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Jericho - 'The Complete Series' of the 1966 Show is Coming to DVD
The Warner Archives have scheduled an MOD release for June
Three men, sent to topple the walls of Hitler's Fortress Europa. This secret
team, operating under the name JERICHO, operates deep behind enemy lines in
Nazi occupied territory and within the marginally 'safer' neutral cities in
Europe. The three Allied officers, Franklin Sheppard (Don Francks), an
American Army captain, Nicholas Gage (John Leyton), a British Navy
lieutenant, and Jean-Gaston Andre (Marino Mase) a French Air Force
lieutenant, is each a master of a deadly discipline.
The American handles demolitions, the Frenchman is a master of weapons, and
the Englishman is capable of astonishing physical feats. Their deadliest
tool is their teamwork, as they operate with stealth and precision from
North Africa to the Balkans and the Near East engaging n sabotage,
espionage, intelligence and counter-intelligence, ambush, rescue and escape.
The classic 1966 show comes to DVD for the first time ever on June 16th when
the Warner Archive Collection releases Jericho - The Complete Series. This
manufacture on demand (MOD) title will cost $35.99 SRP.
CBS wants you to take a 'second look' at cancelled series
Canceled series from CBS are getting a second chance with its new "Second
Look" site. CBS Interactive launched the site Tuesday with offerings of
former prime-time dramas "Jericho," "Swingtown," and "Wolf Lake."
While cancelled series are often distributed on DVD and Blu-ray for
hard-core fans, many who missed the drama in its original run aren't
motivated enough to buy the sets. CBS is offering the content with ads for
free without a required registration. "Jericho" is currently available for
streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant, but the other two series are
currently not distributed on a streaming service.
“Over the years, fans have told us they’d like to experience these shows
again, and through CBS.com, we’re able to resurface programming that not
only captivated viewers but broke new ground,” Jeff Grossman, VP of content
and product strategy for CBS Interactive, said in a statement.
Networks and studios are currently experimenting with their own platforms
for distribution in the wake of the popularity of streaming services such as
Netflix and Amazon. The question moving forward for networks will be is it
more profitable to sell their TV content to other streaming services that
aggregate from multiple sources, or will it be more advantagous to attract
viewers to their own ad-supported site. Eventually all cancelled series may
migrate to the Web and, if they prove popular enough, may get a second life
as an online series.
“Jericho,” about a small town in Kansas that is isolated after seeing a
mushroom cloud over Denver. “Swingtown” takes place in 1976 as friends and
neighbors in a seek connections with each other in the midst of the
socio-sexual revolution. “Wolf Lake” sees werewolves overtake a small
Syfy sometimes run episodes of "Jericho" on its channel so watch the
From Beth Grant
(Gracie): Happy New Year!
I¹m excited to start 2010 back on the boards. I¹ll be guest-starring in
the Obie award winning "An Oak Tree", produced by Marc Platt, at the
Odyssey Theatre, Saturday, January 16 at 8pm in Los Angeles.
"An Oak Tree" is an an avant-garde play starring the English actor Tim
Crouch who plays a hypnotist. I come on in the second act, having never
read the play, nor knowing what I will be saying...the lines are feed to
me through an earpiece. I¹m thrilled to be able to jump into this risky
piece which promises to be an interesting night of theatre. Who knows what
will happen? Hope you can join me and we¹ll find out together! I hear it
will sell out so if you want to come please get your tickets as soon as
Here¹s to a risky, exciting, adventurous new year. Love, Beth
Jericho returns in 2008 for 7 episodes, but no date has been given yet.
CBS is keeping its promise to promote Jericho. The
pilot episode of the series is available free from
Apple's iTunes store for a limited time. The entire
first season of the series is also available on
iTunes. Except for the pilot, each episode costs
$1.99, or you can purchase the entire season for
$29.99. If you have iTunes installed on your
computer, the link below will take you to the
Holy salted peanuts, Jericho lovers! *You did it!* We did it. We all did it. We saved Jericho!
