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Cancelled CBS Drama ‘Jericho’ May Rise Again On Netflix

Television
by Charlie Schmidlin
May 2, 2012 2:40 PM
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Fresh off atoning for their Qwikster shenanigans by ordering new episodes of “Arrested Development,” Netflix is looking again to please fans of another cancelled show, albeit a show that may provoke a reaction of, “Oh yeah, that did exist, didn’t it?”

TV Guide reports developments began when Netflix approached CBS Television Studios about creating and streaming new episodes of their Skeet Ulrich drama “Jericho,” which premiered in 2006 and was cancelled in 2008 due to low ratings. The show followed the residents of a small Kansas town in the wake of a nuclear attack, and gained notoriety mainly for its fan base, who protested the first season cancellation by way of mass peanut shipment to the studio, with reckless disregard for CBS employee allergies.

The peanut campaign worked however, as the show came back for a second season, but celebrations were short-lived since ratings dipped again, and it was cancelled after the finale. However, Netflix have found success in the past few years with “Jericho” re-runs on their service, so it’s understandable that they would be interested in restarting the series.

Of course, fan response has also been favorable toward the revival, but there are still quite a few obstacles before a deal can be struck. Jericho’s cast, many of whom are busy on other projects, will need to be cajoled, and negotiations between CBS and Netflix, who are working on David Fincher’s drama “House of Cards” in addition to 'Arrested,' are still in the beginning stages. Netflix is eager to establish itself as a force in television production though, so a “Jericho” season 3 may be exactly what the company needs.

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11 Comments

  • Victoria | November 17, 2013 11:26 PMReply

    PLEASE bring back Jericho.

  • Thanitnan | July 23, 2013 12:20 PMReply

    Please bring it back because i am fan in Thailand. And i really like this show.

  • Tim R. | June 5, 2013 6:00 PMReply

    Never thought it would happen but very happy to hear it might. Bring it back!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Luke | September 30, 2012 2:13 PMReply

    Not even heard of it before but saw it on Netflix and watched the whole lot over one weekend. All I can say is bring it back - I want more!

  • GEO | July 30, 2012 5:03 AMReply

    ENOUGH WITH ALL THE REALITY SHOWS....

    BRING BACK JERICHO!
    AND (Gary Scott Thompson) LAS VEGAS
    WOULD BE NICE TOO....

  • AJ | May 13, 2012 10:01 PMReply

    yay very exciting news

  • Liz | May 12, 2012 9:33 PMReply

    I am so excited about this new development. I can"t wait to see Jericho "Skeet Ulrich back.

  • Daunieo | May 11, 2012 9:11 PMReply

    I have only recently discovered Jericho and wow! I'm glued! Absolutely gripping! Have recommended it to everyone I meet! And skeet ulrich has more than impressed in the jacking skills department. I would love to see season three! I'm scared to finish season two incasethere arent any more! Come On netflix!

  • callumq | May 3, 2012 2:50 PMReply

    I loved Jericho, was pretty upset when it was cancelled. A real mystery that was never revealed in the finale.

  • David | May 3, 2012 2:16 PMReply

    What an otstanding show...it's real.

  • Victoria | May 3, 2012 8:49 AMReply

    Only one thing to say: BRING BACK JERICHO!

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