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‘Terra Nova’ Cancelled By Fox

After just a half season, and some big ratings, FOX has decided to pull the plug on the Steven Spielberg produced sci-fi drama.  So why did they decide to kill off ‘Terra Nova’?


One show that seemed to pull people in during the first half of the 2011/2012 season was ‘Terra Nova’.  If you didn’t get a chance to see the dinosaur battling, time traveling show, you’re out of luck.  FOX decided to cancel to show, despite it being one of the highest rated shows of the fall.  So why was it  cancelled?

A couple of reasons.  First of all, it was confusing as to which audience they were aiming for.  They focused too much on the kids, and not enough on the action story.  I blame Spielberg for that one.  If you want to compete with some of the other big sci-fi dramas, such as ‘Fringe’ or ‘The Walking Dead’ then you have to pull in the grown ups.

Secondly, for a show that was suppose to feature dinosaurs, they really didn’t show too many.  When they did, it was only for a few seconds.  It was kind of forgettable at times that they were even back in time at points.  Near the end of the season they kicked the story line into high gear, and things got really interesting.  As a fan, I was looking forward to seeing what they were going to do with it next season.

Good news for people who did like ‘Terra Nova’ though.  Netflix is interested in producing the second season, and making it available exclusively there.  Not bad, and that should boost their memberships.  FOX has once again pulled the plug on something that could have been great.  I’m still mad about ‘Firefly’.

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