Tuesday, February 19, 2008

"Jericho" Falls: Watch "Jericho"

In the past few years, many TV networks have been featuring TV shows online for free. If the networks want to know the possible dilemmas this could bring, they should look no further than Jericho. According to the New York Times, the network cancelled Jericho because of low ratings, then were shocked when they were flooded with phone calls and peanuts (long story) from fans. Where were all these fans when the show was on, they asked? Turns out they were watching the show online and through DVR. So now that Jericho is set to return in February 2008, the network has two words for the fans: "Watch it." On TV. During its scheduled time slot. I think in the age of TiVo and online streaming video, the networks need to start re-evaluating what television really is. Maybe the age of the TV networks are over. But the good news is, Jericho is back.

2 comments:

Mauricem said...

Ive been looking forward to this for months and now that its back Ive missed the first two episodes. Grrr! Guess I'll have to defy the networks and watch it online. :)
It should be interesting if it gets popular since the writers have committed themselves to ending the story this season.

Monkey Migraine said...

I've been watching. It's okay. But it's not the same. They've got power going in Jericho again. It used to be about survival. Now the show's about rebuilding, which isn't as interesting.