Chuck Cheats Death... Again?

... Someone upstairs loves Chuck. Nothing's official, but early word from online gossip-mongers is that NBC's Chuck is coming back for a fifth season, marking the millionth time this show isn't getting canceled when it clearly should. Take the news with a grain of salt; NBC will announce what it's keeping and what it's ditching next week. [TV Line]

... CBS has been hunting for a possible Charlie Sheen replacement for Two and a Half Men, and one name that's been in serious talks to join the show is British frowny-face Hugh Grant. Apparently Grant had all but signed his name on the dotted line before abruptly departing due to creative differences. I think Grant would have been a great choice to replace Sheen because both actors love paying for sex. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Fringe is one of the few Fox shows that hasn't been canceled, and that's good news for Seth Gabel. The actor, who plays "over there" Fringe agent Lincoln Lee, has been promoted to series regular, meaning "over there" is going to play a big part in Season 4. Great news, great addition to the cast. [TV Line]

... Exxxtreme foodie bleach abuser and walking punchline Guy Fieri has another TV show coming. He's teaming up with Rachael Ray for what amounts to Cooking With the Stars, which will see the two celeb chefs working with teams of five celebrities and then cooking things, I suppose. Speaking of Ray, have you ever seen her amazing recipe for pineapple wedges? Or late-night bacon? They're all the evidence you need to prove she's a culinary superstar. [Eater]

... TBS has ordered Wedding Band to series. The comedy stars Brian Austin Fox Green and Lost's Harold Perrineau as members of a band that plays various nuptial celebrations. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Mos Def has joined he Season 6 cast of Dexter, playing an ex-con who finds religion... and Dexter. Remember when Mos Def was a rapper? [THR]

... Spike TV, the home of the most amazing television ever, has greenlit six new reality shows. One of them is called World's Worst Tenants. Seriously! [Deadline Hollywood]


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May 23, 2011
Chuck is a great show! I wish more advertisers supported it, like Safe Auto insurance http://www.safeauto.com/blog/post/2011/05/10/Our-Top-5-Favorite-Moments-From-e2809cChucke2809d.aspx)
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May 16, 2011
the event canceled?! no way!!! so tv shows usually take time to develop their characters and hit their stride... almost all the great shows took time to gather a following... this show has/had alot of potential, with great actors and plot... if a network out there picked up farscape, firefly, dark angel, the event, sgu, dr who, being human (uk version), true blood, warehouse 13, dollhouse, fringe, 24, V, Heroes, Torchwood, Enterprise, BSG, Defying gravity, the walking dead, Lexx and dexter... they'd be #1 network in three months... guaranteed... Anyone AGREE??? say hell yes to ORIONWAY's premise!!!!
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May 15, 2011
I don't think Seth Gabel will be playing his over there Lee. Instead, I think he'll be playing more of the "over here" version of him they introduced recently. Which I totally called at the time, by the way.
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May 14, 2011
Chuck USED to be a great show. It just went wrong somewhere down the line. Season 3 to be specific. And the Hugh Grant/Charlie Sheen joke about paying for sex? It's been done before. By Jimmy Fallon.
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May 13, 2011
Chuck needs to be put out of its misery. Its only lasted this long because NBC doesn't have anything to replace it with.
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May 13, 2011
Stop hating chuck for crying out loud. Its a great show.
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May 13, 2011
Good news for Seth Gabel but what about Kirk Acevado?
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May 13, 2011
Congrats, "Chuck"!
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May 13, 2011
chuck chuck chuck :)
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May 12, 2011
Ya Chuck what an awesome show!!!
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May 12, 2011
Was it two years ago Chuck fans were posting that it would crush House because House was tired and had jumped the shark ages before? Didn't quite work out that way, did it? Maybe NBC likes the demographic Chuck gets.
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May 12, 2011
mos def is still a rapper, what a character to have on dexter!
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May 12, 2011
GREAT!!!!! No one should axe Chuck! hahahah
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May 12, 2011
I be happy to watch another season of Chuck :)
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May 12, 2011
I love Chuck, I know it may not be for everyone, but it definetely is for us the the 30' and 40' something. He is witty, nerdy, cute and warm... yes like a very smart teddy bear. But he is the prince charming every girl dreams of, and the smart, witty and loyal friend every man wants to be. The reason why is on the bubble so often is because light and good hearthed programs like this and its predecessors (A-team, Get Smart, Knight Rider among others) are no longer 'in fashion'. But for us, the public, we need them, and that is why the fans of Chuck are so loyal and will keep watching them.
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May 12, 2011
Come on guys, I also really like Chuck, but it is always on the bubble, and this season was one of it's weakest, story-wise and ratings-wise, anyway, I hope this turn out to be true, and Chuck gets renewed, I also certainly hope not to see Linda Hamilton againt in it, but since she is Momma Bartowski, that's unlikely, she was awful in the show.
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May 12, 2011
No Tim - Chuck shouldn't be axed, it's one of the best shows on TV. It has some of the finest jokes & gags, retro and current cultural/tech/comic/movie/game/geek references. It's funny, action-packed and full of emotion, the plotline is never so convoluted that you lose track of who is who. It is not the only good show on TV but certainly doesn't fall into the 'should be cancelled' category, it is however criminally overlooked!
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May 12, 2011
CHUCK deserve to be renewed. Why TV.COM always hitting on chuck..? did you even watch the show..?? is the time slot that make the rating so low because it have to go against dancing with the freaking stars..
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May 12, 2011
Seth Gabel could just as well been written in to play "over here's" Lincoln Lee, don't forget that!
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May 12, 2011
Chuck is the best show on NBC right now. Cancelling it would only show that NBC doesn't know what its doing.
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May 12, 2011
And yes I do remember when Mos Def was a rapper.
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May 12, 2011
Chuck better be renewed. Its the only reason I still watch NBC that and the Event.
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May 12, 2011
TO EVERYONE LOVING ON TIM: START HATING ON TIM. It's a tv.com pastime.
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May 12, 2011
Chuck is a really good show and it's completely hit it's stride at this point. You're just simply wrong if you don't think it should be renewed.

