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FOX Leaves Terra Nova In The Past

Terra Nova Canceled

t's been expected to happen for months now, but that still won't stop fans from getting a bad taste in their mouths after they read it. Deadline Hollywood reported early this morning that FOX has canceled the big-budget, Steven Spielberg produced dinosaur series Terra Nova after one short season of 13 episodes. What will become of the Shannons, Commander Taylor, and the rest of the colonists from 2149? I guess we'll all just have to assume that they lived happily ever after. Or were devoured by rampaging Carnotaurs. Whichever works for you.

Despite the doom and gloom long surrounding the show's chances for renewal, I'm still a bit surprised they gave it the axe. Other genre series Fringe and Alcatraz have gotten even worse ratings and have yet to be canceled. Plus, Terra Nova has the Spielberg powerhouse behind it. You wouldn't think the network would be so quick to kill it off. Why not just cut the budget? Or fire some actors? Or trim the number of episodes for season 2? Why not do any of these things instead of just canceling the show outright on a cliffhanger ending? Why not do a tv movie to wrap things up?

Simplly put, I really don't think FOX cares about it's viewers. FOX has long been known as the place where genre shows go to die and now we can just add another grave to the cemetery. Sliders, Brimstone, Strange Luck, Dark Angel, and Firefly all say hi. On the (sort of) bright side, Terra Nova's producers plan to shop the show to other networks. I say sort of because that plan almost never works. Rarely does one broadcast network want another's cast offs, and I fear the series' budget would be too much for a cable channel to handle.

What do you think? Should Terra Nova have been canceled? Or did it deserve one more pilgrimage?


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Show:
- Terra Nova
Network:
- FOX

Written by: Michael Stevenson
Mar 5th, 2012, 7:22 pm

Anonymous

Message Posted On Oct 19th, 2012, 3:40 am
This was a very bad decision. I can't understand why a show with millions of viewers and billions worldwide has to be cancelled in that way. This is not te first time this shit happens cause we 've witness cancellation of great shows so far, such as Terminator TSCC, or Flash Forward and Alcatraz. At least they have to end the shows in a different way, so that the viewers not left without a proper ending
gamerboy

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Since: 11/Jan/10
Message Posted On Oct 11th, 2012, 7:45 am

Cancelling Terranova was the biggest mistake that Fox have ever done !!

MR-DK

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Since: 07/Jan/12
Message Posted On May 17th, 2012, 9:20 am

I really don't understand why the H*** FOX is complaining about "Terra Nova" having a big budget, its the first season, so they had to know what the budget was, before taking the show on for the 13 episodes 

And if it because there aren't enough viewers, well again, its a FOX Show, people don't want to follow anything on FOX before its renewed for season 2 or 3, because we all know, that 97-99% of all Sci-Fi show on FOX don't live that long, so that's on FOX to, for what they have done to the genre for the last 10-15 years, if they at least didn't make the last episode a cliffhanger every F***** time, then perhaps they could pick up some of the lost viewers again, but I think it would take them years to recover from what they have done to the people who had a intressed to see this shows

And it is a big shame, because FOX have had some amazing Sci-Fi pilots and first season shows over the last 10-15 years, but it almost allways stop there, and thats why they don't have that many viewers left.....

rocketman221

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Since: 09/Oct/08
Message Posted On Mar 16th, 2012, 1:35 pm

I'm sick of the networks canceling the good shows like this. I think I will just stick to the free bit-torrent only shows like pioneer one and L5.

xxxmummy

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Since: 09/Sep/08
Message Posted On Mar 15th, 2012, 4:22 pm

 

It's one of the best sci-fi shows I ever watched. It's a pity that FOX cancelled it. A lot of my friends (one of them recommended it to me) were very pleased and now very sad with FOX decision. Is "Fringe" better? I don’t think so. Let's hope that FOX will revise her dicision and we will have a 2nd seson.

 

 

Anonymous

Message Posted On Mar 10th, 2012, 4:55 am
Another BIG mistake by Fox for so called 'free TV'....we get an enjoyable,if not great show, for a season, get left high and dry wondering what could have happened on it. Then we get left with 'quality shows' like American Idol,yippie! (That is sarcasm). The biggest pile of Cr-p even put on TV. Unless it is a 'reality show' that is as FAR from real as possible, it isn't fed to the American audience. Another good show scrapped to make room for 3 boring shows. Keep feeding junk to people and they think it is quality, feed them quality and they might come to expect it...god forbid on Fox!
Anonymous

Message Posted On Mar 9th, 2012, 2:49 pm
Its just the Government dumbing us down , all scifi is on its way out , say bye to it all and say hi to lawyer , cop , doctor and vampires , time to sell my tv when scifi is gone , look at syfy channel , wresteling , whitchs , vampires n mid evil crap
Anonymous

Message Posted On Mar 9th, 2012, 3:25 am
IMHO if it dies, good riddance!
Anonymous

Message Posted On Mar 9th, 2012, 2:23 am
garycbelleville is right! Every time I start following any fox show i get cold feet, they never give a good fighting chance to any scify/fantasy show! I cant stand it any more, the only shows that seems to stay alive, on most networks for that matter, are crappy reallity shows types and used up every day life stories!!!
fierras

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Since: 26/Oct/05
Message Posted On Mar 8th, 2012, 4:16 pm

It's not saved. They are just talking about it.

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