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'Almost Human': Stars preview heart-stopping new episode -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Detective John Kennex (Karl Urban) and Dorian (Michael Ealy) are on the case of a suspicious death at a hospital on tonight’s episode of Almost Human. Sounds pretty standard, right? Well, there’s nothing standard about this case, as the stars explain in this exclusive video preview.

In the episode, airing Monday at 8 p.m. ET, the duo is trying to find the person running a black market ring that specializes in bio-mechanical hearts, which they are shutting off remotely in order to resell them to the highest bidder. It’s crime circa 2048, people!

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Get a first look at next week's 'Almost Human' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

After a two-night premiere this week, the new Fox sci-fi action drama Almost Human returns on Monday with a brand new episode and EW has an exclusive first look.

The third episode “Are You Receiving?” follows Detective Kennex (Karl Urban) and Dorian (Michael Ealy) as they respond to a murder in a large office building. When an explosion occurs trapping everyone inside, the pair find themselves in the middle of a dangerous hostage situation.

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InsideTV Podcast: Aras talks about the 'gut-wrenching' betrayal on 'Survivor'

As a previous winner of Survivor, Aras Baskauskas knew he would be a target when he returned to play Blood vs. Water. But he didn’t see it coming when he was voted out of the tribe a few weeks back. And he certainly didn’t see being betrayed by one of his closest allies in the game — Gervase. Now that he has been eliminated from the game after losing the duel at Redemption Island, Aras called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) this morning to break down how, why, and where it all went wrong. READ FULL STORY

'Almost Human' Monday ratings: Error! PC Load Letter!

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Ratings for the second episode of Fox’s Almost Human were decent, yet didn’t quite compute as well as one might have hoped.

A decline in the numbers was wholly expected since Sunday’s premiere episode had a big football-driven lead-in. Even so, the robot-cop drama’s regular time slot debut last night was pretty modest for the second episode of a heavily hyped show: Almost Human had 6.6 million viewers and a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, down 29 percent from its premiere (and that’s despite serving up the sexbots). It’s also lower than companion series Sleepy Hollow, (a steady 2.5) which has been on the air for many weeks. Basically, this is a pretty similar ratings to Bones in this slot (which isn’t to knock Bones, but that procedural drama has been on the air for nine seasons and Almost Human is a shiny new drama that you would hope might notably improve things).

To put this performance in perspective yet ANOTHER way: If Almost Human settled into this rating midway through the season, that’s cool, but it’s worrisome that this is where the show is starting.

I do expect Almost Human to see pretty huge DVR gain, however. Sci-fi shows typically do, and the previous episode was just the night before, and any football fans sampling on Sunday were probably watching Monday Night Football on ESPN. Moreover, the reader comments on the show have been pretty positive so far.  What did you think of the second episode of Almost Human? Abort, Retry, Fail?

Elsewhere: CBS’ lineup was remarkably steady, except Hostages, which slipped 9 percent to its series low. NBC’s The Voice was down 11 percent to a fall Monday low. ABC’s early numbers are potentially inaccurate due to NFL pre-emption. CW’s Hart of Dixie was steady, while Beauty and the Beast tied its series low. Full chart: READ FULL STORY

Your first 'Almost Human' crazy theory: Karl Urban is actually a robot

Karl Urban is a not a human being. Not in the technical sense of the term. Oh, sure, he might look human. He might walk and talk like a human. He might even like to think he’s human. But Karl Urban would be wrong! For Karl Urban is actually an extraordinary machine that has been programmed to think he is Karl Urban. Karl Urban does not know this, though sooner or later, he will, and when he does, Karl Urban will be very sad. Poor Karl Urban!

