“Jericho” hits the Hollywood prairie

Jerichoparty1_2It was peanuts and cocktails for the “Jericho” cast and crew members on Tuesday night as the show’s extended nuclear family got to escape the cloud they normally live under and live a little at their season one DVD launch party.

Series stars Skeet Ulrich, Ashley Scott, Kenneth Mitchell, Alicia Coppola and exec producers Carol Barbee, Jon Turteltaub and Jon Steinberg were definitely not in Kansas, but at night spot Crimson in deep Hollywood. CBS Home Ent. and Paramount Home Ent. threw a swanky affair for the little-post-apocalypse-show-that-could.

There’s still no word yet from CBS about when the show saved by ardent fan-dom will come back to the Eye’s primetime sked, but undoubtedly there was much gratitude expressed Tuesday night that there will even be a season two morning-after to wait for. Most likely, CBS will slot in “Jericho” in after a new series or two bites the dust. Until then, the fans will have to be content with the “Jericho” production blog and other appetite-whetting tidbits offered on CBS.com.

(Pictured above: Skeet Ulrich and Ashley Scott. Pictured below: Kenneth Mitchell and Ulrich flank Jon Turteltaub.)