Fox Delays 'Almost Human' Premiere To Cash In On NFL Viewing

Tags: Karl Urban - Michael Ealy - Lili Taylor - Mackenzie Crook - Michael Irby

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Fox has chosen to delay the premiere of its new science fiction series Almost Human. The network has decided to postpone the premiere, originally set for 4th November, until the 17th and 18th when the first two episodes will be shown in a special two night event. Fox is cashing in on the NFL lead-in broadcast on Sunday 17th.

Karl Urban
Karl Urban stars in Almost Human.

Following the special two night event, Almost Human will air every Monday at 8pm. This will set Almost Human alongside Sleepy Hollow, which is hugely successful and prime science fiction fan viewing. For two weeks, according to the LA Times,  Bones will also air on a Monday night until it changes to its Friday slot on 15th November.

The futuristic science fiction series, set 35 years in the future, is based on the concept of human cops and androids working together to keep order. Karl Urban stars as Los Angeles Police Department detective John Kennex, who dislikes working alongside androids such as Dorian (Michael Ealy). They are supported by other actors including Lili Taylor (The Conjuring), Mackenzie Crook (Game of Thrones) and Michael Irby (The Unit).

Watch the trailer for Almost Human:

Behind the scenes, the series is being propped up by powerful figures in the world of science fiction television. These include creator J.H. Wyman (Fringe) and J.J. Abrams as the executive producer. Abrams is responsible for such films as Star Trek and its sequel Into the Darkness; and Super 8. He has recently produced a number of sci-fi series for Fox including Alcatraz. 

Almost Human will premiere on 17th November at 8pm on Fox. 

Michael Ealy
Michael Ealy stars as Dorian the android in Almost Human.


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