"Jericho" return set for July 6th


"Jericho," CBS's drama about how residents of a small, peaceful, Kansas town band together to survive in the wake of a nuclear explosion, will return to the Eye net on July 6th, as promised by CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler after a deluge of peanuts from fans of the show persuaded the network to reverse its cancellation order. Rebroadcasts of episodes from the first season will air in the Friday, 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT time period for the remainder of the summer. Seven new episodes have been ordered, which will begin airing at mid-season, likely early in 2008.

On July 13, CBS will present back-to-back broadcasts beginning with "Return to Jericho" (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), which recapped the first 11 episodes, followed by episode 12, "The Day Before" (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), which launched "Jericho's" spring return. The remaining summer broadcasts will consist of episodes 13-22, in which tensions continue to escalate between Jericho and the neighboring town of New Bern as they battle the Kansas winter, dwindling resources and the uncertainty of a new world. The citizens of Jericho must now find a way to unite against these hardships, working together to preserve their community and their way of life as they prepare for an all out battle for survival in the season finale. Jon Turteltaub, Stephen Chobsky and Carol Barbee are executive producers of "Jericho" for CBS Paramount Network Television.