Fox pushes back 'Terra Nova' to fall

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Fox is pushing back the premiere of Steven Spielberg’s dino drama Terra Nova — again!

Instead of launching with a May 23 preview as originally planned, the adventure series will now debut next fall.

The decision comes after Fox teased the series with an ad during the Super Bowl last month. Explained Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly:

Terra Nova is one of the most ambitious television series ever produced,” Reilly said. “The cutting-edge visual effects used to create the world of Terra Nova, which is of massive scope and scale, require more time to be realized. This aspect of the series is essential, so we are pushing back the special early preview date to give the visual effects team the time needed for their groundbreaking work.”

“The world of Terra Nova is visually stunning on multiple levels, and effects play an enormous part,” added executive producer René Echevarria. “Premiering in the fall will give us the proper time to create a world never before seen on television.”

Terra Nova: It’s so amazing, we can’t even make it!

The drama was originally set to premiere midseason. In August, Fox pushed back the bulk of the show until fall, electing to air just a two-hour preview in May (like the way the network launched Glee).

RELATED: First look at Fox’s Terra Nova: Will it be Avatar TV?

RELATED: Terra Nova Super Bowl trailer

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  • frannie

    This show is doomed! How many times is Fox going to push back the premiere?! It must have some serious problems.

    • BigBOO

      Wow – if they can’t even finish the visual effects on the two hour pilot, how are they going to fair in a full length 22 episode season?

    • stu

      Stevie S should stick to movies. This is #3=failed attempt on tv.

    • Color Me Impressed

      A dino-drama? I know its Speilberg, but I’m skeptical.

  • deedeedragons

    Are they pushing it back cause it stinks?

    • Serenity is one of the Greatest movies this century

      yes, they should bring back Firefly instead, Spielberg has not done anything decent in a decade now, he should go away now

      • darclyte

        Give it a rest. As much as I liked Firefly, it isn’t coming back to tv. Most of the people involved with the series are now involved with other projects such as Castle, Chuck, V, and The Avengers just for a few. Castle isn’t going away any time soon, and Joss has the Avengers movie franchise to oversee.

      • Tania

        Calling Terra Nova “ambitious” is network-speak for “expensive.” “Cutting edge visual effects” means “felt dino handpuppets and popsicle stick sets.”

      • BigBOO

        “Serenity one of the best movies this century”….? You are about as delusional as Charlie Sheen. Actually, much more so.

    • darclyte

      I predicted that they’d have to push it back because of the effects. From the Super Bowl preview, the effects just didn’t look good enough for 2011.

  • Christian

    This show sounds very expensive so middling ratings ain’t gonna cut it. If it’s not a breakout hit, it’s done!

  • Mike

    Could be a blessing, it’ll now likely air its premiere after X-Factor which would give it a bigger leadin than House.

  • av

    As usual, the geniuses at the top think that we are so stupid that we only care about how something looks, not something really worth watching, like the plot or the character development. Bye Bye Terra Nova, we hardly knew ye!

    • scytherius

      Exactly. They think “oh toss in a star and some cool special effects and they’ll love it.” Plummeting ratings and tanking box offices say otherwise.

      • red

        Avatar’s 2.8 billion and Alice in Wonderland’s 1 billion do not say otherwise…

      • BigBOO

        Avatar had story and character development to go along with the spectacle. Alice had Avatar’s 3D coatails to ride on and ensnare the gullible as well as the talents of Depp and Burton in what was otherwise a not so great film. Story still matters most.

    • Annette

      True the writing is truly important not the visuals. Executives must think the entire American public is ADD!

  • bruno

    in other words, “it looks like sh#t and we’re trying to make it…not…look like sh#t”…

  • L

    I just watched a promo for this last week. Hmm.

  • shane

    Uh-oh – Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark: The TV Edition?

  • Yukon

    I really have high hopes for this series. It seems like a cross between Jurassic Park and Lost, both of which I enjoyed very much.

  • Steve

    The curse of Brannon Braga continues! Couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy. I feel bad for the other talent involved.

  • MikeStarkweather

    The show looks horrid. They’ve got a B-cast, laughable CG effects and they’re constantly pushing back the premiere. Fail.

    • spiek78

      B-cast? Why don’t we decide after watching it?

      • scytherius

        Very well said.

    • Jason S.

      I don’t agree. Stephen Lang is a phenomenal actor (most recently in Avatar)!!! And I remember him from Crime Story way back when. The show will live and die with the script!!!

      • Dave

        He’s a good actor, but I wouldn’t mention him in Avatar. He was terrible in Avatar. Probably because his character was a one-dimensional cartoon.

  • Duane S

    That suck dam it was something to look forward to oh well

  • kaydevo

    It’s funny how so many here are judging this show before it even airs. Especially the over-used “fail” pronouncements, they’re laughable. I have no idea what it will be like, but I’ll wait and see.

  • Mel Gibson

    Me thinks Spielberg is Jewish

  • Tony

    I bet they will Push it to a Friday Schedule…

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