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Déjà Vu All Over Again: Fox Cancels Limitless Potential Sci-Fi Series Almost Human After One Season

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We could have had it all, but no, Fox strikes again.

Deadline learned Fox decided not to move forward with the J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman series starring Karl Urban as grumpy pants Detective John Kennex and Michael Ealy as awesome android Dorian.

Deadline writes:

[The show] got off to a sluggish start in November but held enough ground to at least earn renewal consideration, often finishing on par with its Monday companion (the already-renewed drama The Following). In fact, the March season (and series) finale of Almost Human logged a 1.5 rating in 18-49, matching the Live+Same Day rating for last night’s finale of The Following. (The Following is a bigger DVR draw). Almost Human‘s chances started to slip once Fox’s drama pilots started to come in. All three of them — Gotham, The Red Band Society and Empire – are considered strong contenders for a series pickup.

I swear to god, Gotham, you better be worth it.

I’m personally really bummed about this news. Besides the obvious Firefly cancellation comparisons (Fox screwed around with the Almost Human episode order too), it was a really enjoyable show with a fairly believable future scenario. Billed as a drama, it had a lot of comedy as well and the chemistry between Urban and Ealy was irresistible. Not to mention the show had a diverse cast with an African-American in a lead role, a Detective with an amputated leg, and a female Captain at the helm.

It had its rough spots, like many new shows, but I was hoping they’d be perfected come Season 2. Damn it! Now we’ll never find out what’s over the wall. I suppose I’ll just have to assume White Walkers.

Let’s get ramen tonight.

[Edit: There’s a petition to try and save the show, if you’re into that sort of thing.)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."