March 13, 2009
It's just possible that cancellation was a good thing for Jericho
. When they heard that CBS was dumping the series after one season, thousands of dedicated fans banded together to convince the network to bring it back. Though the second season wasn't a big success, the show's fanbase had united and remained committed. Now, the Jericho
story is set to continue.
centers around a small Kansas town that struggles to come together after nuclear attacks leave the United States in a state of disaster and civil war. Skeet Ulrich stars as Jake Green, the mayor's son, who helps to lead the community after the attacks. The rest of the ensemble cast includes Lennie James, Ashley Scott, Kenneth Mitchell, Brad Beyer, April Parker-Jones, Alicia Coppola, Pamela Reed, Bob Stephenson, Gerald McRaney, Richard Speight Jr., and Clare Carey.
was cancelled for the second time, it seemed like that was the end of the story. Still, the producers and fans have refused to let the series die. A deal has now been struck with Devil's Due Publishing (DDP) to create a new comic book series based on the TV show. Dan Shotz, one of Jericho's
executive producers, gives credit for this revival to the fans, saying that they've "driven us to find new and fresh ways to tell the Jericho
December 17, 2008
One of the most frustrating realities of series television is that sooner or later, our favorite TV shows will likely be cancelled. Fortunately, many of the actors go on to films and other TV shows like Samantha Who?, Nip/Tuck, Fringe, and CSI: NY.
Here's where you'll be able to find Brittany Robertson (Swingtown), Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch), Jessica Collins (Tru Calling), Mark Deklin (The Ex List), Mary Beth Peil (Dawson's Creek), Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls), Alex Herschlag (Will & Grace), Adhir Kalyan (Aliens in America), Adrien Brody (The O.C.), Michael Chiklis (The Shield), Fred Willard (Back to You), Jean Smart (Designing Women), Zach Galifianakis (Tru Calling), Ray Liotta (Smith), Erik Knudsen (Jericho), Craig T. Nelson (Coach), Betty White (Bob, The Golden Girls), Mary Steenburgen (Joan of Arcadia), Michael Mosley (Kidnapped), and Jaleel White (Family Matters).
To start, Brittany Robertson
) has landed the lead role in an hour pilot for the CW. Light Years
is a family dramedy that revolves around a 15-year-old girl (Robertson); a foster kid who tracks down her birth parents who turn out to be a female radio show host and an immature bar owner.