Considering all the talk of campaigns to save Friday Night Lights, it's especially fitting that Jericho, a show that benefited from exactly such a campaign, starts its second season tonight. The show was canceled after the end of its first season last May, but a large-scale outreach effort from fans (and more than 20 tons of peanuts) brought it back for seven episodes.
The first of those episodes airs tonight, focusing on a new government coming in to restore order to war-ravaged Jericho. Since a third season is far from a sure thing, these seven episodes tell a self-contained story — but the show shot two endings just in case good ratings get it renewed.
I'm awed that the show inspired so much passion, and that alone will get me to check out Jericho tonight. Will you be watching? You can watch the first five minutes online now, and to see a promo for the season, just
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