Jim (Jason O'Mara) is on guard in the two-hour Terra Nova season finale, "Occupation/Resistance," airing Monday, Dec. 19 on Fox.
Star Jason O'Mara tweeted the update last week: "Decision to pick up #TerraNova for S2 deferred to New Year by @FOXBroadcasting. Everyone involved remains confident and optimistic."
The last episode of its 13-episode freshman run airs Dec. 19, after which Fox will assess the show's future. Its ratings--10 million overall per episode, and the number one new drama among male viewers--and early success in international sales will have to be set against the high cost of making each episode (the pilot alone cost $15 million, though various reports of the per-episode costs are disputed) and the long lead-time required for post-production.
Fox is also reportedly concerned that Terra Nova hasn't garnered the family audience it had been aiming for, and its ratings among adults 18-49--between 3 and 4 million with DVR watching included--are not huge for a high-cost, top-of-the-line major broadcast network series.
The decision may be delayed further, if Fox wants to see what happens with its other risky, high-profile dramas premiering in the spring, Alcatraz and Touch. If those two do less well than expected, Fox might need Terra Nova to bulk up its roster of dramas for the 2012 fall season.
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