What is Jericho?
For those unfamiliar with the television series, it debuted on CBS back in 2006 and ran for two seasons (really, more like one and a third). It focused on the small town of Jericho, Kansas that found itself cut off from the rest of the world after multiple nuclear strikes wiped out the infrastructure of the country. The people of the town had to band together and figure out how to deal with the hardships that faced them such as power outages and shortages of food and water. They also had to decide how to deal with outside threats as well as their own inner turmoil as they grew restless with the lack of information from the outside world. Eventually the people of Jericho reestablished limited contact with some of the neighboring towns and a new government calling itself the Allied States of America. But the country had changed drastically after the nuclear attacks and the people of Jericho were faced with tough decisions on where they would stand in this new order.
The series ran for a full season from 2006 to 2007 before CBS notoriously cancelled it which prompted an unprecedented fan response and a campaign that shipped tons of nuts to the network executives (based on a comment made in the season finale’s cliffhanger ending). This lead to CBS agreeing to a shortened second season (of seven episodes) which did not perform any better in the ratings resulting in the network once again cancelling the show.
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