Human Target

9 p.m. ET – Sunday, December 5 on Space

To protect Ames, Chase is forced to go undercover to infiltrate the gang who forced her to go along with them on a diamond heist.

8:00pm – Wednesday, December 1 on CTV

When Ames (Janet Montgomery) is pulled back into her old criminal life, Chance (Mark Valley) goes undercover as part of a gang attempting to stage a daring diamond heist to help protect her.

8:00pm – Wednesday, November 24 on CTV

Chance (Mark Valley) must protect the wife (guest star Molly Parker, SHATTERED) of a man he killed seven years ago as his conscience eats at him for his past misdeeds. Meanwhile, Ames (Janet Montgomery) hopes Guerrero (Earle Haley) will take her under his wing and Ilsa (Indira Varma) is shocked at what she discovers about the business.

7:00pm – Sunday, November 21 on CTV

Picking up from the heart-pounding first season cliff-hanger, Season 2 of HUMAN TARGET kicks off with a bang as TV’s slickest bodyguard Chance (Mark Valley) and hired gun Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley) race to rescue their kidnapped business partner, Winston (Chi McBride). Vowing to retire from the security business, Chance is lured back to work by beautiful billionaire philanthropist Ilsa Pucci (guest star Indira Varma, LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, BONES), who needs his protection after the mysterious murder of her husband. While on assignment, the team encounters the seductive Ames (guest star Janet Montgomery, ENTOURAGE), a chameleon-like thief who has a past connection to Winston.

Adrenaline addicts buckle up! Season 2 of the thrilling drama series HUMAN TARGET returns to CTV’s primetime schedule on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. ET (check local listings) followed by Episode 2 airing Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV (simulcast with FOX).

Adding some spice to the full-throttle action drama are Indira Varma (LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, BONES) and Janet Montgomery (ENTOURAGE), who guest star on the season premiere and are set to become season regulars.

New episodes of HUMAN TARGET will be made available on demand the day following their television broadcast on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca. The program also pulses with a regular timeslot on SPACE, Sundays at 9 p.m. ET, beginning Nov. 28.

Janet Montgomery as Ames, Jackie Earle Haley as Guerrero, Mark Valley as Christopher Chance, Indira Varma as Ilsa Pucci and Chi McBride as Winston in HUMAN TARGET

HUMAN TARGET, which is based on the DC Comics book and 1972 graphic novel, is filmed on location in Vancouver, B.C and stars Mark Valley as Chance, TV’s slickest bodyguard.

In the Season 2 premiere viewers are plunged back to the scene of last season’s heart-pounding cliff-hanger, as Chance and hired gun Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley) race to rescue their kidnapped business partner, Winston (Chi McBride). Vowing to retire from the security business, Chance is lured back to work by beautiful billionaire philanthropist Ilsa Pucci (Indira Varma), who needs his protection after the mysterious murder of her husband. While on assignment, the team encounters the seductive Ames (Janet Montgomery), a chameleon-like thief who has a past connection to Winston.

Who says nobody watches TV on Fridays? With 2 million+ audiences at both 9 and 10 p.m. ET Friday night, CTV continued to rule Premiere Week, including 2.126 million viewers for the series premiere of BLUE BLOODS.

The new drama starring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg lands in a statistical tie for the #1 new series of the Fall so far, with preliminary overnight data placing the premiere just 10,000 viewers less than the debut of HAWAII FIVE-0 (2.136 million).

Winning the night overall for CTV was the season premiere of CSI: NY with 2.33 million viewers. The series premiere of BLUE BLOODS is available now, on demand, on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca.

BLUE BLOODS had nearly 3.5 times the audience of its closest competition at 10 p.m., OUTLAW on Global/NBC (612,000). BLUE BLOODS also won Saturday night, when 926,000 viewers tuned in for an encore broadcast at 9 p.m. on CTV. In all, 5.46 million viewers watched some or all of the premiere on Friday or Saturday night.

At 9 p.m., CSI: NY was the #1 show of the day in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver with total viewers and the key A25-54, A18-49 and A18-34 demos.

