Chuck renewed!

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.

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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.
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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.
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I just wonder when the new season starts?
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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!!
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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
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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!
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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.
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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!!!!!
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excellent news, hope Chuck gets a full season order as well!
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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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Yea Chuck! Thank you NBC for the reprieve. Now wake up and give it a full season. Screw the beancounters. It's definitely one of the best shows on TV.
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We love Chuck!!! It's a cute, funny show. I hope it comes back in the same time slot. Was the last episode going to be a dream??? OR will Chuck come back as a Super Agent???? We will have to wait to find out.....
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WE LOVE CHUCK!!!! I cant find a schedule. I read about the 13 episode thing and the cast cuts. I am not happy. I pick one weekly show,just one and they take it away. I dont watch any other shows that I need to worry about missing. I loved Chuck Mondays!!
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I love CHUCK...I live to watch it, it has been my number one favorite program. The ratings were UP, BABY, in the last few episodes of the season! If NBC drops this program, I will not be pleased with them one bit:{ ABC lost me a long time ago...CBS & FOX have me locked in, but NBC just simply needs to hear their fans, other than ratings, while I am not certain how accurate they actually are!
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mission accomplished! chuck is still on:D i hope this season will be more than 13 episodes...
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YESS! As long as they actually finish it I am happy. It's better to finish the show than to just cancel it after a season and not end it. I mean it was be a major disappointment if they ended it with Chuck getting the new intersect and saying To Be Continued....NOT!
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I like the show but it should not have been renewd, but I will watch it.
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IF budget cuts and network input ruin the show, I'll just have to mentally end the series at Ellie's wedding reception before Chuck's dad flashes on the agent . . a very good series finale in itself. I've greatly enjoyed the series as is and hope the best.
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Happy its being re-newed, not so happy about the 13 eps or the budget cuts, this could be the last season if Chuck doesn't rally up some views.
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I can't believe finally chuck will come again yippieeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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LOVE Chuck!! I'm so happy it got renewed!!!
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YEEEESSSSSS!!!!!! CHUCK!!! finally something good to watch :)
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Thank GOD!! for once they listened to the fans and not the ratings!! =D
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Finally, a show that I love actually being renewed! Yay for Chuck
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Can I get an Amen?
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YESSSS!!
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Thank the intersect*
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Thank god.
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I am SO PSYCHED about the third season!
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YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! AWESOME! :)
YES!
(Yes!)
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Yayayaya CHUCK IS BACK BETTER THAN EVER!!!!
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AMAZING!!! Television isn't dead after all!
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yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Now what are they going to do about Chuck's new found knowledge of chinese martial arts?

Oh and please don't cut Sarah from the staff. I want to see more of Sarah and Chuck. They make a nice couple.

Oh and do you think sarah will ever fart? You know she let's go of a silent butt deadly while they are being silent but deadly...

(Major John Casey looks my way) What? Just a thought
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At least NBC has one good show next year.
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Oh yes more CHUCK!!!!! I was SO worried when I heard that it was in danger! YEEEESSSSS!!! (*doing crazy happy dance now!!)
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Oh yes more CHUCK!!!!! I was SO worried when I heard that it was in danger! YEEEESSSSS!!! (*doing crazy happy dance now!!)
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YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES! :]
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I'm amazed!
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chuck has given such a boost to starting the week... don't take this eye candy away!!!! a high production-valued live cartoon with the best-meshed cast.
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YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Chuck is easily the best comedy on TV. It should NOT be the show to get its episodes or its budget cut!
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coooooooo!!!!!
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ugh
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ugh
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Funny thing is.. I STARTED WATCHING CHUCK 2 WEEKS AGO, BECAUSE OF ALL THIS "CHUCK CANCELLATION" going around...

I like it, it's the kind of show i can relax lying on the couch, nothing too brain smashing like Lost, watch and enjoy !
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Yehey!!! I'm glad the series is renewed. Fans from the Philippines will be very happy hearing this. Thanks NBC! :)
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i'm glad Chuck is coming back, tho like other commenters i'm disappointed by the cancellation of Life and Pushing Daisies (on another network). imo the actress playing the sister, sarah lancaster, is not only hotter than the blonde agent, she's about the hottest thing on the shows i watch, so i'd be devastated if she didn't come back to the show.
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SOOOO HAPPY they renewed Chuck...This show is funny as all get out. It will take another direction now that Chuck has super-spy powers. The Buy More served it's purpose so I think it's time Chuck does his spy thing. Saving his father next season will be the main focus. NBC got it right this time. Thanks.
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they better not cancel mutt and jeff. those guys are hilarious. i could do without chuck's sister. she's annoying. I think they should kill her and make awesome part of the spy team. and then kill him ingloriously, Derek Reese style.
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