Fox Sets Out to Destroy Chuck, NBC

Hey, Chuck Bartowski, Dr. Gregory House has a prescription for you: 50ccs of EAT IT! According to a report in Broadcasting & Cable, Fox has decided to air the next new episode of House on January 11, which happens to coincide with the regular time-slot premiere of NBC's Chuck.

For Chuck fans who want to see the show earn good ratings and allow them to stop eating $5 chicken teriyaki subs, this is certainly not what the doctor ordered. (Ha! See what I did there?)

House was due to return on January 25, giving Chuck a head start to gain momentum in its Monday time slot. But once NBC announced its mid-season schedule, Fox took a look and said, "Nuh-uh."

Fox's shrewd move isn't all bad for Chuck, as the show's two-hour season premiere will still air on Sunday, January 10. But if I was a hardcore Chuck fan, I'd be really upset about this. Moving House is one of those deliciously evil moves made by one network in an attempt to destroy another. It's the kind of move that a sadist like myself can appreciate, even though I think Chuck is a pretty good show.

And as I'm writing this, another bit of news comes across the wire: Fox is also reportedly moving a new episode of Fringe so that it follows House on January 11... which means Fringe will go up against Heroes in its new time slot. NETWORK FIGHT!!!

Somewhere, a Fox suit is giggling. Talk about kicking something when it's down.

Do you like to watch these networks squabble like this? Or do you just want everyone to get along and play nice?

This clip seems appropriate.

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CHUCK all the way!
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pfftt 2 tvs, watch them at the same time
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That's why I have a PVR - I will enjoy all of them and hope they all do well in the ratings and destroy ABC. Let's face it, neither Heroes or Fringe will fare too well against CBS's top comedies. The bad part is that all 4 of these shows attract the same type of viewers.
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House or Chuck? I choose Chuck.
Fringe or Heroes? I choose Heroes.
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we don't care about chuck...give us house :))
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the progames should try spread out and give each other a chance
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Go House !!!!!! Go Fringe !!!
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If NBC can't handle the competition from Fox, it has no business being a network. House will beat Chuck in the rating hands down simply because it hasn't lost its stranglehold on audience members between 18-49. Chuck had been struggling in the ratings since it first aired and I'm really surprised that NBC bothered to bring it back as a mid season replacement. Fringe will have no trouble beating Hero's-the show is on it's last leg and has been going down hill since season 2.
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Since i am outside of united states and wathing every show on the internet it does not effects me. But, i bet at least 4 more season no show ll able to beat chuck.may be 24, but still, like others pointed,internet,torrents,hulu, fox ll lose.
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I wouldn't worry about it, House is failing anyway it has been since season 3 finale meanwhile Chuck grew up to be the best show on my list and believe me it a long long list (check my favorite shows to be sure)
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I think Fringe deserves to kick Heroes a$$. Heroes is OVER. On the other hand, if this move by Fox hurts Chuck, I will not forgive them. I still watch House, but I feel like it is definitely winding down. I wouldn't really care if I never saw another episode, though I am still entertained. On the other hand, I'm at the edge of my seat waiting for Chuck to return. I will just have to watch House when I get around to it, if ever. I will most certainly be watching Chuck!
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never got into chuck. always been a fan of house. also never got into fringe and i got bored with heroes.
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Dont' like Chuck, and heroes is just stale to me, so I'll be on Fox.
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looks like im tuning in on nbc to see chuck and heroes i love house but chuck tops all
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Chuck all the way. One of the best shows ever. House is soooo boring, each episode carbon copied.
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When you've got iTunes and DVRs what's the point? You could do as my mom does DVR one show while watching the other if it comes on in the same time slot. She already does this with Dancing with the Stars when it coincides with Heroes.

They really need to reconsider cause if more people do the same as my mom it'll be a no win situation for either network.
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honestly doing this is pretty stupid.

