Stop me if you've heard this one before: FOX's Human Target is on death watch, and it needs the viewing public to save it.
Yes, the Mark Valley-led action series is in pretty much the same position it was this time last year. I still remember the waiting, the worrying, the rumors that the network was going to choose between Target and Lie To Me. It wasn't a pretty sight, and I knew that we were lucky to see a second season. Yet even after an overhaul both behind and in front of the camera, we're still back in the same tough position.
And I'm still of the belief that this show needs to be saved.
Several of the difficulties Human Targetencountered this season were through no fault of its own. This show has been bounced around the FOX schedule more than a ball in a game of Plinko. The show saw its season delayed at least twice, and its time slot moved from Wednesdays to Fridays and back again, before it even returned to the air. Once it was on, it suffered repeatedly from last-minute shifts that left its audience struggling to find it. While a preemption for a Presidential speech was certainly understandable, it was frustrating to see the season's final two episodes unceremoniously pushed back an hour to make room for American Idol. The final three episodes of season two all aired out of the show's regular time slot - shuffling it when it needed its regular audience the most. Read More...