As an expert bodyguard, Christopher Chance often finds himself in some very life-threatening situations. Well, his Human Target TV show has just dodged a bullet — and will live to tell about it. The FOX series is being renewed for a second season.
Human Target stars Mark Valley as the protection specialist who integrates himself into the lives of his clients to become the target of whoever wants to see his clients dead. Chi McBride and Jackie Earle Haley co-star as his business associate and hired gun.
The TV series got off to a good start with a 2.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 10.12 million viewers. In an attempt to get the show sampled (and seemingly to confuse viewers), FOX bounced it around the schedule until it finally settled into its regular Wednesday night timeslot.
The first season of Human Target finished off on April 14th and averaged a 2.23 rating in the demo and 7.75 million viewers. That’s not bad but not outstanding either.
It had been rumored, because FOX had lots of strong options for new shows, that the network would bring back either Lie to Me or Human Target next season.
Happily for fans, the network has decided to renew both. Human Target is expected to receive a 13 episode order for season two. Presumably, if those installments perform well enough, FOX will order more.
Behind the scenes, Matt Miller (from Chuck, another Warner Bros. show) will take over as showrunner for Human Target. The current showrunner, Jonathan Steinberg, will continue as executive producer.
What do you think? Are you glad to hear that Human Target is coming back for season two? Anything you’d like to see happen? Any characters you’d like to see return?
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