The people who are forced to favor one show over the other will just watch it online later, taking more audience away from not just the networks, but television all together. This kinda thing might have worked in the 60's, but when you can easily get your shows from other sources, having this archaic form of competition will just kill business for everyone involved.
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I hate the stupid network fights... mainly because they put shows that I want to watch on at the exact same time!!! :( What ever the fights are still stupid and I can always watch the shows on the internet or wait until they play a rerun, which you know they eventually will. No offense to House, since I use to be a fan of the show, I am going to be watching Chuck all the way! I mean they tried cancelling Chuck... What the heck dude?!?
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lmao cripple fight!!
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Silly networks. DVR. TiVo. Internet. Torrents. Obviously, the laughing Fox suit has been stuck in a closet somewhere. Someone get that man a calendar and be careful when you show him the internet. He may go into shock.
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guess it doesnt really matter what u watch live unless ur a neilson family (if such a thing exists!! lol) ill be puttinghouse on DVR and watching chuck i usually watch house with a friend who works til 9 so its not different..
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chuck > house
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Nice Fringe can handle Heroes hope it keeps that time slot.
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I think this is a good way to Fox improve its audience, because everybody loves House, but I also think that Chuck is a pretty good show too!
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I am reading all this thinking I somehow hit a wormhole and was brought back into the 90s...what's this all about??? who cares?!? have you heard of a DVR, or has it not been invented yet???
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I will go Chuck, then Fringe. So glad they took it off Thursday.
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I will choose House of course ... :)
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I'll DVR the four of them and start about 8:30... who needs commercials anyway? (BTW - when do the CBS comedies come back?)
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Chuck and Heroes for me.
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To Jshaw from below. If you dont watch tv that much, why do you post on a tv.com forums?? Doesn't make sense to me
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I love both shows but I'm much more interested in seeing the "new" Chuck. I think this was a bad move on Fox's part. I expect the season premier of almost any popular show would get the highest ratings.

I stopped watching Heroes sometime in season 3 (it just got too strange, silly and complicated for me). I'll be watching Fringe; it just keeps getting better.
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I'm sorry to hear that Fringe will be going up against Heroes since I just started watching it this fall, but I'm not a fan of Chuck, and would choose House over it.
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I'd prefer house on Chuck
and Heroes on Fringe
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Honestly i have more important things to worry about than these things, not much on tv keeps my attention i hardly have my tv on, i check hulu for my favorite older tv shows, but that's about it...
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With the internet and online distributions such as youtube, myspace, hulu, the shows on site and even "illegal" downloading do these ratings and moves matter anymore? Oh not to mention DVRs which most major cable companies have.

If I really cared about any of the 4 shows mentioned I could easily download them and watch them at anytime i want, no commercials and able to pause, FF, Rewind, etc.

To me this move by fox really doesn't matter.
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Sorry Chuck not a change
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huh, and here all this time I thought House was a cable show... then again I've only seen like 5 episodes or so, mainly what attracted me was the LL Cool J one, who knew LL could act? lol

As far as Chuck, never even heard of it until today. lol, don't watch tv much.

Though my favorite show EVER has got to be The First 48. DAMN that show is awesome!!
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If Fox does this then I will boycott it's comic/nerd-centric new show Human Target. Chuck is my favorite show and I see this as a slap across the face. Human Target looks interesting, but if Fox wants to get into a war then I can just as easily skip their new show.
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I could never get into House, Tired of all these medical type shows that tried to be better than E.R.

I'm glad Chucks coming back, to be honest i am getting tired of all the police drama's & reality shows. Chuck is different & it kicks butt! Fringe is another great show i love that's different from what i said above (My new X-File's Fix).

Heroes i gave up, its not as great as the 1st season, they should make a show only for Sylar (he's the coolest bad guy lol)
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I watch everything off my dvr and im canadian so what i watch doesnt count but it is still a dick move.
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CHUCK is going to rock!
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While I am not a particular House fan I also don't think much of Chuck.

If the show can't make it on it's own merits what cause is there to whinge about a more popular and better made show beating it in the ratings?

That is television...and if you can't make the grade you make way for those who can do a better job
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While vaguely amusing, this article has got to be way off base. Why on earth would Fox care about stupid Chuck and whatever other crap that NBC is airing? House would crush pretty much any show that is put on opposite it. Chuck, meanwhile, barely survives from season to season, always on the verge of getting canned. There's no challenge here.
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Great news House is coming back 2 weeks sooner.
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It's an evil move, but you gotta hand it to Fox - it's also a smart one. House FTW.
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I'll never watch House when it airs again. NBC is alrady struggling, FOX just wants to show off how much of a bully it can be. May Chuck live long and prosper!
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I'm not going to be watching House when Chuck comes back I only watched it in the fall because their was nothing else on at 8:00 PM EST on Mondays.
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I don't watch House so...eh. I'm still watching mah boy Chuck on Monday.
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Good thing for a dvr and verizon on demand
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What's the big deal now that most TV shows are available on the web? NBC puts shows on the web sooner than Fox so I'll probably watch House when it airs then Chuck the next day. And Fringe has a terrible cast and Heroes hasn't had decent writing since the first season, so who really cares about them?
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