‘Human Target’ gets second season
With the upfront announcements for the major networks rolling out starting Monday, pick-ups and renewal notes have been arriving all week. This morning, it appears Fox has given a green light to a second season of Human Target.
The series, starring Mark Valley, Chi McBride, and Jackie Earle Haley, debuted to positive reviews and middling ratings this spring. The first season ended on a cliffhanger with the producers hoping for a positive response. Instead, the origin story garnered the lowest ratings to date but still received the thumbs up.
While the show bears little resemblance to the Len Wein/Carmine Infantino character, it remains an enjoyable hour drama. The show will evolve a bit now that Matthew Miller, formerly co-executive producer of Chuck, will be joining the team as co-showrunner with Jonathan Steinberg.
Fox also announced a new series pick-up to Wilde Kingdom from Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz. The series will star Keri Russell, in her return to series television, alongside Will Arnett. Steve Wilde is a wealthy, self-centered Beverly Hills playboy who falls for a selfless humanitarian and hilarity ensues.
Chuck, one of our favorite series, is on the bubble but all signs point to its return to NBC. On the other hand, Greg Grunberg, one of the stars of that network’s Heroes, tweeted this morning, “The ‘Fat Lady’ is doing her vocal warm-ups!!” There had been talk of a thirteen episode wrap-up mini-season but that seems less likely now.