Fox Cancels Almost Human After One Season

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ALMOST HUMAN TV Series Cast Photo

To absolutely on one’s surprise, Fox has put the kibosh on Karl Urban and Michael Ealy’s sci-fi cop TV show “Almost Human,” ending the series after just one season. “Almost Human” starred Urban as a hardnosed cop partnered up with an android played by Ealy. The show’s running gag was that the robot was more human than the human.

The show never really caught on with viewers despite a strong start, which was a clear indicator it wasn’t going to last for very long. A show this expensive had to perform in the ratings, and it simply didn’t.

Which is a shame, because “Almost Human” had high production values and easy-to-get-into storylines. The leads were charming, the episodes were (for the most part) pretty well-written, and the futuristic setting made it novel in today’s TV landscape.

Alas, that wasn’t enough to save the J.J. Abrams-produced show, which will, in all likelihood, be quickly forgotten. Like I said — while “Almost Human” was good, it was never “wow” TV, and it never really did anything that would make you stand up and take notice. It was just too safe — a familiar cop procedural wrapped up in shiny gadgets and funny one-liners.

I dug the show, but apparently most people didn’t.

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    MAN! I knew this was coming! Michael Ealy can’t catch a break with shows. This was a lot of fun too. Maybe Netflix will grab it (yeah right). Well I say just do a Dredd tv show with both of them now.

  • 0ptik

    I thought the Finale was very underwhelming. It was just another episode for me, so i was dissapointed. Other than that, I am big Karl Urban fan and enjoyed it.

  • luismanuelvillalvazohinojosa

    I liked it mostly for it’s potential, but it mostly stayed away from the things that would have made it great like an overall story line or the way the andreoids saw the themselves. The blame lies mostly on the producers and writers.

  • TronSheridan

    I hate FOX so much.

    • Aegon the Conqueror

      Apparently fox hates viewers like you too.

      • fluxCAPS

        Did Fox learn nothing from the Firefly ‘incident’?

  • Wolfa Moon

    The show did better than the following when it aired. It had the highest rating for that night. FOX is so stupid. Fox better change their mind because i will never watch another show on this channel again. Also it was the only show my children could watch on this channel. Goodbye fox unless you renew.

  • Red Rowz

    What