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Fox Cancels TERRA NOVA

March 5, 2012 by  

Bad news for fans of TERRA NOVA — Fox has confirmed that they have decided not to order a second season.

The only (small) bit of positive news? 20th Century Fox (the studio that produces the show) is still shopping the series around in the hopes of finding it a new home. It’s rare that sort of thing works, but stranger things have happened.

Are you upset that TERRA NOVA won’t be back on Fox next year?

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11 Responses to “Fox Cancels TERRA NOVA”

  1. AngelMoonGirl on March 5th, 2012 11:11 pm

    Is it horrible of me to be really happy about this? I just hope this means Fox is intending on keeping Fringe.

  2. Shelly B on March 5th, 2012 11:27 pm

    I am really bummed about this. I loved Terra Nova. I hope it finds a home elsewhere, as unlikely as that is.

    As a rabid Fringe fan, I wish Fox would be smart and keep BOTH excellent shows.

  3. Aydee on March 5th, 2012 11:27 pm

    @AngelMoonGirl – that was my reaction, too! Hopefully they’ll funnel that money into another season Fringe. Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. 1mars on March 6th, 2012 12:15 am

    Seriously, Terra Nova had twice the demo of Fringe. I think they are both gone. At least TN was a change from the endless talent shows, silly comedies and overload of procedurals. What now, more Xfactor? Cable, here I come.

  5. Jeff on March 6th, 2012 12:24 am

    I’m also hoping that now that there’s more space on the schedule, they’ll be more willing to give Fringe a short 5th season to end the story.

  6. Beckstle on March 6th, 2012 8:02 pm

    Fringe is close enough to that magic syndication number that it seems more likely they’ll give it a wrap up season. Plus the whole DVD sales, etc. It’s got that whole syfy, cult-classic thing going for it – probably enough to take the gamble on doing one last season.

  7. Zepp on March 6th, 2012 8:16 pm

    This old “fight” between costs and profits, once again “destroy” hearts. Terra Nova was a great project in science fiction show, which, unfortunately, succumbed in this “fight”. This is really bad news for us who love science fiction. I am an unconditional fan of Fringe, which is almost always the “tightrope” that dreaded circus audience, and I see no advantage in premature termination of Terra Nova, with respect, this may be good news for the continuation of the show that I love. I feel that we Fringies, we are always with the “beating heart”, and now fearful, with this premature cancellation of Terra Nova but … confident in 5th season of Fringe.

  8. jp on March 7th, 2012 1:52 am

    Terra Nova had great potential, but they didn’t take advantage of the prehistoric setting. Instead, the shows were slow and formulaic melodrama. Hopefully if another network picks it up, they reassess the tone and focus of the show and make the man-vs-nature, dinosaur adventure that they led fans to expect.

  9. Fringe on March 7th, 2012 10:30 am

    All Fringe here: FYI:
    An insider from FOX. already tweeted that tvline just wants traffic and nothing is decided on Fringe. That insider is the one responsible for Fox programming and the ratings.

    So what do Fringe fans want for so called closure”, after the Observer soapstory? Olivia having Sons for Peter?
    ( actually that seems to be the only thing the loudest Fringe fans are going on about, they just want Olivia to kiss the ground Pacey.Peter walks on)

    And how do I pity the fantastic Anna Torv to have to fall for Peter and be needy for him over and over again, she hated it in season 3, she must be sick of it now.

    I do not think Jackson will be in season 5, he was already being difficult for season 4, hence the late start, the special status at Comic Con, the socalled writing and doing a film while the actors of the cast and especially Anna Torv and John Noble do all the hard Fringe work.

    So season 5 without Jackson would mean the media again going on about him, and the cast having to talk about him, see what happened since may 2011.
    And off course if the ratings would fall, it will be because of him,
    and I really do not want Fringe to end that way, nor do I want to put the cast through that, and especially not Anna Torv, who has suffered enough in the media , also because of him.

    So showrunners, since you already changed the entire season to please your superstar Jackson,
    (and you are not going to tell me that not using the Over There section for so many episodes in a row, and starting with it when he will be gone, has been planned )
    finish Fringe in style, which in my view would be ending with the one who started out as the hero, Olivia Dunham, give her her character back.

    But since Fringe had to change the schedule, it will now be that 4.17, 18 and 19 will have no or very little Peter, so that he will be the superhero central in the last episodes.
    Pity that it has to end that way, while there was so much potential with the bridge, two worlds, all these characters , see the best episode this season so far One Night in October.

    And please mr. Pinkner never ever say that you knew what you were going to do or had planned everything, what happened around season 3 and right now concerning Jackson proves you did not and do not.

  10. ElitistNot on August 22nd, 2012 11:06 pm

    Well, I haven’t watched fox since Terra Nova went down. Nothing worth a damn on fox.

  11. NT on January 21st, 2013 10:48 pm

    These new network idiots have no clue what they are doing. All they want are these Non Sci-Fi shows, like Being Human, Lost Girl, Wrestling, Total Blackout, Ghost Hunters, Vampires & Werewolves, etc. All these are grade z demonic shows. Real Sci-Fi is intelligent and encourages thinking. We can’t have that! Terra Nova was good and should have went for years. The stupid, greedy networks have the attention span of a gnat. You won’t see any long running shows anymore. It’s time people stood up to these idiots, and boycotted their sponsers until they hurt in the wallet.