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Netflix May Bring Jericho Back From The Dead

    May 2, 2012
    Josh Wolford
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Fans of the post-apocalyptic CBS series Jericho, ready your peanuts – or put down your peanuts. Something involving peanuts. Netflix has apparently approached CBS about brining the cult-favorite to their camp – for some new episodes. And CBS is reportedly considering the offer.

All of this comes courtesy of TV Guide, who says that the fervor of Arrested Development fans and the excitement over its return is what Netflix wants to duplicate with a Jericho resurrection.

Of course, we’re all excited by the return of Arrested Development. We learned last month that all ten episodes of the new season would drop on Netflix at the same time. Fans of the show that have been waiting years for new dispatches from the Bluth’s will get to quench their thirst in one giant marathon viewing session. Could Jericho produce a similar level of excitement?

Of course, we shouldn’t get our hopes up just yet. The deal is apparently only in its nascent stages. Both companies have to agree on a financial agreement conducive to their bottom lines. Plus, as TV Guide points out, corralling the cast & crew from their various other projects would be quite the undertaking (what is Skeet Ulrich doing right now?)

While Arrested Development is a done deal and on it’s way this year, there have been plenty of other unconfirmed rumors about Netflix acquiring defunct TV shows. Last year, we heard about the possibility of Comedy Central’s Reno 911 coming to Netflix for new episodes. In March, we heard that Netflix may snatch up ABC’s doomed drama The River (considering it gets cancelled, which is expected).

Could Netflix carve out a little niche for themselves – bringing dead TV shows back to life?

They are already pushing into the original content arena. In February, the Scandinavian-set Stevie Van Zandt vehicle Lilyhammer debuted. Later this year we should see the much-anticipated Kevin Spacey-David Fincher project House of Cards. Even Eli Roth is getting in on the fun, with a new series called Hemlock Grove set to debut early next year.

Would you be excited for a new season of Jericho? Let us know in the comments.


  • http://kristykjames.wordpress.com Kristy

    Yes. And if I wasn’t clear enough about it…YES!!! I stopped watching CBS in 2000 when they canceled Now and Again, and only tuned in again when Jericho came on. I haven’t turned CBS on since 2008. The executives wouldn’t know a good series if it bit them in the butt. Jericho was one of the best.

    • http://yahoo jayrod

      JERICHO was great i too gave up on cbs when it was pulled, if anyone is going to bring a show back thats definately the one to bring.

    • Ken

      YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • bunny69

      Can’t agree with you more! CBS is not one for keeping great quality shows if the shows don’t agree with their current demographics. I loved Jericho & thought it was original & therefore a keeper. Man, was I wrong! Hopefully, Netflix will be able to re-assemble the cast & bring back Jericho for its undying fanbase..

  • Dave

    Like Kristy, I stopped watching CBS after they had the nerve to cancel Jericho.

    Honestly, if Netflix brings Jericho back, I will reactivate my account and would gladly pay a premium for more Jericho.

  • Patti

    YES,Please!! For the love of God please bring back this awesome show. This is a gem in the world of crap tv.

  • Dave McBroom

    Yes, I would like to see 10 more Jerichos. I think Netflix can fill a huge niche by re-building some canceled shows. Tops on my wish list would be Firefly…….Are you listening Netflix?

    • wimpy

      i would gladly pay them tuesday for jericho, firefly, 24,today

    • Rex

      Oh yeah, Jericho, Sarah Conner, and Firefly. I think Netflix would do alot to fix there MUCH damaged reputaton with bringing the fans what the networks refused to do.

  • chris

    Hell yes!!!! Was one of the best shows ever… I’d also renew my netflix for it… maybe they could bring back “Alcatraz” & “Missing” as well…. my batting average was horrible this year… I had refused to watch any new shows after “Jericho” got axed… new rule was must be on 3 yrs and a surefire hit… shoulda stuck to it!!

  • TRISH

    Loved Jericho! Like others have stated…I would reinstate my netflix account for that show!!!!

  • Kevin

    As a non netflix subscriber, if they started to pick up popular shows that got cancelled like Jericho, The river and some of the recent cuts like prime suspect and the finder I would ABSOLUTELY subscribe to their service. Offering an alternative to regular cable offerings is to me what would give netflix real value!

  • pat

    yes, yes, yes…on jericho coming back. how about resurrecting apparently recently cancelled alcatraz.

    • Pat

      I agree that they should’ve brought it to satisfactory ending, don’t leave us hanging.

  • Carolyn

    Say yes to Netflix bringing back Jericho and many other great shows and get rid of the crap that the cable industry calls intertaining. I have often thought that any show that might challenge what so many would like to hide has been cancelled. What about 24?????? Bring back television shows that gives meaning and fight back to our country instead of crap TV which keeps us numb and not thinking.

