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Chuck: NBC TV Series Renewed for Season Five [report]

ChuckIt’s being reported by various sources that Chuck has cheated death (read: cancellation) once again. NBC has nearly closed a deal that will bring Chuck Bartowski and friends back for a fifth season. TV Line reports that the peacock network is making a deal with Warner Bros for at least 13 episodes.

Of course, cheating death is nothing new for the TV series. It’s been on the bubble each season and has narrowly escaped being cancelled each time. Fortunately for Chuck fans, the rest of NBC’s schedule has been such a disaster that Chuck’s numbers end up not looking so bad. Had the series been on one of the other three major networks, it would have surely been cancelled long ago.

This season, Chuck’s ratings have been the worst yet. The last two episodes have registered a meager 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.1 million total viewers. The season average is only a 1.7 rating and 5.19 million. Aside from Chase, whose remaining episodes are being burned off on Saturday nights, Chuck is the lowest-rated scripted program currently on the network.

With four seasons and 78 episodes already in the can, it seems very likely that Warner Bros. worked out a deal with NBC for a final season so there would be enough episodes for a syndication package. A sixth season seems highly unlikely but who would have guessed that Chuck would have gone this long?

Bookmark our NBC cancel/renew page to keep track of the status of the current NBC shows.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that Chuck is being renewed? Do you think this will be the end?

 

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IORDANIS IOULIA May 20, 2011 at 5:46 am

KEEP CHUCK ALIVE

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Dahra10 May 19, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Ok I agree with Lola. JEFFSTER FTWWWWWW.

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Lola May 18, 2011 at 7:39 am

Love, love, love Chuck, and if this be the last season then PLEASE bring back JEFFSTER!!!

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Anonymous May 17, 2011 at 11:27 am

Compared to what the rest of the networks have nowadays chuck is a great show..I’m getting tired of all those reality TV crap

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Anonymous May 17, 2011 at 8:39 am

Yeah!!!! I am thrilled!

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robin May 16, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Keep Chuck!!!!!Love the show

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Ross May 12, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Chuck should have been canceled. And if its canceled, NBC is one step closer to financial doom.

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NLP May 12, 2011 at 9:50 pm

I’m glad. I like Chuck, and every season I have grown to like it more. That can’t be said of lots of other shows.

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roger May 12, 2011 at 7:42 pm

im happy Chuck got picked up again but there was no mention from the network this was going to be the last season unless i missed something chucks numbers this season are not great but chuck has a great fan base i hope they get one more after this GO CHUCK!!!

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Roda May 12, 2011 at 7:14 pm

I love Chuck so I’m thrilled it’s still on. It has some of the heaviest competition so I’m really glad it’s sneaked through. It deserves it. It’s really a fun show.

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Amy Kate Connolly May 12, 2011 at 3:37 pm

I’m soooo glad to hear that CHUCK is being renewed!!!!! What would I do without my CHUCK fix on Monday nights? Besides, now that there will be more episodes I can look forward to seeing them in syndication somewhere and relive the adventures all over again in the years to come!!!! Hooray for CHUCK!!!!!!!!!!!

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Bobs May 12, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I’m happy Chuck got picked up again! I think a fifth and final season would be a good way to wrap things up. Especially for syndication purposes.

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Dani May 12, 2011 at 2:14 pm

yay!

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eddy May 12, 2011 at 11:45 am

I almost up chucked in delight!

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Nadia May 12, 2011 at 11:11 am

Am I glad? I’m very glad and happy :D
This’s is the best news that I’ve ever heard in my entire life!
thank you for this beautiful news..
can’t wait for the final and the up coming season!!
and I sencrely hope for a sixth season.:*

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