Well, it's official: The fanatical and kind of scary outpouring of rage — and nuts — over the cancellation of "Jericho" has actually changed the minds of the higher-ups at CBS! According to an open notice from CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler on CBS.com, the network has ordered 7 more mid-season episodes. Though touched by the incredible show of loyalty from "Jericho" fans, Tassler cautions that there will absolutely not be anymore episodes beyond the 7 unless the show's audience grows. Excerpts of the notice include:
Over the past few weeks you have put forth an impressive and probably unprecedented display of passion in support of a prime time television series. You got our attention; your emails and collective voice have been heard.
A loyal and passionate community has clearly formed around the show. But that community needs to grow.
We will count on you to rally around the show, to recruit new viewers with the same grass-roots energy, intensity and volume you have displayed in recent weeks.
On behalf of everyone at CBS, thank you for expressing your support of “Jericho” in such an extraordinary manner. Your protest was creative, sustained and very thoughtful and respectful in tone. You made a difference.
So, now these same fans will be putting their extreme energies into gaining a bigger "Jericho" audience? Yikes. I anticipate finding a pile of peanuts on my doorstep by morning.