FOX Cancels 'Almost Human'


FOX Cancels 'Almost Human'


'Firefly.' 'Alcatraz.' 'Terra Nova.' 'Dollhouse.' 'Dark Angel.' These are but a few of the FOX sci-fi and fantasy series to be canceled before their time. Over its more than a quarter-century of existence, the network has steadily built up a reputation as the place that genre shows go to die. Sadly, according to Deadline, one more name has now been added to that list.

Created by former 'Fringe' showrunner J.H. Wyman, 'Almost Human' starred Karl Urban as Detective John Kennex, who blames an android (known as "synthetics" in this universe) for the death of his partner and the loss of his leg. Recently out of a coma, Kennex is eager to get back on the force, but finds himself forced into a reluctant partnership with Dorian (Michael Ealy), a synthetic who possesses a free spirit and wit unlike his cybernetic brethren. Together, they fight crime. No seriously, they do.

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Thankfully, unlike some of the other sudden cancellations in FOX's history, 'Almost Human' didn't end its 13-episode season on any major cliffhanger. Still, there were several smaller plot threads left open, that fans will no doubt continue to speculate about long after 'Almost Human' fades into TV obscurity.

FOX Cancels 'Almost Human'

Some may wonder why 'Almost Human' (which averaged a 1.9 in the 18-49 demo and 6.2 million total viewers over the course of its first and now only season) is being canceled, while it's 2014 lead-out 'The Following' (which averaged a 1.8 demo and 5.2 million total viewers) was renewed early on.

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We'll likely never know what FOX's thought process was, but some of it can no doubt be attributed to 'The Following's larger than usual DVR audience, which regularly almost doubled the serial killer thriller's live viewership.

Either way, what's done is done. Kennex and Dorian are gone, and they aren't coming back. Let the angry emails and tweets to FOX!

- Almost Human

Written by: msd85
Apr 29th, 2014, 8:34 pm

Images courtesy of FOX


Message Posted On Jun 17th, 2014, 3:17 pm
Seriously, is there not an e-petition out there to get Syfy to host it? There's a slot opened up now that Warehouse 13 has finished…

Message Posted On Jun 17th, 2014, 3:14 pm
Yeah seriously: f**k you, FOX. Another great show cancelled unnecessarily. And this is from a network that tends to come out AGAINST abortion.

Message Posted On May 24th, 2014, 7:15 am
oh well.....back to EastEnders and home and away :(

Message Posted On May 22nd, 2014, 1:46 am
Typically FOX, they once again show that they are a Stupid right winged broadcasting corp.

Message Posted On May 14th, 2014, 11:59 am
it was ok.. i'd have kept watching but it wasn't great or anything...

Message Posted On May 10th, 2014, 11:21 am
Like Rome when they make too many mistakes they become no more

Message Posted On May 8th, 2014, 10:49 pm
If you want your showw killed just give them to FOX! FOX - killing TV Shows since the dawn of time.
James T. Kirk©

Message Posted On May 8th, 2014, 3:21 am
Why is it, that always the good SF shows, which contain humor, gets canceled. No love from me, stupid FOX!

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Message Posted On May 8th, 2014, 3:03 am

I do not understand how are they thinking these things: "Let's do a pilot,a great quality one, and then let's do the series.Oh wait, it's too expensive regardless of peoples opinion that it is nice."


Why on earth would you do that in the first place...if you know you're going to cancel it alltogether...Why spend time perfecting the show and leave so many people that are watching the show so angry?

I don't get it!


Message Posted On May 6th, 2014, 8:13 pm
This is such sad news. I love Almost Human. I hoped for it to be renewed because it's a good series with interesting plot and characters. :(
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