‘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.


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 !!!!!

    • Good show but probably won’t ever come back

  13. it sucks that they cancelled it . this show was awesome, why is it every time a show comes on and just because it drops in viewer’s they panick and cancel it , viewers drop off and come back and they may have had even more viewer’s, they made money off it so they weren’t losing , Bring Back the Show,

  14. My husband and I loved the first season! I hope they make a second!

  15. that was destined to happen, the cost per episode is astronomical. I don’t know if they saw profits or maybe the inversion wasn’t worth the profits, in the end it is all about money. if it didn’t make the expected profits & even worst if they lost money in it there is no way it will get s2.
    if they can make much more profits of garbage series then there is no point to take such risks. in the viewers are to blame for what they get.

  16. This was the most exciting show I have seen in years.I miss the enjoyment of watching it and wish it could find its way back to television.

  17. what the CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!! It can’t end like this I need more ill die

    • Haha, i was the same! it kills me knowing they cancelled it :((

  18. Really, Terra Nova is not coming back – oh man really liked the first season. It’s the good ones that get the short end of the stick for Terra Nova it’s being canceled. Awwwww Awwwww

  19. Bring it back please

  20. Why did this have to happen! Terra Nova is no more on Netflix then how an I going to see the show. Terra Nova is an AMAZING show. I wish I can help. Maybe you guys can start a donation for the show so that you can put it on Netflix. Good luck.

    • I wish you all would bring back another terra nova, i loved the first season, please

      • Damn! I just finished watching the first season on netflix, and it just ended with them talking about “TheBadLands” and I was like oh man, this is getting good. I can’t wait to see what is in the bad lands…..And then boom. no season 2…..I was like WHAT!!!!!!!
        I swear if I had 52,000,000 to spare, I would pay for 13 more episodes, just so I could have closer.

  21. Hoping for the return. Really very interesting TV show.

  22. Terra Nova season 2 should happen! not only cause it was such a successful tv series, but a brilliant show!i’m really enjoying the first season and am not happy about watching the final episode..

    I really hope to see season 2 be announced or in the making, because i’m hooked to this show and don’t want to stop watching it..

    Please bring another season!!!

  23. My fiancee and I loved it! We wish they would continue it!

  24. Wow. Season 2 please. Excellent plot lines, characters, dialog and special effects. The acting was outstanding. Surely by now cost to benefit must be favourable. The wait and the word is surely proving it more and more worthwhile. Give us the Badlands!

  25. Am sooooooo upset… I love the show. Why cancelled?