Jericho Ends Tonight
It looks like the season finale will be the series finale for "Jericho" (10 p.m., Channels 12, 7), unless another network rescues the drama. CBS says tonight's show – the seventh and final show produced this season – will be the last on the network, due to low ratings.
"Jericho" was given a seven-episode order last summer, after a robust protest by fans.
"Jericho" was No. 56 of 89 shows last week, and ranks No. 99 of 198 shows for this TV season.
Here's the statement from Nina Tassler, CBS Entertainment president:
"The March 25th episode of Jericho will be the series finale. Without question, there are passionate viewers watching this program; we simply wish there were more. We thank an engaged and spirited fan base for keeping the show alive this long, and an outstanding team of producers, cast and crew that went through creative hoops to deliver a compelling, high quality second season. We have no regrets bringing the show back for a second try. We listened to our viewers, gave the series an opportunity to grow, and the producers put a great story on the screen. We're proud of everyone's efforts."
TV Guide quotes star Skeet Ulrich as saying: "We've shot two separate endings, and one's more final than the other."
Is this the end of "Jericho?" If you've been watching, tell me if the show creatively this year was as good as last year, and worth saving.