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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: FOX Renews Sci-fi Show for Season Two — Changes Ahead?

Terminator: The Sarah Connor ChroniclesTo no surprise (especially after this news leaked out a few weeks ago), FOX has renewed their freshman sci-fi series, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

The show will return in the fall and will likely switch timeslots to avoid going head to head with NBC’s Heroes. Programming execs have been discussing possible scheduling scenarios with advertisers and have been developing several other high-tech adventure series that could be paired up with Sarah Connor Chronicles. Possible partners include Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse and Fringe from J.J. Abrams.

Though the series hasn’t been a huge ratings winner, it’s apparently been popular enough to warrant FOX taking the chance on a renewal. The premiere episode attracted 10 million in the all-important 18-49 demographic but fell significantly after that — dropping below three million.



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The network has opted to purchase a conservative 13 episode order for season two but may order nine more so they can tie in to the release of the fourth Terminator movie next May.

The network has likely asked the producers for some changes to help bump up the show’s fall ratings. Brian Austin Green has already been added as a series regular. But, if the numbers don’t improve, it’s unlikely that the Terminator TV show will “be back” for season three. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

 

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Lisa May 4, 2008 at 10:32 am

I am so thrilled to hear that Brian A. Green is joining the cast as a regular. I loved the show before, but this will make it even more exciting to watch. Great move FOX!

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Big Fan April 26, 2008 at 12:09 pm

The show is a huge hit on the internet. I did some digging and it seems like the show was in the top 10 on the internet downloads!! Apparently each episode was downloaded at least 500,000 times.
It’s an amazing series with good acting and a great storyline

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jake April 25, 2008 at 2:15 pm

I would like to see a romance between John Conner and the Terminator. I think that would be an interesting plot line and provide with lots of material.

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Simon April 25, 2008 at 6:44 am

unbelievable how bad series like this get renewed, while great ones get cancelled or have to fear of getting cancelled (like FNL, etc)

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Angel April 24, 2008 at 1:13 pm

GREAT! I’ve been waitting for these news. It’s great series and it would not be fair if it was canceled. I like it very much but I also think that it will become boring IF a third season is decided.

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