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Fox Pulls <i>Terra Nova</i> May Preview, Moves Series Premiere To Fall

Fox has scrapped the May preview of Terra Nova, pushing the premiere of Steven Spielberg-produced prehistoric adventure into the fall to give the production team time to complete the special effects.

"Terra Nova is one of the most ambitious television series ever produced," Kevin Reilly, Fox's president of entertainment, said in a press release. "The cutting-edge visual effects used to create the world of Terra Nova, which is of massive scope and scale, require more time to be realized. This aspect of the series is essential, so we are pushing back the special early preview date to give the visual effects team the time needed for their ground-breaking work."

Taking a page from its Glee playbook, Fox had planned to air the preview Terra Nova over two nights, on May 24-25, before debuting the big-budget sci-fi drama as part of its fall lineup.

The series follows an ordinary family from 2149 that travels 85 million years into Earth's past as part of a daring experiment to save humanity and a doomed planet by rebuilding civilization -- the right way, this time.

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