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.

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.

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.


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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  1. Marnicola says

    Love this show – kind of Blade Runner meets CSI. Interesting stories. Great effects. Good chemistry. Cute guys. Please resume & renew!

  2. Mike says

    It’s a good sci-fi show in prime time. Hard to find these days. It promises to be as good as Fringe was. Fox, keep it on!!!

  3. nita coburn says

    we finally get a show that is good. And because someone thinks it’s not nasty or bloody enough, it gets canceled. well, get it back on. don’t need any more reality shows. such as, the bachelor, and a bunch of spoiled wives. Almost Human is a very good show. return it to T.V. Any way. if that guy is so great, why does he need to be on the bachelor? and the same for the girls!

  4. says

    Ditto above – this show has more potential than some of the other new ones like Intelligence which is hard to follow and i have a Masters plus common sense. Good balance of hard and soft skills. But I think Lili Taylor is miscast…don’t like to watch her or her character. Maybe ur trying for her to be another Linda Hunt. Don’t even try…there is no other Linda Hunt type characters …she’s an Original.

    Give show better time slot along with guest appearances appealing to baby boomers to spice up and keep them going!!! I’m watching for it!!! Nancy Stokes, M.S., TX Licensed Professional Counselor, 20+ years in practice, and only 1 of 6 referrals from Dr. Phil in Dallas.

  5. Anonymous says

    Renew please! Really do like this show, and I want to see where the series is going. Don’t pull another Firefly, FOX!

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