Saturday, February 2, 2008

End Of The Road

As most of you know there was a time during the Save Jericho campaign when it became necessary for me to have three blogs so I could post assorted news and information about the campaign.

As we are ready to embark on our journey to Season 2 I feel some changes are in order. We won the campaign and Jericho will return soon. I feel that I am spread too thin to provide the depth of coverage I am now interested in pursuing.

Therefore, I am happy to announce that JerichoMonster will remain as the blog for Jericho news and information. Another of my blogs, Arabelle's Alley will, within the next week, become a blog focusing on TV in general as well as Social Networking. JerichoCentral will remain (for informational purposes) but I will not be updating it after this post.

I hope you will all join me at JerichoMonster for more in depth discussions of the show. I appreciate your support and encouragement and look forward to seeing you at Arabelle's and the Monster.

Thank you.

Friday, February 1, 2008

CBS Gets It Right

CBS finally got it right. Be sure to check out Jericho's new page.

There is a ton of information plus videos. There's even a spot for the Fan Made Video of the Day.

The old Meebo chat is gone which is the best news of all.

"The February ratings sweeps period starts tonight, but it won't look like any other.

Thanks to the three-months-long writers' strike, the major networks finally have run out of fresh episodes of most top series. That leaves a handful of annual big events, several midseason replacements and plenty of reality shows."

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."

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Nightbird Chat

"If you want to write a story, or even tell one, first you have to be in the character's head. And even if you aren't interested in that, its fun to crawl into, say, Mimi's mind and see the world shes in from her point of view. Not you idea of her point of view but how as best you can do how she would see it.

We have a new season with a very different world....come and try your hand at how your favorite character, or a character sees the world in season 1 and how they will react to all the changes.

You don't have to be a writer or aspire to be one, come and role play someone else.

Jericho Library, Wednesday, 9pm eastern"

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Jericho: Remote Access

"OK, I think I’m committed to posting daily on Jericho before Season 2 gets its start in a scant 2 1/2 weeks.

So, you all have to do your part – if you see something out there and haven’t read it on Remote Access, let me know immediately, if not sooner.

Plus, I’ll be looking for guest bloggers for the new season of Jericho, a la the Great Jericho Blogging Experiment of the summer of reruns, which was a resounding success. Margie and Edna already have graciously agreed to recap the first episode for us. That leaves six episodes left to staff. Priority will go to those folks who’ve already guest blogged, but there’s always room for multiple blogs per episode. Let me know if you’re interested and we can talk/e-mail about it."

Monday, January 28, 2008

TV Strike Thought

"How quickly can network TV get back on track after the writers strike? Estimates from analysts and industry insiders suggest it will take anywhere from four to eight weeks to get scripted dramas and comedies back on the air, meaning that if the strike were resolved by mid-February, the broadcast networks still wouldn't be back to full strength until mid-March or mid-April at the earliest.

That would give them time to have stunning May sweeps, no doubt, but probably would mean that a full season of TV's best (about 22 episodes of each series) is not in the cards."

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Jericho: Brad Beyer

"It tries to convey to stand up for what you believe in," Beyer says. "What's interesting about the show, the reason people like it, in the climate of the world, something like this could happen. You look at 9/11, the Middle East, the way people feel about the United States around the world. It's not a good situation. People want to see how real people respond to these kinds of situations."

The people of Jericho, Kan., have stood up against a neighboring town, New Bern. And some citizens are questioning a fascist new government based in Cheyenne, Wyo., and the thuggish methods of mercenaries.

In this bleak setting, the romance of Stanley and Mimi (Alicia Coppola) offers a respite.

"I don't think the writers had any idea it was going to end up that way," Beyer said. "She came to take my farm away. There was just something in the rapport. It really worked."

Beyer added that he and Coppola has a similar sense of humor."