No, we speak not of the real-world Karl Urban, star of Star Trek and Dredd, but the character that this fine actor plays on the new sci-fi buddy cop drama Almost Human, which premiered Sunday night on Fox. Urban is John Kennex, a police officer in the near-future where human cops work side by side with robot cops. The pilot episode gives John a new partner, a humanoid android with buggy emotional components named Dorian, played by Michael Ealy. I am convinced that one of the big twists of this new series from J.J. Abrams and Fringe mastermind J.H. Wyman — both of whom are fond of big twists — is that John Kennex will mysteriously get younger as the saga progresses, while Dorian mysteriously, rapidly ages and corrodes. Okay, that was a joke. A literary joke! No, my very serious theory is that John Kennex ain’t a human being at all. He’s a robot, too! Or something very close to it. The pilot establishes that he has a bionic leg to replace the one that got blown off during a firefight with bad guys known as The Syndicate. But I assert that the rest of him is made of fabricated from sci-fi hoo-ha, too. Why do I believe in such a thing? Clues, man! Clues! Come, theorize with me.

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Lili Taylor on joining 'Almost Human': My character was originally a man -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

How good is EW cover girl Lili Taylor? So good that the producers of Fox’s upcoming sci-fi cop drama Almost Human changed a character’s gender so that she could take on a role.

“I was told they were open to making her a woman, so my first thought was, ‘Fantastic. I always wanted to be a cop,’” she reveals in this exclusive video preview for the series, which debuts over two nights on Sunday, Nov. 17 and Monday, Nov. 18.

“The criminals have a lot more complicated means at their disposal,” she adds of the J.J. Abrams-produced show, “so we have to be thinking a lot more out of the box.”

For more on Lili Taylor, pick up EW’s reunion’s issue, and check out the video below, where she talks more about playing police captain Sandra Maldonado.
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Fox pushes back 'Almost Human' premiere date

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You’re going to have to wait a couple more weeks to get your robot cop fix: Fox is moving the premiere date for its big new action drama Almost Human.

Almost Human was supposed to premiere in just two weeks — Monday, Nov. 4. But the show will now launch it as a two-night event on Sunday, Nov. 17 and Monday, Nov. 18.

Here’s Fox’s stated reason for the shakeup (which in terms of scheduling a series premiere, and all the marketing and planning that goes into that, is practically happening at the last minute): There’s a football doubleheader on Sunday the 17th that could serve up a huge lead-in to sample the new show at 8 p.m. Fox must have figured the upside of getting a bunch of NFL fans checking out its sci-fi drama outweighed the downside to having a new series debut at an odd time and changing the date so close to premiere. Fox has used big football opportunities to launch 24 in previous seasons as well.

This also means Bones and Sleepy Hollow, which are doing just fine, will continue to be paired together for another couple weeks.

Football is definitely a potentially effective pairing for Almost Human. In fact, when Fox announced Brooklyn Nine-Nine was getting the post-Super Bowl spot along with New Girl, I pointed out last week that using the big game to launch Almost Human would arguably have been a better play.

Fall TV: Our critic's take on 'Hostages,' 'Almost Human,' more new shows -- VIDEO

EW television critic Jeff Jensen calls Hostages on CBS a “compelling thriller” and has a theory he can’t wait to share about Karl Urban’s role in the new Fox show Almost Human.

Check out his take on these shows, plus The Blacklist starring James Spader, Anna Faris’ edgy comedy Mom, and more in the video below.
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Fall TV critic's take: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Almost Human,' more picks

Wondering which new shows to check out as Fall TV premieres get under way over the next couple of weeks? EW TV critics Melissa Maerz and Jeff Jensen have the answers! Over the next two weeks, we’ll be featuring our critics’ takes on the upcoming TV season. Below, Maerz previews Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring Andy Samberg; Hostages with Toni Collette; Almost Human with Karl Urban; and the hotly anticipated Joss Whedon collaboration Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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New fall TV art: 'Bones,' 'Almost Human,' 'Sleepy Hollow,' 5 more -- EXCLUSIVE

Below EW exclusively presents brand new art of eight Fox fall shows, including returning series Bones, Raising Hope and The X Factor (with newcomers Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland). Plus, there’s new cast photos of new drama Almost Human starring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, Sleepy Hollow headlined by Tom Mission and Nicole Beharie, new comedy Brooklyn Nine Nine with Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, Dads starring Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi and Enlisted with Geoff Stults and Chris Lowell. Get the premiere dates for each show, or watch the trailers.

