Jericho Returns From the Dead

Posted on June 6, 2007

The apocalyptic drama Jericho has experienced a miracle: it's returned from the dead. Yes, a fan campaign to save the show actually worked and the doomsday drama is coming back. The L.A. Times reports on a letter to fans from CBS President of Entertainment Nina Tassler.
"A loyal and passionate community has clearly formed around the show," Tassler wrote. "But that community needs to grow. It needs to grow on the CBS Television Network, as well as on the many digital platforms where we make the show available. We will count on you to rally around the show, to recruit new viewers with the same grass-roots energy, intensity and volume you have displayed in recent weeks."

"Volume" in this case is a euphemism for tons-the tons of nuts fans delivered to CBS in tribute to the show's season finale, in which Jake (Ulrich) replied "Nuts!" when New Bern's commander asked him to surrender. (In World War II, when General MacAuliffe was asked to surrender at the Battle of the Bulge, he simply replied "Nuts!").

And what did CBS do with all those nuts, you ask? They were donated to charities, such as, the Staten Island Project Homefront, which sends supplies to the Armed Forces and City Harvest in New York City.

In a P.S., Tassler wrote, "Please stop sending us nuts."
Nuts, indeed. But our favorite save the show campaign was the La Femme Nikita campaign in which fans sent boxes of sunglasses to the network (Nikita always wore lots of different, cool-looking sunglasses). Network execs are no doubt worried about what bizarre item from a canceled show will be arriving next.

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