Bad news for Michael Ealy. Hhis Fox series “Almost Human,” starring the actor as a cyborg cop, has not been picked up for a second season.

According to the website, the futuristic drama co-starring Karl Urban, got off to a slow start in November but held enough ground to at least earn renewal consideration, often finishing on par with its Monday companion (the already-renewed drama “The Following”). In fact, the March season (and series) finale of “Almost Human” logged a 1.5 rating in 18 – 49 viewing audience, matching rating for last night’s finale of “The Following.” The Following is a bigger DVR draw.

According to industry insider Nellie Andreeva, “Almost Human’s” chances started to slip once Fox’s drama pilots started coming in. “Gotham” co-starring Jada Pinkett Smith, “The Red Band Society” co-starring Octavia Spencer and “Empire” starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, are all considered strong contenders for a series pickup, which didn’t bode well for “Almost Human.”

Urban played a human cop paired with Ealy’s lifelike combat-model android in “Almost Human,” from the “Fringe” team of JJ Abrams and J.H. Wyman.

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