  • lil

    wish someone would bring back Carnivale =[

    • Tori

      I know right?! That was a great show too!!
      I’d love to see Netflix save shows we’ve lost over the years…Jericho, Veronica Mars…not to mention Firefly!!

  • Sharon

    YES!!!!!!!! bring it back…….. we loved it………

  • mark

    Not only hell yes but hell hell yes!!!!! It is about time! My god with the cult following you would think this wouls have happened sooner!

  • Rusty

    I would love to see Jericho completed properly and would subscribe to any service that did some of these shows some justice. In any given year for the past decade, all three major networks have screwed us with cancelled shows left and right. Their preferred method. hype a new show, especially something in the sci-fi arena, run it for about six weeks, take it off a month before Christmas; either bring it back in late January or February with little hype or notice, possibly change the night and then cancel it because they lost the audience. That is if it even comes back at all. NBC just anounced some sci-fi show for the new season about a loss of all modern technology; just wait, get interested in it and it will be cancelled like Flash Forward and some other show from 2010-2011 about aliens trying to take over the earth.

  • bstewart

    i loved jericho and would love to see it return to tv. it was a great show.

  • Bidman1218

    Heck Yes!!! I would love it. If it means I have to subscribe to Netflix I’m in. Ashley Scott has to come back. Tell me when and where. I’m ready.

  • Tim

    YES; JERICHO !!! Please bring it back!!! This was a great show!!! It shows how people can work through a bad situations, relationships, stratogies. Jericho is full of drama and suspense. It keeps you on the edge of your seat! It was one of the few shows in a long time that was really interesting.

  • Mike

    It would be great to see Jericho again. I think we should all tell netflix that we agree with the return of Jericho and tell them some other shows we would like to see.

  • Dayna

    That would be awesome to see new episodes of Jericho. They left it with no ending. Here,here to more cancelled shows on Netflix. Would be a great business move.

  • Warren

    Oh YES!! A No Brainer! Jericho was a great show!

  • Todd

    Would love to see Jericho back!!! I have Netflix but am not totally happy with what it has to offer. Would keep it in order to watch Jericho, loved that show!!

  • Rachel

    omg yes! my bf and I lovveee this show! we were so sad when it ended. when i saw this article i nearly had a heart attack from joy! please bring it back!

  • Rick

    I allredy subcribe to NetFlix Bring back Jerico, it was great

  • Mothri69

    Hells yea bring that back! Bring back Invasion while your at it.. be nice to have both back but I will settle for Jericho.

  • Will Thiel

    I also loved “Jericho”! Always thought it had so much going for it character and story wise! Far superior to a lot of other programs that stayed on the air! I would subscribe to Netflix for this alone! Hope it happens!

  • Bill

    Hell yes! bring it back

  • Patrick

    This would be so awesome

  • http://webpronews.com jeanette english

    one of the best shows,a no brainer bring it back. please!!!!!!! youre loyal fan.

  • Kelley

    Yes bring Jericho back!! While your at it Alcatraz, Invasion, and The Finder would be nice also…show the networks and Neilsen they are wrong!!! Netflix you would have me as a regular customer!

  • http://chicagomyhome.com CMH

    Yes,yes,yes! Bring it back with the original cast…no newbies!

  • peanutbutternjelly

    I’m with Dave McBroom and Rusty. Bring back Jericho, Firefly, and Flash Forward, and I will reactivate my account.

  • George

    Yes…..Jericho!…and if Netflix is feeling froggy then please bring back The Event…Please give sci-fi shows a chance to set up the story before pulling the plug on them.(i.e. Terra Nova & Alcatraz..yes…I know that the story line for The Event was established..and it was awesome,Terra needed time and Alcatraz was getting there….slowly)

  • Mark61

    Yes. Without a doubt. I only make time for one TV show a season. Jericho was it. I’d watch for sure.

  • bill c

    Netflix or someone else needs to save Alcatraz and Fringe.

  • Gregg

    YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

    BTW…. Did I say, YES!?

  • Tre619

    Pleassssssssse bring back JERICHO! This is one of my all-time favorite shows. I was so pissed that it didn’t get a proper series finale.

  • Tracy

    Yes, absolutely want Jericho back. Loved it. How about some Firefly, I believe Nathon Fillion would be up for it. I also really enjoyed invasion.

  • Capt_ObVus

    I am with a lot of people here as well, I want more Jericho also, and will start my Netflix back up if they bring it to light.

  • Mr. & Mrs Cohen

    Yes…. X 2.

    Loved this show….

    Im sick of great shows being canceled and crappy show even getting on the air… GCB???? WTF!

    Jerico, Firefly, BSG, Dead Like me, Nip Tuck….AND BRING BACk STAR TREK!

    TY

  • tom

    yes, definetly bring jerico back. it was 1 show i watched on a regular basis.

