Chuck, V Dodge the Axe

Chuck has been renewed! V has been renewed!

There had been murmurs that both shows would be back next season, but nothing was official until yesterday. Both are assumed to get 13-episode orders.

Chuck will return for Season 4 after performing as NBC's steadiest Monday-night show. The ratings still aren't what they should be, but NBC saw fit to bring the show back anyway.

V had a wacky season, going on an extended break after its first four episodes and returning in the slot behind Lost. Despite a heavy promotional push, the ratings were fairly disappointing. Nevertheless, ABC renewed it, as the network continues to look for a genre show to fill the gigantic void Lost will leave.

But it wasn't all happy times. ABC has canceled FlashForward, Scrubs, and Romantically Challenged. FlashForward was one disaster after another, Scrubs shouldn't have been around this long in the first place, and Romantically Challenged never stood a chance. The fate of NBC's Heroes is still in the air.

Okay Chuck fans, we know you're happy. Let us know how happy in the comments section, below.


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Jan 17, 2011
I can't wait for V to be aired in Belgium !!!!! V would definitly fill in the empty spot Lost or Heroes used to be in. Hurraay for Chuck to ;)
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May 27, 2010
What's up with all the love for Chuck? That show is average at best. I did hear the season finale was really good, but I haven't watched it. V is fairly average too, although I do watch and enjoy it. The season really did get better and better as it went along. I am genuinely surprised it wasn't cancelled, though. It's ratings weren't that great for primetime TV.
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May 26, 2010
Chuck yeah!
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May 25, 2010
Love this show...
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May 25, 2010
Yay for Chuck!! The finale was super awesome, as always. So thrilled about the next season! Hopefully it'll be a 13-turned-into-19 episode season again...
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May 24, 2010
I hope chuck stays on for 10 season it's the best show on tv beside big bang theory
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May 24, 2010
YAY V too! It's getting better and better. Loving the last few episodes. Good decision choosing V over FlashForward. FlashForward could have been good. Too bad. Sometimes it just isn't meant to be. Maybe we'll see a FlashForward reboot sometime in the future.
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May 24, 2010
I thought I read another TV.com article that said Heroes was already cancelled? What's up? Oh, and, YAY CHUCK! =D
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May 21, 2010
the third one was supposed to be only a 13 only, in the beggining and it ended being with 19(i think) maybe they'll change their minds. anyway...

Long live the geeks!!
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May 20, 2010
Five Dollar Fooootlooooong! It's going strong!
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May 20, 2010
Great news, although I hope that season four of Chuck works better than most of season 3. It was all over the place until half way through, when it finally reverted to the show I know and love, and restored the fun factor!

As for V, I very nearly stopped watching after the first four, but I'm glad I persisted as it's matured quite well. The tension has been building week after week, and now it has a second season, and with the invasion looking like it's well under way, there could be a great dynamic to season two.

I'm chuffed to pieces that the massive turd of a show that was FlashForward has been cancelled, and feel vindicated for turning off after the first 5 absurd episodes!
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May 19, 2010
Go Chuck!
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May 19, 2010
Chuck rules:)
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May 18, 2010
I ♥ CHUCK!
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May 18, 2010
Nice! (for both V and Chuck)
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May 18, 2010
WOOOHOOO GO CHUCK!
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May 18, 2010
That Chuck is coming back is just awesome even if there will be just 13 episodes. The cast of Chuck is doing a hell of a job and they totaly earnd that.
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May 17, 2010
V is setting up to be amazing. I just hope it doesn't do the supreme start a war and end it super quick mistake that most Sci-Fi shows do.



PS Yea Chuck.
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May 17, 2010
ok chuck is an awesome show but really V over flashforward. like the dumbest decision ever. V is really boring
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May 17, 2010
Hey after V goes down ABC can pick Heroes.
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May 17, 2010
V will not last long it is going down
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May 17, 2010
The people who chose V over fastforward will be looking for a new job themselves after this season. That is one boring show.
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May 17, 2010
CHUCK, CHUCK, CHUCK!!! Had no doubt!
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May 17, 2010
flashforward is just geting good with loos ends since we all know that the season fanaly will end with a cliffhanger that would set up for next season
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May 17, 2010
happy about Chuck, but sad about FlashForward, they really should have renewed that instead of V which was just lame.
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May 17, 2010
AWESOMENESS, Chuck rules!
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May 17, 2010
One word: AWESOME!!!!
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May 17, 2010
yes CHUCK :D i luv it

also glad V is getting a chance
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May 17, 2010
Finally, the tv networks got it right. Chuck, thank you NBC. V, I never watched it, but I heard about it, and it might actually get really good in season two. Or maybe it won't. Either way. Flashforward needs to be put out of its misery. Scrubs never should have had a season nine. Romantically Challenged, what was that again? Heroes. . .see the other news. Finally, tv networks did something right.
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May 17, 2010
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO CHUCK Foget everything else
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May 17, 2010
Chuck is amazing, but FlashForward should have gotten a chance to prove itself
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May 17, 2010
Thank you, NBC.
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May 17, 2010
Chuck is awesome . check it out .
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May 17, 2010
Chuck has some of the worst acting I have ever seen on TV. It baffles me why people watch this show.
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May 17, 2010
Great news abt Chuck! Some good sense from NBC, finally.
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May 17, 2010
YYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I lovvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeee VVVVVVVVVVVVV! Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes!! I was already saying my goodbyes to V but i don't have to!!! Suck it flashforward!! Yes! Yes! I'M SO HAPPPYYYYY!!
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May 16, 2010
why oh why is V still alive? lamest alien invasion ever
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May 16, 2010
Thank goodness Chuck is going to be around for another season,it is my favorite television show
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May 16, 2010
How is the fate of Heroes still in the air when they already officially cancelled it??
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May 16, 2010
Fact is I greatly enjoyed this 4 shows.Too bad they can't all survive.
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May 16, 2010
I dont care about FlashForwad, but Chuck rules!
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May 16, 2010
Bring back Flashforward - V is not only a pointless re-make, but a $h1t one at that.
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May 16, 2010
FlashFoward No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why, God, Why? and For V? Are you kidding me?!!!!!!!!!!
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May 16, 2010
Check defininitely didn't went downhill!
Big relief that Chuck has been renewed! :-)
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May 16, 2010
come on another season? Chuck is just going downhill...
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May 16, 2010
I'm so happy, I'm in the mood for subway. Go Chuck!! The show is awesome, keep it up.
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May 16, 2010
Also glad Chuck & V got renewed, pity FlashForward got axed. I thought it was growing into a decent show.
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May 16, 2010
So relived that Chuck was renewed!
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May 16, 2010
Go Chuck!
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May 15, 2010
Oh yes! I just wish Chuck could get more than 13 episodes. It just isn't enough.
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