We’re in upfronts week, when the networks announce their new line-ups for the new television year starting in September, revealing what shows are returning and what shows are premiering. Less excitingly for fans and creators, however, it’s also when the shows get officially cancelled by the networks, sometimes without making much noise about it. If you’re wondering whether your favorite bubble shows have quietly met their end, here’s a list of the shows that won’t be returning for next year.
Terra Nova actor Landon Liboiron has landed a starring role in Eli Roth’s new Netflix horror series Hemlock Grove.
What’s worse than a bad episode of Enterprise? As the show’s fifth episode demonstrates, the answer is a boring episode. I can deal with the show being obvious, gratuitous and even downright nonsensical, but if “Terra Nova” is anything to go by, I appear to have a real problem with the show being dull.
Although no announcement has been made about a second season for Terra Nova, Fox has picked up the options of stars Jason O’Mara and Stephen Lang and begun the search for additional writers.
Fox is reportedly close to deciding whether or not to renew the much-hyped Terra Nova for a second season, weighing up whether the ratings – which have been in a state of decline since a premiere that already failed to meet network expectations – are weak enough to make the show too expensive to continue with. Purely because I want genre series to stay alive on network television, I’m hoping it gets renewed… but only if the following changes are considered.
Watching Terra Nova last night, it struck me that pilots are really not good indicators of what a TV show is actually going to be like; they’ve got too much to do in order to set everything up to have time to actually demonstrate what the show is going to be like on a week-to-week basis. And, judging by last night’s episode of the new series, what we’re going to see on a week-to-week basis is very, very familiar indeed.
Fox’s Terra Nova finally debuted last night – months after its originally-scheduled date – to somewhat disappointing ratings; the show was consistently beaten by whatever was on ABC and CBS at the time. Considering the high-profile nature of the series, and the high cost of each episode, is the show in trouble already?
The executive producers, visual effects supervisor and star Stephen Lang of Fox’s upcoming sci-fi adventure talk about bringing to life one of the ambitious television shows ever, and why it might end up more like a budget car than a Ferrari.