Fox Finally Lose Patience With Spielberg's Terra Nova
Steven Spielberg's 'Terra Nova' has been axed by Fox after just one season. The show first aired in September of last year but ratings haven't been great and the network have opted not to renew for the second series.
Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly had claimed that the program was a gamble which was paying off for the network, stating to The Hollywood Reporter "Terra Nova is a big swing - and the best of Fox tends to be big swings, in concept and/or tone," he said before the premiere. "We are in the big-bet business. So if you're looking to break through and garner a big share of a fractured audience, and it is going to be costly regardless, you take the most exciting shots you can for your audience". However the two-hour premiere was tagged at a price of between $10 million and $20 million, a price that ultimately the studio was unable to justify. In January things looked unsure, with Reilly still bashing the drum for the show and stating "I do feel fortunate that we have some high-class problems," he said at the time. "[Terra Nova] was an exciting bet to take and it's proven that it was worthwhile."
However it has now gone, the final episode matching a series low of an audience of 7.2 million.