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Old 11-07-03, 06:14 PM
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Is this the end for Jeremiah?

Where`s JEREMIAH?
Network is silent as to when we'll see new episodes after tonight's broadcast

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Dateline: Friday, November 7, 2003

By: PATRICK SAURIOL
By: News Editor
Source: The Abyss, Sean Astin.net


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On the eve of what the network is calling the "season finale", fans of Showtime's dark sci-fi series JEREMIAH are wondering: when are we going to get to see the remaining eight episodes already in the can?

Now in its second season, new episodes of the post-apocalyptic JEREMIAH has been airing on the cable channel for the past five weeks. In the network's weekly newsletter, emailed to subscribers, Showtime suddenly announced that the "second season finale" of JEREMIAH would be airing on Friday, November 7 -- today. What's unusual is that Showtime ordered 15 episodes for the new season, and after only airing seven (two new episodes will air tonight) hasn't said when the remaining eight new episodes will be broadcast.


Needless to say, the JEREMIAH fan community has taken notice. Fearing that Showtime could be quietly scuttling the series, even though it appears viewership had been increasing for the series this season, two fansites have stepped up to lead the charge and show Showtime that people want to know when to expect to see the remaining eight episodes.


At The Abyss, the leading website devoted to following BABYLON 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski's new series (Straczynski is the showrunner/head writer of JEREMIAH), webmaster Monica Hübinette has assembled the email addresses of Showtime executives so fans can fire off an email showing their support for the series by just the click of a mouse button. Hübinette is even going so far as to give away JEREMIAH swag such as t-shirts and a copy of the upcoming DVD box set to motivate people to write.


Another website that follows actor Sean Astin and his involvement with the show has also joined the cause. Astin, a series regular in JEREMIAH's second season, also directed one of the remaining eight episodes left to be aired.


Both sites stress that it is important to convince Showtime now that there is an audience for JEREMIAH and that they want to see more. "Let them know we care about the show and it is worth keeping on the air," writes Hübinette on The Abyss website. "We cannot stress enough how important it is to do something because this show cannot go down without a fight."


Tonight's two new episodes of JEREMIAH, "The Misterious Mister Smith" and "Voices in the Dark" (both written by J. Michael Straczynski), air back-to-back starting at 10 PM EST/PST and repeat again on Sunday evening.
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I've been following this for a few weeks now, and honestly, I don't know what the **** Showtime is up to anymore. They're dangerously close to losing me as an annual subscriber, and maybe as a permanent viewer. There was a brief period where it looked as though they were striving for HBO territory, trying to become a big time player with quality shows. But in the last year, they've been pissing it all away. Everything they're doing is secretive and confusing. Odyssey 5 abruptly disappeared, The Chris Isaak Show mysteriously reappeared with almost no notice, and Jeremiah was gone for a ridiculous 15 months between seasons only to chop the new season in half with no explanation. They need to get their heads out of their asses and figure out what the **** they want.

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Old 11-08-03, 03:14 PM
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Showtime did the exact same thing to Going To California.
When the series came back on the air after a 4-5 month absence, it was silently cancelled.
Old 11-08-03, 05:48 PM
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Showtime says there will be more new episodes in 2004 and to stay tuned for more info.

http://www.sho.com/site/jeremiah/home.do
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Another nail in the coffin?

'Cosby' Kid Warner Signs for CBS Comedy
(Friday, November 21 12:45 PM)


LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - Malcolm-Jamal Warner is heading back into the sitcom world, taking a part opposite Jason Alexander in a CBS pilot.
Warner, a former "Cosby Show" kid who's currently starring in Showtime's sci-fi series "Jeremiah," will play the co-host of a sports talk show in the pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show is based on the life of Washington Post sports columnist Tony Kornheiser.

Alexander will play Kornheiser, who also co-hosts ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption" with fellow Post writer Michael Wilbon. Warner will be Wilbon's fictional counterpart.

The project was originally developed for this season but didn't make it past the pilot stage because of casting issues. It got new life when Alexander signed on.
Lindy De Koven, who pitched the concept to producer Regency TV, is executive producing the pilot with writer Jeff Martin ("Maybe It's Me").

Warner is best known for his role as Theo Huxtable on "The Cosby Show." He also starred in the UPN comedy "Malcolm & Eddie," and has directed episodes of both series, along with installments of "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and Nickelodeon's "Kenan & Kel."
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One more reason to watch Kornheiser's show. One more reason to assume Jeremiah either won't return for a 3rd season or won't be worth watching if it does. What a shame.

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