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'Jericho': A new beginning for would-be fans

June 12, 2007 |  3:06 pm

Jericho290 Attention “Jericho” junkies: Those of you who almost made the CBS drama a hit in the fall -- only to vanish from your couches when the show returned from its three-month hiatus in February -- are getting a second chance.

Beginning July 6, CBS will re-broadcast part of the first season, which is centered around a small Kansas town recovering from a nearby nuclear explosion. The pilot episode will air on July 6 at 9 p.m. On July 13, CBS will air “Return to Jericho,” which re-capped the show’s first 11 episodes, at 8 p.m., followed by episode 12. The rest of the series will then air on Fridays at 9 p.m.

Last week, CBS ordered seven episodes of “Jericho” for mid-season after the show’s cancellation prompted an unprecedented protest from its fans, which executives have acknowledged caught them by surprise and impressed them.  “It was a campaign that couldn’t be ignored,” CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said of the mobilization of “Jericho” fans, telling the Associated Press that it was also “astonishing and well-organized.”

--Maria Elena Fernandez

(Photo courtesy CBS)