‘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 : (

terra nova premiere cast Terra Nova Canceled; Season 2 Possible (On Another Network)

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. I started watching this about a month ago when the actor playing Nathan Taylor was on tv basically promoting the show. I had never heard of it so I watched four episodes and was hooked. Unfortunately for me this was because I was down at my parents house studying for an algebra final. Here recently I noticed the show on Netflix so I sat down and watched the entire first season in one sitting it was awesome. The show reminds me of stargate meets continuum meets Jurassic park and the season final left me wanting more which is exactly what it should do. I want to see more of this show it is very rare today for there to be a good tv series with all the reality crap and crime dramas.

  2. WOW I just watch all episode the last 2 days !! Why do they take the good shows off GRRRRR I am still hoping they eventually smarten up and realize they made yet anotha mistake and bring it back!! I will be watching for season two in the future!! finger crossed and hoping !!!

    • They won’t. It’s a lot cheaper to put on yet another reality competition show, so that’s what they’ll do. Until enough people stop watching the stations that it hurts their sponsors, none of these companies will listen to their viewers.

      • Terra Nova is a great show that my son and I have enjoyed watching. Adventouus and we have enjoyed watching this sci fi show please bring it back!,,

        • I just started watching Terra Nova on Netflix and could not stop watching it for two days. They should bring back Terra Nova. Its a fresh series with so much untapped potential.

  3. I have no idea if anybody reads these commits, but I have to say ” Terra Nova had was an outstanding series!” I was very upset to hear that it was cancelled, it seem like everybody takes the good shows’ off the air. I was really hoping they were going to bring it back, because it leaves you hanging at the end. Everyone one says that you can just make up what happens next, I personally don’t like to do that! I want to know what could have been. That was a family show for me, my parents and I would sit down and watch it together. That really never happens because everyone is so preoccupied. What I am trying to say people need to give this show a chance. You will learn to love it, “I always imagined that I was one of the characters. That is what makes the show more interesting is putting yourself in there shoes!”

  4. I am disappointed that there won’t be a second season. I don’t get hooked on to many tv shows and there has been only 3 shows I’ve gotten hooked on. The walking dead, supernatural, and terra nova. Please make a second season its a really good show and I’m sure there is more ppl who want to c it. :-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-):-)

  5. Please bring back Terra Nova Or publish books on the sequels, it was an awesome show!!!

  6. I think y’all should bring terra nova back it was a awesome show and if y’all gave it time it woulda been a huge hit and u shoulda promoted it better. Be smart and don’t ruin a perfect show

  7. terranova was awesome…just cant believe there wont be any second season… the channel and producers should take some interest in continuing the series with the same cast ta another exciting new level…

  8. I love that show since it had started I wanting more. Please return for another season two. I still watch season one on Netflix.




    still watching is today!

  11. This show is sick yoooooooo slashers and Taylor’s I’m trynna see more Shannon family and more sixers . Bring it back !

  12. Bring the show back!!! I just finished season 1 on Netflix and I’m disappointed that there was only one season!

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  14. What a great series just watched the finale on love film today and want more. I completely agree with previous comments, why so many rubbish reality tv series we all need to get away from real life sometimes and this show has a really good concept ( don’t bring the past to the future, take the future to the past) love it. TV is lacking the wow factor at the mo so please fox or whoever carry this series on for all our sakes.

    • Well, to be fair, reality tv these days is sort of fantasy in itself. Which is why my TV stays on the news (muted) and occasionally flips to Syfy whenever Revolution is out of Season. Lousy programming decisions and grabbing the easy money of reality TV will eventually come back to bite the networks in the backside. I watch a lot of interesting series – and I watch every single one on Netflix with the sole exceptions being Continuum (I’ll watch that on Syfy first) and Defiance.

  15. Pls let Tera Nova go again for season 2 everybody loves the show come on.

  16. I hope you bring Terra Nova back. I really enjoyed the movie. I always looked forward to the next week episode.

  17. Please bring back season 2 of terra Nova. Great show. Love the characters. Especially commander Taylor.

  18. Please bring back season 2 of terra Nova.

  19. This show is freaking good! A lot of people is waiting for the 2nd season to be back on air.

  20. Awesome show, bring it back

  21. I literally just finished the show…. I loved it I’m actually buying season 1 tomorrow…. Please bring us a second season!!!!!!!!

  22. TERRA NOVA!! Is one of the best sci-fi adventure television series I’ve ever watched. Fox obviously did not agree with this opinion but if you’re a Terra Nova fan and would like Terra Nova to come back for a second season, third season, or even fourth season! Click: https://www.facebook.com/BringBackTerraNova and Like the page, and that’s it! Tell friends, family, co-workers, anyone about this if you want to see Terra Nova back in action!

  23. OmG!!! i really loved this show. it is the perfect mix of my two favorite things, jurasstic park, and sci-fi ;)…. two years ago i always sat down to watch every episode even tho i never really knew what was going on because i was only like 7. i recently searched it on netflix and i swear i like fell in love w/ this show. is it even possible to want to marry a serie? well, after watching terra nova you might find your self answering that question on your own. ;) plz bring the show back , their are a lot of fans counting on a show like this.

  24. i say we go on strike, telling everyone about the show. telling them to look it up & comment on it or convincing to bring it back.



  26. Terra Nova is the BEST I’ve seen in a very long time. It’s clean, it’s action packed. Everyone in my family as well as my friends are disappointed that they didn’t do Season 2. We’re all STILL hoping for Season 2. PLEASE bring back Terra Nova! I’d give this 10 stars if I could!!

  27. Terra Nova is the BEST I’ve seen in a very long time. It’s clean, it’s action packed. Everyone in my family as well as my friends are disappointed that they didn’t do Season 2. We’re all STILL hoping for Season 2. PLEASE bring back Terra Nova! Forget the 5 stars … I’d give this 10+ stars if I could!!

  28. just finished watching all season one. Love this show. Love how the family sticks together and the Dad is a true leader in his home as it should be. Taylor really is a good commander too. just looked for second season a found out about the cancellation. such a bummer. true the actors will be so much older now. still wanted to know what they would find in the bad lands. hate being left hanging.

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