Fox has just made a shocking announcement. Human Target will now be returning to Wednesdays starting November 17. Previously the networked had moved the show into he Friday night death slot. But now perhaps in a new show of faith the show has been restored to it's Wednesday time slot. Here is the full press release:
Season Two of FOX's hit series HUMAN TARGET will premiere Wednesday, Nov. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Picking up from the heart-pounding first season cliffhanger, the new season of HUMAN TARGET kicks off with a bang as CHANCE (Mark Valley) and GUERRERO (Jackie Earle Haley) race to rescue their kidnapped associate, WINSTON (Chi McBride). Vowing to retire from the security business, Chance is lured back to work by billionaire philanthropist ILSA PUCCI (new series regular Indira Varma), who needs his protection after the mysterious murder of her husband. While on assignment, the team encounters AMES (new cast member Janet Montgomery), a beautiful, chameleon-like thief who has a past connection to Winston.
HUMAN TARGET returns to Wednesdays, where last season it ranked No. 1 in its 8:00-9:00 PM time period among Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54, Teens and Total Viewers.
David Boreanaz and John Francis Daley from Bones introduce the humorous new preview video to Human Target's fall season on Fox. Check out the video below.
Season Two of FOX's hit series HUMAN TARGET will premiere Friday, Oct. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Picking up from the heart-pounding first season cliffhanger, Season Two of HUMAN TARGET kicks off with a bang as CHANCE (Mark Valley) and GUERRERO (Jackie Earle Haley) race to rescue their kidnapped associate, WINSTON (Chi McBride). Vowing to retire from the security business, Chance is lured back to work by billionaire philanthropist ILSA PUCCI (new series regular Indira Varma), who needs his protection after the mysterious murder of her husband. While on assignment, the team encounters AMES (new cast member Janet Montgomery), a beautiful, chameleon-like thief who has a past connection to Winston.
Based on the DC Comics comic book and graphic novel, HUMAN TARGET is a full-throttle action drama centered on a unique personal security expert hired to shield those in danger from an imminent threat that cannot be solved through normal means of protection. HUMAN TARGET is a production of Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Television. McG, Matthew Miller, Jonathan E. Steinberg, Brad Kern and Peter Johnson serve as executive producers.
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Human Target fans will have to wait an extra week for the long awaited season premiere.
FOX has announced that "Human Target" will now launch its second season at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 1, one week after the originally scheduled premiere.
Anyone still planning on tuning in on the 24th wont be completely disappointed, FOX is currently planning on airing last season's "Human Target" finale on that date followed by the premiere of "The Good Guys".
According to hitfix "Human Target only started Season Two production last Wednesday and won't complete principle photography until this weekend. The new premiere date gives the show, which tends to feature extensive effects work, a little extra wiggle room, while also setting up a fall with fewer "Human Target" repeats and interruptions."
Matthew Miller: Yes, even more so. Even more comedy and more fun with the characters. Now that we're adding an ensemble, it should give us more opportunity for comedy as well as drama.
HTO: Have you read any of the Human Target comics or graphic novels? What is it about the story of Human Target that prompted you to accept the roll of writer on the show?
Matthew Miller: I love the Show's blend of action and comedy and I've always been a huge fan of that genre, having done work on Chuck. When Warner Brothers called, it was too good an opportunity to pass up. I was excited with all the different directions we could take it.
HTO: The show has had a rocky start in the ratings. It ' s small success may be due in part to it's sharing a day with America Idol. Why has the network decided to keep the show around and how do they plan to make changes to increase viewership?
Matthew Miller: They gave us another shot because there were so many loyal fans the first time around. Also, with the addition of female characters and a slightly more character driven show they felt it could reach a bigger audience. They gave us a real vote of confidence for Season Two.
HTO: Some call a Friday timeslot the death slot. Are you worried about the new timeslot?
Matthew Miller: Not worried at all about the new timeslot. It did pretty well for the X-FILES on Fox.
HTO: Why has Indira Varma come on board, what do you hope she can bring to the show?
Matthew Miller: We think she's an incredibly engaging, beautiful and talented actress who can be a formidable boss for our team and a romantic rival for Chance.
HTO: In some episodes viewers might notice power lines or other bits of background that do not quite look American. How do you meet the challenges of filming in Canada?
Matthew Miller: This season we are going to play the show for San Francisco clearer. Where Chance was hiding last year, he won't be this year. San Francisco will be come a real character in the show.
HTO: Do you expect to be filming at any other more exotic locations?
Matthew Miller: Yes, the show will have a much more international feel. We'll be going to places as obscure as Nepal, other places include Switzerland, Paris... all over the world.
HTO: Are there any upcoming guest stars that you can share with us?
Matthew Miller: Lennie James and Lenor Varela will be resurrecting their characters, Baptiste and Maria.
