Jericho is an American sci-fi drama series produced by CBS Paramount Network Television about what happens to the residents of a small Kansas town after the United States is decimated in a devastating nuclear attack, leaving them completely isolated and wondering if they're the only Americans left alive.
The series aired in the USA on CBS from 20 September, 2006 to 25 March, 2008. There are 29 hour-long episodes in two seasons.
The series was initially cancelled by CBS in May 2007. However, after a grassroots campaign to revive the series, CBS purchased seven new episodes of Jericho for broadcast as a midseason replacement.
Jericho premiered in South Africa on SABC3 on Wednesday 14 November 2007, at 20h31. There are 22 episodes in the first season. The second season has not yet aired in South Africa.
Season 2 Synopsis
Returning for a second season as a result of one of the most unprecedented and impassioned displays of fan support on behalf of a television program, Jericho is a drama about what happens in the aftermath of a nuclear explosion in the once peaceful town of Jericho.
Following the battle with New Bern, the citizens of Jericho begin reconstruction efforts to restore the town’s power and communication with the outside world.
As the country’s new leaders, the Cheyenne government, attempt to establish their stronghold in the region, Jericho’s citizens become suspicious of their new leaders and question why their community is so important to this newly formed government.