With five times the audience of Global and 3.5 times the audience of CBC in primetime, CTV delivered the Top 4 programs of the day in primetime with total viewers and all key demos: a repeat of HUMAN TARGET (#3) delivered 1.06 million at 8 p.m. while BIG BANG THEORY (#4) drew 859,000 viewers at 7:30 p.m.

7:00pm – Sunday, May 9 on CTV

Chance (Mark Valley) is knocked out when he meets the beautiful daughter of a former heavyweight champ in Vienna and must jump in the ring to protect a prize fighter on the run from a ruthless businessman.

7:00pm – Sunday, April 25 on CTV

Chance (Mark Valley) reunites with a fiery former flame when he is called to South America to rescue an archeologist whose discovery of a lost treasure makes him the target of a South American army and a deadly bounty hunter.

10:00pm – Friday, January 15 on CTV

Christopher Chance (Mark Valley, FRINGE) is hired to protect the engineer of California’s first bullet train as it makes its maiden voyage from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Also guest stars Tricia Helfer (BATTLESTAR GALLACTICA).

The CIA and Secret Service have nothing on Christopher Chance, the brave and selfless ultimate protector in CTV’s newest drama HUMAN TARGET.  Based on the popular DC Comic and graphic novel created in 1972, HUMAN TARGET makes its Canadian premiere on CTV on a special day, Friday, January 15 at 10 p.m. ET., before moving to its regular timeslot, Mondays at 8 p.m., beginning January 18 (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). The Vancouver-filmed series is an explosive, theatrical-scale adventure guaranteed to thrill week after week.

Mark Valley as Christopher Chance in the new adventure drama HUMAN TARGET premiering January 15 at 10 p.m. ET on CTV.

HUMAN TRAGET stars Mark Valley (FRINGE) as Christopher Chance, a unique private contractor/security expert/bodyguard that puts his own life on the line for his clients. He is joined on his adventures by colleagues Winston (Chi McBride, PUSHING DAISIES) and Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley, Watchmen). Vancouver native Emmanuelle Vaugier (CSI:NY) guest stars.

“Strap on your seatbelts because HUMAN TARGET is one heck of a ride,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “This new series will satisfy any adrenaline addict, with its stellar casting and thrilling storylines.”

Call him whatever 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 the man hired to completely integrate himself into his clients’ lives – as he becomes 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 (McBride) and hired gun Guerrero (Haley), puts himself directly in the line of fire as he races against time to save his client. But Chance’s dark history unravels with every new danger. Does anyone know who Christopher Chance really is? What secrets lay buried in his past? What would make a man willingly become a human target?

In the series opener, “Pilot”, Chance is hired to protect life-threatened engineer Tricia Helfer (BATTLESTAR GALLACTICA), of California’s first bullet train as it makes its maiden voyage from Los Angeles to San Francisco. In the second episode, ”Rewind”, airing Monday, January 18, at 8 p.m. ET, Chance and Winston encounter some severe turbulence when they work together to protect a client they have never met from an assassin aboard a passenger plane.

HUMAN TARGET began as a comic book series in 1972 in DC’s Action Comics where Christopher Chance was joined by other DC comic book heroes such as Superman and Batman. In 1992, a short-lived television series was created and aired on ABC starring pop icon Rick Springfield. Six years later, comic book writer Peter Milligan brought Chance back to life on paper with a four-part comic book mini-series that was later bound into a graphic novel titled “Human Target.” After the success of the novel, a new monthly comic book series was created in 2003. Currently, a brand new six-part comic series created by Len Wein and a backup story by HUMAN TARGET’s executive producer Peter Johnson will be on sale starting February 10, 2010.

HUMAN TARGET is a production of Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Television. McG (THE O.C.), Jonathan E. Steinberg (JERICHO), Brad Kern (CHARMED), Kevin Hooks (PRISON BREAK) and Peter Johnson (SUPERNATURAL) serve as executive producers. Simon West (Con Air, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) served as executive producer and director on the pilot.