Chuck Revived, Trauma Dead at the Scene

...Oh look. Zombie Scrubs is starting on December 1st. Most of the old actors aren't back, but Dave Franco, little brother of movie star/out of control sex-fire James, will be a regular. The whole thing is about med school, rather than just the hospital. Will you watch? [Variety]

...The new "Syfy" network for weirdos, which has replaced the old Sci-Fi network for nerds, has picked up a show called Being Human, which is, in the way of all things these days, adapted from a British series. It's kind of a hilarious premise: Three cutesy twentysomething roommates all live together and everything's normal, except they're a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost. So it's sort of like that movie Van Helsing except hopefully it doesn't make you want to gouge your eyes out. Hopefully. [THR]

...All you spy-fanatics and Josh Schwartz devotees rejoice. Your holy grail, Chuck, has been picked up by NBC for six more episodes this season, bringing the full third season order to 19. That is good news for a relatively ratings-starved show that was almost canceled after its first go-around. All you accident scene-fanatics and, um, Dario Scardapane devotees mourn. Blow-'em-up then sew-'em-up medical action series Trauma has not received a further episode order. They'll finish out their original 13 and then be MedEvac'd to the great ICU in the sky. [THR]

...NBC's blood-red show-canceling pen now out of ink, the net has reached for its show-approving quill. And they've used it to greenlight... a show about a magic detective. Well, he's really more of an illusionist private eye. He's a master magician who's down on his luck and gets recruited by a shadowy branch of the government to help solve high-priority cases. So it's basically CSI: Gob Bluth. Well done as always, NBC. Well done. [Variety]

...Aww, that's nice. Even though they're like totally in a fight, right-wing mouthpiece Fox News is sitting down with Barack Obama's press secretary, a left-wing mouthpiece, to hash things out. See, the administration had criticized Fox for being biased, Fox had taken issue with that, etc. etc., everyone was mad. But now there are talks and things will get resolved. Thankfully Fox sought diplomacy rather than just going in and preemptively bombing and invading, as was their original plan. [THR]

...Speaking of Republicans, Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry has sat down with ABC and hashed out a deal to keep him on the show for another two years. The agreement also includes provisions for Housewives to stay on the air until perhaps 2013, when the show's title will be changed to Resigned-to-Their-Lot-in-Life Widows. [Variety]

...They've tried mentoring. They've tried giving boys good role models as kids. They've tried classes. They've tried pretty much everything, and now it's up to reality TV, our last hope, to make men good fathers. Yes, VH1 has valiantly heeded the call to action and created Dad Camp in which "first-time fathers receive a crash course in grown-up responsibilities." Hillary Clinton's village has failed. Now it takes a reality show. [THR]

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Chuck chuck, somedady soon I hope, that we can watch a real guy on tv again :P Also a bit happy about DH, we shall see if they keep up the good stuff
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chuck... happyface =D
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Good news for Chuck
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That's to bad about Trauma. If I had a choice of the two new medical series that NBC has on the schedule to cancel, I would choose Mercy.. Mercy is an okay show too but in my opinion TRAUMA is better. Just my opinion though.
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YES!!! I freakin LOVE Chuck, I'm very happy to hear that it will be getting more episodes. I'll definitely watch. :D
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Trauma is the best.

One of the best show i have ever seen.

They need to e pick up for a hole season.

Or just another season.

