According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has pulled the plug on Terra Nova.
The ratings for Terra Nova seemed to fit into bubble territory for a while. The show was averaging just below 10 million viewers and earned an average 3.6 rating among adults in the key 18-49 demographic, according to Zap2It.com. But the numbers steadily declined and the two-hour finale reached a series low. Of course, some true fans already had their “Terra Nova” petitions ready. When “Terra Nova” met its fate on Mon., March 5, the Sci Fi Congress’ petition was inching towards 10,000 signatures.
In December, ”Terra Nova” star Jason O’Mara seemed positive about the show’s renewal and in January, Fox boss Kevin Reilly spoke at the Television Critics Association’s press tour about Terra Nova’s future. “We’ll decide very soon, because it does need to get back into production in the next month,” Reilly said, according to TVLine. “If [it doesn't come back], we made money on it [and] the audience enjoyed it.”
Terra Nova’s first season came to an end on Dec. 19, 2011 and the finale was tailored to work as either a season finale or series finale. The season-long feud between father and son was decided and any remaining mysteries may have to be solved in fans’ imaginations … but maybe not.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Terra Nova’s studio, 20th Century Fox TV, will attempt to shop the series to other networks.
In the two-hour season finale, the 11th Pilgrimage arrives in Terra Nova and the mysterious Phoenix Group in 2149 makes its move to pillage the past with the help of Lucas and Mira. Meanwhile, Jim and Taylor team up in a last stand against the Phoenix Group, a colonist makes the ultimate sacrifice and a decision is made that will change life in Terra Nova forever in the all-new “Occupation/Resistance” episode of TERRA NOVA premiering Monday, Dec. 19 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
Last week, the folks over at Terra Nova dropped the mother-load of secrets, revelations, and bombshells, and blew the plot wide open. The only mystery left unsolved at that point was the identity of the illusive colony spy. And now even that’s out in the open, too. It’s Sky!