CBS Maps Out "Jericho" Return

CBS announced Tuesday that the previously-cancelled series "Jericho" will return to the airwaves on July 6 with a broadcast of the show's pilot episode.

The end-of-the-world drama received a mid-season order for seven episodes last week following an impassioned display of fan support.

Rebroadcast of episodes from the first season of the drama, about how residents of a small, peaceful, Kansas town band together to survive in the wake of a nuclear explosion, will air in the Friday, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT time period for the remainder of the summer.

On July 13, CBS will present back-to-back broadcasts beginning with "Return to Jericho" which recapped the first 11 episodes, followed by episode 12, "The Day Before" which launched the spring return of "Jericho".

The remaining summer broadcasts will consist of episodes 13–22, in which tensions continue to escalate between Jericho and the neighboring town of New Bern as they battle the Kansas winter, dwindling resources and the uncertainty of a new world.

The citizens of Jericho must now find a way to unite against these hardships, working together to preserve their community and their way of life as they prepare for an all out battle for survival in the season finale.