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Human Target is the television series adaptation of a DC comics series which aired on the FOX television network. Human Target examines the life and career of protagonist Christopher Chance, a unique individual who markets himself as a bodyguard, private contractor and troubleshooter for potential clients. Rather than simply becoming a body double (like the DC version's modus operandi), Chance's services come in the form of making himself become a necessary part of the client's life. So ingratiated, Chance is able to literally be a human shield for his threatened clientele.

Chance works for an organization which includes former San Francisco Police Department officer Winston, an insecure family man and hired gun/hacker named Guerrero, a former client and benefactor named Ilsa, and a veteran thief with excellent social skills named Ames. Each of these individuals works for the organization for different purposes, with Chance's reason given as simply seeking out the truth of his client's circumstances.

Chance's backstory is that he is a former assassin who worked for "The Old Man" and handled cases for the downtrodden and needy. Rather than join the upper echelons of the assassination group, Chance escapes and restarts his life for this organization.

The series ran for two seasons, starting as a mid-season replacement and totaling twenty-five episodes. The show has had several impressive and memorable encounters including a fight along a high-speed train in extreme close quarters, keeping calm when a plane is on fire with a blacked out pilot and flight computer (also the show's most-viewed episode with nearly 10.5 million viewers), sneaking religious artifacts out of a Quebec monastery, working as a prize fighter in Belgium, defending an abdicating British royal from being assassinated, and even Chance setting out to rescue his ally and partner Winston from the Old Man's secret organization.

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2 Seasons, 25 Episodes - Canceled
January 17, 2010
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  • Chance delves deeper into Ilsa's late husband's past and uncovers deceit and lies that may tear the team apart forever.

  • Team members Chance and Harry are reunited after Chance is hired to protect the girlfriend of a rival security agency owner. Meanwhile, Ilsa goes on her first mission.

  • Chance is determined to protect a husband who believes his wife is a Russian spy whose mission is to kill him for classified defense secrets.

  • Guerrero gets a taste of southern hospitality when he's framed for the murder of a friend, forcing Chance to help break him out of prison.

  • Chance and Ilsa must protect her sister-in-law when a night at the opera turns into a hostage situation.

  • An incompetent private eye may have blown his last case unless Winston, Guerrero, and Ames can save him.

  • Ilsa and Chance get into a fight when his former girlfriend begs him to rescue a colleague who was kidnapped by a South American despot.

  • When a murder attempt is made on a seemingly harmless family, the team travels to suburbia. Chance and Guerrero go undercover at a boring corporate office, Winston joins a neighborhood book club and Ames chaperones a high-school party as they try to determine which family member is being targeted and why.

  • When Chance and the team assist a client suffering from retrograde amnesia remember who he is and why someone is out to kill him, Winston is forced to ask his ex-wife for help.

  • When Ilsa's friend is held hostage, Chance is forced to turn to his archenemy, Baptiste, for information to help rescue her.

  • When Ames is drawn into her old criminal life, Chance goes undercover as part of a gang attempting to stage a daring diamond heist in order to protect her.

  • Chance is hired to protect the wife of a man he killed seven years ago. Meanwhile, Ames hopes to find protection from Guerrero, and Ilsa is shocked at what she discovers about the business.

  • In the second season premiere, Chance and Guerrero race to rescue their kidnapped associate, Winston. Vowing to retire from the security business, Chance is persuaded back to work by billionaire philanthropist Ilsa Pucci, who needs his protection after the mysterious murder of her husband.

  • Chance, Guerrero, and Winston remember their past when the "Old Man" tries to bring Chance back into the organization.

  • Chance is hired to protect a member of the British royal family whose decision to abdicate the throne for the love of a commoner has her marked for assassination.

  • Chance takes on the case of a heavyweight boxer threatened by a crooked businessman, and falls for the boxer's daughter.

  • Chance's past comes into focus when he recruits FBI Agent Emma Barnes to help him stop his former partner from assassinating a visiting foreign dignitary. Meanwhile, Guerrero tests out a familiar face as a new recruit to the team.

  • Chance travels to South America to rescue an archaeologist, but falls in with an old flame while attempting to rescue the man from the South American army and a bounty hunter.

  • To rescue a genius engineer, Chance must break into a high-security skyscraper, find his client, and get him out again... before the man's employers kill them both.

  • A district attorney, Allyson, needs Chance's help when mobsters come after her due to her family's dark past.

  • Chance is assigned to save John Grey, a former criminal as he hides in the Canadian Appalachian mountains.

  • Chase tries to find the person Aaron's dead brother Danny was looking for a spy named Raven. Aaron is poisoned as his life hangs in the balance. Chance joins the Russian embassy, to meet Raven to exchange information. Chance is also exposed to the poison but is saved by a feisty FBI agent named Emma Barnes.

  • Chance takes on protection duty of an airplane passenger. As the plane catches fire, he puts it upon himself to save everyone else on board.

  • Christopher Chance is hired to protect the female engineer of California's first bullet train, but trouble quickly emerges when people aboard the train want her dead, using old-fashioned poison in drinks and machine guns. When Chance meets the bad guy face-to-face, a full-throttle fight starts between them, and they may all be killed when it turns out the train is on collision course.

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  • Season 1 Episode 12 Christopher Chance 4/14/2010

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