‘Almost Human’ Premiere Delayed Two Weeks

The Almost Human premiere has been delayed by two weeks.

Fox announced Monday that Almost Human will now debut on Sunday, November 17, instead of its initial Monday, November 4 premiere. The new date gives the freshman drama a huge lead-in from NFL on Fox football coverage.

The second part of the Almost Human premiere will air the following night in its regular 8 pm Monday time slot, which will lead into the freshman breakout hit Sleepy Hollow. A modern retelling of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the series received a surprise early renewal just three weeks after its premiere. However, instead of getting a back nine order, the first season of Sleepy Hollow will remain at 13 episodes. The second season will also consist of 13 episodes.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox was banking on Bones to boost the Almost Human premiere by debuting an extended first look at the JJ Abrams and JH Wyman sci-fi drama during the October 21 episode, “The Woman in White.” Set 35 years in the future, Almost Human stars Karl Urban as John Kennex, an LAPD detective who is paired up with an android named Dorian (Michael Ealy) that is capable of having emotions. Bones will move to its new Fridays at 8:00 pm time slot starting November 15.

Fox heavily promoted Almost Human during the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers, and plans to continue pushing the series throughout the World Series and NFL games. JJ Abrams also promoted the series when he met with a group of reporters at Bad Robot Productions’ Santa Monica headquarters in late September.

“What they’re dealing with in [Almost Human] is much more a cop show that you might feel is familiar, with a wrench thrown into that, with the huge adjustment being that the cases themselves aren’t what you’ve seen before,” Abrams said.

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