Let’s make that 245 shows that have come and gone on Fox while The Simpsons has been on the air. Terra Nova is the latest casualty in Fox’s line-up. Though the science fiction series was successful in the ratings, it wasn’t the runaway hit that the network had expected. The Steven Spielberg and Peter Chernin produced series did well with international sales as well, which raised hope for a renewal. In the end, it just wasn’t the monster hit it needed to be.
The intention now is to shop the show around to other networks, so there is some hope for fans. I hope that it does find a home some place that can afford it. It’s an expensive series that never found its way creatively. That is to say, we hardly ever got to see dinosaurs eat anybody. This is your second chance. Make the dinosaurs terrifying and you’ll have a hit on your hands. (Deadline)