Netflix is eyeing the possibility of picking up another cancelled show, and this time it is Jericho. They have begun conversations with CBS and are in the process of trying to make a deal to bring the series (that was cancelled twice on the network) to the online streaming outlet. Jericho was a series starring Skeet Ulrich that revolves around the residents of a small town in Kansas by the name of Jericho. After a devastating nuclear assault on major cities in the U.S the residents of the town have to do their best to survive and restore their life to some normalcy.
After season one, CBS cancelled the show because of its low ratings. Masses of fans who were not happy with this decision launched a campaign to save the show by sending 20 tons of nuts to CBS, and this time it actually worked. They brought the series back for another 7 episodes but were forced to ultimately cancel it after it received poor ratings, yet again. The writers of the show gave fans some satisfaction as they chose to continue the story of the series in comic book format. In April, the newest series of comics was announced entitled Jericho Season 4. Now, there is still a long road before the show could actually be appearing on Netflix (even if they are able to make a deal with CBS, they will have to figure out timing and actor availabilities). That being said, there likely will not be a problem with Skeet Ulrich's schedule as I don't think he has been doing much since Law and Order: Los Angeles was cancelled.
This made me think…what other cancelled-too-early shows would we be dying to bring back and would love to see on Netflix? I think my top choice would have to be Arrested Development, (which happily they have already announced and will arrive to the streaming service in 2013). My other choice would be Kitchen Confidential. Based on the book by Anthony Bourdain and starring pre-Hangover Bradley Cooper, it was fresh and charming and I think never got a fair shot on FOX (ironically, it was programmed on Monday nights with Arrested Development) and was gone before it had time to really grow in to its audience. I know with Cooper's successful film career this might be difficult, but possibly following suit of Arrested, we can still hope. What do you guys think? What shows would be worth starting a "Netflix: The Resurrection" campaign over?