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Premature Infatuation: FOX’s Almost Human [PHOTOS and VIDEO] 

Photo Credit: Kharen Hill/FOX

Here’s another show that’s piqued my interest big time. I hate that I’m going to have to wait until late fall for it to touch down on TV. However, something tells me it’ll be worth the wait.

Show: Almost Human
Network: FOX
The Concept: Almost Human is a high-tech, high-stakes action drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely partnership is forged when a part-machine cop is forced to pair with a part-human robot as they fight crime and investigate a deeper cover-up in a futuristic new world.

Why am I going to watch? Aside from the sci-fi angle and the sort of Fringe-esque vibe I got from the trailer, I can name three reasons:

1. It’s under the J.J. Abrams umbrella. The man has a great track record on TV and in movies. If his name is attached, I’m almost always there (I tried, Undercovers).  Plus, the show’s creator/executive producer is J.H. Wyman — and if you watched Fringe, then you know who this guy is. So excited to see what he has in store for us.

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2. The presence of Michael Ealy. He’s just come off of USA Network’s Common Law, which was an OK show, but definitely wasn’t what you’d call a keeper. USA canceled it after the first season. So happy to know Ealy’s going to be a part of the action on a J.J series. Once again, he’s playing a cop, but this time he’s a robot that exhibits some human tendencies. Almost Human seems dark and intense and I think he (and those beautiful eyes of his) will thrive in such an atmosphere. Did I mention I tend to get a little shallow when I watch TV? Speaking of which…

Photo Credit: Kharen Hill/FOX

3. Karl Urban on the small screen. I recently hit the theater to see Star Trek Into Darkness and there he reprised his role as Bones for the new generation. I don’t know Urban from anything other than the Star Trek flicks and Red. Apparently, he was in several episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess. I had no idea. Anyway, Karl Urban is awesome. He’s so incredibly sexy. He’s a good actor. And I’m excited to see his part-machine human cop pair up with Ealy’s part-human robot cop. A little confusing. But who cares? It already seems like the chemistry between these two actors is there.

Rounding out the cast is the always amazing Lili Taylor, Friday Night Lights star (and former Charlie’s Angel) Minka Kelly, plus Michael Irby (The Unit) and Mackenzie Crook (Game of Thrones).

Look for Almost Human to debut on FOX in late fall.

Almost Human Preview

More Almost Human PHOTOS

Photo Credit: Liane Hentscher/FOX
Photo Credit: Kharen Hill/FOX


Photo Credit: Kharen Hill/FOX
Photo Credit: Kharen Hill/FOX
Photo Credit: Kharen Hill/FOX



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