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LOST at PaleyFest 2014: The Panelists on the Ending, Unanswered Questions, and More

March 17, 2014 by  
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Some of the cast and producers of LOST reunited in Hollywood to celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary with a PaleyFest panel. And while some of the topics were expected (the show’s ending), the festivities also shed light on a few of the behind-the-scenes fun moments.

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In Case You Missed It…SLEEPY HOLLOW, THE FOLLOWING, BONES, and More!

January 26, 2014 by  
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ALMOST HUMAN: J.J. Abrams on Airing Out of Order

January 19, 2014 by  
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As ALMOST HUMAN’s first year plays out, some eagle-eyed fans have been aware that much of the season has aired out of order. And while on genre shows that can often lead to trouble, executive producer J.J. Abrams told reporters after a session for his new NBC series, BELIEVE, that he felt AH’s airing order was actually to the benefit of the series.

“It was out of order, and it wasn’t out of order,” Abrams said. (Production-wise, the episodes were filmed as 1/5/6/7/8/3/10/2.) “It was out of order because some of the shows we thought were going to air in a certain way [and] we ended up realizing that by moving them around it actually helped the run. So they weren’t out of order in a way that I think upset the stream of storytelling. That’s one of those things that as you’re working on a show and you have issues with this or that and you see something else and you go, ‘ooh,’ [and] you have a chance to move things up. We always go through versions of that; maybe this more than other shows. We’re always grateful for the better idea or the better opportunity, and we were able to move some things that we thought served a better purpose into a position that was not the original series run.”

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ALMOST HUMAN: What You Need to Know About the New Fox Series

November 17, 2013 by  
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There are approximately one million new shows debuting this season*, and it’s going to get difficult to keep track of them all.

To help you out, for every new show, I’m going to basically create a hub of info on the day of the premiere — pilot photos, my quick take on the pilot (or what I’ve seen so far), what’s been written about it so far, and when you can watch it.

Next up, ALMOST HUMAN…

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ALMOST HUMAN: Watch the First 3 Minutes of the Pilot

November 1, 2013 by  
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Earlier this week, Fox released eight minutes from the middle of ALMOST HUMAN’s debut episode to get potential viewers excited, but now, you can see how everything starts.

Check out the first three minutes of the ALMOST HUMAN pilot…

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ALMOST HUMAN: Watch 8 Minutes of the Pilot

October 29, 2013 by  
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ALMOST HUMAN — the new futuristic cop drama from FRINGE boss J.H. Wyman and uber producer J.J. Abrams — is getting a big launch post-football on November 17th, but if you can’t wait until then, Fox and Hulu have released a snippet of the pilot online early.

These eight minutes aren’t actually the start of the pilot, but it does introduce you to a fair amount of characters in the world, including the first meeting of Karl Urban’s John Kennex and Michael Ealy’s Dorian.

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ALMOST HUMAN: Fox Debuts New Trailer with the New Premiere Date

October 21, 2013 by  
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ALMOST HUMAN (from FRINGE creator J.H. Wyman and exec produced by J.J. Abrams) got an unexpected series premiere change tonight (just two weeks before its intended debut), but on the bright side, it also got a new trailer.

Take a look at the latest promo for the Karl Urban/Michael Ealy-fronted series…

http://youtu.be/TEmzvgl-2WQ

ALMOST HUMAN debuts Sunday, November 17th at 8 PM before having its Monday night debut on November 18th at 8 PM.

Related:

Fox Delays ALMOST HUMAN, Pushes Back BONES’ Move to Fridays, Delays RAISING HOPE’s Season Premiere
ALMOST HUMAN’s Michael Ealy on Working with Karl Urban: ‘The Chemistry is Growing’
ALMOST HUMAN: J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman on Finding the Right Balance for Mythology Versus Procedural Elements

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ALMOST HUMAN’s Michael Ealy on Working with Karl Urban: ‘The Chemistry is Growing’

October 21, 2013 by  
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In two weeks (Update: Fox has opted to push the premiere back to Sunday, November 17th), Fox will debut its final new fall series, ALMOST HUMAN, a “buddy-cop” show set 35 years in the future — where crime rates have risen and every cop is partnered with an android — that explores what humanity really means. (To give you a sense of the tone/show, it was created by FRINGE showrunner J.H. Wyman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams who did FRINGE/LOST/ALIAS/STAR TREK, etc.)

At the center of the series are Karl Urban’s John Kennex, a newly reinstated detective who was injured in a massive police ambush and has only partnered with humans pre-injury, and Michael Ealy’s Dorian, an android (model DRN) whose kind was created to be as human as possible, but has since been taken off the streets…who have become reluctant new partners. And as with any show where there’s one key relationship, the actors are aware their chemistry needs to be on point.

