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New DC Comics show to air Wednesday Nights

By Rob M. Worley     May 18, 2009
Source: Fox TV

Fox unveiled its new schedule today at their upfront presentation. Of special interest to comics fans is 'Human Target' based on the DC Comics/Vertigo series of the same name.

From the press kit:

The new event drama, HUMAN TARGET, premieres with a special preview Sunday, Jan. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) following the NFC Divisional Playoff game. HUMAN TARGET is a full-throttle, action-packed thrill ride from executive producers McG (“Terminator Salvation”) and Simon West (“Con Air,” “Tomb Raider”). Based on the popular DC Comics graphic novel and starring Mark Valley (FRINGE), Chi McBride (“Pushing Daisies”) and Academy Award nominee Jackie Earle Haley (“Watchmen”), the series follows CHRISTOPHER CHANCE (Valley), a unique private contractor who will stop at nothing – even if it means becoming a human target – to keep his clients alive.

The series premiere will also serve as a lead-in to the series return of '24', and the pair seem well-suited for each other.

However, after the premiere, the show transitions into its regular time slot on Wednesday nights at 9pm.

Here's the official description for the show, followed by eight new images:

It takes a brave, selfless man to make himself a “human target” in order to save the lives of those in danger. Based on the popular DC Comics graphic novel, HUMAN TARGET is a full-throttle action drama centered on CHRISTOPHER CHANCE (Mark Valley, FRINGE), a unique private contractor/security guard hired to protect. Call him what you like, because for Chance, it’s about one thing only: saving his clients’ lives. When there is an unusual or imminent threat that can’t be solved through “normal” means of protection, Chance is hired to completely integrate himself into his clients’ lives – to become the human target. If you’re a corporate manager whose disgruntled employee has gone violently off the deep end, Chance is your new auditor. If you’re the president of a bank who’s been tipped off to a potential heist, Chance is your unassuming bank teller. During each job, Chance, assisted by his business partner WINSTON (Chi McBride, “Pushing Daisies”) and hired gun GUERRERO (Jackie Earle Haley, “Watchmen”), puts himself directly in the line of fire as he races against time to save his client, while unraveling the truth behind the mission. With every new danger, Chance’s dark history will also unravel. Does anyone know who Christopher Chance really is, or what secrets lay buried in his past? What would make a man willingly become a HUMAN TARGET?

 

 

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HUMAN TARGET: With the help of his associates Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley, L) and Winston (Chi McBride, R), Christopher Chance (Mark Valley, C) is the human target, a private contractor hired to protect his clients from dangerous and imminent threats in

HUMAN TARGET: Christopher Chance (Mark Valley, L) is the human target, a unique private contractor hired to protect his clients from dangerous and imminent threats in the new action thriller HUMAN TARGET premiering with a special preview Sunday, Jan. 17 (

HUMAN TARGET: Christopher Chance (Mark Valley, R) is the human target, a unique private contractor hired to protect his clients from dangerous and imminent threats in the new action thriller HUMAN TARGET premiering with a special preview Sunday, Jan. 17 (

HUMAN TARGET: Christopher Chance (Mark Valley) is the human target, a unique private contractor hired to protect his clients from dangerous and imminent threats in the new action thriller HUMAN TARGET premiering with a special preview Sunday, Jan. 17 (8:0

HUMAN TARGET: Winston (Chi McBride) works behind the scenes for Christopher Chance in the new action thriller HUMAN TARGET premiering with a special preview Sunday, Jan. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CR: David Gray/FOX/WBTV

HUMAN TARGET: Christopher Chance (Mark Valley) is the human target, a unique private contractor hired to protect his clients from dangerous and imminent threats in the new action thriller HUMAN TARGET premiering with a special preview Sunday, Jan. 17 (8:0

HUMAN TARGET: Christopher Chance (Mark Valley) is the human target, a unique private contractor hired to protect his clients from dangerous and imminent threats in the new action thriller HUMAN TARGET premiering with a special preview Sunday, Jan. 17 (8:0

HUMAN TARGET: Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley) works behind the scenes for Christoper Chance in the new action thriller HUMAN TARGET premiering with a special preview Sunday, Jan. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: David Gray/FOX/WBTV


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Wiseguy 5/18/2009 11:55:04 AM

I must be honest and say that I'm not interested in this at all. If it don't blow me away right off the bat I'll probably end up skipping most of the series.

spiderhero 5/18/2009 11:55:46 AM

Might have potential if they don't get bogged down in "save the client of the week." Quantum Leap did it well, but it's hard to keep it fresh.

DaForce1 5/18/2009 12:22:23 PM

I guess third time's the charm for this one, eh?

Didn't ABC try this same property back in the late 90's? And I seem to recall NBC had worked on a pilot previous to that, only to shoot it down.

DaForce1 5/18/2009 12:26:16 PM

Ah...here we go...1992, Rick Springfield in the lead, lasted seven episodes.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103447/

My guess is this one by Fox won't last longer than three episodes.

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