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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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Sole May 29, 2014 at 9:55 pm

I just don’t get it how can be to a way more people interesting to watch shows with vampires , witches , rippers , werewolves and aliens … , where there’s the concept of a series a mutually killing members of the warring parties, with more scenes with bloodshed , than a classical action shows. All those mentioned shows are incredibly boring , because there’s no deliberate action , which can be developed on higher level , despite other shows , action among them.

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Chris February 22, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Totally disappointed this show was cancelled by Fox. Was watching this on netflix and at the last episode, wanted to see more. Damn you Fox.

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Target fan April 24, 2013 at 7:47 am

Shows start to lose its fan base when they change the character of the lead. Part of Chance’s charm was his flirtatious and Bondian attraction to pretty women. When they wrongly introduced another main character to challenge his womanizingmthey took away one of the side attractions to the weekly plot. A lot of shows start to die when they lone wolf character starts a serious romance. Why change chemistry?

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Barry February 20, 2013 at 6:42 pm

This was the best show on TV. I can’t believe the low ratings as everyone I know loved the show. Plus, I never watch American Idol.

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Mike February 19, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Cancelling this show was an abomination. It is far better than some of the other shows on right now. Maybe if it were put in a different time slot it may have done better. It’s kind of hard for any show to compete with some of these reality shows. Heck, this was a far better show than the simpson’s or any of the other animated shows. Too bad we don’t have enough of an adult audience any more. Too many old children out there. I sure hope they would attempt to bring it back with some of the same hard hitting action. I’d be the first to tune in……

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Butterfly September 14, 2013 at 9:45 pm

I totally agree with Mike. It was an excellent show! Perhaps a cable network will find merit in it.

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Guerrero February 18, 2013 at 8:15 am

That show was great, you all neeed to bring it back. love it.

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macarena1 July 30, 2013 at 4:58 pm

I miss this show!!! Not much on TV anymore. Here’s to “Human Target”!!!

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Oslamic Bastard December 14, 2012 at 1:41 am

I’m hooked, and have been downloading all episodes. Fox should have promoted this series with previews. It was put together better than 24.

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Anonymous October 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm

It has everything in the show action, humour, romance, and great characters something the majority of the banal tv shows lack in recent years.

Human Target Fan

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Matt Cooper June 11, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Please bring back Human Target. The second season was great and the last episode was awesome.

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