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Almost Human

Almost Human TV show on FOXNetwork: FOX
Episodes: 13 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: November 17, 2013 – March 3, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Michael Irby, and Lili Taylor.

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TV show description:
This sci-fi police drama takes place 35 years into the future, in the year 2048. It’s a world in which police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.

Detective John Kennex (Karl Urban) is a cop who’s survived one of the most catastrophic attacks ever made against the police department. He wakes up after a 17-month coma. He can’t remember much — except that his partner was killed. He’s lost one of his legs and is now outfitted with a highly sophisticated synthetic appendage. He suffers from depression, mental atrophy, trauma-onset OCD, PTSD and the “psychological rejection of his synthetic body part.”

John returns to work at the encouragement of his longtime ally, Captain Sandra Maldonado (Lili Taylor). Every cop must now be paired with a robot and, despite his passionate aversion to androids, John is no exception.

He’s partnered with a battle-ready MX-43 model. He abruptly terminates this pairing after the robot discovers incriminating information about him. As a result, technician Rudy Lom (Mackenzie Crook) introduces John to Dorian (Michael Ealy), a discontinued android with unexpected emotional responses.

Although these responses were deemed flaws, it’s these “flaws” that John relates to Dorian most — John is part-machine and Dorian is part-human. John and Dorian’s understanding of each other not only complements them, it connects them.

As he adjusts to working with his new partner, John also must learn to get along with his new colleagues, like the sharp and insightful human intelligence analyst Detective Valerie Stahl (Minka Kelly) and Detective Richard Paul (Michael Irby), a distrustful man who doesn’t welcome John back with open arms.
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Series Finale

Episode #13 – Straw Man
Kennex and Dorian revisit the past when a string of murders are similar to those committed by a serial killer who was put in jail by Kennex’s father. Dorian gets his first performance review after being reactivated.
First aired: March 3, 2014.

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What do you think? Do you like the Almost Human TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for another season?

 

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Karen E Casey September 1, 2014 at 7:09 pm

It should have been renewed. It and The Following were the only two shows I watched on FOX.

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Cameron Harris September 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Renew!!!!!!

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yaya dgonza September 1, 2014 at 2:09 am

Really?
I just saw Karl Urban in the Bourne Supremacy and I was wondering when this show will start up again. Then I see this mess!
So glad we’re left with the “Kardashians” to watch!
I mean really….we just found an original plot and entertaining story — and the not enough money executives decide for the rest of us.
I mean, I should not be surprised with this “Fox” network.

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Barbie August 31, 2014 at 8:50 pm

Loved the show. Please renew it.

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Kristen August 24, 2014 at 10:15 pm

I think this series is the best out there. Much better than some of the reality TV shows like fantasy island, big brother, top chef, or can you dance. This shows some imagination and human spirit. Please don’t cancel it or have SYFI take it up. It has a lot of potential especially the episode about introducing the inventor of the emotion chips. That can be explored for later episodes and what about this splinter group that caused det John Kenniks to lose his leg in the first episode? Some of these questions remain and can be explored. Also, who put into the androids memory chip the memories of a childhood he never had? Question like these should be further explored. Don’t cancel it. It would be a huge!!! mistake to do so.

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Anonymous August 30, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Was a great show Kennex and Dorian has such a good relationship between them it was like in Hawaii 50 they stick together and good humour. Yes I am tired of those reality show big brother, soyou think you can dance and so on. For once we could be scared and laugh as well. You could of done so much with this story. I agree with Kristen’s comments all the way. Explore don’t be affraid look at JAG it was cancelled and brought back and was such a success. You cancel way too early. Think about it again. You had a good crew there and you don’t even know …..

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Gordana August 24, 2014 at 4:13 am

Great tv show ! Such a shame! Renew please!

Regards from Slovenia .

(P.S. Sell it to Europe!)

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Mary August 13, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Renew!

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Mary August 13, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Renew! Renew! Renew!

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Deborah Pfleger August 12, 2014 at 9:30 pm

I do not think t.v. show almost human should NOT have been canceled…..it was an excellent futuristic cop show way better then any cop show today! The show definitely should be renewed!

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Jon UK August 10, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Very disappointed this has been cancelled, the dynamic was good and the developing broader picture of our world in the future deftly handled. Bring it back

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Kim August 9, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Me and my husband loves the show

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Gloria August 8, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Almost Human is the BEST tv show since Firefly….bring it back ! pls! Dont make the same mistake they did! Im just hoping that the people in charge realize the huge mistake they’re making.

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Gloria August 8, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Almost Human is the BEST show on tv since Firefly…bring it back ! pls! Dont make the same mistake they did.

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