‘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. Hope 2. Season for Terra Nova come’s on Netflix.

  2. This was a good show I do not understand why they canceled it. I think that Terranova season two should be shown as it’s already made. May be the company who does the TV ratings should put the box on my TV calls a lot of shows online have been canceled. Also I would like to see space above and beyond Brought back from the dead.

    • Bring it back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. This was a good show. I would like to see It revived.

  4. Is this still relevant? The article was written a year ago so are they still thinking about it?

  5. I am so sick of my favorite shows being cancled. Maybe those 2 million watchers all lost their cable. Fox suck!

  6. I really enjoyed watching this series I hope it comes back . I was really getting into this show !

  7. Would like to see the show back, kids are still asking about it coming back on !!

  8. Please bring back terra nova

  9. hope it comes back on still so much i need to know and the show is just amazing and fox needs to get their heads out of their ass and think about all the people on Netflix and who didn’t watch it right away, so now i lost another show to you fox you a**holes

  10. It was a very good show and I was look forward to the second but they cancelled it.

  11. I hope a Australian net work or I will cry

  12. Please bring terra nova back its a great show :)

  13. I really love terra nova movie ,was amassing hope to see the second serie

  14. I really do hope they continue with Terra Nova. I think it’s an excellent show. Please bring it back.

  15. Que tal,
    No est

  16. Bring that back if u don’ t u are suck

  17. Awww, come on!!! Bring back Terra Nova!!!!

  18. Please put the show on again me and my family loved the series and was very upset it got cancelled !!! It was very amazing series!!


  20. Yes BRING THE SHOW BACK!!! Any other network can afford it, i think anybody who doesn’t pick it up are missing out on a lot of money and good credit ratings. Think about that FOX and Science Channel!

  21. I’m am mad that they shouldn’t cancel Terra Nova it’s the best tv show yet and shouldn’t e canceled so stay in there u amazing actors u will get ur show back I feel it in my bones so don’t give up yet I believe in you:)

  22. I hope they do season 2!

  23. Great show , bring it back.. . I am gery excited to watch season 2.

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  25. This is a joke I don’t understand there are so many horrible tv shows out there but fox don’t want to play Tera nova that is such a great show
    Put it back soon , how much longer we need to wait ( please give us an answer)

  26. I don’t understand there are so many horrible tv shows out there but fox don’t want to play Tera nova that is such a great show
    Put it back soon ( please give us an answer)

  27. I don’t understand there are so many horrible tv shows out there but fox don’t want to play Terra nova that is such a great show
    Put it back soon ( please give us an answer)

  28. Please play Terra nova season 2 , such a great show (please give an answer how much longer we need to wait til this show is out ??)

  29. we want terra nova back! it’s an amazing show and i could kill for more! please do something and continue the show!!!