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Today FOX officially announced its schedule for the 2009-2010 TV season, and some of the changes are huge.  Aside from the great news that Dollhouse will be coming back for a second season, the other big story is that So You Think You Can Dance, which premieres its fifth season this Thursday, will air in the Fall as well for an immediate sixth season.The So You Think You Can Dance move is unusual, but helps to balance out the schedule since FOX has American Idol in the Spring.  It also gives FOX the chance to do direct competition with Dancing with the Stars, a show that in recent seasons has taken several professional from former SYTYCD contestants.More Fall Lineups:FOXABCNBCCBSThe CW Read more »
I know you all have been dying to hear who will be at this year‘s Comic Con. I have some good news for all the Twilight and Supernatural fans out there. Although guest lists haven‘t been confirmed yet, both camps will be present for panels, which is no surprise. Other Comic Con essentials confirmed are Chuck, Lost, Fringe, True Blood, Smallville, Vampire Diaries, and the new Peter Jackson flick District 9. Check out our tentative TV panel schedule and our confirmed show list:  Read more »
The Saturday and Sunday Comic-Con schedules were released over the weekend. I thought things would get really good on Saturday, but the list is less than impressive. I suppose with four full days of Comic-Con, you can spread out the really big panels. Once again, below is a list of our picks for the day. Check it out and if you see anything missing, check the full list here.One thing I‘m curious about is the Chuck panel. Why is it at 10am? Doesn‘t Chuck deserve one of the better time slots? Wouldn‘t NBC push for a better panel time? Chuck already had some struggles last season, but this season promises to kick-ass and the new kung fu twist is perfect for the Comic-Con fans. I stand perplexed. Either way, it looks like I‘ll be spending my morning with a donut, cup of coffee and my favorite show Chuck.Check out our list of picks below. Check out the other schedules: Thursday Friday Sunday Read more »
Fox has released its midseason schedule, announcing return dates for American Idol and 24, and the series finale of Dollhouse, as well as return dates for Fringe and Glee.American Idol returns for its ninth season with a two-night premiere on Tuesday, January 12, from 8pm-10pm. A second show airs the following day, January 13, from 8pm-9pm. Idol will then air every Tuesday, also from 8pm.  Read more »
There‘s been one last-minute change to Fox‘s midseason schedule: the returning American Idol and the new action series Human Target are flipping time slots.It was previously announced that the ninth season of the singing competition will air on Wednesday nights at 8pm (apart from, of course, Idol‘s Tuesday night show, also at 8pm), followed by the new Mark Valley-fronted series at 9pm. Now, Fox is changing the time slots of both shows: Target will now air from 8pm, with Idol following it at 9pm. Read more »
Comic book fans, or those who just want some extra action on your television screens, well, Human Target‘s fast approaching. It‘s next Sunday already--a special preview on January 17 from 8pm, before it settles on Wednesday night--and slowly I‘m warming to the idea of the series: Christopher Chance, this bodyguard who‘ll protect his clients from imminent threats by being the, well, human target.Also helps that the cast--Mark Valley, Chi McBride and Jackie Earle Haley looks very much from the comic books, a nod perhaps to the series‘ origins as a graphic novel.  Read more »
Judging from the decent turn of events, Human Target‘s premiere wouldn‘t exactly go as expected.Fox executives were hoping that the Mark Valley-fronted action series‘ premiere, set for January 17 at 8pm, would get a strong boost from an NFL game early in the afternoon. Well, not exactly. NFL announced its post-season schedule, and Fox is airing the first football game (at 1pm) on that day. So, no, no football lead-in.  Read more »
Looks like these smart kids won‘t shine just yet.Fox has pulled out the game show Our Little Genius from its schedules, before it could even premiere. The show‘s executive producer, Mark Burnett, decided he doesn‘t want the episodes to air.  Read more »
We‘re all getting another dose of action from Fox starting tonight--and, even if you haven‘t read the comic books or the graphic novel, or seen the apparently television movie from way back, you‘ll find this idea pretty good. Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the human target.You know how it goes. Christopher Chance is this private contractor. His task is to provide security to these high-profile clients--like tonight, where he looks after the engineer of California‘s first bullet train. He does this by immersing himself so hard into his client‘s life to the point that he looks vulnerable. Then, when he sniffs out the threat--who‘ll think he‘s the guy they‘ll bring down--he tries to snuff them out. And, well, that‘s where the sequence begins.  Read more »
