Chuck Is Getting Closer to Renewal

... Alright you Chuckleheads, you win again. NBC's Chuck is looking like a sure bet for renewal, says Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello. There's no word yet on whether it will receive a 13-episode order or a full-season order. We'll keep our hopes locked in a trunk until the announcement is madel, though, which should happen next week. In the meantime, did you know that Subway now has breakfast sandwiches? [EW]

... 24 superstud Jack Bauer won't be riding off into the sunset, says show executive producer Howard Gordon. The thriller ends its run this season, and fans shouldn't expect a happy ending. "This show is a tragedy, and to give Jack a happy ending didn't feel authentic," said Howard. [THR]

... A would-be burglar attempted to break into the house of Lost star Malcolm David Kelley on Friday. Cops arrived at the scene after Kelley, who plays the mysterious Walt on the ABC show, called 911 as the perp tried to come in through the back door. Police fired one shot at the suspect, who fled on foot. I would have run as soon as I saw Kelley dripping wet and talking backwards. Spooky, man! [TMZ]

... ATTENTION! American Idol's May 26 finale will run longer than its allotted time! Just like every week! But at least Fox has admitted that it will go long rather than keeping quiet and letting people's DVRs cut off the last bit like every other week. The finale is expected to run seven minutes long, which means it will probably run 30 minutes over as Seacrest yaps on and on about who knows what. [Variety]

... USA has announced the return date of psychic-crime-solver comedy Psych: July 20. Psych! It's actually July 21! This write-up continues my tradition of horrible Psych word plays for TV.com articles, including "USA psyched for Psych" and my personal favorite, "Psych canceled... psych!" Oh great, am I the only one laughing again? [THR]

... If you like repeated jokes about old people or like to hear old women say "shocking" things, then you probably tuned into this week's Saturday Night Live, which drew big ratings thanks to host Betty White. The sketch show drew an 8.8 rating, the biggest since a 2008 episode featuring John McCain and Tina Fey's Sarah Palin impersonation. I watched this Saturday's show for about two minutes until I remembered that I hate Saturday Night Live and it hasn't been good for decades. And if you think otherwise you are just fooling yourself; someone had to tell you the truth. [THR]


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Chuck and Psych rule. How many other shows do you know that combine action, comedy, and a cute little love story as well. But these two do!! Love them. And SNL is an icon. If you don't appreciate it, don't write about it. You're only making yourself look stupid. You have to appreciate it as it goes on. Twenty years from now when it's still on the air and you're sitting at home eating Klondike bars, you'll say that it's not as good as it was back in 2010. Grow with the show.
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Psych, so long from now.
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I think Chuck could stand another season, even though the last couple of episodes have not been that interesting as before.. But still looking forward for New seasons and Josh's ideas for Chuck/Casey/Sarah ahead... GO CHUCK !
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NBC has been experiencing technical difficulties deciding to keep Chuck or not, because the show changes from season to season in an effort to please NBC and stay on the air. The guest stars such as Scott Bakula, Gary Cole, John Larroquette, Chevy Chase, and so many others makes tuning in easy on the soul. Although this season wasn't the best, it has the potential to set up a super fabulous season for next year, because we have witnessed firsthand the expansion of the characters, therefore nothing they do, or fail to do next year will feel "out of character" for any of them, but the best part of this season was when Casey really pushed that envelope, so to speak, and showed us that spies have feelings and failures too. He was almost as real as Jack Bauer! I say, who else can we turn to now that FOX let 24 go, & without so much as a happy ending. We need Chuck, because we need a spy to keep us believing we are safe, and Casey is the voice of experience and wisdom, he is our man now. I will always treasure Jack on 24, and I hope that the President at least learns her lesson; Never, ever, ever doubt Jack Bauer!
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"Heroes fans" ...
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That's....nice, I guess, but I don't think I'll ever forgive "Chuck" for what they just did to Anna. MORGAN + ANNA FOREVER, PEOPLE! This is what we really need to petition for.....
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I just read on aol news somewhere that Chuck wasn't coming back. So which is it? And why does NBC do this to us? And does it explain why nobody watches that network? I want more Chuck! If NBC drops the ball on this one, I hope USA (or someone) will pick it up.
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At least Jack appears to be going out as the old jack. Anything to get the job done.

I bet that Russian agent wasn't expecting his life to end in an act of involuntary Seppuku Isn't there one person who occupies the white-house who has morals. It appears not.
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Good bye 24 and jack bauer
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Congrats on the eventual Chuck renewal...continues my faith in this the 'reality show' hell. Nice to have a real show putting up the numbers.
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lol spelling fail you mispelled psych on the front page :P
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To all of you saying to end CHUCK....don't watch it if you don't like it but for those of us who still like the show, butt out. As for me, I'll be anxiously awaiting the next trip to the Buy More with the wife.
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Woo Hoo...GO CHUCK!!!
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Put Chuck out of its misery - the show has run its course and can now only be a caricature of a caricature.
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Yay! :D
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hooray for chuck!
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Tim, If you thought this weekends SNL sucked, you have no sense of humor.
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Go chuck, good to see there might actually be A good decision made by the execs.
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Great news for Chuck and Psych!
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Chuck's now been on the air for three seasons - and still struggles in the ratings

Here's a really interesting - and very controversial piece - from a guy who argues it's time to cancel the show. Definitely worth reading if you're a Chuck fan!

http://www.remotepatrolled.com/2010/05/chuck-it-out/
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Chuck, Chuck, Chuck........



Psych, Psych, Psych........
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I sure do hope that Chuck gets a hole season, although I'll be happy if it get's 13 episodes, just as long as it comes back.
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i would have liked a happy ending after years of jack being put through hell
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I always wait until I hear confirmations on renewals and cancellations before I fully believe them.
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Chuck better get a full renewal... Without 24 Chuck is the only show on mondays worth watching.
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Still keeping my fingers crossed for Chuck. Even thought it would make perfect sense to keep it on their schedule, this is NBC we're talking about.
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Chuck should have ended this season imo. Obviously I would have went about the season differently to accomplish that. Either way I'm not sure Chuck has the gas for a 4th season.
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chuck and psych :)
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Yay for Chuck and Psych!
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Go Chuck. You da man! Oh...and Sarah, you are one hot momma.
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I do the Psych thing a lot, even though I don't watch it.
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