Jericho season one started off blah but ended strong the nearby town of New Bern turned fascist and massed a small army to march against the people of Jericho, KS. Carnage in the cornfields!
CBS has seven episodes of Jericho in the can and plans to air them as a mid-season replacement. Those seven weeks could be enough to kindle a new interest, since every other channel will show reality fare like Farmer Wants A Wife. Two more shows that could gain from the strike after the jump.
- Heroes is starting to woo back its lost viewers. If it finishes strong (with a tacked-on season ending) then it could gain from a long hiatus. We could forget how boring this season was, and be ready for the show to reinvent itself.
- Doctor Who is set to air new episodes in England this spring, plus a Christmas episode next month. If the Sci Fi Channel is smart, it'll negotiate to air those new episodes as soon as possible, during the American TV drought. Also, a whole season of spin-off show Sarah Jane Adventures has aired in the U.K. but not the U.S. yet.