Playing a robot on Almost Human is actually harder than you may think.
The new Fox serie, set in the not-too-distant future, features police officers who are partnered with androids. Most of the androids are part of the MX line of robots that are driven by statistics and mathematical configuration. In other words, they have no soul, but they still look human, which creates an interesting process for the handful of actors who portray them. Among those actors is Darren E. Scott, who played John Kennex's (Karl Urban) original partner and several other iterations.
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Are Callie and Arizona really getting back together on Grey's Anatomy? — Darla
NATALIE: There's a chance! "We're left with the concept of trying being the most important goal," Sara Ramirez tells me. But let's not forget that Arizona had a whole relationship with Leah that could jeopardize their future. "Callie has a very human reaction," Ramirez says of discovering the truth. "I don't know if it's necessarily what people will expect or what people will want for Callie." We want Calzona, OK?
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Where Fringe's old sets in Vancouver once housed a fake cow named Gene and rows of jars filled with red vines and other assorted candy, now stands Almost Human's space-age-looking police precinct. But using the same sound stage isn't the only thing the two Fox shows have in common.
Like Fringe, Almost Human (Sunday, 8/7c) also comes from producers J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman and is set in the not too distant future. Police officers are partnered with androids as they tackle cases with futuristic elements that border on the fringe. Sound familiar? But apart from those glaring similarities, Abrams insists that the shows are fundamentally different.
Almost Human tackles the dangers of robots in the future
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There's another serious new player in the ever-expanding universe of online original-content providers (see: Netflix and Hulu) — and happily, Amazon's entry into this suddenly cluttered marketplace is not just seriously funny, but it's as bracingly timely as the latest exasperating political headline.
Alpha House (three episodes bow Friday on amazon.com, with future episodes available to Amazon Prime subscribers) is satire at its most blistering and biting, delivered by a master of the trade: Doonesbury's Garry Trudeau, whose contempt for political cynicism, venality and hypocrisy doesn't keep the jaded protagonists of this bawdy, brazen comedy from being great company. The setting is a Washington, D.C., row house, home away from home for four Republican senators, led by the fearlessly outrageous John Goodman as a good-old-boy/former football star who's outraged to discover he won't be able to coast through his next election. (His new opponent: a legendary Duke coach. As someone observes: "You're like a retired god. He's active.")
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It's almost time for Almost Human, Fox's new crime drama set in the year 2048 from J.J. Abrams and Fringe-meister Joel Wyman. Pushed back from its planned Nov. 4 premiere, the effects-filled tale of a prickly cop (Karl Urban) and his new bionic partner (Michael Ealy) will now launch as a splashy, two-night event on Nov. 17—18.. But for those of you who just can't wait to feast your eyes on what the future of crime fighting looks like, here's a video profile of Ealy's android, Dorian.
Fox is giving Almost Human a special two-night launch!
Originally slated to premiere on Monday, Nov. 4, the futuristic procedural will now debut on...
Get ready for your new sci-fi obsession, kids! Here's your first look at the extended promo for Almost Human, which Fox will debut Sunday's Family Guy premiere (9/8c).
The buddy-cop-with-a-twist series is the brainchild of J.J. Abrams and Fringe vet Joel Wyman. Starring Star Trek's Karl Urban and Common Law 's Michael Ealy, and set in the year 2048, Human tells the story of John Kennex (Urban), a human detective who's paired with a synthetic sidekick named Dorian (Ealy) after an ambush kills his entire crew.
When the Fox network burst on the scene back in 1986, it changed the broadcast map with its bold shows and brash style. But the TV landscape and the way we consume the increasing tide of product (on cable, online and On Demand) continues to evolve, so the network's entertainment president Kevin Reilly put on his Professor Television cap to kick off Fox's day at the summer TCA press tour on Thursday with a long soliloquy, or was it a filibuster, rattling off statistics to show that network TV is far from dead. Promising (not for the first time) to schedule and develop shows year round with fewer "fallow" periods of repeats, while changing up the way this new wave of "event" series is being programmed — most notably, launching the 12-hour 24 reboot next May, with the M. Night Shyamalan miniseries Wayward Pines to follow in July — Reilly declared, "The one-size-fits-all business is over."
Fringe's J.H. Wyman is heading back to the future — but instead of fringe science, Almost Human will tackle robotics.
In the action-packed drama, LAPD officers like John Kennex (Karl Urban) are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids such as...
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Fringe fans who are still mourning the loss of their beloved drama will get some solace this fall when executive producer J.H. Wyman's new drama Almost Human bows in November. But TVGuide.com took some time Friday before the series' Comic-Con panel to chat about Fringe's swan song one last time.
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