Series Profile: neXt Explores the Dangers of Artificial Intelligence – Cancelled Sci Fi

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What Is It?

neXt is a new sci fi drama from FOX about an Artificial Intelligence that gets out of control and threatens the human race. Following is the official description of the series:

Silicon Valley pioneer PAUL LEBLANC built a fortune and legacy on the world-changing innovations he dreamed up, while ignoring and alienating the people around him, including his own daughter, ABBY, and his short-sighted younger brother, TED, who now runs Paul’s company. After discovering that one of his own creations – a powerful A.I. called neXt – might spell doom for humankind, Paul tried to shutter the project, only to be kicked out of the company by his own brother, leaving him with nothing but mounting dread about the fate of the world. When a series of unsettling tech mishaps points to a potential worldwide crisis, LeBlanc joins forces with Special Agent SHEA SALAZAR. Now, LeBlanc and Salazar are the only ones standing in the way of a potential global catastrophe, fighting an emergent superintelligence that, instead of launching missiles, will deploy the immense knowledge it has gleaned from the data all around us to recruit allies, turn people against each other and eliminate obstacles to its own survival and growth.


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Cast: John Slattery, Fernanda Andrade, Michael Mosley, Jason Butler Harner

Production: Manny Coto (Creator / Executive Producer), Glenn Ficarra (Executive Producer), 20th Century Fox Television (Studio)

Series Premiere

This series was supposed to premiere at Mid-Season, but still has not received a debut date from the network.


This show was scheduled for a Mid-Season premiere, but no debut date has been announced yet. It is being billed as an “event series” which is a network escape clause that allows them to bow out of a show after one season without cancelling it. If this one gets pushed to a late-Spring or Summer premiere, consider it likely that network execs lost faith in the show and will cast it to burn-off run. Since it comes from 20th Century Fox which is now owned by Disney, though, there may be a chance that the Mouse House will try to save it if FOX decides to dump the show. You can keep up with the ratings results and further status updates during the season at the show’s page on this site.

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