Posted January 23 2008 - 08:05 AM
Some possible good news:
| Jericho Takes A New Direction |
Carol Barbee, executive producer of CBS' post-apocalyptic series Jericho, told SCI-FI Wire that the upcoming seven-episode second season will tell a complete story -- but that producers shot two endings in case the show is picked up for a third season.
And this today
, from SCI-FI Wire:
| 23 JANUARY 2008 |
Carol Barbee, executive producer of CBS' post-apocalyptic drama Jericho, told SCI-FI Wire that she should know pretty early on whether the show will live beyond the seven-episode second season, which kicks off next month.
"I'm just guessing here, but I would imagine that probably, they usually start to have an opinion around the third airing, so usually by then your fate can be sealed in terms of it not going well," Barbee said. "They may wait another week or so if it is going well for us to order more."
What may work in the show's favor is the ongoing writers' strike. When Jericho was canceled in its first season, it was competing with several new shows. But now that the show is coming back, albeit in an abbreviated form, as a result of a fan campaign, the series finds itself in the position of being one of the few original scripted programs still on the air on the major broadcast networks. And because the show's seven-episode season was wrapped by the time the writers' strike began, it will run as a complete story arc with a beginning, a middle and an end.
"Obviously they can't order any more if the writers' strike is still going on, but I would imagine I would get a phone call and, you know, start thinking about season three" if the show pulls decent ratings, Barbee said. "Although we sort of had already arc'ed out season three, so we know what the basics are. Obviously we'd need to get back in there with our staff and break all the stories, but that's what I would imagine. I'd imagine they'd let it air three times at least before they make any moves."
Barbee added: "If there's any good that comes out of the writers' strike, I'm hoping, besides a good deal, I'm hoping it's in the favor of Jericho."
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