8. Almost Human
Android-based law enforcement is not a new concept in the science fiction world, but sometimes a new spin on an old idea is what makes a successful show. Almost Human (FOX) follows the life of a cynical LAPD officer John Kennex, who wakes up from a 17-month coma with a ton of psychological baggage and a new synthetic leg. His new android partner is unique in the sense that he is programmed with real, human emotions, which should make for quite the interesting relationship between the two. Although not completely dissimilar to a couple of the shows on this list, I have the highest hopes for the future of Almost Human. The story line gives it a perfect avenue to explore the intricacies of human nature, a plot device that show runners J.J. Abrams (we'll talk about him a little later), J.H. Wyman, and Bryan Burke are quite comfortable with utilizing. Critics are already dubbing it "TV's first ro-bromance," (Screenfad) and no matter how weird that sounds, Almost Human already looks like one of the best new sci-fi shows this season. Fingers crossed.