‘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.

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Source: TV Guide

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  1. Is there something we can do to help bing it back

  2. Is there something we can do to help bing it back.

  3. This highly upsets me!!! Need season two!!!!

    • I agree….these morons jump because someone doesn’t dump 20 million in their lap the first week! Its a great series…and the dummies have not even considered the sale of the DVD, which is what I have and in process of watching! DO SEASON TWO!!

  4. I’m sorry this is trash that was myne and my ƁƎƧƭ ƑƦƏƗƞƊ nathans favorite program for all *̩ care fox can shove it up their but cause that was ά̲̣̣̣̥ Ω̶ωεƧ☺♏ε show

  5. O boy more room for another reality show.. BS network tv BS…Syfi come to our rescue.

    • Yeah I agree, I’m so tired of all the reality crap.

  6. WE LOVE TERRA NOVA AND CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT iNSTALLMENT. Hurry guys!!!

  7. Why in the Sam Hell does FOX cut good programs and yet they have Fox News and it’s still on the air, cut it and restart Terra Nova…

    • You mean aside from the fact that FNC has the highest ratings of any news channel? They should, instead, cut out all the stupid reality tv programming, or at least one worthless show like American Idol or the 12345th season of Survivor-the-non-survival-show.

      • I agree, the childish bullshyt on tv is sickening…they get a great series like this and take it off? whats the matter, your pervert critics didn’t see enough skin, enough queers, perverts or ? get off it and bring back this series!

  8. I dont understand FOX. I enjoy something with imagination. I get so tired of getting into a new show and not seeing it anymore. I almost dont get into and new shows on tv just for that reason. Comon fox. We dont all watch complete reality tv.

  9. I think I was one of the last to get the terra nova experience. While I watched A few episodes my work conflicted with the show. I recently bought the full series on DVD. It was A great show. No bad words, good for the whole family to watch kind of show. I guess this was just one of those show that was to family friendly for fox. Shame on you! Maybe its time to find A new channel to watch.

  10. This is dumb I never got a chance to watch it when it aired but now that I am in college and have a little bit more time I love to find movies that remind me of my childhood while I was a little kid and it reminds me of how awesome tv can be at times then FOX comes in and screws everything up. If anyone from the Terra Nova cast or crew ever reads this I hope you continue and I will do whatever it takes to help that cause!!!!!

    • get the dvd…better than trying to watch a week at a time anyway..you can watch as many episodes at one time as you want…..!

  11. Dont expect syfy 2 pick it up even if they did… wouldnt last more than 1-2 seasons look what they did 2 SGU syfy knows squat bout good TV netflix is the best route they couldnt give 2 f?€£$ bout ratings they just want us 2 have what we want n can afford 2 produce the show.

  12. It’s dead, stop trying

    • You shut your whore mouth, we can try all we want!

  13. You should try AMC it’s really popular just to be helpful

    -Izia

  14. You should try AMC it’s really popular just to be helpful.

  15. Fringe, Terra Nova … two of the best shows ever on t.v., and both cancelled by Fox. Science channel picked up reruns of Fringe, but no signs they will ever go back into production, same as Terra Nova. There aren’t even any good movies being made anymore (and they wonder why box office is so down in $) .. so what’s the use of a million network and cable channels, and multiple production companies, when they cancel the only good shows and keep the trash? So, kudos for picking up two of the best shows in t.v. history, and big F for being so short-sighted. Terra Nova has so much potential, it could have been epic! Especially as things were left at season finale.

  16. Fox, why the hell did you cut Terra nova, and will somebody out there save it? You are my only hope

  17. So here’s my plan. Since everyone is two years older, have season ine turn out to be a flashback to two years ago, and have them in the middle of some war with the army for hire! I think it’d work.

  18. Turn it into a book, wait until they become bestsellers, then remake it as a show again!

  19. Turn it into a book, wait until they become bestsellers, then remake it as a show!

    • I would love to buy the book if it was made into a book.

  20. Oh My Gosh! I Love Terra Nova! I was REALLY looking forward to the new season. I don’t care what network it is on! As long as it comes back on, I’d be ecstatic! ^_^

  21. This is a real show, I stopped watching cable and switched to netflix because of all the crap cable companies put out. Commercialization and overall pollution of options is why I stopped. Now netflix is becoming a bad company too, they’re not updating enough. I enjoyed Terra Nova on Netflix so much that I would watch an entire season in a day for 40 bucks in theatres if it came out. The messages in that show were so refreshing, let me know how I can support this show please?… alexglife@yahoo.com

  22. The ignorance of fox for pulling this series. This show is so good I bet the outdoor channel would pick it up! LOL… Stupid fox.

  23. I enjoyed Terra Nova more than any show I’ve ever seen. Too bad it wasn’t a book first, cuz I’m sure it wouldn’t have been canceled. Guess it doesn’t matter how many people loved the show, cuz just like everything else in life…as soon as we find something we REALLY enjoy, someone has to take it away, cancel, or discontinue it. Thanks for the tease.

  24. We just need a get a couple million people to donate $50 to makeing the second season! Netflix should really try this.

  25. i am really disappointed that they cancelled Terra Nova. Terra Nova was my favorite show to watch when it was on now i don’t have anything to watch that’s cool an interesting. i really want them to bring Terra Nova back. Some people like Terra Nova. we want our show back. i have been watching season 1 over and over again thinking why did they cancel Terra Nova? i wish they didn’t they should really bring it back a lot people enjoyed that show and i would do anything to bring it back.

  26. i am really disappointed that they cancelled Terra Nova. Terra Nova was my favorite show to watch when it was on now i don’t have anything to watch that’s cool an interesting. i really want them to bring Terra Nova back. Some people like Terra Nova. we want our show back. i have been watching season 1 over and over again thinking why did they cancel Terra Nova? i wish they didn’t they should really bring it back a lot people enjoyed that show and i would do anything to bring it back.

  27. I just watched it on netflix and I am disppointed to hear there will be no season 2 you would think they give shows like this more of a chance.

    Than again Fox never knows a good show half the time and they know this.

  28. Plz try to bring the show back this my favorite show ever seen.

  29. Plz try to bring the show back this my favorite show ever seen and the ending has to keep on going plz try