JERICHO – Update on the renewal

Jericho

Nothing official yet, but it’s looking better and better for JERICHO‘s comeback!
The LA Times published an article “Resurrection: The fans save Jericho” about how…well…fans saved Jericho. Here are some of the highlights:

For weeks, “Jericho” junkies have been firing e-mails (effectively shutting down InBoxes at CBS and this newspaper), signing petitions and sending bags of nuts to CBS headquarters in protest.

The assault seems to have worked, “Jericho” creator and executive producer Carol Barbee said Tuesday. CBS executives are in discussions with the show’s producers and actors to resuscitate the show — killed just last month — for an eight-episode run in mid-season.

“The idea would not be to bring it for eight and out, but to bring it back for eight with the hope that it would keep going,” Barbee said. “They’re making deals with the actors and there’s other logistical stuff to work out too. ‘Swingtown’ [a new drama] was supposed to take over the same stages so it’s a lot about the logistics of how to work out a schedule that works for all of us.”

Finally, Jericho creator and executive producer Carol Barbee added:

If the actors sign on the dotted line — and those deals should be in place in the next day or two — Barbee said “Jericho” junkies will get their way.

I think it’s safe to say that Jericho has a 99% chance to be renewed. I still cannot believe it and will not get too excited until I hear the announcement officially from CBS.