CBS’s freshman drama sill end its “fall season” with a cliffhanger finale on Nov. 29, then return in February with all new episodes for the remainder of the season. During its intermission, CBS will offer new material on Innertube.
Jericho, CBS’s new drama about the aftermath of a nuclear explosion in a small town, will be broadcast without repeats for the remainder of the 2006-07 season.
The network will air the show in two distinct “seasons.” Jericho will conclude its “fall season” with a cliffhanger finale on Wednesday, Nov. 29 (8-9 p.m.) and come back in February with all original episodes for the remainder of the season.
Jericho will return on Feb. 14 with a recap special looking back at the first 11 episodes, followed by an original episode on Feb. 21.
To sustain audience momentum and update potential new viewers, CBS will create an online destination for Jericho during the show’s 10-week intermission. The site will include original content, interactive elements, recaps and sneak previews.
CBS will also continue to stream all episodes of Jericho broadcast to date on its broadband channel Innertube. Currently, Jericho is the network’s most-streamed program on Innertube.
Jericho is averaging 11.08 million viewers, 3.4/10 in adults 18-49 and 4.5/12 in adults 25-54 and has boosted CBS’s performance in the Wednesday, 8-9 time period by 50% in viewers, 42% in adults 18-49 and 50% in adults 25-54 compared to last year.
In a related announcement, Kevin James, Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller return with original episodes of The King of Queens in December.
CBS will broadcast back-to-back new episodes of The King of Queens on Wednesday, Dec. 6 (8-9 p.m.) and Wednesday, Dec. 13 (8-9 p.m.). New episodes of The King of Queens will also be broadcast on Wednesday, Dec. 20 (8-8:30) and Wednesday Dec. 27 (8-8:30). Seven more episodes of The King of Queens to be broadcast in 2007 will be announced at a later date.
CBS will also announce additional programming for the Wednesday 8-9 p.m. time period at a later time.