‘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. This was my favorite show. Please bring it back.

    • A perfect show. A perfect crew. What want Fox more? I hope they make a second season and third season enz. Just watch season one and its great.

      • I really love that show, its my fav!!! And I agree… Bring it back!

    • Whats the matter with fox one of the best series on tv and they cancel it, I cant take it in, my 14 year old son and i have realy been looking forward to is return. Fox is silly!

  2. terra nova cest une tres bonne tv serie j esperre que elle va revenir. mercie

  3. The best american clean tv show in a while. Great acting. Hope to see a season 2 if an accepting network shows up. Great sets and graphics.

  4. I really liked terra nova, no I loved it! That’s why I stopped watching tv for so long. Every time I get interested in something some big wig goes and cancels it! Please find a new home for a show that shows families can survive almost anything when they stick together. Plus Jim is HOT!!!

  5. I loved this show and so did my husband. That’s saying a lot for a guy who doesn’t watch tv to often. Hope you guys find a new network!!!

  6. I loved this show and so did my husband. That’s saying a lot for a guy who doesn’t watch tv to often.

  7. Here is an idea… see if SyFy channel will pick it up. They should be able to afford the $4M each episode.

  8. Pleze make a season 2!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Please make a season 2 and put it on Netflix!

  10. That is refilled that terra nova season 2 is not going to happen

  11. You can’t leave us hangin like that u got to find a new network that will pick it up it’s a kick ass tv series that sucks :(

  12. Please make a season 2 I’m so excited to see the bad lands the acting and visual effects rocked u got to make a second season please!!!!

  13. Please make a second season the acting and visual effects rocked and loved the plot can’t wait to see what’s in the bad lands make a second season please!!!!

  14. I DEMAND you Give me Back My SHOW!!!

  15. i never herd of terra nova till last night when i came across it, and im gonna tell you right now its one of the best shows i enjoyed in a long time jus like when stargate SG-1 came out. i know its been 2 years later but im happy i found this show and i really hope i can continue onto a new season after season 1. Please bring it back and SyFy should be able to afford the 4M$ each episode.

  16. Loved the Show it was televisions version of Avatar meets Jurassic Park. Stunning and trend setting. I really hope a decent network pick’s it up. It just needs new exposure. Spend some reasonable money on decent advertising. I never new about it. That’s a failure on the network.

  17. Loved the series; and my wife got hooked too (she is not a sci-fi fan). It worked, it was viable. Bring it back (please). We want more!

  18. Why doesn’t syfy pick up terra nova? Seems appropriate for that channel & it’s really a great show!!!

  19. PLEASE!!!!!!!!! BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!

  20. I hope they are listening, I am on the FOX viewers panel, I let the know that I am not watching new shows on fox and to Bring back the on great show they had on there channel. Please bring it back!!!!

  21. Please bring it back, I love that serie. You have support from Serbia.
    And according to comments you have a lot of fans.

  22. it was refreshing, to see a different story, aside from cops, docs, war…. TERRA NOVA was something special, and the dinos was great, i never would have bought the season pass from itunes, had i known it was going to only air one season and be cancelled in season 2…. if companies want profits, they cant keep cutting the good stuff, not everyone wants to spend 5-10 years watching ER related shows… we need fresh ideas! TERRA NOVA was awesome! please bring it back!

  23. Typical any great show that is not a reality wannabe dribble or soap that has the worst crime rate of any street in the world and it gets cancelled.

    This was a great show with an even better storyline and actors who actually know what acting is, the effects were great and not over the top and FOX you say you rate it as a success and it made money so either you do not live in the real or fantasy world as everyone else seems happy making money.

    If when people want a show to continue you do not continue it all you do is make more members of the public skeptical of watching new shows because after all why get into a new show that the bosses will can without any logical reason.

    I am not sure if I would want Syfy to take this show up after all they have an even worse record for cancelling great shows, but if they would do 4 more seasons at least we do get them.

    I will not waste my breath asking FOX to take this show back up because if they do not like making money, taking viewers away from their rivals and being able to advertise their other programs to a wider audience then in the end they are not worth tuning into.
    I will spend my viewing time with their rivals and get to see the new programs they make to temp me further and further away from company’s who can’t be bothered listening to their viewers.

  24. I hate fox for doing this was one of the most amazing facisnating show I seen in along time it was really stupid of then to cancel fox is a big disappointment :(

  25. Screw F**k you fox, that show is better the 75% of the bullsh*t fox shows

  26. Screw you fox, that show is better the 75% of the b******* fox shows

  27. Loved TN. One of the best seris Iv’e seen in a long time. Great acting, storyline didn’t bore me, and a fantasic director. Hope it makes a 2nd season. A good example of what integrity and truth mean in a family and how a military leader can be tough yet still have compssion.

  28. I LOVE this show i have watched the episodes 3 time!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make at least 70 more episodes and put it on nexflix because the people gave it a five star rating even me. I even cried when lukeis stabbed commander Taylor :…..( i also cried when they canceled the show. LOVE LOVE LOVE THE SHOW <3 <3 <3 <3

  29. i cant believe they canceled Terra nova and they didn’t cancel the shows that drop your IQ like jersey shore, 2 broke girls , ect. pretty much everything on bravo will make your IQ drop, but not Terra nova!!!! TERRA NOVA IS MY LIFE!!