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Human Target: FOX Series Cancelled; No Season Three

Human Target canceledWell, there’s one dangerous situation that Christopher Chance can’t escape. FOX has cancelled Human Target after two seasons on the air. No season three.

Human Target follows a private bodyguard and security expert (Mark Valley) who protects his clients by integrating himself into their lives and becaomes a “human target.” He’s aided by his business partner, Winston (Chi McBride), and a tech genius named Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley). In the second season, a former client (Indira Varma) becomes his benefactor and an expert thief (Janet Montgomery) joins the team to seek redemption.

The series debuted back in January 2010 to a positive 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 10.12 million total viewers. Subsequent episodes had some solid numbers (thanks in large part to American Idol) but the latter part of the season really declined. The season finale brought in a mere 1.9 rating and season one averaged a 2.9 rating and 9.6 million viewers.

The show was on the bubble for renewal last May but FOX ultimately decided to give the series a second chance to get better ratings. That didn’t pan out.

Should Human Target have been cancelled?

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Last November, season two of Human Target debuted to a week 1.8 rating in the demo and 6.59 million viewers. The network kept it on through the holidays, the ratings got worse, and by January it seemed like they’d given up on the series. The final episodes of the season performed a bit better but, again, thanks to being teamed American Idol. Season two averaged a 1.7 demo rating and 6.4 million viewers.

TV show supportAs one of the network’s lowest scripted series of the season, it seemed like just a matter of time before FOX would cancel Human Target. Last night, they officially did. Despite some devout fans, Human Target just wasn’t a winner in the ratings. After 25 episodes, the show is over.

What do you think? Should Human Target have been renewed for season three? Why didn’t more people watch the TV series?

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Martin May 1, 2015 at 1:32 am

I love that show what kind of an idiot would cancel that show . if you know that morons name just told me. I will kick their ass.

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dialora February 1, 2015 at 10:56 am

Yes, it deserves a second season. And about the reason for canceling the show, because of the ratings I have one word: Bull shit.
There are many TV Series as good as this with the same ratings that have 5 or more seasons.
There is another reason for canceling it.
And I totally agry with Tom Mack. The same thing happened with the Hostages too.

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OSTRANDER'S January 4, 2015 at 9:42 pm

My husband and I loved the show maybe change the day so it’s not competing with American idol….

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Tom Mack January 3, 2015 at 5:55 pm

Human Target was one of the best TV shows I have ever seen. I still think CBS liked the concept and modeled Person of Interest after it. Christopher Chance is the kind of hero that everyone prays is still out there in this world. Unfortunately, the last episode of the second season may have caused its cancellation. The CIA does not like TV shows that make them look bad. The “Marshall Pucci” depicted them as cold-blooded killers, drug-smugglers, and everything in-between. The recent cancellation of Matador is yet another example.

FOX could redeem itself and put this show back on. The world needs Christopher Chance.

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