Fox has decided not to bring back its adrenaline-fueled sci-fi drama series Almost Human for a second season. It was part of the network’s Monday night one-two punch, along with Sleepy Hollow (which is returning for a second season) during the 8pm to 10pm hours.
From executive producer J.J. Abrams and creator/executive producer J.H. Wyman, the freshman series starred Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, in the year 2048, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. Almost Human followed the week-to-week missions of John Kennex (Urban), a detective and sole survivor of a devastating police ambush, and his robot partner, Dorian (Ealy), as this buddy-cop duo solved cases involving dangerously evolved criminals in a futuristic landscape.
After getting off to a strong start (drawing over 9 million viewers for its premiere episode), the series suffered successive dips in viewership and ratings, with its season finale attracting just over 5.5 million viewers.
How unfortunate. I actually enjoyed the show, which I thought got better with age.