Hadn't heard yet? Read the BREAKING NEWS FROM CBS here:
Incredible. Thank you so much for welcoming NutsOnline.com into your
family. This has been an amazing experience for all of us. You should
be so proud of what you did! Tonight we celebrate... and tomorrow we
We're up against more than just New Bern. We've got to increase
viewership big time. Here's how to help:
1. Tell everyone about Jericho (friends, family, co-workers, radio, tv,
2. Share with fans and non-fans alike why you love Jericho and send us
3. Help us save Greensburg, Kansas, the /real life/ Kansas town that was
destroyed in devastating tornadoes the same week of Jericho's season
finale. Read more and donate to our growing community fund here:
4. Parade around town in our new VICTORY Jericho shirts, inspired by the
iconic Rosie the Riveter -- *all proceeds* go directly to help rebuild
Greensburg, KS! The design is available on lots of different colored
in many styles... and on a celebratory beer mug!
Rock on, go nuts, and have a great evening! Season 2, here we come,
~Jeffrey and the NutsOnline Family
Kristin Veitch at E!online is having her annual
Save One Show Pomotion and she has this to say about "Jericho"
According to CBS insiders, there is strong support for Jericho within the
higher ranks of the peeper network. Still, Jericho has struggled somewhat in
the ratings this season—especially while going head-to-head with American
Idol. Yes, Simon Cowell could trigger the end of the world for this
Save OUR Show
Voting closes April 6
Also see these other news links from Jericho Sentinel:
Alicia Coppola (Mimi) has been added to the regular cast (yay!).
From tvguide.com 2/26
Simmon and Coppola add needed dimension to fledgling
Former NYPD Blue star Henry Simmons, who has
recurred on CBS' Shark since the series' second episode, has been
promoted to a regular.
Also raised to a regular status is Alicia Coppola, who
appears on another freshman CBS drama, Jericho.
Simmons plays Isaac Wright, a former LAPD officer who works
as a private investigator for ADA Sebastian Stark (James Woods) and his
team. His credits also include the HBO movie Lackawanna Blues and
feature Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion.
Coppola, meanwhile, plays visiting IRS auditor Mimi Clark,
who gets stuck in the town of Jericho when the nuclear bombs go off.
2/21 from tvguide.com
Jericho's Lennie James
Teases Explosive Revelations!
by Megan Cherkezian
No one knew what to think when CBS debuted its nuclear hit
last fall and giant bomb clouds filled the distant skies with a season
full of questions. Not too many of those questions have been answered
thus far, but now that the show is back from its winter hiatus, viewers
can expect more to be revealed as the story continues to unfold.
TVGuide.com talked to
James — who plays the dark, secretive know-it-all Robert Hawkins —
about tonight's new episode (8 pm/ET), where we'll see what happened
just hours before the bombs went off, and what we'll learn as the second
half of the season unravels. James, who was very warm and welcoming over
the phone — unlike his closed-off character — also hinted at upcoming
danger outside of Jericho, a possible "showdown" and why those
explosions happened at all.
TVGuide.com: Hey, Lennie! Are you anticipating Jericho's
return as much as I am?
Lennie James: I don't know…. How much are you anticipating it? [Laughs]
TVGuide.com: A lot. I actually write about the show here, and it's
been a very long hiatus.
James: I've never gone through any of this, so it's all new to me.
Although it's not been screening, we've still been filming, so it hasn't
really felt like a hiatus to us — any break we had was Christmas.
TVGuide.com: Well, I know fans want answers concerning the show as
a whole, but specifically your character, Hawkins. Is it fun playing
James: Yeah, it is. I'm not trying to play a man of mystery;
I'm trying to get to the reality of this guy. It's an incredible amount
of fun playing Rob Hawkins, because he has secrets on top of secrets. He
has secrets from his family, from Jericho, from the people he's working
with and working for — so they're all mixed up in every word he says. He
has to have three conversations with himself before he answers any
TVGuide.com: In the very first episode, I knew there was something
off about your character, and I'm even more confused now than I was
then. Are we going to find out more specifics about his job this season?
James: [Laughs] When we come back, Episode 12 is the 36 hours
before the bombs dropped. And in that 36 hours, you will find out what
Jake was up to before he came home to Jericho, why he came home
and why he wanted his grandfather's money. For Robert Hawkins, you will
find out what's in the barrel that he's buried in his basement and its
relevance. You will find out how he got his family to come to Jericho
with him and what he needed to do and say. And then in the subsequent
episodes, you will get a sense of the levels on which Hawkins is
surviving and playing out his particular role.
