Terra Nova axed after first season

2012-03-07 08:39

New York - The prehistoric drama Terra Nova is history on Fox.

The network said late on Monday it is dropping the pricey sci-fi series after a single season.

The ambitious series, filmed in Australia with expensive special effects, got a lukewarm reception from viewers despite high anticipation from sci-fi fans. It averaged less than 8 million viewers weekly.

The series followed a family on its journey back to prehistoric Earth on a mission to save the human race. It starred Jason O'Mara and Stephen Lang, with behind-the-scenes principals including Steven Spielberg.

Terra Nova was announced in May 2010, but production problems led to repeated delays in its debut.

Jason O'Mara declared the show's fate to his Twitter followers late on Monday, tweeting, "Bad news, guys. Terra Nova has been cancelled by Fox."


  • Leslie - 2012-03-07 09:02


  • Jan - 2012-03-07 09:05

    Everyone's probably watching Top Gear...

  • henno.kruger - 2012-03-07 09:34

    It's Fox, What do you expect? Firefly Much?

  • Barry - 2012-03-07 10:14

    C'mon guys. Jersey Shore is an infinitely better show. I mean seriously. Okay...

      Barry - 2012-03-07 13:35

      Are people thumbing me down because they think I'm being serious and can't see that obvious sarcasm is obvious. Or because that they know I'm being sarcastic and ripping off Jersey Shore and they like the show...? Either way, I AM DISSAPOINT

      tobydt - 2012-03-07 13:41

      Because Jersey Shore is a classy show.

  • colin.langley - 2012-03-07 10:37

    It was crap anyways. And all we need is another lame ending after 20 gazzilion seasons like Lost!

  • tobydt - 2012-03-07 10:40

    Terra Nova deserved the axe.

  • Mouldy - 2012-03-07 12:55

    I think I managed about 2 and a half episodes before I had enough. Days of our Lives with a few fake lizards thrown in. Oh yes, and a town hall built from the same bamboo they used in the Chuck Norris movies. "Welcome to Terra Nova folks, try not to get eaten"

  • Melanie - 2012-03-07 13:51

    OH NO!! I loved watching it. Trying to figure out what the next adventure was and what Taylor was all about. And the connection or disconnection between him and his son. I thought it made for interesting viewing. And I dont normally enjoy Sci-Fi!!!! How sad to lose another good program.

  • Marthie - 2012-03-07 13:52

    "expensive special effects"… If the special effects was so expensive then why did it look so extremely fake?

  • wouda.wessels - 2012-03-07 14:53

    :((((!!!! :(((((!!!!!

  • Samuel - 2012-03-08 13:02

    I was very excited when I heard it was coming to SA, but after getting the whole 1st season it turned out to be very disappointing! Good ridance!

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