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MONDAY, DECEMBER 16
[EDITOR'S NOTE 1: An audio description (AD) for tonight's episode of ALMOST HUMAN is available on the SAP Audio Channel.]
[EDITOR'S NOTE 2: SLEEPY HOLLOW is preempted tonight.]
--"ALMOST HUMAN"-- (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
HEARTBREAKING TIMES AND CRIMES
ON AN ALL-NEW "ALMOST HUMAN"
MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, ON FOX
Detective John Kennex and Dorian respond to a suspicious death at a hospital where - before having a fatal cardiac arrest - a man claimed someone was trying to kill him, and inexplicably knew his exact time of death. As the investigation unfolds, a black market for vital organs is uncovered in which bio-mechanical hearts can be resold and remotely "shut off." As the team fights to find the pulse of this 2048 tech-centric crime, Dorian reconnects with a decommissioned DRN in the all-new "Arrhythmia" episode of ALMOST HUMAN airing Monday, Dec. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HU-103) (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.
Guest Cast: Anthony Konechny as MX-43 #1; Darren E. Scott as MX-43 #2; Garfield Wilson as MX-43 #3; Jonathan Holmes as Henry Mills; Patrick Sabongui as Dr. Keating; BC Lee as Leonard Li; Benjamin Rogers as Oscar; Elizabeth McLaughlin as Amelia; Erica Carroll as Mrs. Rivera; Laura Adkin as Jacinta; Kara McKnight as Amelia's daughter; Sharmaine Yeoh as Asian Woman; Fred Keating as Middle Aged Man; Sheila Tyson as Marla; Hugo Steele as Raphael; Alyson Bath as Hot Blonde; Diana Ha as Mrs. Li; Yoshie Bancroft as Vastik receptionist; Yasmin Abidi as Female Doctor; James O'Sullivan as ER Patient; Jennifer Juniper-Angeli as ER Nurse; Leana Yu as OR Nurse; Lucas Wolf as Assisting Doctor; Ian Bideshi as Anesthesiologist; Reginald Boaler as Surgeon; Christopher Ang as Uniformed Officer; Mark Brandon as Holographic Doctor; Vanessa Walsh as Female Tactical Officer; Leo Chiang as Male Tactical Officer; Munish Sharma as EMT; Hiro Kanagawa as Recollectionist; David Bloom as Earl.
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.