Wednesday, May 23, 2007

4000lbs 20,000lbs of Nuts Delivered to CBS

UPDATE: Not only have 20,000lbs (over $27,000 worth) of nuts been ordered or already sent to CBS, but Jericho fans have also raised over $8000 to have two ads: one in Variety magazine AND one in Hollywood Reporter. The ads were organized by a dude from Oakville and will come out on Tuesday of next week! Talk about dedication!!! I hope it works, but it looks like CBS isn't budging. :-( Perhaps there is another reason it was cancelled other than for money/profit.....



Wow! This is craziness! A little background information.

Ok, Jericho was a new show this year on CBS that aired Wednesdays at 8pm. It's about what happens to the people of Jericho, Kansas after a multiple nuclear attack on numerous cities in America. The show is very exciting because the viewer is as much in the dark about what's going on as are the characters. We watched throughout the season as we slowly got pieces of the puzzle learning about our characters' pasts.

Many people compare it to Lost, but I've never seen the show, so I have no idea if it's similar. Anyway, I don't often get into TV shows, especially new ones (I'm happy with my Law & Order reruns). But this one grabbed me. It was just so interesting to watch how people reacted when money and cars become useless and we're back in the day to trader/barter and horses are a commodity. I found the show to be intellectual interesting and while the script sometimes was on the corny side and almost impossible scenarios were solved in an hour, I still liked it a lot.

I was very disappointed when it was announced this week that Jericho would not be on the fall line up. It was said that ratings slipped from 10M viewers down to 6M or so. The problem was, CBS thought it would be like other shows like Lost or Stargate and take a mid-season break. But with not showing reruns during this time this didn't work out.

Well, fans have started a Save Jericho campaign. Faxing, emailing, snail mailing, calling CBS, network affiliates, media etc... in an effort to get Jericho a second season. Fans are also upset because the season finale was actually the series finale, but it was a big cliff hanger. This is where the nuts come in.

In the last episode Jericho is in conflict with a neighbouring (larger) town. They are outnumbered and outgunned. In creating strategy, one of the characters recounts the family's deceased grandfathers tactics in WWII. Without trying to explain the whole scene I will just say this, the one-word reply on a radio was "Nuts".

So now Jericho fans have organized. Believe or not CBS is helping the organization because fans are using the Jericho CBS message board. Fans have starting sending nuts to the two CBS programming execs. www.nutsonline.com have started keeping track and so far $5000 in nuts have been purchased in the past few days. Just today alone 2200lbs of nuts have been ordered and it's not even 11am! This is madness! (Or maybe just nuts)! I've done my share.



I hope it works though! It's funny because fans are using the show and its promotional material to support their cause. Another example, the big mystery in the show is: Who Dropped the Bombs? The catch phrase was used on the Jericho website. Now fans have done this:

5 Comments:

Blogger Jane said...

Thank you for this article. It's great!
www.jericholives.com

Wed May 23, 12:22:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the support on getting our cause out there. Be sure to check out the nuts ordered each day, you will be speechless!

Wed May 23, 01:37:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous teresa stoke said...

Great Coverage keep up the great work!

Wed May 23, 01:47:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Jericho20071 said...

Thanks for the coverage! Let's SAVE JERICHO.

Wed May 23, 03:14:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people here really need to get a life.

Better the money spent on the poor or something.

More money than brains, or more selfish interest than heart.

What a bunch of loons.

Sat May 26, 11:23:00 AM EDT  

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