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Fox Delays 'Terra Nova' Until Fall 2011

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 2nd 2010 2:30PM
'Terra Nova'Fox's highly anticipated 'Terra Nova' finally has a premiere plan. Set to debut in the fall of 2011, the prehistoric drama will air a preview episode in May, according to Deadline. More than likely, the network will preview it after a late-season episode of 'American Idol,' assuming the ratings leader retains at least some of its power.

Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly said in a statement, "'Terra Nova' will be one of the most visually stimulating and dramatically grand series to air on network television. It deserves to have an equally unique launch to distinguish that the show is unlike any other."

Except for 'Glee,' apparently, which used the exact same launch strategy last year. Still, the approach worked once, so it might work again -- as long as there are no singing dinosaurs.

The ambitious project is helmed by Brannon Braga ('Star Trek: Enterprise,' 'FlashForward') and centers around a colony of people who've traveled through a doorway to prehistoric times. The Shannon family is part of the tenth expedition and the first human colony. Unfortunately, the colony is accidentally set in the midst of a group of carnivores. So far, only Jason O'Mara (US 'Life on Mars') has been cast in the lead role.

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Darla

It is a TV show nut heads not a left or right thing .come on y'all need to get a life .I feel this show will be just as good as Lost .at lest I hope so.I wish they would bring Lost back

June 10 2011 at 10:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Darla

I feelTerra nova will be a # 1 hit .I'm so looking fored to this show this fall so please don't let us down and take it away befor we can see it

June 10 2011 at 9:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
C C

I don't think this is for real. They've engaged the services of several 24 alums, and they just happened to cast Jason O'Mara (Life on Mars) as the star? Funny.

August 04 2010 at 12:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chuck

Its not "Lost in Space" its the old Imogene Coca comedy "Its about time" rehashed. It didn't work then and I can't see it working now. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_About_Time_(TV_series)

August 03 2010 at 12:06 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Jerome

Oh! Great!! Just what we need. Lost in space meets land of the lost. Instead of space. The Robinsons get stuck in a den of dinosaurs.

August 03 2010 at 10:56 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Nancy W

Britain's "Primeval" meets "Lost in Space." Hmmm... well, at least it's not another cop show.

August 03 2010 at 10:49 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
katydid579

Typically, faux is choosing a program that deals with the past. Their agenda is to prevent Americans from PROGRESSING into the future and to keep us mired in the past. Look at the "tea bagger", er teaparty, movement: dragging their worshipers back to the past with a slogan out of antiquity. What are they so afraid of in the future? An enlightened society where EVERYONE can live comfortably? Sheesh.

August 03 2010 at 7:40 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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Jim

Katydid, you obviously have read nothing about this show. Here's the first few sentences of the plot summary:

"In the year 2149 the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped, overcrowded and overpolluted. With the majority of plant and animal life extinct, devotion to science has brought mankind to the brink of destruction, but has also provided its only hope for salvation."

As you can see, it's more tree-hugger than tea party. Plus, Speilberg is involved, so it's not gonna be leaning anywhere close to the right. Sounds like you have more of an agenda than Fox here.

August 04 2010 at 9:09 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Kenny

Ummm... I am as progressive/liberal one can get, and I agree "Fox News" is far from "fair and balanced" (like their slogan claims). But Fox Entertainment and Fox News are not the same thing... Unlike the NBC/MSNBC relationship were their is overlap/shared programming... Fox News does not produce a nightly national news broadcast for it's broadcast affliates on the regular Fox Entertainment network... They have are not even owned by the same people anymore... Rupert Murdoch owns Fox News... The regular Fox network has a ton of "left leaning" if not outright "liberal" programing... Family Guy, American Dad, The Simpson, etc. all take shots at Fox News... and they are all shows that are part of Fox Entertainment... Family Guy and The Simpsons have each had entire episodes devoted to completely bashing Fox News for it's overt racism, homophobia, ethnocentrism, and ultra right wing lunacy...

Though I think we on the left have to admit, MSNBC (again not the regular NBC network) has kind of morphed into the progressive/democratic version of of Fox News... Then there is CNN which both sides say is biased... which means it is probably the only UNbiased new network (since it is accused of being conservative by progressives, and accused of being progressive by conservatives).

September 03 2010 at 4:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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