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Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show is a documentary that explores the role of the person or persons responsible for overseeing all areas of writing and production on a television series and ensuring that each episode is delivered on time and on budget for both the network that airs the show and the studio that produces it. In this perceived Golden Age of television, shows are now enthralling audiences the world over in the way that Hollywood feature films once did, and there is an increasing curiosity about the individuals that make that possible. The film features J.J. Abrams, Hart Hanson, Damon Lindelof, Ronald D. Moore, Joss Whedon, Terence Winter and J.H. Wyman, among others. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, Ronald D. Moore (who is currently the showrunner on the hit Starz drama series Outlander) talked about what made him want to become a showrunner, marrying »
- Christina Radish
Showrunners is the first ever feature length documentary film to explore the fascinating world of Us television showrunners and the creative forces aligned around them. The film, produced by Irish company Black Sheep Productions, opens exclusively at Light House Cinema Dublin on October 17th, and will be available on VOD on Volta and iTunes from October 31st. The film will feature as the closing presentation of the Stranger than Fiction documentary film festival at the Ifi in Dublin on September 28th. The film features contributions from Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer/Firefly), J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias), Kurt Sutter (Sons Of Anarchy), Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers), Ronald D.Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory), Jane Espenson (Once Upon A Time, Husbands), Jonathan Nolan (Person Of Interest), Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire), Robert & Michelle King (The Good Wife), J.H. Wyman (Fringe, Almost Human), Hart Hanson (Bones), Steven. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
Sci-fi crime thriller Almost Human takes place in a world full of exciting new technology. Here are the inventions we covet the most…
The year is 2048. Evolving technologies can no longer be regulated. Dangerous advancements forever alter the criminal landscape. Police are not prepared. Law enforcement combats this corruption with a new line of defence... but not all are created equal.
Technology porn is an undeniable part of Almost Human’s attraction. J.H. Wyman’s sci-fi crime drama takes place in a world stuffed with cool gadgets, from big ticket items like its car-flipping synthetic humans to just-for-fun inventions like tiny robotic giraffes.
It’s an impressive feat of world-building that not only recalls the show’s sci-fi heritage (from Blade Runner to Battlestar Galactica, Almost Human proudly wears its influences on its sleeve) but also ensures its audience are held convincingly in thrall.
Set just fifty years from now, »
Feature Duncan Bowles 6 May 2014 - 07:00
For those of you who are yet to partake in Almost Human, there’s a sizeable sci-fi treat in store. While the title implies a gentle approach to an existential dilemma, what the show actually delivers is ‘Sexbots and Robocops’ (which is certainly what I would’ve called it) and I mean that in the very best way. It’s a real delight to see a show that revels in its influences and immediately sets about purveying explosive action and its own take on the moral complications of trying to synthesise human beings.
With Watch airing the first season in the UK from tonight, Tuesday 6th May at 9pm (on Sky 109 and Virgin 124), let’s take a look at a few »
Fans of the Fox drama “Almost Human” — which was canceled Tuesday night after a single season — are mobilizing on the internet to vent their rage and attempt to revive the series. Angry fans of creator J.H. Wyman's sci-fi series, which takes place in a world where human cops are paired with android partners, are expressing their anger at Fox en masse and pushing for the series to be picked up elsewhere. Also read: Fox Cancels ‘Almost Human’ “Firefly, Terra Nova and now Almost Human… Third well made sci-fi show in recent memory that they cancelled,” one fan groused on Facebook. »
- Tim Kenneally
Though it arrived with a ton of anticipation and started off quite promising, Fox has gone ahead and cancelled J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman’s Almost Human, the sci-fi drama that starred Michael Ealy and Karl Urban.
Set in 2048, the show followed an Lapd officer and his android partner. Debuting to an impressive 9.2 million viewers, with a 3.1 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, Almost Human certainly got off to a strong start. Unfortunately though, as the season went on, ratings started to plummet and despite pulling in a decent 5.63 million viewers for its finale, Fox has decided to give the series the axe.
With an upcoming slate of new shows that include Gotham, Terrence Howard’s Empire and the Octavia Spencer-led Red Band Society, the network likely didn’t have any additional space on their slate for Almost Human. It’s a shame, too, because I know a lot »
- Matt Joseph
Almost Human has been cancelled by Fox and fans of the science fiction series have already begun campaigning in an effort to bring the show back to life.