“The chemistry is growing episode after episode,” Ealy told me last month (in the video below), after the duo had completed a handful of hours. “We still work every episode on how to make it better.”

What else did Ealy have to say about his working relationship with Urban? Take a look…

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In Case You Missed It…BONES, SLEEPY HOLLOW, ALMOST HUMAN, and More

September 22, 2013 by  
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Were you too busy this week to keep up with everything that happened in TV news? Give Me My Remote‘s got you covered! We’re catching you up on anything exciting you might have missed here at GMMR!

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ALMOST HUMAN: J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman on Finding the Right Balance for Mythology Versus Procedural Elements

September 20, 2013 by  
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When you see the names of former FRINGE showrunner J.H. Wyman and J.J. Abrams (the man behind ALIAS, FRINGE, and LOST…not to mention the director of the recent STAR TREK reboots and the upcoming STAR WARS sequels) associated with the new Fox series, ALMOST HUMAN (a crime-drama set 35 years in the future where human cops are partnered with human-like androids), it’s easy to assume the series will be another FRINGE-like drama that draws heavily on serialized storylines.

But when both men sat down with reporters earlier this week at Abrams’ Bad Robot production offices, they reiterated that this show isn’t quite as similar to FRINGE as you might think.

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PERSON OF INTEREST: Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman on Season 3, Moving to Tuesdays, and More

September 19, 2013 by  
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PERSON OF INTEREST is making a big move: after spending its first two seasons on Thursdays, the series will make the move to CBS’ very popular Tuesday lineup this year.

And it’s not like the people behind the series are taking this move for granted: PERSON OF INTEREST creator Jonathan Nolan shared that they have very big things planned for fans.

“We came into this season knowing two big pieces of where we were going,” Nolan shared. “It’s going to be an exciting, exciting season. We got some big questions, and hopefully, some big surprises.”

To see what else I could dig up about POI’s third season, I spoke with Nolan and executive producer Greg Plageman about the show predicting this summer’s real-life government controversies, adding two more series regulars to the roster, and more…

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ALMOST HUMAN: Michael Ealy on Playing an Android, What Drew Him to the Series, and More

September 6, 2013 by  
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There are a ton of procedurals on television these days — the good, the bad, the forgettable — but the new Fox drama, ALMOST HUMAN, is giving the genre its own little twist: it’s set in 2048, and in the future, law enforcement officials are paired up with android partners. (And since the series comes from former FRINGE showrunner J.H. Wyman, you can expect the future to be appropriately bizarre in all the right places.) Playing one of those androids — albeit a discontinued/bug-filled model whose big flaw is that he was made to feel — is Michael Ealy (Dorian), who has been a familiar face on television over the past few seasons, including starring in the USA Network series COMMON LAW.

I recently sat down with Ealy to get his take on playing an android, the show’s appeal, keeping up momentum, and more…

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BELIEVE on NBC – First Look

May 12, 2013 by  
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J.J. Abrams’ production company, Bad Robot, continues its relationship with NBC with the new drama BELIEVE, which is set to debut at midseason on Sunday nights. (The series is created by Alfonso Cuarón, the director of HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN.)

Take a look at the official description, photos from the pilot, and hopefully we can update you with videos soon…

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Report: NBC Picks Up BELIEVE and SEAN SAVES THE WORLD

May 9, 2013 by  
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Fresh off the initial reports of pilot pickups, Deadline is reporting that NBC has opted to pick up the new drama BELIEVE and comedy SEAN SAVES THE WORLD.

BELIEVE (from Alfonso Cuaron and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot) centers around the relationship between a young girl with a special gift and the man who is put in charge of protecting her from those who are out to get her. It stars Kyle MacLachlan and Jake McLaughlin.

SEAN SAVES THE WORLD is a comedy about a father trying to juggle his newly moved in daughter and his difficult new boss. It stars Sean Hayes, Thomas Lennon, Echo Kellum, and Lindsay Sloane.

Will you be checking out either new series?

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FRINGE: J.J. Abrams on the Show’s Evolution, and the ‘Satisfying’ and ‘Inevitable’ Finale

January 13, 2013 by  
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As we prepare for Friday’s series finale of FRINGE, Give Me My Remote will be posting interviews with many of the key players behind the show.

I spoke with FRINGE co-creator J.J. Abrams on the press line for the Fox show’s series finale/100th episode about how the show evolved, and the final hours, which are “not only satisfying, but…it feels inevitable.”

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