Jericho Is Done

Published 7 years ago by , Updated February 9th, 2012 at 10:01 pm,

JerichoSeason2 Jericho Is DoneAll us fans of Jericho had better savor the upcoming episode on Tuesday night because it’ll be the last. Jericho has been canceled – again.

Despite the media coverage and thousands of fans who threw their support behind the show, ratings for the series in it’s abbreviated second season just weren’t enough to keep the show afloat. Although if you look at the show’s viewership across a variety of channels is doing pretty well, the advertising money is all about how many people tune in to watch on television only.

Sure, there’s always the threadbare possibility that Jericho could be picked up by a cable network, but it’s anyone’s guess and up to the good graces of some forward-looking network exec whether it will happen.

Although not visual effects heavy in a sci-fi sort of way, I imagine the series is not the cheapest to produce with it’s use of military vehicles, battles and other scenarios. If some cable network didn’t pick up Journeyman, which no doubt could be produced much more cheaply, I don’t see them picking this up.

I don’t know how the heck they’re going to wrap this up in a one hour episode, BTW – it’s going to take some fancy writing to do that.

The series finale of Jericho will air on Tuesday, March 25th.

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  1. Vic, Journeyman had a very limited formula for each story, although a bit more sci fi appeal. But it went out on a high note, with the stories consistent. Although I liked the resolution, I miss the quality.

    Jericho has lost more of my interest with each episode. There’s a lot of Screen Ranters who plan to watch it on DVD, so I won’t get specific, but everyone is aware that some characters didn’t return. My take is that those characters provided some of the grounding and the gravitas for the whole story. I don’t care about most post-apocolyptic stories. But I cared about Jericho. Until post-Season One.

  2. Sorry, I can’t fault them, Jim. I think they did the best they could with a slashed budget and insanely few number of episodes in which to complete the story.


  3. Does this mean CBS is about to be deluged with nuts again?
    I doubt that will work twice.

  4. I absolutely guarantee that no “save the show” campaign will get Jericho back for another season on CBS.

    The proof is in the viewership numbers. Fans had their shot and it’s done.


  5. Well, I’m done with CBS. Jericho was the only show on CBS I watched so I have no reason to keep CBS on my playlist. I hate reality shows and sitcoms and since that is all they want, I am done.

  6. Thanks for not spoling the second season Jim.

    Its too bad. Can’t rule out Sci-fi channel saving the show however. Write in fans. Let’s see what can happen.

  7. Sadly, it seems that the networks are only interested in shows that do not require any intellignece on the part of the viewer. They have cancelled Jericho, a well made, interesting, thought-provoking program, and probably will put on more idiocy such as “Deal or No Deal” or “Big Brother”. This is pandering to the lowest common denominator of the public. There were only 7 episodes and CBS really did very little to publicize the show. Some shows seem to get endless publicity. I will really miss this show, there is so little worth watching.

  8. Heres hoping they can find a new home, I was really getting into season 2 :(

  9. Yea I agree Deborah.

    CBS didn’t advertise Jericho at all…..!

    CBS am I wrong by saying they are the single most lame assed excuse for a network going these days?

  10. You know I never tried on this show, I heard it was good after it got canceled and all, and then I heard about it coming back, but I just knew it was doomed. I had already fallen for this trick with Firefly.

  11. My family and friends loved Jericho and am so disappointed in the time slot it was given. I know my family alone got about 20 people watching it, and most had to watch later on DVR or online due to the time slot. CBS does not care about quality entertainment, just the reality shows that are cheap to make and cheap quality entertainment.