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BREAKING NEWS: Terra Nova has been cancelled

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This just in: Fox has cancelled "Terra Nova," a show that cost $4 million per episode, and never brought in as many as ten million viewers even on their best night ever.

The Hollywood Reporter has all the details here
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/terra-nova-cancelled-fox-spie...

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EPISODE REVIEW: Terra Nova: “Within” (Episode 10)

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I’m kinda’ stoned. Dentist’s appointment. I didn’t sleep well last night, and I got up crazy early so I could have a cavity filled - my first one ever - and it was all fairly grueling, and the upshot (or downshot, as the case may be) is that even after sleeping for three hours once I got back, I’m still kinda’ dopey and buzzed. So if my review is less coherent than usual - not that it’s ever all that coherent - I beg your forbearance.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Terra Nova: “Now You See Me” (Episode 9)

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This was a pretty good episode which I will attempt to relate without revealing any spoilers like “Skye is the mole.” Despite the fact that Skye is the mole, and despite the fact that it’s revealed in this episode, I’m not going to say a peep about it. So read on content in the knowledge that this will be a spoiler free review, and that Skye’s “Special Relationship” with the plot will not be revealed. (She’s the mole. Did you know? I didn’t know!)

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EPISODE REVIEW: Terra Nova: “Vs”(Episode 8)

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The Republiboy has announced that tonight is the last chance he’s giving the show. If this episode stinks, he’s done. Ratings were down about 750,000 viewers last week, but 400,000 over the week before that. Ratings are holding average around 8 million overall, which is probably a little disappointing for FOX, but probably good enough to get another half season like this.

We shall see.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Terra Nova: “Proof” (Episode 7)

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Two weeks ago the show finally got good, then last week is was right back to New Crap City. Despite the all-over-the-place quality of the series, ratings have been fairly consistent at about 8 million folks a week. Just a tick under. We are now in the second half of the season, make-it-or-break-it time. If they can hold around this level for the next six episodes, they will be back next season. If they can’t, they won’t.

Let’s find out if it’s worth the effort:

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In fact, it wasn’t bad. Second best episode so far.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Terra Nova: “Nightfall” (Episodes 6)

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Last week, as you’ll recall, the show was actually *GOOD.* For this, they were rewarded with six and a half million viewers, down almost two million from the week before, but up one and a half million from the week before that. Baseball and Halloween have played merry hell with their ratings, and given the insane budget on this show, it’s anyone’s guess whether it’ll stabilize at a high-enough level to justify a second season.

But let’s not concern ourselves with that. Was last week a fluke, or has the show finally found its feet?

Sadly, nope.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Terra Nova: “Bylaw“ (Episode 5)

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A good episode! A genuinely good episode! Who would have seen it coming?

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Investigating the death of a soldier, Jim concludes that it’s actually a murder staged to look like a dino-accident. He finds that the soldier in question was having an affair with a married woman. Upon questioning her, her cuckolded husband shows up and admits to everything. He’s banished in accordance with the bylaws: Given a gun and a backpack, and don’t let the door hitcha’. Of course you know it’s not going to be that easy because we’re only 20 minutes into the episode.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Terra Nova: “The Runaway” (Episode 4)

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Tonight we found out a bit about the Sixers, but did we find a show actually worth watching? And if the show *IS* worth watching, does that mean anyone actually *will* watch it? “Terra Nova” has lost 19% of its audience in just 14 days, though obviously some of that probably was it being pre-empted by Baseball last week. Ratings for this episode - when they come out - will give a VERY strong indication of whether or not people were interested enough in this show for it to rebound, or if it was just a piece of gum that’s already lost its flavor and been forgotten about.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Terra Nova: “What Remains” (Episode 3) UPDATED!

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The ratings are in: Seven Million people watched the show last night. Initial ratings for the premier were 9.22 million viewers, which is pretty incredible since it held 'em for 2 hours. Second episode was said by the PR flacks to have held the entire premier audience, but in fact it dropped to 8.73 million. That's actually better than anyone would have expected, and so good I don't know why they even bothered to exaggerate it. Some sophomore dropoff is to be expected.

Dropping 2.2 million viewers in just 14 days, however, *IS* a significant cause for alarm.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Terra Nova: “Instinct” (Episode 3)

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Jim attempts to have sex with his wife, but keeps getting interrupted by noisy pterodactyls. It was funny when it happened to Fred Flintstone (The first cartoon character to have sex. Well, second. Well, really, I guess it was a team effort) and it’s funny now. Oh, no, wait, what’s the opposite of funny? Belabored? Yeah, go with that. The birds- sorry, Pterosaurs - turn out to be evil, and kill people.

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