Well, 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.
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.
As 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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The show definitely shouldn’t have been cancelled, at all. Granted the second season took the wrong turn for the tone, employing a lighter and more comedic atmosphere than the more serious (but not dire, grim or the melodramatic “grit” movies and shows go for, nowadays) and compelling feel of the first. But, that wasn’t something that couldn’t have been fixed with the third season. Unlike some, I didn’t mind Ilsa Pucci nor Ames. But, I would’ve preferred to have Layla and FBI agent Emma Barnes to join the team in their stead as they fit more with the initial tone… Read more »
This show was created in the wrong decade. I watched, I loved it so much I bought season 1 so I could keep watching it 10 years later! It should be called Human Target Reloaded as mentioned in another blog. Great show , great action , great cast. This should have been picked up by Nextflix , but who really knew Netflix 10 years ago. After 10 years , I just watched it again and season 2. So wish it was still on!
Amazing Series!!!! It should be brought back in 2019 as ‘Human Target-Reloaded’!! Love all the characters esp Mark Valley – Mr Chance. Its a brilliant story line like the other great recent tv series like Blacklist, etc.
We love Human Target. We watch the 2 seasons one a year. Great show.
The show has a good story line and good action get it back. Reboot now please
I’m really disappointed that this season 3 has been cancelled I love this movie very much and it shocks me to see this happened.why did you let this interesting series movie cancelled?????????? Plz try to solve the issue
Get the damn show back
I agree. Great show. Good action. Like able characters. Why would you cancel? Have u seen the trash that’s on tv
Seriously guys , what is in your brain?
I just cannot understand why every time there is a good series and you guys decided to chop it off.
This is a bloody good series.
Bring it back .
get this damn show back, loved it..