'Almost Human' Cancelled By FOX After One Season
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.
Almost Human began with a lot of buzz and goodwill from sci-fi fans. Created by Fringe writer and executive producer J.H. Wyman and backed by executive producer J.J. Abrams, Almost Human premiered with strong ratings and was well-received by sci-fi lovers and critics alike.
The show also benefited from an added boost do to its intriguing cast. The show starred Karl Urban, who was fresh off his second trip on the USS Enterprise playing Bones in Star Trek Into Darkness when Almost Human premiered, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly and Lili Taylor.
Fans Petition To Save Almost Human
Fans are outraged at the cancelation, with many likening it to FOX’s premature cancellation of Joss Whedon’s beloved Firefly in 2002. Fan Megan Riffley took her anger to Change.org and started a petition to the Syfy network requesting them to save Almost Human. As of 4 p.m. ET, the petition has 850 signatures.
“We are asking that you see the potential for this series and to allow the series to become something great with the Syfy network,” reads the petition.
It’s unclear whether or not the move could happen, but it wouldn’t be the first time a cable network has swooped in to save a fan-favorite show. In 2008, DirecTV saved Friday Night Lights from cancellation, and the show went on for three seasons airing on DirecTV in the fall and then re-airing on NBC in the spring.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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