  • pauls92mom

    I’d love it if you brought back Jericho. I couldn’t understand why it was canceled. Great show!

  • Blindman69

    I’m a big fan of many great shows cut too soon, Jericho being one of them. If Netflix needs a niche list then ditto to all above: Firefly, Alcatraz, Invasion,Flash Forward, The Finder, Missing. These are just shows I watch, I’m sure there are others ther could rescue that never appealed to me. I hope that make a go of it.

    • Tracey

      I am also so upset that NBC is cancelling Harry’s Law. I surely hope that someone will pick that up also. All of these shows that people have mentioned are shows that I watched on a regular basis and then “poof” they are gone for some crappy reality show. AMC had a GREAT show in “Rubicon” but that was cancelled also. I guess “mindless” TV is what the masses are after. Jericho may have been a show the “hit too close to home” and probably why it was gone before its time. Netflix could really be onto something, what a way to boost their memberships. I am all for anything that brings back these shows. I, for one, am tired of sitcoms and reality tv, which do nothing but dumb everyone down.

  • pat hanson

    OMG!!I am so excited to think Jericho may be coming back. I thought it was horrible when it was cancelled. There are a lot of shows on that I honestly don’t know how they ever got on the air and yet a wonderful show like Jericho was cancelled. Kudos to Netflix, and I would like them to consider bringing Missing back which (in my opinion) should never have been considered to be cancelled.

  • Terrie

    Yes! Bring it back. It was the best show ever.

  • NAN

    Oh Wow Jericho was the Best show..would Love to see it again!

  • shane

    This is exciting news! This is number 2 in my all time please bring back list. Crossing my fingers for Firefly……come on……

  • Jack

    Yes, yes,yes, yes. I really loved the series and was saddened when it was taken off the air. I want more and more.

  • Dee

    I would absolutely love it if there were new episodes of Jericho. I really enjoyed the show. I truly wish when the networks were going to cancel a program they would do a final episode to wrap up the loose ends instead of just leaving the viewers hanging. It would be much easier to let go when they are cancelled.

  • HiTeck Redneck

    Nuts to Jericho!!!!!

    If they bring back Jericho I DEFINITELY will be subscribing to NetFlix — heck it’s a LOT cheaper than the $100 worth of Peanuts I sent to CBS when they canceled it!

    If Netflix has half a clue, now would also be the PERFECT time to approach Fox about an option to pickup Firefly. Basically, right now Joss is riding high (courtesy of the Avengers) and the rest of the world has finally figured out what millions of Buffy, Angel, Firefly, & Dollhouse fans have already known. Right now, advertising something “from the mind of Joss Whedon” could be a big drawing force.

    If you combine DVD/BluRay sales with Netflix subscriptions, there has to be a break even point where it makes commercial sense to bring series back to life — and a lot of fans, especially sci-fi fans in general, tend to be a bit of a rabid bunch (myself included). Even at say, $50 a BluRay set or more, I would suspect you could get a TON of pre-orders for a series. Heck, the studio should just list it for pre-order at Amazon with the contingency that it will only ship when the number of preorders makes it financially viable — for some series (e.g. Jericho and/or Firefly) where people (like me) have already shelled out HUNDREDS of dollars to buy full DVD box sets, then full HD-DVD box sets, then full BluRay box sets, etc. I don’t think it would take all that long to reach a point where the studio was basically GUARANTEED (along with advertising revenue) to at least break even on the production.

  • John

    I Would love to see more episodes of Jericho! I’ve watched this series several times and It always leaves a bad taste in my mouth when I reached the end and see how it just drops off. I want to see what happens. I really hope they bring it back and I know a lot of people that feel the same. I love how Netflix is bringing back series that didn’t take off on TV because of bad timing or the fact that watching Network TV is just a pain in the neck with all the comercial breaks.

  • http://kristykjames.wordpress.com Kristy

    I’ve never had a Netflix account…but would gladly get one in order to see Jericho. If they could do this successfully, maybe producers could have written into series contracts that if networks cancel them, Netflix can have an immediate shot at taking it over. I’m am very tired of the Nielsen rating system deciding what I’m allowed to watch.

  • wild4mn

    Hell-to-the-yes!!! Bring back Jericho!!! Hey, Netflix! While you’re at it, why don’t you bring back Life…and Brothers & Sisters…The Defenders…Persons Unknown…and my kids really liked No Ordinary Family…Eli Stone…Harper’s Island…Moonlight…The Nine…The Black Donnellys…

  • Steven Aguilar

    Would love to see Jerrico come back. Acually watched it on netflix for the first time. but after i saw it i was hooked and would keep watching. VERY GOOD SHOW !!!!! agree with everyone else they need to bring back this show.

