Clearly, I’m in the minority of folks who watched Almost Human on Fox, because the network has announced that there will be no second season.
The “buddy cop” show starred Karl Urban and Michael Ealy as “a human and lifelike robot partnered together as detectives in the year 2048,” according to Cinema Blend.
Was the show perfect? No, but it showed promise, and the chemistry between Urban and Ealy was refreshing and yes, adorable. But — like Firefly — Fox aired the show’s 13 episodes completely out of order which possibly aided in its demise.
According to Geek Tyrant:
Fox followed Almost Human‘s pilot with Episodes 5-8, then aired Episode 3, then jumped to Episode 10, then finally got around to airing the intended second episode of the series. They closed out the series with episodes 4, 11, 12 and 13.
Even though each episode technically, sort of “stood alone,” there was a larger subplot that ran through many of them, so it’s no surprise the show had even more trouble gaining traction if the episodes jumped around so severely. (Now, I’ll have to go back and re-watch them IN ORDER, as the show creators intended!)
But as my friend Adam put it, no second season may have its bright side: Maybe now Urban will be free to do a Dredd sequel.