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?

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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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  1. Anonymous says

    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

  2. NLP says

    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.

  3. roger says

    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!!!

  4. Roda says

    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.

  5. says

    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!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Bobs says

    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.

  7. Nadia says

    Am I glad? I’m very glad and happy 😀
    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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