The Human Target season two premiere is finally here on Fox. It took awhile to happen, especially when the season premiere was delayed due to the Fox scheduling for fall. The problems began when Fox decided that they wanted to give Lone Star an early premiere and postponed the release of both Lie to Me and Human Target as a result. When Lone Star crashed and burned after just two episodes, Fox canceled it, and then moved up the premiere of Lie to Me into its time slot the following week. Having no mid-season show left to premiere, Fox then decided to hold back Human Target.
The first episode will begin with Chance and Guererro trying to come up with a plan to rescue Winston, who was kidnapped during the first season finale. It will also serve as the introduction of two new characters that could become permanent to the show, including someone who might serve as a benefactor to the team and a woman who wants to model herself after the way Guererro does things. It’s definitely an attempt to increase the number of female characters on the show, and it might not be such a bad thing if they want to bring in more viewers this season.
For those who haven’t seen the show yet, Human Target got its start as a spring replacement show for Fox in 2010. The show debuted on Jan. 17, and became a pretty nice success for the network. Ratings for Human Target were never spectacular when compared to the best on television, but they were good enough to warrant a second season, and were high in the much-sought-after demographic of 18-49-year-old viewers. Now they are upping the sex appeal, giving the show a lot of promotion, and providing it with a nice time slot on Wednesday nights that could all lead to it finding future success.
The series surrounds lead character Christopher Chance (played by Mark Valley), a man with unique skills who is hired on as a security expert. You could view him as a bodyguard with special skills, and a man who tries to take the target off of his employers and place it on himself. He basically becomes the “human target” and works with the help of partner Winston (played by Chi McBride) and a hired investigator named Guerrero (played by Jackie Earle Haley). It is an action show that provides quite a bit of “bang” each week, and also provides a unique premise not found on any other shows right now.
The Human Target season premiere is at 8 p.m. on Nov. 17, 2010.