Fox Cancels Terra Nova, But the Show Could Still Live On
Terra Nova has gone extinct — at least on Fox.
The dino drama failed to get a renewal order from the network, TVGuide.com has confirmed. But all is not lost, Terra Nova fans: 20th Century TV is planning to shop the series to other networks.
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The series, which followed the Shannon family as they traveled back in time from a dystopian future to a prehistoric Earth, premiered to 9.2 million viewers and a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating, but that fell to 7.2 million and a 2.1 by the season finale. Terra Nova was also one of the season's more expensive series to produce, the pilot alone costing a reported $10 to $20 million.
In January, Fox President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly told reporters that the show "was an exciting bet to take. It was worthwhile. We're trying to figure out... if that's the best show [for our schedule]. If we had more holes, we'd be thrilled to lock that right in. ... If this is all we produce, we made money on it, the studio made money on it, and the audience enjoyed it."
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