Tuesday's season finale of "Jericho" will be the show's series finale. Producers of the nuclear-war drama have been told the show is ending its run on CBS, sources said.
The ending allegedly helps give closure to viewers.
After the first season concluded with an abrupt cut to black, fans inundated CBS with thousands of pounds of peanuts to urge the network to continue the show. For the seven-episode second season, producers shot two endings: one that leaves viewers in suspense for a third round, another that is more conclusive.
The ending that will air Tuesday night doesn't entirely slam the door on the series, but is different than the cliffhanger version, sources said. It also doesn't preclude the possibility of “Jericho” finding a second life on cable, though the economics of the production will likely prevent a continuation of the show.