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Chuck: NBC Orders Additional Episodes for Season Three

Chuck TV showWhile some NBC viewers may still be reeling from the news that Trauma has been cancelled, there’s good news for another Monday night show, Chuck.

Chuck, which stars Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Adam Baldwin, Sarah Lancaster, and Ryan McPartlin, was barely renewed last season because of soft ratings. But, in part because of a passionate fan campaign, NBC decided to bring it back. The fan victory was bittersweet though because the network said that they would bring it back for 13 episodes and wouldn’t start airing them for almost a year.

At the time, NBC had great confidence in their 2009-10 schedule. Now that the new shows have debuted and the network is in worse shape than ever, the execs are thinking more kindly about Chuck.

With NBC’s recent cancellation of Southland and now Trauma, the network is in need of some additional programming. As a result, they’ve upped their Chuck episode order by six, bring the season three total to 19.

NBC hasn’t officially announced Chuck’s return date but it’s expected that the network will bring the show back in January and then take a break for the Olympic games coverage.

What do you think? Do you think it’s better for Chuck to return in January or wait until March so the season can run uninterrupted?


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nan September 30, 2010 at 7:44 am

Cut this show and bring back Trama


Linda June 21, 2010 at 7:19 am

I love “Chuck” and the sooner they bring it back the better.


Susan April 13, 2010 at 6:38 am

I love this show and I am now devastated to hear it has been cancelled, this was my E.R replacment, here in the UK nthing compares!!

Susan – Newcastle Upon Tyne


admin April 13, 2010 at 7:29 am

@Susan: Chuck has not been cancelled.


Stephanie April 7, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Chuck is a fantastic show and this season is the best one yet!!!!!


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