Saturday, January 12, 2008

Jericho: Ratings Supremacy

"As the second half of the season begins, the nets are lodged in an unprecedented four-way tie for ratings supremacy.

But that won't last for long.

Fox, which traditionally has been the strongest finisher, will pull away from the pack beginning this week as "American Idol" returns. In fact, the net has a chance to win the season by the largest margin of any net in the last 20 years.

Jericho canceled by the net last May before viewer outcry brought it back, should get a good shot at succeeding opposite mostly repeats, while encores of Showtime's "Dexter" will air in place of "Shark" on Sunday."

Friday, January 11, 2008

Season 2: Nuts

"Guess I’ll be buying tickets to see Armored.

I read on AceShowbiz that our beloved Jake Green of Jericho, none other than Skeet Ulrich, has been cast in the “drama thriller” from director Nimrod Antal."

From Jeff at Nutsonline Live Blog:

"I just spoke with a TV drama journalist and here's a snippet of what she had to say, "I've now seen the first 3 episodes of the second season and all I can say is WOW!!!! My first thought was how pleased all the fans will be with these episodes. You all did not put forth those efforts in vain. They are above and beyond anything I could have hoped for - I think they may even be better than any season one episode! Oh - and the nuts got a cameo in the first episode! You guys will love it!"

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Jericho: New Spoilers

Amy at Remote Access has new Season 3 spoilers.

Don't read if you don't want to know.

I hope this doesn't happen in Feb.

"Nielsen has reported another glitch with its A/P (active/passive) coding system. The glitch happened during several New England Patriots games, causing two TV stations to under-report ratings.

In a notice to clients yesterday (Tuesday), Nielsen wrote, “In evaluating ratings for the December 3, 2007, October 1, 2007 and October 30, 2006 New England Patriots games carried on WCVB, WMUR and ESPN Network, determined that a technical problem existed with the stations’ encoding equipment,” writes MediaPost."

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Jericho Junction: Loomer

"The Loomer Report" by Terocious.

"As I write, the Jeritopia chat with Mike Loomer is one hour and twenty one minutes old with no signs of slowing. Schumi spoke for everyone, I believe, when she said that we would all like to stay and talk to Loomer forever. What a great guy and yet another shining example of how the people involved with Jericho are worthy of every ounce of energy we have put forth in trying to save this show."

"A madhouse!
The Writers Guild of America strike is changing how the entire entertainment industry works. That's not an exaggeration meant to generate controversy or draw attention to myself. If I want to do that, I'll drop my pants on-camera during a live broadcast of Nancy Grace and claim that I've abducted Dakota Fanning -- again."

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Dexter Is Coming

*** I have the flu. Hope to be back Wed.***

"CBS will splatter sawed-up versions of Showtime's serial killer drama "Dexter" across Sunday nights starting next month.

Skein will run Sundays at 10 p.m. starting Feb. 17. Net plans to air all 12 episodes of the show's first season over consecutive weeks.

Despite its grisly premise, "Dexter" doesn't depict much more onscreen violence than CBS procedurals like "CSI," said Showtime Entertainment prexy Bob Greenblatt. Nonetheless, the pay cabler had already been cutting "Dexter" into an edited version for off-net syndication."

Monday, January 7, 2008

Jericho: Going Nuts Again

"Time to go nuts as a fan favorite returns: "Jericho" was dead as a doornail last spring, but like the flinty survivors of the town of Jericho, fans weren't about to let themselves be defeated. They organized with lightning speed and, after shipping thousands of pounds of nuts to the network (it's a reference to a defiant cry in the Season 1 finale), they got CBS to bring the show back. It returns with seven new episodes 9 p.m. Feb. 12. "Gray Anderson [Michael Gaston] steps up as the mayor and is helping to coordinate with the Cheyenne government to get [Jericho] up and running again," executive producer Carol Barbee said in a 2007 interview. "Jake [Green] … is very wary of who they are [in Cheyenne] and he ends up leading the Jericho residents in a different direction at one point."

"The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and NBC engaged in eleventh-hour sessions Sunday to try to reach an accommodation over the upcoming Golden Globes, with NBC appearing to be seriously considering pulling the telecast.

The HFPA, whose 100-odd members determine the awards each year, is pushing NBC to pull the plug on the broadcast because that will prompt the WGA to lift its pickets and enable stars to attend the Jan. 13 event. On Friday, SAG said its members would not cross picket lines to attend."

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Jeritopia: Special Chat Events

1/5 7-10pm ET - Join drizjr in "the BHRC hour" room to learn more and listen to the weekly broadcast from Blackhills Radio Control. (drizjr)

1/8 10pm ET - JERITOPIA SPECIAL EVENT - An evening with Jericho Set Dresser Mike Loomer in "Jennings & Rall" - Come get pumped up for season 2 as Loomer joins us and shares his experiences on the Jericho set and answers fans' questions. (schumi)

1/10 9pm ET - Jerichon Q&A in "Jerichon" - Meet the Guardians of Jericho Board who are planning Jerichon 2008. Ask questions, get answers! Make suggestions, volunteer for committees!

MONDAYS 10pm ET - Chatting with "C" in the "Heather's Classroom". (Cingramaol)

TUESDAYS 1pm ET - Grab a cup of coffee (or you favorite beverage) and come on over to the "Richmond Ranch" for a daytime get-together!! Looking forward to seeing you here!!

WEDNESDAYS 9pm ET - Fan-Fiction Chat in the "Jericho Library" (Nightbird47)

FRIDAYS 9pm ET - J&R ARG round-up chat in "Jennings & Rall"

SATURDAYS 9:30pm ET - Saturday Night Game Fever in the "Black Jack Fairgrounds". Jericho Trivia, Hangman, etc... (Morgan5318)