It’s official. FOX has cancelled Almost Human after only one season.
Per Deadline, the network has decided not to move forward with a second season of the J.H. Wyman sci-fi drama.
The show struggled in the ratings on Monday nights, with the last batch of episodes hitting around 5.6 million viewers and just 1.5 in the coveted 18-49 demo. While those numbers are not too dissimilar from the already-renewed The Following, that show is more established and seems to be favored at the network as it moves into a third season.
Human‘s chances of renewal were buried as FOX pilots Gotham, The Red Band Society and Empire started to gain traction. These projects are seen as decent shouts for series orders and more lucrative than bringing back Almost Human for a rewired Season 2.
In truth, Almost Human never gave itself – or was never given – the best chance to succeed. In the book of serialized law, very high on the list is “Thou shalt not air episodes out of order!“
While Almost Human may not have been designed as a full-blown serial, which is fine, having episodes air out of order broke necessary continuity, confused the issue and certainly didn’t help the show.