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To whom this may concern:

I have been writing photo recaps for an extremely popular entertainment site (TV.com). I tinkered around with doing a rewatch of Farscape, and pitched in on my beloved Sleepy Hollow (with equally huge response). I also introduced what I think of as the adjective of the week (more or less) under the General TV Section (MOST Romantic, Scariest, Funniest, WTF/FTW, Emmy-Worthy, etc) those discussions have exploded.

I am not looking for work. I say this to establish that I have readers on this site despite my volunteer status. The TV.com group has to go looking for my stuff since they aren’t always on the front page.

I have had the responsibility and the pleasure of carrying Almost Human as most of the staff had left it for dead. I jumped in feet first to run the Almost Human Community Page so that we had the timely reviews/recaps this show deserved. Staff would add a random review in here or there and I was thrilled to see ANY coverage. But I would ask TPtB to look at the reviews and the AMAZING comments that come after. FOX - you have a rabid fan base! FRINGE LEFT A GAPING HOLE IN US! Sleepy Hollow did a lot to bring me out of my depression. Despite my very vocal skeptical impression of the story set-up, you (Orci & Kurtzman & Co.) have created a masterpiece with that show.

So, on to Almost Human. I did many Photo Recaps for TV.com, and you can look at the most recent of them under my posts: Almost Human: "Straw Man" (PHOTO RECAP). You can see many of my other articles, including a video that took forever to compile (I didn't have episodes 10-13 yet, so I will be improving it) Almost Human: Two Cops and a Car And if interested - I believe I did a bang up job for the Sleepy Hollow Finale and extras as well. Case in point: The Culture Shock of Ichabod Crane

But to the point. I think you see the interest and devotion in Almost Human as you read the comments of the fans. FRINGE had a 20 episode 1st season to bring along the relationships and bring us up to the point William Bell brings her "over there" - FRINGE'S GAME CHANGER. Almost has had 13 (OUT OF ORDER) episodes and cannot find it's footing despite a stellar cast and interesting stories. And those magical "story arcs" are now all set up so the exposition is OVER. Ep13 felt like the MID-SEASON finale. It said to me, "Ok, NOW we are a team! Let's go to work!)

I wrote a story with some inside knowledge but also with some solid numbers from SpoilerTV. You already know these numbers - but scan to the comments where fans of ALMOST HUMAN show their love for the show and the fear we won't see the story end properly.

My final point may fall on deaf ears, but here it goes. When you trust a man like J.H.Wyman to create a sci-fi show according to his vision --DO NOT let some self-proclaimed genius at FOX think they are making any improvements moving shows around. Fans are patient. Stand alones drive us NUTS (despite network opinion, apparently). But if they are inserted organically into the overall story they can be fun. Some wunderkind sitting back trying to get the best eps out first is just idiotic. And he/she is usually wrong, Some of the ones pushed back were some of the best episodes of the season. As I have now watched them in order - the whole flow of the relationships felt more organic and real. That was a huge mistake. The other problem I saw - and it is my conjecture - is that Joel was promised a back-9 order. His 1st 13 episodes were plotted out perfectly (if watched in the correct order) to lead to "Straw Man" being the mid-season finale. It is just too obvious. Mr Wyman creates amazing story arcs, but you have to give the time frame for the stories to develop. The last 9 of season 1 would have covered Dorian's memories (and the promised emotional breakdown), answers about Anna, The world building for behind the Wall, Nigel and his fleet of DRNs and synthetic souls...need I go on. NONE of these was mentioned again, let alone resolved. The Edward Kennex thing just felt like a throw away in case John needed one victory before cancellation. What I am saying is, be upfront with Mr. Wyman so his vision has a chance to come together.

And be FAIR to us - the many fans that want another season. Preferably a FULL season - but we'll take what we can get.

I hope whomever the reasonable person was who read my letter checks into the work I have done on TV.com and sees the dedicated fan base over here - and elsewhere. That they take these suggestions to heart. And mostly - thy give a show that is vastly more deserving than The Following a chance to explore all they set up in this amazing first season.

Sincerely,

Eddy Hansen

@Edshrinker on TV.com
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Almost Human definitely deserves another season - i loved the following but i think its gone as far as it can now. Almost Human has so much potential, dont give it up yet please.
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it's already done, dear. Sorry.
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signed, but... why not just kickstarter it...? Someone do it already!
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Thank you for saying what we're all thinking!!!!!

I completely agree with you in thinking "Almost Human" deserves another season and that is is much more worthy of one than "the Following."
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SInce it is cancelled - sign our petition!!!

Almost Human Petition Begins
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Couldn't agree more with this if I tried. Let's get this sorted out!

RabbleRabbleRabble ;)
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Hear, hear!
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Hi Eddy, all,
well spoken, let's hope FOX listens... keeping my fingers crossed. It might be encouraging (hey! I'm the 'cup is always half full'-kinda girl) that on IMDB the shows gets 8,4/10 from 21.866 users. I'm not saying we're there just yet, but I'm grasping at straw men here (pun intended) here.
It might be worth while to send not only FOX but also Urban, Ealy and Wyman a sincere message to express how much the fans enjoy AH. Not that it will matter much to FOX's final decision, but it's nice for the people involved to know that the fanbase might be small, but is solid. Solid is good. Solid is loyal.
Might be just enough of a nudge to give us a second second. And a third... and... and...
yeah yeah...dream on...
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Excellent post. Listen to him, FOX!!!!
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Thor - I don't even listen to me. LOL ;)
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I am bombarding the ALmost Human Facebook page with our T&COM; Community articles and links. I iincluded @Rolamb's poll and other goodies. Right now I would visit the Facebook page and give the page and things on it as many LIKES as you can manage!
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Can you not set up a petition on here or on twitter?
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@Rolamb has done a poll. I am a bit at a loss of how to do something that really makes them take notice. I think @Rolamb's poll will be a part of it, but I need a format. I have to think it over.

Anyone have spme sugestions? Something we KNOW we can get FOX to see?
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Have you tried to contact this guy who calls himself Masked Scheduler on Twitter? (twitter.com/maskedscheduler) He's a Fox exec. I mean posting all this stuff to his Tw. account.
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Aha...yes I had just seen and voted in the poll. When you tweet the poll it doesn't even come up with what show you are talking about in the main tweet which is a bit disappointing. Can't drum up interest that way. It has good viewing figures. Maybe they just plan to move it to Fridays and it will get a second season. This had become my current favourite show. Everyone could tweet Fox? They saved Chuck by getting sponsorship from Subway? They probably still exist in 2048...
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Those are solid ideas. Maybe if we can all gat on the same page, w can get the idea promoted here and run with it. We need more ideas. Ones that will stick with FOX
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there is change.org petition but it won't let me copy the link here but maybe you can find it and put it in open view somewhere on tv.com?
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I used the Facebook thingy at the top of the page but I hardly ever us Facebook so maybe posting it in Fox's page and their Almost Human page~~they have to have pages, right?

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RENEW ALMOST HUMAN!! Please!
Did you post this to Facebook and on Fox's page? If so then let me have the link and I will "like" it.
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I also hope they read some of the comments and even other stuff written on the show on the site as every cent helps.
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I am not a big fan of Almost Human though I have a liking for Sci-fi show. However I applaud the work that you have done on TV.com and this letter that you wrote. I wish you all the best.

I really hope The Carrie Diairies would not be cancel but I do not have the time nor energy to do what you do to plead for another season.
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