The folks at Fox have given a lot of promotion for their newest action series, Human Target. Last night‘s premiere aired before 24‘s return. In a week the show will sit comfortably beside American Idol. Weeks before, there‘ve been quite a number of promos across the schedule. And, after watching last night‘s episode--they call it a "preview" but it‘s the pilot episode anyway--I‘m left here wondering, "what makes it so special?"The series, like we‘ve mentioned before, is about Christopher Chance, a private security contractor with a unique way of protecting his clients: immerse himself in their lives until he spots the threat and eliminates it. More or less, he‘s the guy who gets himself a bit too involved with his conveniently female clients, like last night‘s guest, Battlestar Galactica‘s Tricia Helfer. On his side is his business partner Winston, and their pretty creepy third man Guerrero. Well, creepy in a good way, but there‘s got to be a mysterious character in any show, right?  Read more »
Human Target must love different modes of transportation a lot. Must be the thrill associated with it. I mean, Chance took the job in the series premiere last Sunday because he gets to ride California‘s first bullet train! That‘s 200 mph of sheer goodness--at least until the brakes fail and the whole thing threatens to derail. Oh, and the fight scenes inside the carriages, too.This week? It‘s a plane. If you‘ve seen the promos, you must‘ve seen someone fly a plane upside down, in what apparently is a thunderstorm. Suspension of disbelief? We‘ll see.  Read more »
Last week‘s Human Target--the one on Wednesday night, I must clarify--deserves to be called out for two things.One, can you really fly a plane upside down and sustain it? I only know of pilots spinning it around, and that‘s in an air show. And now we get Chance, who probably isn‘t a trained pilot (but how would I know), flipping a plane belly up so the fire at the cargo area can be extinguished. And keeping it that way for, I don‘t know, five minutes or so. Read more »
It‘s getting there, but I‘m glad Human Target‘s getting its swing. Last week‘s episode was tighter, yes, but the best thing perhaps was the little bit about Chance‘s past--him being John Doe, him having all these aliases, him leaving that fingerprint on that FBI agent‘s handcuffs, suggesting that he wants out--now there‘s a season-long conflict I can follow.Indeed, the best television comes when there‘s something personal at stake. This show‘s still not there, but judging from last week‘s cool personal arrangements (the call-this-number-and-I‘ll-know-you‘re-screwed thing) things will get more and more intense for Chance and the gang. Read more »
So, can anybody tell me what Guerrero is exactly up to? Okay, so he‘s still on our side, but what he did--virtually giving information on Chance to some guy--definitely planted some seeds. He‘s the most mysterious character on Human Target so far and his intentions are definitely suspect... or, at the very least, misunderstood.Then again, Chance is still a mystery, considering his job, the fact that he‘s trying to escape it (finally, I was waiting for that angle) and that "Christopher Chance" seems to be just an alias. Maybe Guerrero really knows something? We‘ll see. Read more »
Still getting some clues about Chance‘s past, eh? I don‘t think we‘ll have much of those tonight.In tonight‘s episode of Human Target, Chance gets quite a handful. You see, he‘s tasked to rescue a genius engineer from his bosses. His killer bosses, in fact. They own a weapons company, and they‘re pretty much up to no good, as you can see from their maximum security headquarters. I mean, you can‘t just break in without being noticed.  Read more »
The last time we met Christopher Chance, he was stuck inside this smart building going after him, trying to rescue someone who‘s being held hostage (figuratively) by some powerful weapons manufacturer. End result: everything worked out fine... but, as always, not exactly fine, since there‘s the question of Chance‘s past to follow up on.Two weeks later, we‘re here, and we‘ll get another taste of Chance‘s past. Human Target returns tonight with a trip to South America, which obviously is far from a holiday. It‘s a mission, if you want to be specific with it.  Read more »
It‘s pretty easy to guess what the very point of this season of Human Target is all about: a slow trawl through Christopher Chance‘s past. Old grudges, millions of aliases, a former flame last week... and this week, we‘re going back to FBI agent Emma Barnes.Remember "Embassy Row"? The FBI agent Chance got to rub elbows against, and perhaps the only way for him to, I guess, get out of the profession? Err, Jessica Angell from CSI: NY. Yes. Well, she‘s back tonight, because Chance needs another favor, and surely it‘s something that neither Winston nor Guerrero are happy about.  Read more »
