Thursday, January 31, 2008

Jericho On CTV

"Resurrected after cancellation - thanks to fan support that included sending CBS tons of peanuts - Jericho will return to CTV on Feb. 12 at 10 pm ET. The post-apocalyptic show about desperate lives in a Kansas town after much of the world is destroyed by nuclear war will also debut on Space on Feb. 16 at 8 pm ET.

Joining series star Skeet Ulrich (pictured) for season two are Esai Morales (NYPD Blue) and Toronto native Kenneth Mitchell (Leap Years). Having a new episode of American Idol as the lead-in for episode one shouldn't hurt ratings for the series' much-anticipated return.

As CTV president of creative, content & channels Susanne Boyce sees it: "Jericho delivers non-stop action, gritty drama and nail-biting suspense, which explains why it has one of the most loyal fan bases in all of television."

CTV's promo plans for Jericho include a multi-spot campaign that will kick off during the Super Bowl broadcast this Sunday."

"While it's been more than six months since fans sent in tons of nuts to tell CBS to bring "Jericho" back on the air, it appears the show's executive producer Jon Turtletaub has finally returned to Earth and has something good to share with the show's fans.

He recently posted to the "Jericho" production blog about how he heard of the show's demise than its imminent resurrection."

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