Variety Magazine have confirmed that CBS’ sci-fi/drama series “Jericho” has been cancelled.
In addition, Carol Barbee (co-executive producer on Jericho) has confirmed the news to Subject2Discussion radio show in Los Angeles.
According to online sources, the crew of the show were informed of the cancellation today.
One source on a popular web forum states that the cancellation has been confirmed by a member of the cast/crew of Jericho on the official CBS message boards, but that the producers have already begun trying to move the show to another network.
The news comes less than a month after other reports appeared online claiming Jericho was not only set for a second season pickup, but would also be moved to a new night to escape American Idol.
CBS are set to unveil their new Fall schedule tomorrow, so absolute confirmation will arrive with that announcement.
Jericho debuted to strong ratings in the Fall of 2006, and the decline in those ratings hasn’t been enormous since. What does a show now need to do before it’s cancelled? Jericho’s ratings were NOT poor. It was holding second for the hour each week. Does a new drama now have to win its hour each week to assure itself a place in the next years line up? Has American television really become that pathetic that shows aren’t given any chances?
Yeah, looks like it has.
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