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Everybody Should Digg Jericho

October 28, 2007

So, if you haven’t heard about the CBS show Jericho, then you must be living on an island, because it is one of the best shows on television.It takes place in the small town of Jericho, kansas. There is a nuclear attack on the United States. Imagine a nuclear 9/11 happening in the ~15 biggest cities in the US, all in the same day.

As a result, the United States is basically shut down and communities have to suddenly find a way to survive on what they have locally. No electricity. Little gas. Very little food. Nobody knows if the President, Congress, Governors are still alive. Chaos.

Do you think your community could survive something like that?

Apparently, only a small, but dedicated, group of people watch this show (myself included). Not enough for CBS to continue on with the show, so after the Spring 2007 season, CBS announced they were canceling Jericho.

This should’ve been the end of it, right? Not quite.

As reported on the Randomness Blog a few months ago, Jericho Fans literally went NUTS! They started mailing in thousands of packages of nuts to CBS headquarters & CBS affiliates all around the country. The overwhelming public outcry, plus the 20 TONS of nuts, forced CBS to reconsider the cancellation of jericho.

Not too long afterwards, CBS announced that Jericho would return. The passion of the viewers triumphed for an extra 7 episodes of Jericho. But CBS was quick to note that in order for there to be MORE Jericho, they would need to see MORE Jericho fans.

So, on this official digg day for jericho, I would like to ask everyone to tune in and watch Jericho this upcoming season. And if someone submits this to digg, then digg this to the front! Help spread the word of Jericho!

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Jericho on CBS

June 7, 2007

Does anyone watch Jericho on CBS?

It usually comes on wendesday nite. It’s about a small town in Kansas. The US is attacked with multiple nuclear bombs, and the show portrays how this small town copes with a rapidly changing world. No Electricity. You have to grow your own food just to eat. Neighboring towns battle each other over the local crops. It’s what I would imagine a small American town in the late 1800’s.

Jericho is a good show, but the ratings haven’t been there. They went on a long break, kinda like LOST, and when they came back with new episodes, they lost millions of viewers, and never really gained them back.

About a month ago, CBS decided to cancel the show. Gave it the axe! That should be the end of the story, right?

Wrong.

Apparently, Jericho has a very strong fan base. These crazy Jericho-Fans rallied the troops and bombarded CBS with complaints and over 50,000lbs of nuts. Over $40,000 worth of nuts. Yes, you heard me right. Jericho fans sent in thousands of pounds of peanuts to CBS headquarters.

The reason why they did this, is because in the show. The main character, played by Skeet Ulrich, says ‘Nuts!’ to a neighboring-city mayor’s demand that they leave their own town. Instead, they are about to have a big fight. A little war over the town of Jericho, Kansas.

The point of all of this was that they were protesting the cancelation of Jericho and they wanted CBS to reverse the decision. After a month of debating inside CBS, they have reversed their decision and Jericho will get 7 more episodes next fall.

I really like this show. I’m glad it’s coming back. It’s a great show. I recommend you watch it while you still can.

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