Saturday, October 20, 2007

Come Home To Jericho: On DVD

Who wouldn't want to come home to this action packed drama?

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"CBS gambles on musical drama ‘Viva Laughlin’ and loses the jackpot"

It’s unfortunate that “Laughlin” is so inextricably bad because it does have an innovative concept. CBS is selling the show as a “mystery drama with music,” but — theater queens get ready — it’s a musical."

"Last spring, Leslie Moonves, chief executive of the CBS Corporation, delivered what several executives there described as a strong message to his programming troops: find us another hit, fast.

That urgency was something of a departure for CBS, where executives pride themselves on qualities like steadiness and stability and on an overall approach of rebuilding the network “brick by brick,” as Mr. Moonves frequently puts it."

Friday, October 19, 2007

Jericho: The Nuts Effect

"In this post-Jericho era, any network executive or TV producer who's just signed off on a potentially unpopular change now expects to spend their next day at the office buried underneath an avalanche of foodstuffs delivered by protesting viewers who now believe that even the most stubborn of minds can be changed with a metric ton of peanuts. Discussing the announcement of Jorja Fox's (officially voluntary) departure from CSI with, executive producer Carol Mendelsohn marvels at how disappointed fans have escalated things since the now quaint-seeming NUTS to CBS! campaign:"

"With the fall season upon us, Ad Age TV Editor Brian Steinberg casts a critical eye on some of TV's new and continuing series to help marketers determine which may be the best showcases for their ads and products. Tonight at 10 p.m., CBS premieres one of the more ambitious shows on its fall schedule, "Viva Laughlin," a singing and dancing drama set in a gambling town."

"Nielsen Co. announced two new services for online and mobile measurement.

Nielsen Online is comprised of the company’s Nielsen//NetRatings and BuzzMetrics services, which provide measurement and analysis of online audiences, advertising, video, blogs, user-generated media and word-of-mouth marketing. "

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Hey! Nielsen: TV Blog Contest

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"The Nielsen Co. today released its new commercial ratings for the first week of the season on the five broadcast networks. During the week, the commercial ratings numbers used for advertising sales were 1 percent lower than live program ratings, which was the standard used last year."

"The Nielsen Co. has launched DemoWatch, a new service that will help advertisers make sure their ads are reaching an age-appropriate audience, reports Mediaweek."

"CBS has been handling Jericho’s return rather poorly—pre-empted re-runs this summer (like the network didn’t know when certain football games were going to be aired!); no off-season promotion; no promises as to when the show might return; virtually no publicity from the network itself as to the DVD release of Season 1.

It’s almost as if the network wants Jericho to fail again. Not that it really failed in the first place."

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

TV: Losing Eyeballs

"At a time when TV is shedding viewers to the Web, the last thing the industry needs is to do something that turns more eyeballs away. Yet that’s precisely what a Hollywood writers’ strike is poised to do.

With the writers’ contract with the studios expiring on Oct. 31 and negotiations yielding little more than acrimony, Tinseltown is in a state of high anxiety. The prevailing sentiment had been that the Writers Guild of America would wait to stage a strike until next summer, when the contracts of the actors and directors guild run out, but a November walkout is looking increasingly likely. And though there's rarely an ideal time for a work stoppage, a fall strike would likely exact irreparable damage on network television, which is having trouble maintaining its relevance even with a full stable of writers at work."

If you're a fan of Hawkins see here.

Thanks kystorms.

"We MUST tell Sci-Fi THANK YOU: The Sci-Fi Channel has FINALLY scheduled reruns/repeats of the Dresden Files!! As was pointed out by a fellow fan/campaigner, they "could be testing the waters for whether or not a lot of people are wanting to watch this show."

Unless we have Nielsen boxes (I don't, I don't know about you folks), the only way the Execs at Sci-Fi/NBC will know we're watching is if we TELL them, and let's not forget - the Execs are interested in QUANTITY! We start NOW:"

Helping Dresden Helps Jericho too. More info here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Jericho: Dedications, Actions, Promotions

RFJ Radio is now taking dedications. In order to process these we will have to stop taking dedications on Wednesday at midnight EST.

Email your dedication to:

You can dedicate a song to a fellow fan or to your favorite cast/crew member, character, or Jericho episode. You can also dedicate to a friend, co worker, family member, sweetheart or prospective sweetheart, and invite them to listen. They might just get hooked on Jericho.

There are some rules-

1. No offensive dedications (although unedited tracks are acceptable, dedications should be kind in spirit)

2. A short message is allowed, but no more than once sentence please.

The dedication show is planned to run Saturday nights starting at 9PM EST and will be replayed at least once thereafter.


"Call to Action - The Time is Now!

I've compiled a list of things that need to be accomplished on both sides here - network and fanbase. We each hold a responsibility and the time for action is now. Not later, not tomorrow, not in a few days, not in a week.

Right Now."

"So many fans are doing things to promote the DVD and Season 2 quietly behind the scenes. I think its time we start shouting from the rooftops what we are doing to keep up our end of the bargain, maybe that will show CBS the time is past for them to keep up theirs."

"TV executives all over Hollywood must just want to beat Nina Tassler like a gong. The CBS Entertainment chief brought back "Jericho" for a deserved midseason run and admitted that the "Nuts to CBS" campaign by fans was a factor in the show's survival. Now every Comic Book Guy and No. #1 Fan out there is managing a campaign to save their favorite canceled show or fired actor. Aside from "Jericho" and "Cagney and Lacey" back in the '80s, there's seldom any sign that these campaigns are effective. The latest - again aimed in Tassler's direction - is a fan campaign for Jorja Fox as Sara Sidle, a supporting character on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."

Face2Face With Lennie James


Monday, October 15, 2007

Jericho and CBS

"US broadcast network, CBS, has announced the launch of "EyeLab," an editing studio dedicated to creating promotional short-form video content, based on CBS's programming, for distribution across new media platforms. According to the broadcaster, the short-form mash-up content will be tied to programming from CBS News, Sports, Entertainment, Late Night and Daytime, as well as from CSTV and Showtime, and will be produced not only by CBS producers and by professional online content editors, but also by viewers. Eyelab mash-ups will be distributed across the CBS Audience Network (for more on the latter, see below), as well as on and CBS Mobile."

SCI FI Wire talks to the cast and creators of Jericho.

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

CBS: Shame On You Once Again

Excellent article from The Jericho Bulletin:

"I never trusted this corporation even after they brought Jericho back from the brink. I held my tongue only because I thought it was best for the campaign, but under the current circumstances, I fail to see why I should continue mincing words."

What has CBS done now?

It seems Pamela Reed is out of Jericho. Why? Age.

"Pamela Reed (Kindergarten Cop, HBO’s Tanner 88) hasn't been so lucky. Although she has a role on Jericho, the canceled and subsequently revived CBS drama, her contract has not been renewed. "The average age of actors on that show is under 40, and those of us over 40 are gone," she observes."

"This from CBS, a network that has built its ratings around the loyalty of older viewers and has a female, Nina Tassler, in charge of CBS Entertainment. Sadly, many female executives in positions of power aren't doing – or aren’t able to do - that much to change the state of the female acting union."