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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17
[EDITOR'S NOTE 1: AMERICAN DAD and BOB'S BURGERS are preempted tonight.]
[EDITOR'S NOTE 2: Audio descriptions (AD) for ALMOST HUMAN, THE SIMPSONS and FAMILY GUY are available on the SAP Audio Channel.]
**SERIES PREMIERE, NIGHT ONE**--"ALMOST HUMAN"-- (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
THE FUN BEGINS WITH AN ADRENALINE-FUELED RIDE TO THE FUTURE
ON NIGHT ONE OF THE TWO-NIGHT SERIES PREMIERE OF "ALMOST HUMAN"
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, ON FOX
ALMOST HUMAN Makes its Time Period Premiere with an All-New Episode,
Tomorrow, Monday, November 18!
Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams ("Fringe," "Lost," the "Star Trek" and "Mission: Impossible" franchises) and creator J.H. Wyman ("Fringe") and starring Karl Urban ("Star Trek"), Michael Ealy ("Sleeper Cell," "Common Law"), Lili Taylor ("The Conjuring"), Minka Kelly ("Friday Night Lights"), Mackenzie Crook ("Pirates of the Caribbean" franchises) and Michael Irby ("Law Abiding Citizen"), ALMOST HUMAN takes place approximately 30 years in the future - when being a cop has only become a more dangerous job than it is today. Following an unprecedented increase in the crime rate, every police officer must partner with an android. This series follows the week-to-week missions of JOHN KENNEX (Urban), a detective and sole survivor of a devastating police ambush, and his robot partner, DORIAN (Ealy), as this buddy-cop duo solves cases and fight to keep the lid on dangerously evolved criminals in this futuristic landscape in the "Pilot" episode of ALMOST HUMAN, the first of a two-night series premiere airing Sunday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HU-101) (TV-14 L, V)
Cast: Karl Urban as John Kennex; Michael Ealy as Dorian; Minka Kelly as Detective Valerie Stahl; Mackenzie Crook as Rudy Lom; Michael Irby as Detective Richard Paul; Lili Taylor as Captain Sandra Maldonado.
SEASON(S): 1 (13 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: confirmed as canceled on 4/29/14
DESCRIPTION: (from FOX's press release, May 2013) From Emmy Award-winning executive producer J.J. Abrams ("Fringe," "Lost," the "Star Trek" and "Mission: Impossible" franchises) and creator/executive producer J.H. Wyman ("Fringe," "The Mexican"), comes ALMOST HUMAN. Starring Karl Urban ("Star Trek") and Michael Ealy ("Sleeper Cell," "Common Law"), the new series is an action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. The year is 2048. Meet JOHN KENNEX (Urban), a cop who survived one of the most catastrophic attacks ever made against the police department. After waking up from a 17-month coma, he can't remember much - except that his partner was killed; his girlfriend, ANNA MOORE (guest star Mekia Cox, "Crazy, Stupid, Love.," "Undercovers"), left him after the attack; and he lost one of his legs and is now outfitted with a highly sophisticated synthetic appendage. Suffering from depression, mental atrophy, trauma-onset OCD, PTSD and the "psychological rejection of his synthetic body part," John returns to work at the behest of longtime ally Captain SANDRA MALDONADO (Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor, "Six Feet Under," "Ransom"). By mandate, every cop must partner with a robot. And despite his passionate aversion to androids, John is paired up with a battle-ready MX-43. But he abruptly terminates his partnership after the robot discovers incriminating information about him. So technician RUDY LOM (Mackenzie Crook, "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise) introduces John to DORIAN (Ealy), a discontinued android with unexpected emotional responses. Although such responses were deemed flaws, it is in these "flaws" that John relates to Dorian most. After all, John is part-machine now, and Dorian is part-human. John and Dorian's understanding of each other not only complements them, it connects them. As he adjusts to working with his new partner, John also must learn to get along with his new colleagues, including the eager and somewhat starstruck Detective VALERIE STAHL (Minka Kelly, "Friday Night Lights," "(500) Days of Summer") and the distrustful Detective RICHARD PAUL (Michael Irby, "Law Abiding Citizen," "The Unit"), who does not welcome John back with open arms. ALMOST HUMAN will follow the week-to-week missions of John and Dorian, as they fight crime across this futuristic landscape, while the mysteries surrounding his attack and the larger mythology of this new world unfold. ALMOST HUMAN is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series is created by J.H. Wyman, who wrote the pilot. The series is executive-produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and Wyman. Kathy Lingg ("Person of Interest," "Revolution," "Fringe") and Reid Shane ("Fringe") are co-executive producers. Brad Anderson ("Fringe," "The Killing") directed and served as co-executive producer on the pilot.