The News Robot
(via Sci-Fi Wire)
12:00 AM, 21-MARCH-08
CBS has canceled Jericho, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Producers have been told the show is ending its run on the broadcast network, sources told the trade paper.
CBS will air the season finale on March 25 with an ending that helps give closure to fans.
After the first season concluded with an abrupt cut to black, fans famously inundated CBS with tens of thousands of pounds of peanuts to urge the network to continue the show. For the seven-episode second season, producers shot two endings: one that leaves viewers in suspense for a third round, another that is more conclusive.
The ending that will air Tuesday night doesn't entirely slam the door on the series, but it is different from the cliffhanger version, sources told The Hollywood Reporter. It also doesn't preclude the possibility of Jericho's finding a second life on cable, though the economics of the production will likely prevent a continuation of the show.
The most recent episodes of Jericho have averaged about a 1.9 rating among adults 18 to 49 on Tuesdays at 10 p.m.