Almost Human Cancelled After One Season
Almost Human premiered in November and ended its first season on March 3. It’s short 13-episode season ended on a low, with only 5.6 million viewers and a 1.5 in demo rating, but the freshman show was far from the worst rated new series of the year. For example, Fox’s controversial new sitcom Dads ended its first season with a dismal 2.6 million viewers in February – Dads, Enlisted and Surviving Jack are the three shows on Fox’s lineup that have yet to be cancelled or renewed.
It will be 13-episodes-and-out for the Fox robot procedural "Almost Human." News of the "Almost Human" cancellation first broke on Tuesday (April 29) evening on Deadline.com and HitFix can now confirm that the J.J. Abrams-produced drama will not be back next season, a victim either of lackluster ratings or of Fox's already-aggressive plans for next season. Fox got "Almost Human" off to a bumpy start when it delayed its early November premiere just two weeks before launch, though a special Sunday airing helped get a sampling of 9 million-plus viewers. Despite occasional preemptions and an erratic air schedule in December and January, "Almost Human" averaged a very respectable 6.2 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 for its season, along with a solid DVR bump. Although the "Almost Human" numbers were flagging a little toward the end, it still did a 1.5 key demo rating for its finale in March, identical »
- Daniel Fienberg
Well, Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, you had a good run, albeit a short one. Word has it that Fox has cancelled the J.H. Wyman sci-fi series, Almost Human. Set in 2048 Los Angeles, Urban starred as Detective John Kennex, a snarky cop with some cybernetic enhancements and a sizable chip on his shoulder. Partnered with Dorian (Ealy), a defunct model of android that was shelved for behaving too much like a volatile human, Kennex eventually gets over his artificial prejudices and learns to work in concert with his almost-human cohort. Sadly, their buddy cop days are at an end. Hit the jump for more. Almost Human ran from November of last year until its March finale this year, and turned in ratings similar to the network's thriller series, The Following. The latter show was renewed for a third season, but Almost Human will unfortunately not be returning. That's a real shame, »
- Dave Trumbore
Fox has decided not to bring back its adrenaline-fueled sci-fi drama series Almost Human for a second season. It was part of the network's Monday night one-two punch, along with Sleepy Hollow (which is returning for a second season) during the 8pm to 10pm hours. From executive producer J.J. Abrams and creator/executive producer J.H. Wyman, the freshman series starred Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, in the year 2048, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. Almost Human followed the week-to-week missions of John Kennex (Urban), a detective and sole survivor of a devastating police ambush, and his »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Fox has decided not to bring back its adrenaline-fueled sci-fi drama series Almost Human for a second season. It was part of the network's Monday night one-two punch, along with Sleepy Hollow (which is returning for a second season) during the 8pm to 10pm hours. From executive producer J.J. Abrams and creator/executive producer J.H. Wyman, the freshman series starred Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, in the year 2048, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. Almost Human followed 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 solved cases involving dangerously evolved criminals in a futuristic landscape. After getting off to a strong start (drawing over 9 million viewers for its premiere episode), the series suffered successive dips in viewership and ratings, with its...
- Tambay A. Obenson
Fox has canceled the drama “Almost Human,” which was created by J.H. Wyman and counted J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk among its executive producers. The series, which starred Karl Urban, Michael Ealy and Minka Kelly, wrapped its first season in March. Also read: 2014 TV Season: Renewals, Cancelations, and Shows on the Bubble The futuristic drama explored a world where human cops were paired with android partners. The show premiered in November to a solid 3.1 rating/8 share in the key 18-49 demographic and 9.1 million viewers overall, benefiting from a football lead-in, but slid to a 2.2 on its second night without »
- Tim Kenneally
Fox has canceled Almost Human. The futuristic Karl Urban-Michael Ealy sci-fi drama, which got off to a promising start with its late November debut, will not be returning for a sophomore season. Almost Human, which hails from J.J. Abrams and Fringe's J.H. Wyman, took place in 2048, when Los Angeles Police Department officers are partnered with human-like androids. Minka Kelly, Lili Taylor, Makenzie Crook and Michael Irby rounded out the cast. Story: Fox Orders 'Grease Live' Broadcast for 2015 Almost Human launched to a strong 9.2 million viewers and a 3.1 rating in
- Philiana Ng
Sources confirm to Variety that the sci-fi series has been cancelled after one season.