Finally, we‘re picking up. With one question, too: what exactly was Christopher Chance up to before all this happened?Or, who really is Christopher Chance?  Read more »
What did we learned last week on Human Target? One, Chance can take things personally--pretty much what he did when he continued the mission not for his client‘s sake, but for Eva‘s. Two, the team know more than the client does, which explains for Chance‘s quick turn-around. Three, Chance is on the run from someone. No, not Prentiss.How do they figure tonight? I‘m not sure about the third one. The first and the second, definitely. Tonight‘s episode has Chance flying to a remote island in Alaska, searching for a mission doctor and investigate the involvement of an industrial giant in the death of a mining foreman.  Read more »
Christopher Chance was at it again last week, going on a mission with implications far bigger than we imagined--and him taking things a little bit personally. But I guess that‘s the Chance guarantee: they really cover everything, and then some.I don‘t know if that guarantee applies to tonight‘s Human Target, though. He‘s asked to protect a member of the British royalty--and we all know how private they can be. Tabloids hounding them, controversy surrounding them... and now that one of them, this particular member of royalty Chance is protecting, has abdicated her throne out of love for a commoner, it‘s going to be kicked up a notch.  Read more »
After eleven episodes of Human Target, it seems we already know who Christopher Chance is. He‘s a private security contractor, one with a different tactic: infiltrate the client‘s life and make himself vulnerable, so when the threat reveals itself, he can take it down. He‘s got this certain attitude when it comes to his work: he can take things the extra mile, and he doesn‘t really care for his safety at times.Then again, there are things we don‘t know about Chance, and that makes him more of a mystery than we want him to be. Who is he really? His name surely is not "Christopher Chance". He‘s got many FBI records, he‘s got shady associations, and he‘s got a past he‘s holding on to dearly. Not to mention his crew--Guerrero and Winston surely didn‘t just come from out of nowhere.  Read more »
Looks like we‘re not saying goodbye to Cal Lightman and Christopher Chance any time soon.Fox has renewed Lie to Me and Human Target for new 13-episode seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and has also picked up five new shows for the upcoming season.  Read more »
If the children are our future, then we‘re screwed.  Today this year‘s Teen Choice Award nominees were announced, and as always, the list features some truly absurd nominees.On the television side, Gossip Girl leads the nominees for a TV Drama despite having a subpar season and coming in as one of the CW‘s lowest-rated shows.  Meanwhile, a great new show like The Vampire Diaries was stuck in categories for Fantasy/Sci Fi shows, which is arguably the most interesting category since it also features Fringe, True Blood, Lost and Supernatural.  Read more »
This morning FOX announced its fall and mid-season schedule, complete with  seven new shows and some notable changes to the channel‘s biggest shows. Joining the network will be four new comedies and three new dramas, including Running Wilde, a romantic comedy starring Will Arnett (of Arrested Development) and Keri Russell (of Felicity fame). See More:The CW‘s Fall Lineup>>CBS‘ Fall Lineup>>ABC‘s Fall Lineup>>NBC‘s Fall Lineup>>In spite of the exciting news that Gob Bluth will be returning to FOX, we think the most interesting tidbits that came out of the FOX announcements have to do with the network‘s established shows. American Idol will be getting rid of some of the guest performers and cutting down the results show to 30 minutes, Glee will get the coveted post-Super Bowl slot and there will blessedly not be a fall season of So You Think You Can Dance. Here are the full fall and mid-season schedules from FOX, complete with new show synopses: Read more »
Comic-Con beings Thursday, July 22, and while we‘re still waiting for the full schedule, Warner Brothers has released information on its TV show panels. This includes panels for returning favorites The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Smallville, Fringe, Chuck, The Big Bang Theory, V, Human Target and the new CW series Nikita.  Read more »
Today FOX announced its premiere dates for the fall and the network is putting almost everything into one week, starting Monday, September 20. Nearly every show on the fall schedule will premiere that week including Glee, Bones, Human Target and the new drama Lone Star.The one major wrinkle is Lie to Me. Currently airing its second season Mondays at 8pm, the third season won‘t begin until Wednesday, November 10 at 8pm.  Read more »