Skeet Ulrich courrtesy CBS Skeet Ulrich courrtesy CBS

CBS isn't talking, but reliable sources say that the Eye net has dropped the C-bomb on Jericho.

Those same sources are telling me that the show's exec producer Carol Barbee is thisclose to a deal to join one of CBS' new fall pilots as show-runner.

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