CBS Looks to Resurrect Jericho


CBS is readying a plan to bring back drama “Jericho” sometime next season, reports Variety. The network will likely order seven or eight episodes for broadcast.

The network killed “Jericho” last month, leaving the show off its fall schedule and declaring it dead. Normally, that would’ve been the end of things.

But fans of the show revolted, launching a massive online-based campaign to save the show. Such protests are hardly unprecedented, going all the way back to the failed online-based campaign to save ABC’s beloved “My So-Called Life.”

The trade said final details with the cast could be worked out by Wednesday or Thursday. “Jericho” showrunner Carol Barbee, who’s taken a similar role on the CBS’ midseason “Swingtown,” would likely work on both shows.