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CBS ends `Jericho' in new schedule.....but then changes their minds and picks it up!

CBS ends `Jericho' in new schedule

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer
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CBS canceled the nuclear apocalypse drama, "Jericho," on Wednesday, another sign that TV networks are shying away from serial dramas after overloading on them last season.


The network unveiled a fall schedule with five new shows, three of them dramas.


"Jericho" started out strong last fall for CBS. However, like "Lost" on ABC and "Heroes" on NBC, many viewers abandoned the show after it went on a long midseason hiatus.


"We lost a lot of steam," said Kelly Kahl, CBS' chief scheduling executive. "I know we had loyal viewers ... but the show sort of lost its engine and wasn't performing."


CBS' only new show that is heavily serialized, "Swingtown," will start in midseason and run uninterrupted until the end of the season. The series is set in the shag-carpeted 1970s, with Chicago-area couples navigating the sexual freedom of the era.


To counter its stodgy image, CBS has scheduled a handful of edgy new shows for the fall: a musical, a drama about a vampire and a drama about a Cuban-American family running a sugar business in Florida.


"For those of you who accuse CBS of being too conservative, you will feel differently when you see the shows we have lined up," said Leslie Moonves, chairman of CBS Corp.


A new reality show, "Kid Nation," will take 40 children and set them up in an abandoned New Mexico town. Cameras will follow them as they try to set up their own society without adult supervision.


Veteran actor Jimmy Smits is the patriarch in "Cane," about the family sugar business. "Moonlight," about a vampire in modern society, is another one of a handful of high-concept ideas networks are trying out next year.
Hugh Jackman stars in "Viva Laughlin," an adaptation of the BBC show "Viva Blackpool," about a shady businessman. Music plays a central part in driving the series along.


The Monday comedy "The Big Bang Theory" seems like a sitcom version of "Beauty and the Geek," with two brainy guys flustered by a sexy new neighbor.


CBS canceled the comedies "The Class" and "Close to Home." The comedy "The New Adventures of Old Christine" was left off the fall schedule but will be used at midseason.

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If they are not going to finish a serial then they shouldn't put them on. Jericho ended on a cliff hanger.
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Its good to see Old Christine return. Hopefully they can find it a better time slot next year
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Wow, not even for a midseason replacement. That sux.

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Wow, not even for a midseason replacement. That sux.
Thats rough. I guess i was lucky when they wrapped up the storyline for the quickly cancelled KIDNAPPED. Although they skipped a few episodes on the network run to end the show quicker... I pre ordered the show on dvd so i can watch it all
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Networks don't support their shows anymore. How do they expect people to stay interested when they don't give them anything?


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"Kid Nation" sounds interesting.

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"Kid Nation" sounds interesting.
yeah it does but I guess it depends on the which kids they choose.
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Who watches CBS?

90% of their shows can be summed up like this

first 5 minutes: A person dies
Middle 50 minutes: We get all the details
last 5 minutes: We find out who the killer is
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I read somewhere they may give Jericho another chance??
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I read that too. Is it a good show?

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It's alright. It has potential.
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I read somewhere they may give Jericho another chance??
I think they're in talks with CBS to get renewed after a peanut mail in campaign.

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I think they're in talks with CBS to get renewed after a peanut mail in campaign.
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CBS reverses decision and gives 'Jericho' a midseason pickup order





The fans spoke, CBS listened and "Jericho" will return to American airwaves during the 2007-08 season, the network announced Wednesday.


CBS reversed its decision to cancel the apocalyptic drama set in Kansas after being inundated with e-mail, and tons of nuts -- a reference to a catchphrase in the show -- from the show's fans. The network ordered seven episodes of "Jericho" to be aired mid-season, Nina Tassler, CBS Entertainment president, said in a letter posted on the "Jericho" page of CBS' Web site.
"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," Tassler told the show's fans. "You got our attention; your emails and collective voice have been heard."


She said, however, the show's "loyal and passionate community" must grow. To help increase viewership, Tassler said CBS would re-broadcast "Jericho" during the summer, stream episodes and clips online, and release the first season on DVD.


When "Jericho" returns wasn't determined, she said.


Tassler thanked "Jericho" fans for expressing their support.


"Your protest was creative, sustained and very thoughtful and respectful in tone," she said. "You made a difference."
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