Fox terminates The Sarah Connor Chronicles
She won't be back
Fox has announced that it's terminated The Sarah Connor Chronicles after two series, the Hollywood Reporter reports.
The Terminator spin-off, starring Brit thesp Lena Headey, had evidently failed to deliver audience bangs-per-buck. Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly explained: "It was not an inexpensive show. We looked at ratings track where it had a consistent run. That trend line was not pointing in the right direction. We did a huge launch with that show. It was time to move on."
When pressed by TVGuide.com as to whether the cinematic release later this week of Terminator Salvation might make Fox reconsider, Reilly insisted The Sarah Connor Chronicles "has completed its run - and I think it had a nice little run". ®
I have to agree with you, the concept of a future that was being changed by the events of the series, but was still sending people back into the "present day" was certainly novel, and could have been taken in a lot of different directions. For example Sarah is currently pretty much on her own, give or take what's currently running in the John Henry hardware (Could well be Cameron!) but anything she does might erase the future that her son is in!
Most science fiction series cop out with "Home doesn't exist again until we fix this"(Star Trek) or "We cease to exist if we don't fix this"(Back To The Future)
I for one am not going to watch any Fox serials from now on, I think a commitment in starting a series is that it should be wrapped up cleanly, if Fox won't keep that commitment then it's only a matter of time before they sell out on other fronts.
re: Summer Kiss of Death
Exactly what I was going to say - hopefully she won't have the same effect on The Unit as that was only really a bit part (not true of course, we all know it is Fox's fault, not Summer's). Although is a bit of a vixen (sorry) so maybe she is to blame.
I can't believe Fox resurected Futurama for six measely episodes.
As for the comments about us knowing what happens next, that isn't entirely true. That is what happened in an "earlier future", it doesn't necessarily have to repeat itself in this timeline. Also, we don't know what happened in Sarah Connor's future - John probably jumped forward a good ten years.
saw one episode, didn't like it
to be fair, the episode I saw made about as much sense as Space: Above and Beyond's 'Who Monitors the Birds' ep and the rest of that series was almost as good as Firefly. Also, props to Shirley Manson for getting such a big role, but she wasn't that good an actress. Neither was Summer Glau any good in the ep I saw compared to what she'd done in Firefly.
besides, the timeline of the Terminator universe doesn't bear thinking about. To my mind, Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey had the best time travelling.
while I'm on the subject, JJ Abraham shouldn't have done Star Trek. By using an alternate timeline he might as well have done a Sliders movie (now that was a good show).