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TV preview: 'Almost Human' is really good

Published November 14, 2013 8:37 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

OK, the premise of "Almost Human" doesn't sound all that promising — three decades in the future, a cop (Karl Urban) and his robot partner (Michael Ealy) battle bad guys. But this is actually a very promising series that's not what you might expect. The biggest twist is that the cop is very robotic and the robot is very human.

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Watch • 8 p.m. Friday, PBS/Ch. 7

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