Chuck renewed!

By Tim Surette

May 18, 2009

Well I'll be! Chuck Bartowski has pulled some amazing stunts over his two seasons as primetime's most adorable spy, but this takes the cake. NBC has ordered a third season of the action-comedy Chuck despite unimpressive ratings over the past year.

The show's fate had been hanging by the fingertips, but thanks to vocal fans and rallying by the media to keep it on the air (more the former than the latter), Chuck will live on, reports EW.com.

However, it won't be without consequences. Studios have granted the show a 13-episode order (a full season would be 22-24), and have requested that some writers and maybe even an actor be taken off the payroll. Several supporting actors will likely see their episode count cut down as well (expect more Buy More extras instead of the usual crew we're used to).

But that should be okay with Chuck fans, who should be happy that the show is back at all. Expect an official announcement tomorrow.

For the latest on the 2009-2010 television schedules, check out our guide to the upfronts!

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  • alanr_30350 Oct 21, 2009

    I hate to see any cuts but as long as they keep Sarah, Chuck,Casey and Chuck's sister the overall remewed seaspm should come out great.

  • anarios Aug 02, 2009

    I can't believe that it have been cut for profits when a lot of people like this show, it's have sponsors like Toyota-hybrid and others.

  • MichaelSeavey Jul 09, 2009

    I just wonder when the new season starts?

  • JohnathanLamb Jul 02, 2009

    I don't understand why they have to cut the season in half. It's so good just put it on other channels then gain ur revenue that way. I don't believe that cutting the actors will give the show a renewed sense. If anyone then jeff and lester? Why not! This show is brill so keep it going!!

  • shaunsmith14 Jun 25, 2009

    I can't believe there thinking off cutting this show, everyone i work with watches it and thinks its great, NBC should try getting it on itv or bbc in the UK, as nobody watches virgin the current channel its on. keep it coming i want season 4 and onwards. and dont cut any of the shows stars, there great

  • Helen0607 Jun 20, 2009

    Im glad Chuck has been renewed as it is one of my favourite shows at the moment. It has something different to other tv shows around which I very much like. The start of the new season will certainly be watching especially after the season 2 finale!

  • huntercal Jun 12, 2009

    This is great news just to know that Chuck will still be on the tube, fingers crossed that it can go beyond three seasons! As for the bad news of staff cuts that really sucks. But if a regur had to go I think it should be Anna. Great character but at the same time already doesn't get much screen time. As long as Chuck is on TV I am a happy man.

  • scottnvini Jun 01, 2009

    Prayers ARE answered!!!! There IS a God!!!! ...and thank God the networks listen or there would be hell to pay when all of us the viewers stopped watching all the stupid DRIBBLE they would want to force on us instead of our favorite show!!! Long live Chuck!!!!!

  • labrikos May 31, 2009

    excellent news, hope Chuck gets a full season order as well!

  • elisaxh70 May 29, 2009

    Thank you CBS for this good news. Love the show. Hope it will stay put. Can't wait for the new season.

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