You’re going to have to wait a couple extra weeks to see the new sci-fi cop show Almost Human. Originally scheduled to bow on November 4, Fox is moving the premiere to a two-night event on Sunday, November 17 and Monday, November 18.
There’s a method behind the madness of changing the premiere date so close to the show’s launch: There’s a football doubleheader on Sunday the 17th that could serve up a huge lead-in to sample Almost Human at 8 pm.
The show will then settle into its regular time slot of 8 pm Mondays starting on November 18.
Here’s a reminder of what Almost Human is all about, courtesy of the Fox description:
From Emmy Award-winning executive producer J.J. Abrams (“Fringe,” “Lost,” “Revolution,” “Person of Interest,” the “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible” franchises) and creator/executive producer J.H. Wyman (“Fringe,” “The Mexican”), comes ALMOST HUMAN. Starring Karl Urban (the “Star Trek” and “The Lord of the Rings” franchises) and Golden Globe Award nominee Michael Ealy (“Sleeper Cell,” “Common Law”), the new series is set in 2048, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. ALMOST HUMAN will follow 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 evolved criminals in this futuristic landscape.
Be sure to tune in on November 17 and 18!