‘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. bring back terra nova season 2 or we stoping watch fox ok? deal terra nova best with moiveis i like comander teller and fox do it now! or we stoping watch fox! true

    • I agree, they stopped at a stupid place, it’s at an exiting point :)

  2. WE love terra now creat season 2 or u can see my angry we love it :( plz plz season 2 plz we love it!

    • Ya plzzz terra nova is my life I’m literally crying

    • Ya plzzz terra nova is my life I’m literally crying plzz give it a second chance. Let terra nova make a second season and maybe a third or a fourth.

      • I know that I’m just a kid and I might not understand all of these grown up things but I do understand that people love this show and the millions of people were devastated when they found out Terra

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  4. It irritates me that fox keeps doing these things. This is not the first time fox has stopped making a series unfinished. Fox starts great tv shows, then stops it. another example is Firefly or Sarah Conner chronicles. Why leave so many things unfinished?

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  6. I wish terra nova season2 gets the necessary funds soon ….i am dying to watch it…….i love it…….

  7. i want to see terra nova season 2. it finished so well and im terriby upset that there hasnt beeen another season. you cant leave a show like that!

  8. I just finished watching the last episode litterally 5min ago and i have no idea why they would want to close down this series, its the best sci-fi series ive seen in a long time. I agree that they should move the series to another network where they have the competence to identify,appriciate and develop a quality series.

  9. you gauys i mean fox people you guys made a foulishe mistake to cansel the series it was the best it defenetly gave you guys a good name why in the anything did you cansel it you mister president of fox entertainement and the share holders and the community that desids are a peace of crap you guys should put is back it will bring you back more viewrs than the first series thanks ass hols bye

  10. Oh man !fox please just get Terra Nova back , u know how much difference it would make if u keep Terra Nova . It would definately redeem ur rep. If u just get it back . Sincerely from every word u got from here . Looking forward for ur best choice ever .

  11. Is there goin to be another series of terra nova it was brilliant

  12. Why is it that the networks are now showing no loyalty to the viewer? they are cutting a lot of the programming like Terra Nova, Off the Map, Deception and the list goes on they seem to over saturate the viewer with horrible reality shows and the news. they also give more air time to the sponsors cutting our programs down to the bare minimal like bold and the beautiful you barely get to see 20 minutes of the program and then they give you may be 8 episodes for a season in some cases like falling skies we did not get a full 12 weeks of episodes it seems like most if not all of the networks are cheating the public and most of the viewing audiences just seem to follow the change like cattle being herded to slaughter. Most of these shows give no real ending and just leave us all hanging. May be we should just cut TV out all together since there is no loyalty from the networks to the viewers. they say Terra Nova was a success but yet they cancelled it what does that say about the way the networks actually care about the viewer. May be we should go back to talk radio at least they gave us a great ending. even some of the cable channels are selling out on the viewers. they are now allowing a lot more commercials we all broke away from regular channels to get away from commercial interruptions just to now have them on channels we actually pay out of pocket for.

  13. fuking Fox,why Cansal This Tv Show,,terra nova is great movie,,different movie,,we like,,fuke ashshole fox,,thuhhh~~~

  14. SETIOUSLY I WATCHED TERRE NOVA twice now on Netflix seeing if there would be new episodes and what do ya know no new episodes why cancel terra nova that is the best tv show I have ever seen since star gate universe why do you cancel these shows are you freaking stupid do you want fox to fail or something seriously start terra nova back up or I won’t watch fox any more no more fox ever again

  15. Such a great show!! Why cancel it I believe it has a great story line. And I would love to see what comes next!!!!! I am sure there are many out there that wish the same!!!! BRING TERRA NOVA BACK!!!! Please and thank you!!

  16. or will the new season?

  17. Netflix needs to purchase the series! A good story should never be left without an ending!

    • Agreed

  18. I would love to see season 2. It’s a shame that the politics would play such a big part of televising shows! Sad really.

  19. First Firefly then Sarah Conner chronicles, now Terra Nova? What he hell fox…. I would donate to continue this show if there was a place to donate, no view loyalty…

  20. que lata que hayan cortado la serie de repente sin avisar que vuelva porfavorrrrrrrrrrr

  21. bring back tara novaaa

  22. I love Terra Nova. Bring it back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Season Two!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. At least a 3 day mini series to explain the north and end the show properly!

  24. Please continue the seasons. It’s an amazing experience to watch Terra Nova. Cut the costs, but at least we would still be able to watch More about it. Star Trek cut budgets and audience still enjoyed new seasons. #bringbackterranova

  25. Bring down fox!

  26. I just finished watching the last episode of Tera Nova and was very disappointed to find out that there’s not going to be a season 2. add me to the list of people who are unhappy with Fox for continuing to disappoint its viewers let’s post this on Twitter and Facebook and every other media outlet possible and boycott Fox if we stop watching then they won’t make any money and maybe our voices will be heard boycott Fox boycott Fox.

    but the only way to make sure that our voices are heard our to post it on other media sites as well I suggest Twitterlet our voices be heard

    • That’s not going to work, Fox is also in Europe and other continents and to boycot Fox all around the world is an impossible task, unfortunately. I watched it more then a year ago, I check these sites out once in a while in the hope that it says that it will return but it’s false hope. Probably one of Fox’s worst decission ever, beside cancelling Firefly, somehowe Fox cancels great shows.

  27. The show was amazing how can they cancel it and lose 2million viewers crazy people don’t know a good show anymore!!

  28. plzz create season 2.

  29. I cant believe it has been kind of 2 years since they started Terra Nova and I gotta say.. I love that freaking show, so please can someone contact people that can contact other people so this serie can be an actually serie! Its not everyday a sci-fi serie is catching my breath. It would be sad if the acters wont look like they did in the first season… So kind of Hurry! :-o pleeeaasee! Just realise that alot of crazy people love Terra Nova! :-)

    • Bring it back!! This show is great!! There are so many people wanting to watch another season!