HTO: Has any members of the cast discussed with you potential storylines for there characters. Or knowing some of your actor's talents do you have any plans for episodes that might highlight a person's particular skill?
Matthew Miller: Yes. All the episodes this season will have emotional stakes not only for the person whose life is in danger, but for one of our lead characters as well.
HTO: A lot of fans have questions on what other countries will be showing Human Target and on what channels. Do you happen to know of any other counties where the show will air?
Matthew Miller: I have no idea. I'm sure it will air internationally but I don't know where.
HTO: Finally is there anything you would like to share with the fans viewing our website www.humantargetonline?
Matthew Miller: Season One set the bar extremely high and we look forward to bringing an even more electrifying action series-- We're going to do everything we can to satisfy the loyal fans and bring in a new audience.
The cast of Human Target had about as much fun as the fans at this years autograph signing. New Show Runner Matthew Miller, who is already famous for his work on the hit show Chuck, was wishing his wife was there to see the long lines of fans. "She's never going to believe anyone would want my autograph" he says with a broad smile. Meanwhile down the line Chi McBride was the first to get a glimpse of a fan dressed as Guerrero and quickly points her out to Jackie Earle Haley who poses for a few photos with the fan.
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This years Comic Con Panel featured the show's new showrunner and writer Matthew Miller as well as actors: Chi McBride (Winston), Jackie Earle Haley (Guerrero) and Mark Valley (Christopher Chance). Check out the full panel discussion and Q and A in the video above.
Real life hero Mark Valley who went to West Point and served in the Gulf War is now the star of Human Target. We got a chance - no pun intended to interview him at Comic Con check out the video above.
Jackie Earle Haley perhaps more famous for his recent rolls as Rorschach in Watchmen or Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street is a fan favorite with his roll as Guerrero in Human Target.
We caught up with Chi (pronounced "shy") McBride who gave us the inside scoop on Winston's backstory. Check out the video above.
Comic Con has been a blast. We would like to give a very big thank you to all the cast and crew at Warner Brothers and Fox for all the great events they set up at Comic Con and for giving our site the warmest of welcomes.
Comic Con 2010 is over but don't worry we have full coverage of all Human Target events if you missed any. Check out our teaser above and stay tuned for the rest of our coverage.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals a new cast member to join Human Target.
Indira Varma (HBO's "Rome") is joining the show as "Ilsa," a widow with a vast fortune.
Christopher Chance and his team will assist Ilsa in the show's second season opener this fall. In turn, Ilsa will purchase Chance's protection service company and become his superior -- "a female Charlie."
The boys will gain access to her financial resources, but also now have to answer to a tough boss.
"Human Target" has been an unusual show in that broadcast TV tends to skew female and nearly all (if not all) primetime shows on the major networks have regular female characters. With "Target" moving to Fridays this fall, the cast addition could help broaden the show's appeal.
If you can't make it we will be there to cover the event.
Warner Brothers has just announced that Human Target will premiere Friday the 24th of September at 8:00 on FOX.
People have secrets, and secrets can be dangerous. But nobody deserves to die. This is the thinking of Christopher Chance, a mysterious security agent for hire who assumes different identities, at times literally becoming a human target on behalf of his clients. Using the popular DC Comics title as a springboard for riveting and intelligent action and adventure, HUMAN TARGET provides a thrill ride with no clear boundaries. Resourceful, driven and compelled by a force known only to him, this take-charge antihero will barter his services for an aged bottle of scotch, much to the chagrin of his shadowy associates. If someone is threatened or a life is in danger...leave it to Chance.
Fox revealed in its 2010 schedule released today that Human Target will Make the move to Friday nights at 8:00 pm followed by "The Good Guys" at 9:00 -a new series by Matt Nix' (Burn Notice). Wednesdays will now air "Lie to Me" at 8:00 followed by "Hell's Kitchen."
The rumors apear to be true, Human Target will have a season two! The thirteen episode run will start in the fall of 2010 on Fox. However we can't confirm as of yet the Matthew Miller as showrunner rumor, so far the official release sent to us by Warner Brothers lists the following:
Mark Valley - Christopher Chance
Chi McBride - Winston
Jackie Earle Haley - Guerrero
Jonathan E. Steinberg
Product #: TBAHT2 Genre(s): adventure, drama, action Season: 2 Season Premiere: Fall 2010 Countries of Origin: U.S. Language: English Program Length (min): 60 Network(s): FOX-Primary Production Company(s): Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Television Production Company: Warner Bros. Television, DC Comics, Wonderland Sound and Vision Total Number of Episodes: 13 Start Year: 2010 End Year: 2011
Though there is still no official word, EW claims their sources say Target has been given the green light for a 13 episode second season!
With a clear goal to make the second even better than the first, Fox executives are reported to have brought on board Chuck co-executive producer Matthew Miller to serve as co-showrunner alongside Jonathan Steinberg.source: ausiellofiles.ew