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Fox’s dino-drama “Terra Nova” has been pushed from a planned midseason run to fall, 2011.
The network still plans to premiere Steven Spielberg-produced show next season, with a May preview, presumably airing after “American Idol” just like “Glee” did.
“Terra Nova will be one of the most visually stimulating and dramatically grand series to air on network television,” said Kevin Reilly, Fox’s entertainment president. “It deserves to have an equally uniqe launch to distinguish that the show is unlike any other, and the spring promotional platform will give us the perfect opportunity to introduce this bold show to audiences.”
Of course, Fox could use its “spring promotional platform” even more extensively if the series actually ran its full run in midseason. This isn’t so much savvy promotion as inconvenient production delays. Casting has been sluggish, and Fox scrapped early designs for the show, and hired a new designer, partly because, sources close to the show say, the original concepts for a pre-historic world too closely resembled “Avatar.”
Still, this promising show is one that you’d rather Fox take its time on and get right.
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