“Almost Human” debuted last November with solid opening numbers, averaging a 3.1/8 share in adults 18-49 with 9.1 million viewers overall. Though ratings dipped after that (the sophomore episode brought in 6 million viewers), it’s finale in March averaged 5.63 million viewers and a 1.5 in the 18-49 demographic, holding steady with the network’s Kevin Bacon series “The Following.”
While there were hopes for a second season, Fox has left little room in their upcoming slate. The net has greenlit several series, including “Backstrom, »
- Alex Stedman
Exclusive: I have learned that Fox has opted not to pick up a second season of Almost Human. The futuristic drama starring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy got off to a sluggish start in November but held enough ground to at least earn renewal consideration, often finishing on par with its Monday companion (the already-renewed drama The Following). In fact, the March season (and series) finale of Almost Human logged a 1.5 rating in 18-49, matching the Live+Same Day rating for last night’s finale of The Following. (The Following is a bigger DVR draw). Almost Human‘s chances started to slip once Fox’s drama pilots started to come in. All three of them — Gotham, The Red Band Society and Empire – are considered strong contenders for a series pickup. That didn’t bode well for Almost Human. Also, it is produced by an outside studio, Warner Bros TV, which »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Fox has cancelled the sci-fi crime series "Almost Human." The show, which starred Karl Urban (the Star Trek and The Lord of the Rings franchises) and Michael Ealy ("Sleeper Cell," "Common Law"), premiered last November and concluded its 13-episode run in March. Executive produced by J.J. Abrams ( Star Trek , "Lost") and J.H. Wyman ("Fringe," The Mexican ), "Almost Human" was set in a future world where police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. The series followed 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 solve cases and fight to keep the lid on dangerously »
When the slate of shows set to premiere during the 2013-2014 television season were announced, one of the more intriguing shows was the Fox series Almost Human. Created by J.H. Wyman and produced by J.J. Abrams, the show set in the future had Karl Urban and Michael Ealy as cop partners, but with a twist; Ealy was to play an android. With the show’s first season finale airing earlier this week, impressions about the show could now be fully formed. Unfortunately, the first season revealed a show unable to decide what it wanted to be, and was ultimately a letdown, due to a number of problems.
Almost Human has gotten a few things right, chief among them the casting. Giving the role of Dorian the android to Michael Ealy, in particular, is a fantastic choice that has made for enjoyable moments every week. Ealy is »
- Deepayan Sengupta
There are no cliffhangers or surprises in the Almost Human season 1 finale, yet J.H. Wyman’s futuristic drama continues to deliver thoroughly enjoyable, episodic adventures to the end. The question now: Is it enough to garner a season 2?
In this week’s finale, “Straw Man,” written by co-executive producers Alison Schapker and Graham Roland, Kennex (Karl Urban) and Dorian (Michael Ealy) stumble upon a string of murders which copy that of a serial killer Kennex’s father put away. As Kennex digs further into his father’s case files, he finds out that an innocent man may have been wrongly put behind bars. Elsewhere, Dorian receives a performance evaluation – one which could lead to him being decommissioned.
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- Anthony Ocasio
The Fox series Almost Human, from creator J.H. Wyman (Fringe) and executive producer J.J. Abrams, 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 and intriguing partnership is forged when part-machine cop, John Kennex (Karl Urban), is forced to pair with the part-human android, Dorian (Michael Ealy), to investigate what is clearly a deep cover-up. The show also stars Lili Taylor, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook and Michael Irby. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Lili Taylor, who plays police captain Sandra Maldonado, talked about how she came to be playing a character originally written as a man, why she wanted to play a cop, what it’s been like to work with this cast, adjusting to never really knowing where your character is going next, how she’d love for her character to get out in the field more, »
- Christina Radish
Fox renewed two of its veteran shows, “Bones” and “Kitchen Nightmares,” on Wednesday. The upcoming seasons with be the tenth for the former, and the sixth for the latter. “Bones” will shift to Monday nights beginning on March 10. This coming season, the drama will reach its milestone 200th episode. The network also said on Wednesday that sci-fi drama “Almost Human” will come to the end of its original 13-episode run on Monday, March 3. The future of the J.H. Wyman-run series has not yet been decided, Fox said. Also read: ‘Bones’ Showrunner Promises One Wedding, Lots of Dead Bodies in Season 9 “Over the course. »
- Tony Maglio
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