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Penultimate Jericho?

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March 18th, 2008

Lennie James as Robert Hawkins on JerichoOh great.  I made it over the hump of the first three-fourths of Jericho and I definitely enjoy the show now.  Tonight, the next to the last episode of Jericho season two will air.  CBS is billing next Tuesday's (3/25) episode as the season two finale.  So as I watch tonight, I will be thinking am I watching my next to last episode of Jericho ever or just for the time being?

I hope it's the latter.  While I have admittedly been outspoken about not seeing CBS as the home for Jericho (and though my opinion of the show itself has changed, my opinions about it being on CBS haven't), I definitely believe it ought to have a home somewhere.

I haven't yet seen "it's for sure cancelled/renewed!" news that I'd trust, but if there's no major spoiler we'll definitely find out in a little more than a week when the season two finale ends.  They filmed two endings of Jericho.  One a cliffhanger, one a series finale.  I'm pretty sure we'll be able to tell which is which.

I've got Jericho on the DVR now and the program guide for tonight's episode says Major Beck (Esai Morales) goes to extreme measures to prove he is in complete control of the town, Chavez (Chris Kramer) tells Hawkins (Lennie James) it's time to transport the bomb.

Given that the show has morphed more 24ish, I'm wondering if the finale will involve Hawkins losing the bomb and then going all Jack Bauer and saving the world, or whether he just loses the bomb.  We'll see soon enough.

Lennie James completes the trilogy of cool British actors who are great at playing Americans.   Along with James are Hugh Laurie of House and Dominic West who played Baltimore po-lice officer Jimmy McNulty in HBO's The Wire.

Someone asked for Jericho's LIVE+7 numbers (live plus seven days of DVR viewing).  We only have numbers through the 2/26 episode, but here they are:

2/12: 8.14 million

2/19: 6.75 million

2/26: 7.81 million

Weekly LIVE+SD (same day DVR usage) numbers for season two through the episode that aired on 3/11 can be found here.

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2008 Nielsen Media Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • Karen

    Haha. See. New we would convert you eventually. Yes, Lennie James is the coolest actor since I don’t know who. I *do* wonder if they aren’t in negotiations with *someone* because for a doomed show the official silence is deafening.

  • Karen

    Haha. See. New we would convert you eventually. Yes, Lennie James is the coolest actor since I don't know who. I *do* wonder if they aren't in negotiations with *someone* because for a doomed show the official silence is deafening.

  • Karen
  • Karen
  • http://CBSboards Barbara

    Hello, trust me, there is no way of knowing from tonites epi if next week is our last, I don`t see how they can cram everything into next weeks show. Awesome article on an awesome show. Jericho rocks

  • Barbara

    Hello, trust me, there is no way of knowing from tonites epi if next week is our last, I don`t see how they can cram everything into next weeks show. Awesome article on an awesome show. Jericho rocks

  • Keith

    Robert… Like I told you last week, once you get to season two the show changes completely! I must admit I do like the no back stories and just the meet of the show format we have in season 2, but it would be nice to have 22 episodes to ponder over.

  • Keith

    Robert… Like I told you last week, once you get to season two the show changes completely! I must admit I do like the no back stories and just the meet of the show format we have in season 2, but it would be nice to have 22 episodes to ponder over.

  • http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/JS3 Jim

    Glad you finally saw the Light

  • http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/JS3 Jim

    Glad you finally saw the Light

  • PamLa

    So glad you’ve finally figured out what a gem of a show we have in Jericho!! JERICHO IS THE BEST SHOW ON TELEVISION IN YEARS!!! SEASON 3 IS A MUST!!!

  • PamLa

    So glad you've finally figured out what a gem of a show we have in Jericho!! JERICHO IS THE BEST SHOW ON TELEVISION IN YEARS!!! SEASON 3 IS A MUST!!!

  • Heather

    Greatest show ever!!!!!!!!!!!!Love it!!!!!!!They better keep it on the air. Go Jake and Hawkins.

  • Heather

    Greatest show ever!!!!!!!!!!!!Love it!!!!!!!They better keep it on the air. Go Jake and Hawkins.

  • Matt

    Nice to see you on our side!!!
    I Hope for a third season.
    I dont know i would do without Jericho, It is the BEST TV series EVER!!!

    Hawkins is the MAN!!

    Thanks

    Sincerely
    A long time Jericho Ranger!!!

  • Matt

    Nice to see you on our side!!!
    I Hope for a third season.
    I dont know i would do without Jericho, It is the BEST TV series EVER!!!

    Hawkins is the MAN!!

    Thanks

    Sincerely
    A long time Jericho Ranger!!!

  • Danielle

    I agree with you, CBS isn’t the home for Jericho. It just can’t deliever what the network wants from it, even with an action packed season like this one is. I’m loving the 24 feel of the show (of course, I really love 24 so thats probably why…well I really LOVE the first couple of seasons of 24, I like the rest of them–but thats off topic). I really wasn’t sure what was going to happen in last nights episode. I was just crossing my fingers no one would give the Rangers up. I wanna see a full on New Bern and Jericho revolt and I wanna see Hawkins save the world because he is just that awesome.

  • Danielle

    I agree with you, CBS isn't the home for Jericho. It just can't deliever what the network wants from it, even with an action packed season like this one is. I'm loving the 24 feel of the show (of course, I really love 24 so thats probably why…well I really LOVE the first couple of seasons of 24, I like the rest of them–but thats off topic). I really wasn't sure what was going to happen in last nights episode. I was just crossing my fingers no one would give the Rangers up. I wanna see a full on New Bern and Jericho revolt and I wanna see Hawkins save the world because he is just that awesome.

  • http://www.excruciatinginertia.blogspot.com David Gifford

    Hawkins IS just that awesome, he’s the greatest thing that ever lived.

    Ever.

  • http://www.excruciatinginertia.blogspot.com David Gifford

    Hawkins IS just that awesome, he's the greatest thing that ever lived.

    Ever.

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