Fox Is Making a Family Drama Set in an A.I. Future

Image: Fox’s last A.I.-driven show, Almost Human
Image: Fox’s last A.I.-driven show, Almost Human

Fox is developing Familiar, a show about a family trying to put an A.I. in every home. Also, presumably, while having high family drama.

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Familiar comes from Heather Regnier (writer and producer on Sleepy Hollow) and will follow the Wiercinski family. The Wiercinskis run a company called Luminary, 2029's “first mainstream consumer-oriented” robotics company. Apparently, the family did some not-so-good things to get Luminary to that point. I’m expecting Dirty Sex Money, but with futuristic jumpsuits and robots.

Fox’s last foray into A.I.-driven TV was Almost Human, so hopefully this will fare better. Maybe this one will last longer.

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Katharine is the former managing editor of io9.

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Almost Human was *just* getting its stride when Fox canned it. Damn...I think I need another Box-O-Wine now.