ear.

    CBS, deluged with calls, messages and shipments of nuts signifying viewer displeasure, is reconsidering its decision, a source close to the production said Tuesday.

    The source spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly. A decision on whether to bring the show back, probably for a midseason run, is imminent, the source said.

    "We are tired of the networks (not just CBS) tossing aside quality programming," was the message carried by jericholives.com, one of several Web sites protesting the cancellation. "Enough! We're going to fight for this one."

    Clarke Ingram, a "Jericho" fan from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a spokesman for jericholives, said he was optimistic that CBS would find a way to revive the drama about a Kansas town isolated by a nuclear terrorist attack.

    "People would paint this as teenagers in tinfoil hats" rallying behind the show, said Ingram, 50, an operations manager for two radio stations. "That's not what this is. These are educated professionals."

    The show's daring premise, its writing and acting make the case for its survival, he said.

    Several factors could work in the show's favor: It appeals to the young adult viewers sought by advertisers and was one of CBS' most popular shows streamed online, indicating an audience beyond that measured by traditional ratings.

    CBS may also be considering the dent a long hiatus put in the show's viewership, the same scheduling misstep that hurt ABC's "Lost" and NBC's "Heroes."

    The network apparently has been impressed by the display of viewer passion, which included the delivery of 50,000 pounds of peanuts to its New York offices. In the season finale, a character replies "Nuts!" to a demand that the beleaguered town of Jericho surrender.

    That's the same response that a U.S. general in World War II made to a German demand for surrender at the Battle of the Bulge.

    There's already been one positive outcome: CBS is donating the protest peanuts to charities, including one that sends care packages to troops overseas.
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    I think it's great, I donated to the cause. The show was fresh and excellent, hopefully CBS brings it back, from all reports it sounds like it's working.

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    Yeah, I was kinda pissed when they cancelled this.
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    What stinks is that shows like this are cancelled, usually to make way for truly groundbreaking concepts such as making a sitcom out of the Geico "Cave Men" commercials.

    Christ, one would think that with a medium that offers us "I Love New York", "The Flavor Of Love" and "Brett Michaels Is So Washed Up, He Needs A Reality Show To Get A Girlfriend", there would be room for a quality show to be kept on the air.

    One would be mistaken.
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    Ha! Good for them. Jericho is what TV quality TV ought to be about these days. Maybe it'll get CBS to get it back on the air...
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    Jericho was a good show, absolutely. Was bummed when I heard it was cancelled, especially with that last episode cliffhanger. Impressive that the network actually responded and brought it back as a midseason replacement.

    The only reason it took the dive it did was 'cause of those stupid midseason hiatuses the networks applied, to Heroes and Lost too. Guess they've all learned a lesson about that. They're not gonna start Lost until 2008 and run it straight through (only 16 episodes for 3 more seasons, though). And I doubt Heroes will endure any lengthy hiatuses anymore either.

    It's one thing to rerun once or twice. It's another thing entirely to blackout for 2-3 months.

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    I really got into Jericho as well, I think Hawkins is a great character.
    I did my emails to CBS as well as sent a couple of pounds of peanuts as well.

    Looks like we won this one as CBS just announced they are now bringing Jericho back for at least 8 episodes!!!!!

    Very cool, on a side note only 8 days until Rescue Me Season 4 begins...awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    http://www.eonline.com/news/article/...8-1807ac88f4ab

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