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Jericho Survives Armageddon, Succumbs to CBS

Jake (Skeet Ulrich) sits frowning.
The cast of Jericho.

We got the news this morning from a local news site that the quirky, depressing, scifi-gone-mainstream series Jericho bought the big one. I’ll obviously have to rethink my feed crawling habits if I hear about this a day late on a mundy site, but the larger issue remains: CBS is punishing us for their idiotic scheduling of this standout show.

The only new genre series they’re offering this fall deals with a theme undoubtedly addressed better in Forever Knight and Angel: tortured vampire seeking redemption and mortal love. Yawn.

Honestly, if it wasn’t for the British — who keep producing great sci-fi like excellently cheesy Doctor Who and mindbendingly retro Life on Mars — I’d have to start reading books again.

Update: SciFiChick posted a great roundup of genre shows on 31 May. Check it out!

Written by in May of 2007. Last edited October 2020.

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Comments

  • Stephanie - June 1st, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    This totally bums me out! I LOVED this show!! CBS sucks!

  • olivea - June 23rd, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    I think it totally sucks!!!!!!! Because that was a totally awesome show!!!!! it was the best show on CBS!!!

  • Jeff - June 24th, 2007 at 12:03 am

    It may be again… check out the latest news.

  • James - July 9th, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    CBS is stupid. Who are they polling? a bunch of anti scifi old farts? Or was this show to close to reality and HLS shut them down. It will be interesting to see if the new shows are as good or turns this show around into a big dud. Even my wife liked this show and she never watches scifi.

  • J. Lyon Layden - July 22nd, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    Oh do start reading books again: I have a few for you to review!

  • judy - November 11th, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Talk about stupidity. CBS get something out of the ordinary that is worth watching and they dump it. What for another worthless “reality” show. Please re think it.