Message From Pamela Reed
Dear Jericho Family,
Everyday I sit at my computer in total amazement. This huge response to the cancellation of Jericho is both humbling and inspiring; please accept my most heartfelt thanks. Also, know that my family and I applaud your determination and your style; you are one classy fan base!! I have been acting for 32 years and have never experienced such a reaction before, and I am right there with you. There are so many shows that, if gone wouldn’t be missed ( and I’ve done some of those too), but this was not one of those shows. Our show had rich production value and great writing, which included intelligent story lines and characters that evolved, surprised and had depth. And, in my humble opinion, the acting wasn’t too shabby either. Our creators expected the audience to keep up as they worked tirelessly to stay ahead; unlike some shows, our scripts were eagerly anticipated by the entire cast and crew. CBS got quite a bit of bang for their buck, and for the life of me, I cannot understand why we weren’t renewed. Our numbers are not all on the Nielson Box; most of my son’s friends watched it on their computers and unfortunately CBS doesn’t seem to understand that math sentence. Well, that is until all of you started to weigh in. Thank you for speaking out. Thank you for your dedication. Thank you for taking the high road. And PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE KEEP IT UP!!!!!!!!!! I’d like to bake each of you your favorite batch of cookies.
Sincerely, Pamela Reed aka Gail Green
Also, other cast members have responded as well, including Skeet Ulrich, aka Jake Green says, “I am overwhelmed and quite honestly rendered speechless at the good will created by this show and its fans! By you, by us! I think it speaks volumes regardless of the outcome.” Read his entire post here.
Lennie James, who plays Robert Hawkins on the show, posting from his home in London, says he is staggered by the show of strength by the fans, thanks us for watching and for continuing the fight to see more. Read his post here.
Brad Beyer, aka Stanley Richmond on the show, says that Jericho was the best experience in his career so far, and he is “deeply saddened” by it’s cancellation. See his message to the fans and supporters of Jericho here.
Other cast members responding to the fan campaign with posts on the message board are Alicia Coppola (Mimi), Shoshanna Stern (Bonnie), Michael Gaston (Gray), Kenneth Mitchell (Eric Green), Skylar Stevens (Candace), Erik Knudson (Dale), and Jon Steinberg, one of the creators of Jericho.
For more information and latest news about the Save Jericho Fan Campaign, and how you can help bring the show back, see:
photos and quotations source: cbs.com