Jericho (2006–2008)
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A small Kansas town struggles with life after a nuclear attack destroys America.


Jon Turteltaub


Jonathan E. Steinberg (creator), Josh Schaer (creator) | 5 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Skeet Ulrich ... Jake Green
Ashley Scott ... Emily Sullivan
Lennie James ... Robert Hawkins
Michael Gaston ... Gray Anderson
Sprague Grayden ... Heather Lisinski
Erik Knudsen ... Dale Turner
Kenneth Mitchell ... Eric Green
Brad Beyer ... Stanley Richmond
Shoshannah Stern ... Bonnie Richmond
Pamela Reed ... Gail Green
Gerald McRaney ... Johnston Green
Alicia Coppola ... Mimi Clark
Beth Grant ... Gracie Leigh
Leon Russom ... Sheriff
Alex Carter ... Fire Chief


JERICHO is a drama about what happens when a nuclear mushroom cloud suddenly appears on the horizon, plunging the residents of asmall, peaceful Kansas town into chaos, leaving them completely isolated andwondering if they're the only Americans left alive. Fear of the unknown propels Jericho into social, psychological and physical mayhem when all communication and power is shut down. The town starts to come apart at the seams as terror,anger and confusion bring out the very worst in some residents. Jake Green, theprodigal son of the town's mayor, becomes a reluctant hero when a school bus crashes as a result of the explosion. Mayor Johnston Green is conflicted with the return of his estranged son,but is called to action when the town begins to riot. Johnston's wife, Gail, is the strong, savvy first lady of the town who runs interference between her husband and her favorite son. Attempting to usurp the mayor's power is Johnston's political adversary Gray Anderson, who is not above ... Written by Brian Hairston

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Release Date:

20 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the introduction, the Morse code spells out "Jericho Pilot". See more »


The series take place in Kansas, but the mushroom cloud rises from mountains. Mountains aren't visible from Kansas. See more »


Johnston Green: We had all hoped this was an accident, but the unfortunate truth is there was another explosion in Atlanta.
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Wasn't bad
21 September 2006 | by morgana-31See all my reviews

Someone finally drops the 'big' one - or was it a couple of smaller ones?

I decided to give this pilot a shot, for the sake of having nothing better to do last night. It wasn't bad for a first episode but I can see the novelty wearing off pretty quickly. It's all been done before anyway, hasn't it?

I found most of it pretty predictable, and the characters seemed rather one dimensional. But I suppose (well HOPE) they'll develop as the weeks go by.

It doesn't seem, at this point at least, as though I am likely to be hanging on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what happens next. Well I'll watch it next week and, who knows, it might develop a twist and I'll be forced to eat my words.

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