As we have heard and been discussing, CBS has officially canceled Jericho. I am so sorry to hear the news! Talk about great fans.... many of which are also huge Moonlight fans. Perhaps there will be a Jericho movie. I've also heard rumors about the show being picked up by a cable tv channel.
Nina Tassler issued the following statement ~
To the fans of Jericho:
We have read your emails over the past few days and have been touched by the depth and passion with which you have expressed your disappointment. Please know that canceling a television series is a very difficult decision. Hundreds of people at the Network, the production company and the incredibly-talented creative team worked very hard to build and serve the community for this show -- both on-air and online. It is a show we loved too.
Thank you for supporting Jericho with such passion. We truly appreciate the commitment you made to the series and we are humbled by your disappointment. In the coming weeks, we hope to develop a way to provide closure to the compelling drama that was the Jericho story.
Nina Tassler, President of CBS Entertainment
She also said ~
"Without question, there are passionate viewers watching this program; we simply wish there were more. We thank an engaged and spirited fan base for keeping the show alive this long, and an outstanding team of producers, cast and crew that went through creative hoops to deliver a compelling, high-quality second season.
We have no regrets bringing the show back for a second try. We listened to our viewers, gave the series an opportunity to grow, and the producers put a great story on the screen. We're proud of everyone's efforts."
For its six episodes (the series finale will be its seventh), Jericho averaged 6.8 million viewers. The finale airs on March 25th.
This just highlights something we all know.... ratings are a must to keep our show on the air. We need to not only promote Moonlight online but continue reaching out to people in the "real" world. :) CBS is waiting to see what kind of viewer numbers our next four new episodes pull in before deciding on Moonlight's future.
I really like this photo of Lennie James and Skeet Ulrich.