Karl Urban

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  • Birth Name: Karl-Heinz Urban
  • Birth Place: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/07/1972, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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Fox Cancels Almost Human After One Season

Fox has canceled the low-rated Almost Human after one season, TVGuide.com has confirmed.  

The futuristic drama starred Karl Urban as LAPD officer John Kennex, who is forced to partner with highly evolved human-like android Dorian (Michael Ealy).

Fall TV Scorecard: Find out what's renewed and what's canceled

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Ask Matt: Good Wife Shocker, Hannibal, Originals, Following vs. Human

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I'm sure you have tons of letters in your mailbag about the "twist" on The Good Wife. For once, this was not over-hyped at all. I've always stood by the idea that the creators of shows are artists who have the right to do whatever they want with their characters, and we should be more angry with gratuitous plot twists or inconsistent character development than things that just make us sad. It is a "melodrama," after all, and entertainment does not mean that you will be made happy all the time. read more

Monday Review: A&E's Kill-er Women, Mom, Human Finale, Castle, Jeopardy!

A&E certainly has an eye for talent, with the brooding Chloë Sevigny joining the electrifying Vera Farmiga in back-to-back Monday psycho- (or Psycho) dramas. Unfortunately, the former Big Love scene-stealer is not nearly as well served by the unpleasant formula dreariness of Those Who Kill (10/9c), an adaptation of a Danish series that takes a by-the-numbers approach to some truly ghastly serial-killer action.

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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 Almost Human TV Show Series, Actor - John Kennex
2013 Walking With Dinosaurs Movie, Actor - Uncle Zack
2013 Riddick Movie, Actor - Vaako
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Movie, Actor - Leonard "Bones" McCoy
2012 Dredd Movie, Actor

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News

Mega Buzz: A Vampire Triangle, Following's Reset, and a Modern Family Rivalry

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions tomega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @adam_bryant or @NatalieAbrams.

Love that Caroline is helping Stefan through his PTSD! Will anything romantic develop between them on The Vampire Diaries? — Ginger
NATALIE: 
Do we have a new love triangle on our hands? Not quite -- Stefan will be spending a lot of time with Katherine actually, as they help each other in their darkest moments. Meanwhile, Caroline will have her hands busy with someone else very soon.

How can The Following possibly bring Joe Carroll back this season? — Chris
ADAM:
 Through the magic of TV, of course! But rest assured, Joe will come out of last season's explosion a changed man... read more

Almost Human: How to Act Like a Robot

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.

Almost Human's Michael Ealy dissects Dorian

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Almost Human's Michael Ealy Dissects Dorian

Almost Human's most human character is also its least.

Android Dorian (Michael Ealy) made a splash during the series premiere of Fox's futuristic thriller last week for his uncanny ability to come off as more human than his new partner, the cynical Det. John Kennex (Karl Urban). That's because Dorian is a much different robot than the MXs partnered with other cops, making both the leading characters "almost human." To get the specs on Dorian, TVGuide.com sat down with Ealy on the set of Almost Human: read more

Almost Human May Feel Similar to Fringe, But It's a Very Different Future

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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The Weekend Playlist: Amazon's Alpha House, Almost Human

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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