After what has seemed to be 7 years, the series, “Jericho” returns to CBS on Tuesday. After a hairy situation last year after the network canceled the show, a large letter writing campaign plus the “NUTS” campaign helped to bring the series back. Now, this is for a limited run, just 7 episodes, but that means producers will cut to the chase to get the stories in.
Remember that Jericho is a fictional Kansas town that survived a nuclear holocaust. Several U.S. cities including Washington, DC, Denver, Atlanta and San Diego were destroyed. Now, there is a loose confederation of states that includes Kansas.
Jericho survived the attack from neighboring town, New Bern. Now, in the new season, we’ll see the new President of this confederation and how Jericho and New Bern will get along.
Most of the cast is intact. It’ll be interesting to see how the new season goes.
The advance word of this 2nd season is good. Thomas Connor of the Chicago Sun-Times has a positive review. Joanna Weiss of the Boston Globe says the new season is a win for the viewers. Maria Elena Fernandez of the Los Angeles Times looks at the “NUTS!” campaign that brought the show back. Mike Hughes of the Arizona Republic says Jericho is one of the few series that came back. Diane Werts of Newsday says the second season premiere is strong.
Tom Jicha of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel says Jericho is “worth a view”. Hal Boedecker of the Orlando Sentinel says the show deserves its second chance. Chuck Barney of the San Jose Mercury News talks to two members of the cast who are from the Bay Area. Al Norton of BostonNOW talks with the lovely Alicia Coppola who plays Mimi.
The Watching Jericho blog has a sneak preview of the premiere (don’t click on the link if you don’t want to be spoiled). But you can watch the first five minutes of the season premiere here. Let me tell you, I was mesmerized by that video. And head on over to the Jericho Lives site which was in the forefront of the “NUTS! campaign to lend support to the effort to keep the show on the air.
It begins Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. I’ll be watching and hopefully so will you.