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'Jericho': Now what?

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Wednesday_lCongratulations, you nut-lovin’ Jericho fans! Now that your deluge of legumes may have convinced CBS to bring your favorite show back from the dead, there are still some questions. First, is it really happening? (UPDATE: Yes, it is!) Second, will seven episodes be enough to tie up all the plot’s loose ends, or is there another nut-shipping campaign in CBS’s future? If I were a CBS exec, I’d be asking: Where was all this fan enthusiasm when the show was struggling in the ratings? Did we underestimate the support because we haven’t yet figured out a reliable way to count those who DVR’d the show or watched it online? And how can we translate those viewings, which don’t help our advertisers much, into the kind of revenue stream that justifies bringing this show back to life?

What say you, PopWatchers? Do you have the patience to wait until 2008 for more Jericho? Or are you burned out on this and other serial dramas that require you to invest a lot of time and emotion in return for gratification that may not come for years, or at all?

addCredit(“Cliff Lipson”)