They Rock.
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Wait, WHEN is Chuck coming back? I can't wait much longer!
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i hope that nbc do not let trauma be one of new fall show to go.and i hope they pick it up for next season.
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The UK version of Being Human was great, but I hope the US version will be greater with more FX...good news for Chuck I love that show and well Trauma I am not surprised it is boring and so is Three Rivers...I love Alex of course but the rest of the show is too depressing. Bring back Alex as the sexy Vampire..he suits those roles best....
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Leno must go!!!
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NBC dont know a good thing when they have it.
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No news there for Trauma, the show was dead before it aired with it's ridiculously big budget for NBC.
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Trauma was terrible anyway... I was waiting to hear if it would get canceled.
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Trauma is such an awesome show
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Love the Chuck. Really glad to hear this.
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mmm CHUCK
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go chuck!Maybe it's because Chuck's on NBC that people aren't fair to it. It's actually really exciting.
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I'm going to miss Trauma. It really is a decent show. it surprised me to be perfectly honest. I went into it expecting to be bored, and I ended up glued.
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I'm going to give a chance to the new Scrubs, but I doubt that I'm going to love it as much as I used too...
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love chuck but I wish nbc should give trauma a chance to grow
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Glad to see Chuck got 19 epi
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Chuck!!!! I'm so excited!
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bleh good riddance med shows are all too common and need to die. same for cop and law office shows. glad chuck got some extra eps its a pretty decent comedy
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SUPER EXCITED about Chuck returning!!! LOVE THAT SHOW. Also sad about Trauma leaving, I like that show
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Sorry to hear about Trauma. It was the closest thing that I could get to ER. I'll miss Rabbit.
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I hope that they are just replaying Being Human rather than adapting it because the original is great as it is. However, They should wait until they have few more episodes before they bring it over since they only have 6 right now. If they adapt it they would have to expand the story to at least 13 episodes.
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I know the original Being Human isn't that far along, but what I saw was really great. Are we sure that "Syfy" is adapting it, or are they just replaying it like they did with Doctor Who? Because there is absolutley no need for any adapting here.
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Another great British show is about to be ruined by the American remake. Well done ! What next, Doctor Who?
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SyFy is doing a remake of Being Human? That show only just finished its first season. Why don't they just replay the BBC series like they did with Primeval and Dr. Who?
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Glad to see Chuck got some more episodes. Looks like they're trying to backpeddle away from everything great that happened at the end of the last season but... should be good anyway.
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Oh and I almost forgot yippie for Chuck!
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Being Human is a good show. Why is syfy remaking it? Why not just run the original.
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Trauma just doesn't have that necessary spark
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Zombie Scrubs seems to be a good start to rename the show...shame on you bill lawrence..why can't you just let go...
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I liked Trauma but I think it was just to expensive to make. The rest of the new medical shows (Three Rivers and Mercy) are horrible.
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on the fence about chuck
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That's good news about Chuck. My friend is a fan.
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Great news...Chuck gets more episodes!!!!!
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They need to stop remaking good U.K. shows into not so go U.S. shows. Being Human was good because it was a very British show, one of the main characters, the ghost, has the weird proclivity of leaving full cups of tea around the apartment. How are they supposed to translate that into a U.S. show. What they should do over at Sy-Fy is import the cast from the British version and just pickup where they left off. There was in the end only one season of Being Human. Then it would put an end to this vicious cycle that has only produced one good U.S. show, The Office.
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I liked Trauma but this doesn't surprise me. Why are they remaking Being Human? It is fantastic already with British actors. Not everything needs to be Americanized.
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Good news about Chuck, but will it still return after the Winter Olympics, or will they bring it back sooner.
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I've actually seen Being Human here in the US. It aired on BBC America. Great show, very gritty and dark. Great job Syfy! Hopefully there will be new episodes other than the first season six aired previously. You know BBC and ITV and their short seasons!
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Oh.. I really liked Trauma.. It was so much different from those other hospital shows.
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I think the problem with Trauma is that it came in too late when there are already quite a few hospital set shows including Scrubs, Grey's Anatomy and the like which have turned many people off watching hospital set shows. If Trauma had started a year or so ago it would still be going instead of being canceled.
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Yea for more Chuck!
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Too bad about Trauma I was getting into it,NBC has to wake up and try and compete with CBS.I like Trauma it too reminded me of Emergency
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The illusionist private eye thing has already been done with The Dresden Files of a couple of years ago and before that The Magician of the 70's. I liked Trauma because it reminded me of Emergency! , I also think Cliff Curtis is great. As for Being Human I'm sure there will be fans of the show out there. RIP Trauma.
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