CBS Giveth and CBS Taketh Away. After spending the last 4ish hours watching NCAA hoops action (on CBS, no less!) at the local sports bar I was disappointed to read the Hollywood Reporter story confirming Jericho's cancellation. From the article by James Hibberd:
"The March 25th episode of Jericho will be the series finale," CBS said in a statement. "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."
This seems to remove all hope that the series will continue on another network. And just when I was enjoying it. If it's true that they air the "series finale" version I hope Hawkins will at least get to...blow up a lot of people. Or something. A disappointing outcome. My condolences to the shows enthusiastic fan base.