Scoop! Fox’s ‘Human Target’ Sets Sights on Vaugier

Emmanuelle Vaugier (Photo: Beiron Andersson)

Emmanuelle Vaugier (Photo: Beiron Andersson)

Not that I needed another reason to tune into ‘Human Target,’ here is a primo one: Emmanuelle Vaugier is joining Fox’s soon-to-debut action-drama for multiple episodes, sources tell me exclusively.

Based on the DC Comics series of the same name, ‘Human Target‘ stars Mark Valley (‘Fringe‘) as Christopher Chance, a private detective who contracts himself out as an elite bodyguard. Vaugier, an alum of such disparate fare as ‘CSI: NY‘ (RIP, Detective Angell!), ‘Two and a Half Men’ and ‘Smallville,’ will play Emma Barnes, an FBI agent who crosses paths with Valley’s character.

The casting of Vaugier confirms a theory I formed upon first watching the ‘Human Target’ pilot, which guest-stars ‘Battlestar Galactica‘ bombshell Tricia Helfer: This enormously enjoyable piece of popcorn TV is going to be a showcase for some of the biz’s most exciting female talent.

Chi McBride (‘Pushing Daisies‘) and Jackie Earle Haley (‘Little Children‘) round out ‘Human Target’s’ regular cast, playing two of Chance’s closest confidantes.

‘Human Target’ debuts Sunday, January 17, at 8/7c, where it will tee up the two-hour season premiere of ‘24.’ After serving up a second episode on Wednesday, January 20, at 9 (leading out of ‘American Idol‘), the actioner will settle into its regular 8 o’clock slot starting January 27.

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