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Topic: Terra Nova

Fox Bursts Almost Human’s Bubble

No second season for J.J. Abrams’ robocop strip

Having earned bragging rights as the season’s fifth highest-rated new drama, Almost Human would seem to be a prime candidate for a renewal. Instead, the J.J. Abrams sci-fi procedural has…

Nevermore: The Following Dispels TV’s Freshman Curse

Fox drama becomes first new series to grow demo in Week 2

Fox’s pitch-black new crime drama The Following on Monday night became the first freshman series of the class of 2012-13 to actually improve on its premiere ratings. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data,…

What to Learn From 7 Dematerializing Sci-Fi Shows

Here are the proper ways to end your high-concept TV series

To accurately predict how a sci-fi show will do, you'd need either a time machine or a bathtub full of precogs. Sometimes you get Star Trek: The Next Generation; sometimes…

'Terra Nova' Extinct

Fox buries pricey dinosaur drama

Terra Nova is as dead as the Diplodocus. Fox has decided not to renew the pricey Steven Spielberg-produced dino drama after an unspectacular 11-episode run. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, Terra Nova…

'Allen Gregory' a No-Show on Fox's Midseason Roster

Network sets premiere dates for 'Touch,' 'Alcatraz'

Fox on Thursday released its midseason lineup, and to the surprise of absolutely nobody, Allen Gregory is nowhere to be found on the schedule. Voiced by Jonah Hill, the animated series…

MLB Playoff Ratings Darken World Series Outlook

Weak deliveries, small markets threaten Fox’s Fall Classic

If the MLB playoff ratings are anything to go by, Fox may be in for yet another rough World Series outing. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, Fox’s coverage of the American…

Crash and Burn: ABC’s 'Pan Am' Is Another Downer

Three weeks into the new season, dramas are flailing

Heading into the third week of the 2011-12 TV season, the new crop of broadcast dramas appears to be dying on the vine. Programs that got off to a healthy start…

Women Rock Prime Time

Fall TV shows are skewing heavily toward the fairer demo

If TV seasons had theme songs, the anthem for 2011-12 should be Queen Latifah’s “Ladies First.” According to Nielsen, 15 of the 19 new broadcast TV series that bowed between Sept.…

Funny Young Things Prove Fall Darlings

CBS' '2 Broke Girls,' Fox's 'New Girl,' and NBC's 'Up All Night' draw impressive 18-49 ratings

If comedy hasn’t exactly returned to the halcyon days of the mid-1990s, when NBC’s Thursday night lineup pulled so much weight that mediocrities such as Veronica’s Closet and Caroline in…

No Dino-Mite Showing for 'Terra Nova'

Pricey Fox drama gets off to an iffy start

Fox’s multimillion-dollar epic Terra Nova got off to a somewhat shaky start Monday night, finishing third in its time slot and falling well shy of a 4.0 adults 18-49 rating. The…

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