Human Target

FOX Takes Down ‘Human Target’

FOX Takes Down ‘Human Target’

By Stu Robinson, FOX has canceled the action drama Human Target after two seasons. The show featured square-jawed Mark Valley – brilliant in Keen Eddie, an earlier victim of FOX’s chopping block – as an assassin reformed by his own conscience. Using the name Christopher Chance, he partnered with ex-cop Laverne Winston (Chi McBride) and quietly creepy freelancer Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley) to protect clients by placing himself in...

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Women on ‘Target’: Only One Hits Bullseye

Women on ‘Target’: Only One Hits Bullseye

By Stu Robinson, Six episodes in to Season 2 of FOX’s Human Target, it’s time to check in on how the big estrogen experiment is going. The show centers on bodyguard Christopher Chance (Mark Valley from Keen Eddie and Boston Legal) and his support team comprising ex-cop Laverne Winston (Chi McBride) and quietly creepy freelancer Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley). In its first season, Human Target demonstrated potential but looked to be...

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Actresses Take ‘Human Target’ in New Direction

Actresses Take ‘Human Target’ in New Direction

By Stu Robinson Human Target returned to FOX last week, launching its second season with a double dose of estrogen. This comes as no great surprise. In Season 1, Human Target demonstrated potential but looked to be in need of some time and tweaking to find its stride. For the uninitiated, the show features square-jawed Mark Valley – brilliant in FOX’s late, lamented Keen Eddie but horribly miscast in ABC’s Boston Legal – as an...

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The state of science fiction on TV

The state of science fiction on TV

As it is with every year, a whole bunch of science fiction-y shows were canceled at the end of the season, but I have to give it to the networks for trying a bunch of new ones next year. It was so hard to keep track of the comings and goings during the upfronts, but SciFi Wire thankfully charted it all in a very understandable fashion. The clear winner, IMHO, is Fox. Sure, Fox canceled Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, better known as...

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