It's not exactly almost time for "Almost Human." Fox has pushed back the premiere date for the sci-fi drama.
The futuristic series, created by J.H. Wyman (
The network is now making a two-night event out of the drama's premiere on Sunday and Monday, Nov. 17 and 18, to, as the network says, take advantage of the NFL doubleheader lead-in that Sunday — its premiere will air at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The network would then run the second episode of "Almost Human" — a twist on the cop drama format set in 2048 and centered on police officers partnered with human-like androids — the next night, in its regular Monday slot at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Will the big-game launch help the late-in-the-season debut? Fox has not had the easiest time launching sci-fi offerings (
The date change for "Almost Human" also allows Fox to make the most out of its current Monday pairing, which has "Bones" teamed with freshman hit "Sleepy Hollow" — Fox's best launch in six years. The tagteam will stay intact for two additional weeks, when it returns with episodes Nov. 4 and 11, before long-running "Bones" moves yet again into another time slot — 8 p.m. ET/PT Fridays beginning Nov. 15.
That Friday night will also see the return of Fox's under-the-radar comedy