Sadly, there is still no news on the renewal of Fox’s “Almost Human” for a second season, but we still have to say that we’re feeling fairly optimistic about it. Fox has a solid show on their hands here with a fan following, and its ratings are looking better and better by the tanking of “Bones” and “The Following” this spring. The more this happens, the more this show has hope.
One thing we can apparently say for sure right now is that if “Almost Human” does end up getting canceled for some reason, you’re not going to be seeing one of its stars anywhere else. Speaking today at Salt Lake Comic Com FanX this weekend (per SpoilerTV), Karl Urban said that he has little interest in doing another show right now if this one gets canceled:
“I love working on ‘Almost Human.’ I love working with Michael Ealy and that crew. We literally had a lot of fun [in season one] … Television is a different beast. It’s hard work. We were working six days a week, sometimes 17 hours a day. I didn’t get to see my family – at all, in six months. So if ‘Almost Human’ doesn’t go ahead, I’d be more inclined to say, “You know what? I am going to go for balance in my life at this point. I’m going to go be with my family.”
This sort of story about 17 hours is the norm for some network dramas, and even some on cable that have a good bit of time to shoot some of their episodes. This is basically the trade-off you get for being a part of the show. The good news is that you don’t have to work a good chunk of the year, but the bad news is that when you are working and making money, you are really putting in the hours.
We’ll have more on the future of “Almost Human” soon, given that upfronts take place next month.