TVGuide.com: CBS has a sneak-peek
clip of Hawkins
taking his family from Washington, D.C., and there's a mention of him
not being able to be within 500 feet of their house. So will we find out
more about a restraining order?
James: They're going to stretch it out for as long as possible, but
for the next four or five episodes, there's a big story arc that is
played out for Hawkins and his family.
TVGuide.com: A few episodes back, Jake saw Hawkins working on his
computer outside when no one else could get a signal. Is Jake going to
find out more about Hawkins before the rest of Jericho does?
James: It's a two-way street. Robert Hawkins is very skeptical of
Jake, and both myself and
[Ulrich] are as eager to find out how that's going to play out as
the audience seems to be, because our story lines from [Episode] 12
onward are being slightly separated. I like working with Skeet, so I
hope they bring that back into play, because when the two of us come
together, it adds a different level to what's going on.
TVGuide.com: It's a good dynamic.
James: Yeah, we've said at different points that we miss working
with each other, but this is a marathon, not a sprint, and hopefully
we'll have plenty of opportunities to work together. We haven't got to
those scripts, but there is a rumor going around that in one of the
episodes soon, there is a showdown between Jake and Hawkins.
TVGuide.com: That'll be good! Now, are we going to find out the
source of the bombs soon or is that being kept at bay?
James: I don't know, to be absolutely honest. Hawkins, in some way,
is informed about the bombs and their origin. The revelation of who
dropped the bombs is tied up with the reveal of Hawkins' secret. I
didn't know what it was for a long time, and now I do know and it's a
doozy. When you think you know it, you don't really know it, so I
hope they tell his story over as long an arc as humanly possible. But
actually thinking about it, you can reveal one [secret] without
revealing the other.
TVGuide.com: We saw a picture Hawkins has of what looks like a
unit or team that he works with. Will we meet those people?
James: You will meet other people from Hawkins' past and from
Episode 12 on. That arc goes until Episode 16, and it's all about
Hawkins' past and catching up with him in Jericho.
TVGuide.com: Tell me about Black Jack Fairground. I saw a short
clip of it on the CBS site, but I didn't see you in it.
James: I'm not, but I wish I was. When we come back, we leave
Jericho a few more times and one of the journeys is to Black Jack's — a
trading post that's been set up, where people go to get information, see
what they can trade in order to stay alive and also go for some darker
TVGuide.com: Yeah, it seemed dangerous in the clip.
James: It is dangerous, but once you leave your town — and within
Jericho, everybody's governed by a consensus — you don't know who the
people are who are making the rules in a lawless society. And Black Jack
is a meeting place of people at different levels of desperation — who
are prepared to do different things in order to survive — and therefore
it needs to be a little frightening and dangerous. That's one of the
exciting things about the second half of the story: The people of
Jericho, in order to survive, have to leave the relative safety of the
town border and rather than other people coming in and offering a
threat, they are going out and facing possible threats on the road.
TVGuide.com: Since people are leaving, will other people come into
TVGuide.com: And are we going to see any more of the other cities
that have been affected? We've only seen Denver.
James: Yes, as far as I know. The rule is, we learn about it when
the people of Jericho learn about it. It's not necessarily that we will
see it, but we will hear about it when the people of Jericho hear
about it. There is much more of a movement happening now with people
coming into and leaving Jericho for whatever reason. They can be
constructive and destructive and all of that is played out.
TVGuide.com: The show is really about this town dealing with the
aftermath of this disaster, but are there going to be any more
James: I don't know, but there is certainly the possibility. I don't
think the danger is over, and from now on it's going to be [about]
pulling it back together again. There certainly will be serious
conflicts and confrontations in which Jericho will be hit by the
TVGuide.com: One of the last things we were left with was Jake
finding those microchips in the parachutes that dropped the food into
town. Is that going to be continued soon or will we have to wait?