That being said, I wouldn't be surprised if they canceled it.
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May 12, 2011
*City
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May 12, 2011
I LOVE CHUCK!! I don't understand why everybody keeps saying it should be canceled. I love the show.... As for Two nad a Half Men, I would not watch it without Charlie Sheen, plain and simple. I refused to watch Spin Cuty after Michael J Fox left, but the show worked without him. Two and a Half Men can't work withou one of "The Men".
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May 12, 2011
The best thing Chuck has going for it is that it's only 12 episodes away from it's 100th. Whatever it looses on advertizing it can make up for in syndication. But I expect it will get moved to Fridays to replace Friday Night Lights so the network can use the 8pm Monday slot for a show like Wonder Woman.
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May 12, 2011
Oh yeah and I agree I'd love to see Chuck come back if only to end things on their terms. Give it a good send off with no cliffhanger. I would just like some closure to some shows....everything else just gets canceled.
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May 12, 2011
I love Chuck but I think we can all agree that this season blowed! Lol its like DavidJackson8 said, its the same stuff every episode. Its a shame as season 3 was probably the best. Also I think Mos Def is a pretty decent actor and I'm really looking forward to season 6. Dexter is awesome, one of my favorite shows!
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May 12, 2011
Oh, and Mos Def on Dexter sounds both lame and awesome. I guess it seems awesome because Mos Def can be quite cool, but I'm just a bit wary of how he'll do on the show. Hopefully it'll be awesome.
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May 12, 2011
Meh. Chuck's gotten quite boring as the seasons have progressed. I was a huge fan of the show at first, but during this past season, I've almost stopped watching the show. Chuck: "Oh no, what do I do... we need to talk about this." Sarah: "Not now Chuck." Casey: "Chuck, you're such a girl." Morgan: "Chuck, I'm there for you, buddy." Writers, we get it. You don't need to put this in almost every episode.
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May 12, 2011
Clearly not a fan of Chuck here. But what what you don't understand is that although the ratings my not be so high, Chuck has a huge fanbase around the world. Its a pity they don't count international ratings, because I know plenty of people in the UK who watch Chuck, and I'm sure there are lots of people who watch it in other countries. There's also the amount of people who watch online, so really...Chuck SHOULD be back for a fifth season.
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May 12, 2011
"Chuck is coming back for a fifth season, marking the millionth time this show isn't getting canceled when it clearly should".
Should get cancelled huh? Thanks for your opinion, but I still enjoy Chuck and I don't see much else on that station worth watching. (I watch 0 other shows on NBC). So yea, go ahead and cancel the one show I watch on your station anymore NBC.
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May 12, 2011
I loved the first two seasons of Chuck, but season 3 was sub par and season 4 has been terrible. I only kept watching season 4 because ratings dictated that it would be its last and I wanted to finish it out. I just don't have it in me to tune in for season 5.
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May 12, 2011
More Seth Gabel is awesome news!!!!!! :D
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May 12, 2011
Wheeee! More Agent Lincoln Lee! :D Loved him in the latest storyline, will be very happy to see more of him (as well as the assurance that the red universe will survive ;) ).
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May 12, 2011
Yay! More Seth Gabel! love Fringe! :D can't form complete sentences anymore! xD
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May 12, 2011
Go Buy More!
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May 12, 2011
I think what Tim meant was that ratings-wise, there is no reason to keep Chuck. Which is why it's lucky that it has such an active fan base (and that NBC blows at finding successful TV shows). Y'all need to calm down just a bit. And someone already mentioned it, but you forgot that "our" Lincoln Lee has been shown too. My guess is that both will get significant screen time, just like both Walters and both Olivias. And hopefully Charlie too.
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May 12, 2011
Good news for Chuck. I was ready to give up on it earlier this season, but lately it has gotten better. Casey is back on the scene more. Will be soooo happy when this wedding crap is over.

