‘Terra Nova’ Canceled; Season 2 Possible (On Another Network)

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The prehistoric adventures of the Shannon family in Terra Nova have come to a end on Fox, as the network has announced that they will not be renewing the series for a second season. Fortunately, Terra Nova may still continue on another network.

Simply confirming Terra Nova’s nonrenewal late Monday evening, no statement about its cancelation had been released by the network.

Taking to Twitter, series star Jason O’Mara announced the cancelation to fans:

Bad news guys, Terra Nova has been cancelled by Fox.

While Terra Nova may have been canceled by Fox, 20th Century TV (the studio that produces the series) is still attempting to bring Terra Nova season 2 to air on another television network, though no negotiations have been announced yet.

Returning to Twitter, O’Mara confirmed the plans to continue Terra Nova on another network.

Bad news guys. #TerraNova has been cancelled by @FoxBroadcasting – we’re gonna try and get another network to do it. Stand by : (

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Premiering in September 2011, Terra Nova was considered a television experiment by the network. With high upfront costs stemming for lofty visual concepts, Terra Nova attempted to bring the beauty of theatrical visual effects to television audiences. With a pilot that reportedly cost $14 million, Terra Nova premiered to 9.2 million viewers. Unfortunately, by the time the first season of Terra Nova came to a close, only 7.2 million viewers tuned in.

And while Terra Nova may have lost its way (and its viewers) along the way, Fox’s president of entertainment Kevin Reily revealed that Terra Nova is actually considered a success for everyone involved, with both the network and studio making money on the project.

Though Terra Nova was a fiscally successful project, it’s unlikely that the series will find a new home on another network – at least on a network that could support the $4 million per episode cost.

Even if the series were able to continue on a new network – which would likely be on cable – the cost of the budget would be cut significantly, thus removing the series’ ability to ever reach those lofty visual goals that it originally had set for itself.

So while Terra Nova could continue on another network, perhaps its best to leave the Shannon family in the land of the lost.

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We’ll keep you updated on the status of Terra Nova as news develops.

Follow Anthony on Twitter @anthonyocasio

Source: TV Guide

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  1. I my self loved it wish it would come on the air again

    • me too i was always fasinated about dinosaurs and the the colony. plz bring it back

  2. That b******* I just started watching it and it was a good series. I hope that it start agAin!!!!

    • wont happen it was about 3-4 years they canceled mabby it will in some years if some studio will get interested in that series but I wont count on it mate :(

  3. i really like this movie

  4. I loved the show ! I can’t believe it’s cancelled ! It was getting really good

  5. I loved the show ! Can’t believe it’s cancelled !

  6. Ohh…This series was awesome….it’s quite different than others but it us amazing.. I hope there will be season 2 going on….

  7. Terra nova is my favorite show and alot of peoples as well and cancelling it got me upset after i saw only 13 episodes for a show and it stoped at an awful time . Alot of people agree with me im obsesed with the show and i wish that it would make a huge come back in another year or something . Garanteed fans will love it thats my one wish if anyone related to the show ever reads this then i hope u think about it

  8. Please just bring this show back. Its the first time I really love a show. Ppl do love it but don’t know what to do to bring it back. There are enough fans if only you’d give it a chance.

    • this was an awesome show i relay liked it please bring it back

  9. This show seems to be the firefly of 2011 because it’s a good series that lasted one season and was canceled surprisingly, fox is just a place for the Simpsons and stupid comedies I mean sure they had fringe which was good and lasted but still if it seems recently that fox just wants dumb comedies…

    • I agree, i really loved watching the serie on Netflix and was hoping on a comeback… Sadly the serie is way to old now..

      • Yeah unfortunately maybe they’ll think about a movie in the future but yeah it’s unfortunate.

  10. Please put on the second season please I really like to see what happens. I love it and hope that y’all will put it back on.

  11. I really loved this TV show. I wish it would be able to shine again. It’s a #1 for me and 2 of my friends.

  12. BRING MY Terra Nova BACK !!!!!