  • Michelle Grace

    I loved Jericho from the beginningit was too mind provoking for CBS which is why they canned it. I like in Oklahoma and after watching and th4en seeing what happended in Lawton with catastophic ice storm. i wondered what I would do>?? The following Dec 2007 we had another catastrophic ice storm in tulsa where I live. Even though I never thought it could happen to me it did. I would love to get Jericho back. It seems most of the actors from there aren’t working.

  • JessicaP

    Please bring Jericho back! I will sign up for Netflix!

  • congresstart

    I would go to the ends of the Earth to see this show again. I was one of the many, many people who sent peanuts to the show. It was such a great show. I was always glued to my seat.

  • Sarah

    Yes!! After watching Jericho, I have been hoping for a continuation!

  • Lori P

    I would love more seasons of Jericho. Hopefully with the original cast.

  • Leftover

    I’m Leftover and I approve this message, I will get a netflix account the moment this is confirmed. Also Bring in The Finder, Terra Nova, Firefly, Alcatraz, and every other good show Fox has cancelled (Yes I know Jericho is CBS but fox is way worse about cancelling stuff)

  • Leftover

    Alright, so anyone know Netflix’s corporate HQ address so we can start sending boxes of peanuts again.

  • Yacoub

    I Wish someone would bring back Boston Legal, that was an amazing show..

    Fingers crossed for Jericho!!

  • Lisa

    Yes, Jericho AND Firefly!

  • matt

    To bring Jericho back would be amazing, i currently have netflix, but still do pull something like this out of there hat would give me more reason to continue my subscription. Please let this happen!

  • brian

    i am a netflix member, and i say BRING IT BACK!!, was an awesome show, i was fortunate to watch it on netflix start to finish, back to back episodes, and was captivated, awesome awesome show, only reason it got cancelle was because they touched base on another certain country bombing the u.s. . . ., they hit too close to home and got cancelled, but its just a show! bring it back!!!

  • David Galloway

    This would be great. I hope Netflix brings back Jericho right after they bring back Firefly.

  • Greg

    Yes,……….

  • Greg

    Yes, I would! Nuts!

  • Thelma Curtis

    YES…bring back!!

  • Gilbert

    “Jericho” was a FANTASTIC show!!! Cancellation was just another bone-headed CBS move (like remember a while back when they got rid of every show that had a tree in it? – BH, GA, PJ …)

    I would consider subscribing to NetFlix if they revived old shows!!!

    I’m tired of investing my time into a network TV series, only to have it cancelled after the first season (of 13 episodes) or even DURING its season!!! Once a person makes a commitment to a show (after it even making it to broadcast), networks have a responsibility to follow-through. QUIT DOING THIS!!! This is why you’re losing viewers!!!

  • Jamie

    I didnt watch Jericho when it was originally aired but caught it during a syfy marathon a few years ago and have been stuck to it since. Bringing it back would be AWESOME!!!!!!! I would definately reactivate my netflix account and pledge my support to any broadcasting company who would continue the saga of Jericho.

  • Leslie

    YES!!! Bring it back and all the characters with the same actors PLEASE! Own the DVD’s and I would watch it if it came back. AWESOME!PEANUTS!

  • Paula Menteer

    Yes!!!!!! I loved the show Jericho! I quit watching

    T.V. for the most part after they started cancelling all the good shows. They still do that now. I watch very little tv but i would be sitting with my bowl of popcorn for Jericho!

  • Tammy Robinson

    Yes! I do not currently have Netflix, but I would definitaly subscribe just to see Jericho! Best show ever!! While you are at it, how about a prequel for Lost?

  • Donna Kimbrell

    YES! YES! YES! I don’t have a netflix account but sure as heck would get one for this show!!!!!!

  • Linda Luhn

    Loved the show and would definitely be excited to see it continue!

  • Dave

    I agree with all of you guys, my fiance and I watched Jericho on Netflix and I will say it’s a damn good show. When I heard they canceled it and made it into comic books, I was like “WTF, are you serious?” Network TV don’t give good shows credit at all, another show for an example was “The Secret Circle”. That was very interesting, but guess what, that’s been canned now. So when network TV decide to bring Jericho back along with some of the other good shows, I will watch these channels again

  • mark

    bring back flashforward or the event instead

  • crash

    Yes bring jericho back from the dead please.

  • Cathy

    YEEESSSSSSS!

  • Katie

    Love this show!!! Bring it back! Bring it back!!! I got my parents and sister hooked on this show!! It is a great idea to bring it back for the 10 + episodes. I LOVE THIS SHOW!!

  • caleb

    OMG if nefix did this i would love them forever and donate 80$ and i would be there best friend

  • Regan Cuthbert

    If this show was revitalized because of Netflix, I would guarantee them a lifetime subscription..

  • Jack

    YES!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BRING BACK JERICHO!!! THIS SHOW IS AMAZING!!!

  • Cory

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anthony

      Bring back JERICHO!!

  • Steve Meisner

    YES!! bring it back!