Wednesday, June 6

Celebrating Jericho: Season Two


Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment, is all about making history. She has so many times that it's almost a crime to pick just three.

She sparked the biggest fan protest in history with the cancellation of Jericho. She received more nuts than any television executive in history. And she had the pleasure of announcing the biggest cancellation reversal in history. Not bad for a few weeks work.

Addressing the fans of Jericho at 5:08 p.m., Nina Tassler officially announced "Wow! Over the past few weeks you have put forth an impressive and probably unprecedented display of passion in support of a prime time television series. You got our attention; your emails and collective voice have been heard."

Jericho will be back mid-season next year with seven new episodes.
In the interim, CBS is working on several initiatives to help introduce the show to new audiences:

• Re-broadcasting “Jericho” on CBS (this summer)
• Streaming online episodes and clips (online)
• Releasing the first season to DVD on Sept. 25
• Continuing the story of Jericho in digital media

"On behalf of everyone at CBS, thank you for expressing your support of “Jericho” in such an extraordinary manner. Your protest was creative, sustained and very thoughtful and respectful in tone. You made a difference," Tassler went on to say. But the best line of all, in our opinion, was found in the postscript of the post.

P.S. Please stop sending us nuts

Check back for the post show this weekend. Or stay on anyway. :)

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10 comments:

Brian on 6/6/07, 5:24 PM said...

Glad to hear it. The first part is finally over, now second part is to help CBS in bringing the audience back!

Alex on 6/6/07, 6:11 PM said...

YES.. The first part is over..

Now for the hard part!

But first we need to take a short break, celebrate and try to realize what we have done... And read all about our success, of course :)

Thank you good Sir for your continuing support for the show. We really appreciate it!

Raul on 6/6/07, 7:16 PM said...

Amen!!!! Thank you Rich for your posts and commentary to date!!!!! I appreciate and applaud your posts about Jericho.

It was great being able to respond and share our thoughts and feelings with you and others in this forum. Thanks for being there when everything was up in the air....

All the best to you!!!

Very Best Regards,

Raul

Rich on 6/6/07, 7:29 PM said...

Thanks Brian, Alex, and Raul. You Rock!

Loved the quote today left by Lennie 'The Hawk' James in his thank you to the fans on the CBS message boards...

Famous Last Words:

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." — Theodore Roosevelt

Sharon E. Herbert. on 6/6/07, 7:46 PM said...

Hooray! we need to prove to CBS that the audience was right about this one. Tell everyone you know what a great show this is and grow the viewership. Thanks for all of your excellent posts on this Rich! So looking forward to Season 2!

jasmin1963 on 6/6/07, 8:12 PM said...

Thank You Rich for all of your support!

This is a huge victory for quality programming.

To those couple of friends I couldn't convert into "Jericho Nuts" ...guess what you'll be getting for Christmas...

the season 1 boxed set of course!!!

Thanks again for joining the ride to make history!

Jeremiah on 6/7/07, 3:51 AM said...

Wow. This has been an amazing roller coaster of a ride. I'm so happy to see that CBS realized what a huge mistake it was to cancel Jericho. Of course, it won't matter if people don't watch the upcoming episodes.

Thanks for all of your coverage of this story, Rich. You've done an amazing job.

mpbnice on 6/7/07, 8:53 AM said...

Thank you so much for your encouragement over the last couple of weeks.

Now we have to get more Jericho viewers for CBS.

Hmmmmm, do you watch Jericho?

Rich on 6/7/07, 9:08 AM said...

We really appreciate all the thanks ... but the real thanks belongs to the fans of Jericho in my book. They, you, dared to do what others said cannot be done! :)

To answer your question mphnice ... yes, my family watches Jericho. My wife and son are huge fans (my daughter is more inclined to watch Elmo), and indeed, I like the show. I mentioned that here and there, but didn't want to make a big deal of it because for the most part, my focus was on the communication aspects of the case study.

Now that the cancellation is reversed, I appreciate some fans are wondering if I will ever write about Jericho again (besides this Saturday when I close out the case study). The answer is most likely yes and my reasons will be made clear over the weekend. (First, I have to figure out what those reason really are. Ha!)

All my best,
Rich

Rich on 7/31/07, 1:47 PM said...

UPDATE:

This is a pretty heavily visited post. So, if you are a new visitor looking for something more about Jericho, please remember to click on the Jericho label for anything new.

Best,
Rich

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