The Battle of Jericho

Okay, I’m hooked. Few days back, I downloaded the full season of “Jericho“, the end of America saga, where terrorists nuke 23 cities, which include Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Kansas City, Lawrence, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tucson, and Washington, D.C. I had heard rumors about the apocalyptic drama, but I watch little network TV and no CBS programing. I think of CBS as the old folks network.

“Jericho” is unusually good TV drama, similar caliber and mystery-driven format as “Battlestar Galactica” or “Lost”. The show deserves much more viewership than in its dismal ratings. 

CBS canceled “Jericho” in May, but fan response, which included sending 20 tons of nuts to CBS headquarters, won a small reprieve. CBS asked “Jericho” producers for a puny seven additional episodes for a mid-season replacement.

How about giving “Jericho” a better time slot? Wednesday nights belong to “American Idol” and “Lost”. The show needs a place to build larger viewership before being pitted against hugely successful series.