Is Almost Human on the Verge of Being Cancelled?
Fox's new sci-fi drama Almost Human is about to wrap up its 13-episode Season 1 on Monday, March 3 with the season finale "Straw Man", although the network hasn't given any indication of whether or not it will be renewed for a second season. Although this is far from a confirmation, TV By the Numbers has downgraded the show's status to "likely to be cancelled."
The network has not ordered any additional episodes, although there are some that claim the show was always intended to just have a 13-episode run for Season 1, much like Sleepy Hollow. Fox also announced last month that Bones will take over the Monday 8 PM time slot on March 10, after Almost Human wraps up its run. Almost Human's last original episode, "Perception", which aired on February 10, dropped to a series low 1.5 rating in the important 18-49 demographic, with 5.37 million viewers tuning in. The ratings aren't necessarily horrible, but the network's refusal to order more episodes could be a big sign that the show will not be picked up.
Almost Human stars Karl Urban as L.A.P.D. detective John Kennex, who returns to the force after a raid went bad. He is forced to team up with an android partner dubbed Dorian (Michael Ealy), as a part of the department's new mandate that every human cop must have a robot partner. Minka Kelly, Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Crook and Michael Irby co-star in the series, which was created by J.H. Wyman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams.
The show returns Monday, February 17 at 8 PM ET with "Disrupt".