‘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. Pff tentem passar a 2ª temporada , ando sempre a correr canais a ver se ha indicios…
    Se Terra Nova passa-se a horas de ponta de certeza que atingia os auges de audicoes

  2. Pretty pretty please bring back terra nova with a cherry on top!!! I loved that show so much!! It was the best! Fox guys made me so freaking pissed when they cancelled it! Needs to come back.. NOW! Thank you (: aha

  3. Pretty pretty please bring back terra nova with a cherry on top!!! I loved that show so much!! It was the best! Fox guys made me so freaking p*ssed when they cancelled it! Needs to come back.. NOW! Thank you (: aha

  4. Pretty pretty please bring back terra nova with a cherry on top!!! I loved that show so much!! It was the best! Fox guys made me so effing p*ssed when they cancelled it! Needs to come back.. NOW! Thank you (: aha

  5. Pretty pretty please bring back terra nova with a cherry on top!!! I loved that show so much!! It was the best! Fox guys made me so angrycwhen they cancelled it ): Needs to come back.. NOW! Thank you (: aha

  6. Please bring it back it was a great show love the action they have something good on and they cancel it to put junk on dont watch much fox any more nothing but junk . Please bring it back thank you

  7. I am sitting here watching terra nova marathon on sci channel please bring it back on .I record it on my dvr all my shows due to the fact I work nights so just know If you bring it back I will be record it on my dvr . Please bring it back on.Its a great show to watch!!!

  8. I loved the show and will watch wherever it is

  9. I loved the show and will watch wherever it is.

  10. Fox is stupid for not bring Terra Nova back. They need to bring it back.

  11. hey guys just tune into SCI Channel sunday nights @ 9:00 pm

  12. Just started watching Terra-Nova since it aired recently (around June 6, 2013), on sci-fi Channel. I have never seen the show before then. It is a incredibly amazing show and I would watch every episode if they would come out with season two. The show does not get boring due to the new characters it introduces in every episode and amazing storyline. It is a shame to cancel a show that is so interesting and leave all of us viewers hanging and hoping for more. Like one viewer has posted already, that mostly nowadays there’s nothing but crap on TV so why cancel a great show like Terra-Nova? My hopes and wishes are that a network with any sense to itself would pick this show up and run with it. Good luck Terra-Nova!!

  13. Since Terra Nova season 2 has been cancelled I have watched season one over and over. I do believe that it is one of the best series and I truly hope it will continue maybe not by FOX but by another TV network. I loved the entire series and as I said I’ve watched it over and over. Please try and put season 2 on air. Many people I know are in love with this series so am I. Please try and make things work. I’ll appreciate it dearly and I can assure you everyone else will too.
    Best regards Abigail
    I hope things work out.

  14. God I love this show just started watching it great show great story I want more plz

  15. please bring back the movie…

  16. Terranova was one of the very few showes I actually enjoyed watching. Fox sucks. Hopefully Netflix will bring it back.

  17. Please keep me posted as to what channel Year Nova will be aired on , thank you

  18. Please keep me posted as to what channel Tera Nova will be aired on , thank you

  19. I too am a Terra Nova fan. Loved the show it had adventure, excitement, romance, heroism and it kept you guessing who the mole really was. Why do the networks dropped the good shows and keep the CRAP so-called reality shows on that insults my intelligence? WHY? Please someone pick up this series and go with it…..

  20. This is really not cool. This show would have became so big. And I know for a fact if they go on a nother network it will be huge! It will be like the New Jersey shore haha maybe

  21. Really miss this show and somehow misunderstood last week an thought it was coming back..ugh it did not

  22. Despite claiming the show was a ‘successful gamble’ and the ratings covered the expenses, Fox Network cancelled Terra Nova.

    Fox Studios which owns the show, picked up the actors contracts to keep them available, and began ‘shopping’ the show to other networks and even Netflix (which turned them down).

    But why bother with a network at all. Fox should produce the show and let the fans cover the costs directly by buying the episodes from iTunes, Amazon and the like and/or viewing them online and generating ad revenue via page hits (or better yet, both).

    After all, the Studios already sink millions into movies that don’t always make back those costs at the box office and yet no one stops making movies. And a season of Terra Nova, even at 13 episodes, isn’t more expensive than a movie. They say that each episode costs $4 million to produce. The Nielsen ratings were approximately 7 million viewers. So if the episode was bought by every one of those viewers at the going rate of $2.99, that’s well over the cost to make the episode.

    #SaveTerraNova

  23. If the networks had any sense left in them they would cut a couple retared tv series and bring back terranova if someone got the networks locking where a lot of people want to start terranova back up they would make money and people’s good side

  24. If the networks had any sense left in them they would cut a couple retared tv series and bring back terranova if someone got the networks locking where a lot of people want to start terranova back up they would make money and people’s good side please bring terranova back please

  25. To start it back up

  26. OH MY GOD! I just got into Terra Nova once I saw it up for streaming on Netflix. This was a really good syfi show. Why are all the really good shows such short lived? It’s true, when I first noticed it on TV it didn’t really intrest me, but after the stream. . . All I want to do is watch the second season. There’s a lot left, and much better than ANY of those Stargate shows that have come out reproducing away like cats. NONE of them ever captured my attention, but go on ahead. Keep things simple, and stupid. Terra Nova, with time, would have grown a following.

  27. Terra Nova needs to keep on going.

  28. They had better bring back the show! My sister and I watched all the episodes in less than a week on Netflix! We’re officially hooked. Please bring back Terra Nova!

  29. I wish they’ll make next seasons because the show as really awesome :)