Tuesday, May 22, 2007


For those in the viewing audience who are hoping for the chance to return to the TV dimension where 'Jericho' took place, CBS dangled something of a peace offering (probably just to stem the tide of nuts being sent by angry fans).

CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler issued the following statement:

To the fans of Jericho:

We have read your emails over the past few days and have been touched by the depth and passion with which you have expressed your disappointment. Please know that canceling a television series is a very difficult decision. Hundreds of people at the Network, the production company and the incredibly-talented creative team worked very hard to build and serve the community for this show -- both on-air and online. It is a show we loved too.

Thank you for supporting Jericho with such passion. We truly appreciate the commitment you made to the series and we are humbled by your disappointment. In the coming weeks, we hope to develop a way to provide closure to the compelling drama that was the Jericho story.

Nina Tassler,

President of CBS Entertainment

The way I read that, it's pozz'ble, just pozz'ble, that CBS may produce a two-hour movie, maybe even a four hour two-parter (I refuse to call those "mini-series"!) in order to wrap up the battle between Jericho and New Bern, Kansas.

Whether they do or not, it has no effect on Toobworld in general. The series took place in an alternate dimension, not on Earth Prime-Time. But even so, I'd like to see how that "war" concludes and would also like some answers behind the bombings in the first place.

We'll see how it goes.

I hope CBS finds a charity that can use that Twiloite inundation of nuts!

Toby OB


R said...

Nothing to do with Jericho...but speaking of mini-series...whatever happened to them? They used to be major television events... what the world needs now is a good mini series.

Toby said...

Could not agree with you more! At the very least some enterprising cable channel should bring back the glory days of the form: QB VII, Captains And The Kings, Roots and Centennial (which clocked in at about 26 hours and was longer than most series!)

Don't hand me off some four hour TV movie and call it a mini-series!

Some of the recent offerings as series should have been presented as mini-series with a guaranteed closer.

It seems the only place you can find a decent example of the mini-series anymore is on Sci-Fi. ("The Lost Room" was a pretty good example.)