I have always loved Two and Half Men, but maybe it just needs to die a somewhat quiet death.
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May 12, 2011
Chuck may be one of those programs that proves that the Nielsen system is antiquated and needs a SERIOUS review. Although none of this has been confirmed, there's been stirrings in some sources that advertisers have once again taken note of the means by which the Chuck fans have come out in support of the show (#notanielsenfamily campaign, among others).
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May 12, 2011
Chuck used to be an awesome show, but after the intersect upgrade, it's just gotten stupid. i'll keep watching it probably but it's way past it's prime. and that's cool news about Fringe, i liked other-Lincoln more than our Lincoln lol. Two And A Half Men needs to go away already, it was never good so why bother trying now.
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May 12, 2011
I loved Chuck but it has lost its appeal ever since Chuck became a decent spy. so if it does come back, i hope it will be its series finale.
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May 12, 2011
To everyone hating on Tim saying Chuck should be canceled: HE WAS BASING IT ON RATINGS YOU IDIOTS. Chuck sucks, btw.
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May 12, 2011
When it clearly should? Seriously? Who writes this stuff? Anyone with a brain can tell Chuck is a great show. I sure as hell hope TV.com doesn't pay any of these writers.
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May 12, 2011
yeah chuck chuck chuck getting married to sarah yeah
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May 12, 2011
best comedy/action show EVER!!!
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May 12, 2011
People...ever considered the "should" in the Chuck news brief is talking about its ratings instead of Tim's opinion? Chuck "should" by the evidence given be cancelled, but it defied odds, not it "should" because Tim thinks it sucks.

Also, go Seth Gabel! Fringe Season 4!!!!!
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May 12, 2011
Hey Tim go and FU yourself man! Also why should chuck be cancelled? At least they attempt to payoff fan loyalty, unlike fringe that strings you along for a whole season only to wuss out in the end. Or how about How I Met Your Mother, everytime they get renewed that add another element to the show to avoid showing the mother...it is getting ridiculous! I mean they go from the umbrella, to a wedding to all these girls that Ted dates...I mean do they even keep track as to how this all ties up smartly and properley? Or why do all these crappy procedurals keep getting renewed where the characters stay the same year in and year out? got to love them...get a clue dummy!
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May 12, 2011
Chuck is AMAZING!!!
They should cancel YOU!
Or better yet, some of those ridiculous reality shows or contest shows.
Chuck is one of the few shows on network TV that we watch!
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