Fox has decided to cancel Almost Human, the J.J. Abrams-produced TV show starring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, after just one season.
The show was set in the year 2048 in a time where crime has overwhelmed the authorities, leading them to implement a new policy forcing all human police officers to be partnered with a human-like android.
Almost Human didn’t take off as well as hoped, despite a strong critical reception, and cancellation seemed like a strong possibility. But growing numbers, capped off by a strong finale in March that matched the recent season finale of The Following—a show that has already been renewed for a third season by Fox—had fans of the series hoping it would be enough to warrant at least a second season.
Another reason that may have contributed to the decision is some of the potential new series Fox has lined up, such as The Red Band Society, Empire, and the Batman prequel series, Gotham, all of which are only in pilot phase at the moment but are considered to be strong contenders for full season pick ups.