Fans of the post-apocalyptic show launched a dedicated campaign of letters, emails and bizarrely, sending in peanuts when it looked like it was in danger of the axe. It seems no one was allergic to the idea.
CBS Entertainment President Nina Tessler answered their prayers when she posted on the official Jericho message board yesterday: "You got our attention; your emails and collective voice have been heard. As a result, CBS has ordered seven more episodes of Jericho for mid-season next year." Whilst it’s not a full season, it's definitely news fans will be glad to hear.
Tessler says the network is committed to boosting Jericho’s ratings stateside, including re-broadcasting the show’s first season over the summer and "continuing the story of Jericho in the digital world until the new episodes return." Although she couldn’t go into the specifics just yet, it seems this might include online exclusive content. However, it appears fans’ support will still be greatly needed to convert more viewers to the show: "A loyal and passionate community has clearly formed around the show, that community will need to grow... with the same grass roots energy [and] intensity... that you have displayed in recent weeks." Whether these efforts will result in a full further season for Jericho remains to be seen.
Tessler also humorously added: "Please stop sending us nuts." Clearly the Jericho cast and crew will work for peanuts.