Jericho: The World Ends Early?

Taking a page from the LOST playbook, CBS has decided to split JERICHO into two distinct seasons. The hit freshman drama will end its ‘Fall Season’ with a cliffhanger finale on November 29, 2006 returning in February with all new episodes for the remainder of the season. In case you’re wondering, THE KING OF QUEENS will be returning with original episodes to take JERICHO’S place in December/January.

During the shows 10-week intermission, CBS will create an online destination for JERICHO with the hopes of sustaining audience momentum. The site will include original content, interactive elements, recaps and sneak previews.

Truth be told, episodes of JERICHO have been taking up space on my PVR since October. Nothing against the show, but there are only so many hours of mythology heavy serialized drama that I can invest in each week. This break will give me a nice opportunity to catch up, and more importantly give me a little breathing room on my PVR for those ‘classic’ episodes of 90210 that MUST be recorded. Sadly, in the TV Addict’s household, it often feels like Sophie’s Choice as I debate what I have to delete in order to make room on my PVR.

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  • November 30, 2006


    This Just In…

    As viewers saw last night on CBS, JERICHO ended its fall season with a big cliffhanger. But fans don’t have to wait until the series returns in February 2007 to get their JERICHO fix, because the mystery continues online at Starting today, fans can enjoy a new super-charged web site with great new features, exclusive footage and insider information. At fans are able to:

    – Watch full-length “Insiders’ Commentary” versions of various episodes featuring comments from the show’s producers, writers, directors and actors
    – Tune into original episodes of the online JERICHO webumentary “Countdown”
    – Contribute to the fan-generated Wiki-encyclopedia about anything and everything JERICHO related
    – Join the JERICHO community message boards to talk with other fans about the show
    – Get a sneak-peek at exclusive footage from upcoming episodes

    Also coming up: exclusive interview footage with Hawkins (Lennie James), who reveals insider information about what he knows, and the JERICHO online talk show featuring interviews with the show’s producers and actors.

    JERICHO concluded its fall season last night and will return on Wednesday, February 14th (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) with a recap special looking back at the first 11 episodes, followed by all-original episodes for the remainder of the season starting on Wednesday, February 21st (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. JERICHO stars Skeet Ulrich, Gerald McRaney, Ashley Scott, Pamela Reed, Kenneth Mitchell, Lennie James, Sprague Grayden, Michael Gaston, Erik Knudsen, Brad Beyer, Shoshannah Stern and Alicia Coppola. Jon Turteltaub, Stephen Chbosky and Carol Barbee are executive producers for CBS Paramount Network Television.

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