Human Target: FOX TV Show Renewed for Season Two

Human Target season twoAs 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.

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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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  1. Patty says

    This is a great show. With so much junk on TV, this show was a pleasure to watch! I’ve been searching for information about it and finally know it has been renewed! We are ready to watch the whole season!!

  2. Mike P says

    Hell yes I’m glad it will be back.
    Fox Rocks with House, Fringe and Bones.
    Lose American Idle and all the other reality shows.
    Bring JACK back (24) for a short series once in awhile.

  3. Paul says

    Fox Network: Thank you for renewing Human Target and Lie To Me. Two of the very best if not the very best shows on T.V. These are good examples of what T.V. should be like. Dump the reality shows; put more shows on like these two!!! Also, advertise more for these two shows, I know more people will watch !!

  4. Country says

    My husband and I really love the show. We would like to see more of Jackie Earle Haley working with Mark Valley. He plays a great character on the show. A bit of a mystery. We look forward to another season. It is well written and entertaining. Some of our other favorites are Burn Notice, Leverage, NCIS, Psych and Royal Pains.

    Dump the reality shows and keep Human Target!! It is great.

  5. Country says

    Mark Valley is Great. I loved Keen Eddie, was crushed when it ended. I was thrilled to see him back in Human Target. I hope it has a long run.

  6. benny g says

    id like 2 see more of that barnes character in some mre episodes with chance also they shouls let layla come back to help find winston

  7. says

    THANK YOU FOX NETWORK for the second season of “Human Target”. I will be waiting with anticipation to find out when the first episode begins. This is very exciting to me because the episodes are written with expertise, acted with expertise, and put togehter with expertise.

    Most Sincerely,


  8. Gabriella says

    So glad its coming back…Does anybody know when Season two is going to premiere? I hope it’s going to soon. Its one of my favorite shows ever, Its up there with My absolute favorite Chuck and my other favorites The Mentalist, Burn Notice, Lie to Me, And Cougar Town. I hope it lasts as long and 24 and Lost did:)

  9. parson says

    I love this show, it is adventurous and entertaining. Great news to me that it is coming back… looking forward to the new episodes!

  10. Pam Piper says

    Love Human Target, it is a don’t miss show. Thank got for DVR as I never have to miss an episode. Thank you for another season. Mark Valley is perfect in it ….I think he is the perfect person to play Mitch Rapp in the Vince Flynn Series.

  11. Di says

    My husband and I both love this show. We always tevo’d it when we weren’t home because we didn’t want to miss a bit of it. So many shows last over time and it makes you wonder what the heck the stations are thinking keeping them and letting Human Target go. Well I’m sooo glad you didn’t cancel it because I would be cancelling this station. Sorry, but I feel this way…

  12. cherry paul says

    i would like to know more about the mysterious organisation who hired chance’s boss and their armoured special troopers

  13. Ela-hara says

    I’ll be watching AND viewing on-line! Great to see Chance and Company coming back – Now, GO SAVE WINSTON, Chance and Guerero!

  14. Bill Cook says

    Since Keen Eddie ended, Mark Valley has been neglected for far too long. He’s one of the most watchable actors ever and has exhibited more talent in one ‘season’ of this great show than Jack Bauer did during 8 seasons of 24. And I’m a big fan of 24. Human Target might be the best show on TV.
    I also enjoy Burn Notice, Leverage, White Collar, Psych, Castle,

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