Friday, June 8, 2007
We won the war but there's a new battle looming on the horizon. It is a battle of strength, endurance, passion, & perseverance. Whether you are a Ranger who survived the Battle of Jericho or a newcomer who has recently learned the series was cancelled- we need you all. That is the reason this blog was created.
We did it once & we can do it again. CBS needs to win this battle as much as we do so we are now allies. They are willing to help so we must all do our part. No battle is won without those Rangers who do whatever they can to beat back the enemy. No, your name may never be mentioned on the news & you may not be called a hero but it is a true hero you are by contributing to this effort. Maybe you have an idea & need someone to listen or maybe you just need to vent. Whatever you feel you can do-we need you & appreciate you.
This battle has many fronts. There's New Media vs. Old, Nielsen ratings which don't count all viewers, making a statement to all networks that viewers want the ratings system changed. There's a Fan Club coming, there's merchandise, there's the Greensburg, Kansas fund, & so much more.
Please check the links on the right side of the page for more information then come to Radio Free Jericho & join us. RFJ is a place where Jericho lovers meet to brainstorm, carry out missions/operations, & allow you to be an integral part of whatever you choose. It's a message board of action & you are all welcome.
Please join us in fighting this new battle.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
To the Fans of Jericho:
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.
As a result, CBS has ordered seven episodes of “Jericho” for mid-season next year. In success, there is the potential for more. But, for there to be more “Jericho,” we will need more viewers.
A loyal and passionate community has clearly formed around the show. 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.
At this time, I cannot tell you the specific date or time period that “Jericho” will return to our schedule. However, in the interim, we are working on several initiatives to help introduce the show to new audiences. This includes re-broadcasting “Jericho” on CBS this summer, streaming episodes and clips from these episodes across the CBS Audience Network (online), releasing the first season DVD on September 25 and continuing the story of Jericho in the digital world until the new episodes return. We will let you know specifics when we have them so you can pass them on.
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.
President, CBS Entertainment
P.S. Please stop sending us nuts :)