Fox sets 'Terra Nova' finale, 'New Girl' pushed to November
Fox’s grand dino experiment has set a (first season?) conclusion: As Futon Critic first reported, Terra Nova will finish its 13-hour run on Monday, Dec. 19. The show will finish how it ended, with a two-hour episode (see last night’s recap, “What Just Happened,” here). Last night’s Terra Nova ratings were disrupted by Fox’s baseball coverage, but it looks like, after holding steady the first two weeks, the show might have dipped a bit.
In other Fox scheduling news, the network is expanding another edition of X Factor next week to two hours for the “judges house” episodes (producers ended up with a lot of good footage, a rep explains). Combined with previously announced Factor expansions and baseball, that means the network will hold off on airing new episodes of New Girl at 9:30 p.m. until Nov. 1 (fellow Tuesday shows Glee and Raising Hope are also not scheduled to return until next month, either). All this sort of shuffling is common for Fox in the fall due to baseball pushing around the schedule, and shouldn’t be taken as a diss of New Girl, which is performing great.