James: We are going to have to wait. It's not that they've left it,
but circumstances have overtaken it. Other towns might be getting these
parachutes. Everybody's not just flying around trying to inform Jericho,
they're flying around trying to inform lots of Jerichos all over the
United States of America. You might get a little piece of information
and you might not get another piece for a long time, because that
information has to go out to everybody. Although Jericho is the town
through which this story is being told, if Jericho got all the
information, that would be incredibly unrealistic. Whoever is in charge,
whoever is trying to reorganize the federal government, wherever
the federal government is being reorganized and however much they're
trying to reunite the United States — the concern is for all the states
and all the towns and all the cities, not just for this one town in the
middle of Kansas. Jericho has to wait its turn.
TVGuide.com: And do you know anything about the show coming back
James: I wish I did. It would make organizing my life a lot
easier. If you hear before I do, please let me know. [Laughs] I
think the coming second half is going to be very exciting.
Jericho Backstory Unveiled
Lennie James, who plays the mysterious Rob Hawkins on CBS' post-apocalyptic
series Jericho, told SCI FI Wire that writers will begin to fill in the
details of his character's past when the show returns from hiatus next
month. "He's got a storyline that's kind of coming up, [where] he goes
someplace where you really didn't expect him to go," James said in an
interview at the Television Critics press tour in Pasadena, Calif., last
week. "And maybe Hawkins will come back around. And also one of the other
things that's happened is that, because of where we've come back, in episode
12, there's an arc that happens for Hawkins and his family that drags us to
episode 15 [and then episode] 16."
James said that he didn't want to know the truth about Hawkins at first, but
eventually relented in order to play certain scenes. "For the first five
episodes of Jericho, I had no idea about my backstory, because I didn't want
to know," he said. "I wanted to remain in ignorance. Don't ask me why. It
was a really bad idea. But I thought it would make the producers think I was
a really deep actor. But after that, I couldn't play the part without
knowing it, so I did know his backstory, and I kind of know what's revealed
in [episode] 12 and beyond, because that's not even half of it. And so I do
have a kind of sense of who he is and what he's up to now, so I wasn't taken
by surprise at all."
James described the upcoming revelation as "a doozy," a word the British
actor says he only just recently learned. "It was really exciting, because
it gives a lot of levels to play," he said. "And that's the enjoyable thing
about playing Robert Hawkins: ... that in every situation—if someone says
good morning to him—he has to have three conversations with himself before
he answers, and that's what I enjoy. And his backstory, his secret, just
brings that deeper and deeper and deeper."
There are still things that James is learning about Hawkins that won't be
revealed for some time. He said that he looks forward to exploring the role
as the series continues. "Back home in England, a season is six episodes,"
he said. "So this is already the longest I've played a character, ever. And
I mean, like, ever. But there's still half the cast I haven't done any
scenes with. So that's great, because there's still stuff you're going to
find out about yourself."
Jericho will return to CBS with a recap episode on Feb. 14. New episodes
begin airing the following week at 8 p.m. ET/PT. —Cindy White
Jericho Will Reveal Secrets
Skeet Ulrich, who stars in CBS' hit series Jericho, told SCI FI Wire that
there will be certain revelations about his character, Jake Green, coming up
in the latter half of the first season "I think the deeper stuff that we've
sort of developed over the past three months has yet to be seen," Ulrich
said in an interview at the Television Critics press tour in Pasadena,
Calif., on Jan. 18. "It's sort of why these things happen. There's an
interim between me leaving Jericho and the past five years. That is the
evolution of this story."
Ulrich added that the audience will finally find out what his character has
been doing since he left Jericho. "It becomes clear where he'd been,
certainly for a portion of that five years," he said. "But not unlike
Hawkins' backstory, it's sort of one layer of what's been going on. I mean,
you learn in episode 14 quite a bit more than you do in 12. But the thing I
love about the character is you never know what's true and what's not."
The writers and producers of Jericho have been up-front with Ulrich from the
very beginning about who his character is, which has helped him play the
nuances in each scene. "I think you have to know in advance," he said. "I
mean, certainly the obvious question, 'Was he a soldier? Was he not a
soldier?' [plays] into a lot of different scenes, and a lot of different
ways of handling different characters, other characters. So, yeah, you
definitely want to know."
Jericho will return to CBS with a recap episode on Feb. 14. New episodes
begin airing the following Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT. —Cindy White
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