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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  1. chris says

    human target should come back!!!! fox needs to learn how to promote shows better!!!so fox know your role and brink back the most electrifying show that once was on fox HUMAN TARGET!!!!

  2. Stefan says

    Human Target really was a great show and I’am very sad that there is no Season 3 but at least now I have Person of Interest, which is even better than Human Target.

  3. Elizabeth says

    Human Target was the best show ever. Bring it back please!!! How can I get the second season on DVD? I agree with TW above. I only watch NCIS and Human Target.

  4. TW says

    Enjoyed the show immensely and sorry to see it cancelled. Fun premise, solid acting, great location filming, nice feel good endings without being too silly! This show is much stronger than many that still run.

  5. Linda says

    FOX is making a big mistake cancelling so many good shows….Human Target, Good Guys and a few others. There is never anything good on TV and they had the opportunity to have people tune in. No offense, but I’m Idoled out!

  6. Walt says

    Human Target was a excelent tv series. Fox uses an antiquated rating system like all the other networks. The proof is in the pudding, so to speak. If human target was so bad in the ratings. Why did cbs come out with “A person of interest”. Which they say is doing well.

  7. anth says

    i live in england so we are a bit behind on tv series. i have 5 kids which are boys and everyone knows boys love action films and tv programes . when i told them this is the last season they are watching ive never seen them so pissed off. it was like telling them santa isnt real again. get your fingers out of your arse fox and uncancell human target !

  8. ed petrus says

    this was a great “man action” show that should have been on @ 10 on a midweek. not everthing has to be for the family. the show had good action & good acting alone with right wins out in the end.

  9. says

    I loved this show and thought it was about time Mark Valley got a show of his own.. he is great. In fact myself and my family thought they were all excellent in their parts. I am really missing this show and I don’t understand why it wasn’t a big hit with more people. What a real shame.

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