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Comic-Con reviews Fox's 'Almost Human': Fans say...

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Ever wanted to see a Blade Runner TV show?

Fox’s upcoming sci-fi action-drama Almost Human comes pretty close. The pilot, from Fringe‘s J.H. Wyman and executive producer J.J. Abrams, just premiered at Comic-Con. By small-screen standards, it’s a very cinematic hour — which is one way of saying this is easily one of the most expensive-looking pilots we’ve ever seen. The story: Set 35 years into the future when humans in the Los Angeles Police Department are paired up with life-like androids, a detective (Karl Urban) who hates robots is partnered with one (Michael Ealy) with real emotions.

Overall, the audience seemed to love the first episode, which premieres Nov. 4. There was several inventive moments that took advantage of the futuristic setting, such as a gun that shoots an incapacitating hood onto a kidnap victim and electronic crime scene “tape” that scans for authorized entry. More importantly, there were cheers and laughs in the right places, with the chemistry between Urban and Ealy off to a good start.

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'Almost Human' Comic-Con poster: Flesh meets tech -- EXCLUSIVE

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One of the most anticipated new fall shows is getting a striking poster to promote the series at Comic-Con next week.

Fox’s Almost Human is set 35 years in the future when LAPD officers are paired up with life-like androids, and stars Karl Urban (Star Trek) and Michael Ealy (2 Fast 2 Furious). The poster (full image below) shows android Dorian’s (Ealy) neck plugged into a device. The close-up of his skin, neck and ear helps emphasize Dorian’s humanity, and then pairs it with the cold and vaguely sinister electronics.

If you’re going to Comic-Coin next week, Warner Bros. is screening the Almost Human pilot Wednesday night, along with several The CW titles. Then there’s an Almost Human panel with the stars and showrunner J.H. Wyman at 4 p.m. on Friday in Ballroom 20. Almost Human premieres Monday, Nov. 4.

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Fox's Fall Schedule Announcement: A snap judgment

How do you fight a flagging American Idol franchise and ratings that dipped 20% last season? Hopefully, by luring your viewers back with some big names. That’s the latest strategy for Fox, which came out of the upfronts on Tuesday with a lineup that included Andy Samberg, Greg Kinnear, Seth MacFarlane, J.J. Abrams, and Kiefer Sutherland, the latter of whom will return for the miniseries 24: Live Another Day. (Midseason picks include the Chris Meloni comedy Surviving Jack, the Terry O’Quinn drama Gang Related, and M. Night Shyamalan’s miniseries Wayward Pines, which will star Matt Dillon, but trailers for those shows are not yet available yet for review.) Still, fame doesn’t always equal quality. For every promising buddy-cop comedy, there’s a not-so-promising sitcom from a certain Oscar host who prides himself on being “edgy.” Sorry, Seth MacFarlane, but the only boobs I saw today were the two guys in your new show.


BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
Imagine The Office, except set in a police precinct. Now imagine Andy Samberg as its resident dimwit, a detective who wiles away the hours playing fire extinguisher roller-chair derby and doing very bad, meep-morp-I-am-a-robot impressions of his humorless boss (Andre Braugher). If you’re not laughing yet — and I was, right from the moment that Samberg rocks out to a terrible preset keyboard demo at the beginning of the trailer  – consider that Brooklyn Nine-Nine was created by Dan Goor and Michael Shur, who mastered the art of the workplace comedy with Parks and Recreation. Judging by the teaser, which also features a cameo from Fred Armisen as a wide-eyed creeper, Brooklyn Nine-Nine could actually be funny. Still not convinced? If you don’t at least smile at Samberg’s very special cop “uniform” (shirt and tie on top, multi-colored Speedo on the bottom), then you either have no heart or no pants.

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