John Larroquette Joins Fox’s ‘Almost Human’

The sci-fi drama from J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman adds the “Night Court” alum in a recurring role

“Almost Human” just added another human in the form of actor John Larroquette.

The veteran thespian will play a genius roboticist named Nigel in the futuristic Fox thriller, which recently pushed its release date back two weeks.

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The Emmy-winner was most recently on NBC’s “Deception” and a series regular on “Boston Legal,” but Larroquette will probably forever be best known for his starring role as Dan Fielding on the 1980s and ’90s sitcom, “Night Court.”

“Almost Human” takes place in the year 2048, when every cop is required to be paired up with an android partner. The action-drama stars Karl Urban and Michael Ealy. The series was created by “Fringe” showrunner J.H. Wyman. Among its executive producers is J.J. Abrams, of “Lost” and “Star Trek” fame.

“Almost Human” will now premiere Sunday Nov. 17 after a Fox Sports football double-header. The second episode airs the following evening in its regular time slot debut.