Get Ready for Chucktoberfest; The Nerd Herd May Return This Month

Chuck news? In October? NBC's crumbling empire could actually mean good things for one of its fan favorites. With Southland on the outs, NBC is looking to fill its schedule with something, and that something could very well be Chuck, says EW.com.

Chuck defied looming cancellation last season and has been scheduled to return in March, but with real estate opening up on NBC's schedule, it may very well be go-time for Chuck Bartowski and the Nerd Herd. The show could return as early as sometime this month.

If you are a Chuck fan (and TV.com seems to be full of them), you're probably doing cartwheels right now. But heed this: An early start may not be the best thing for the show. A few weeks of promotion may not be enough time to get word out that Chuck is returning so soon and could hurt the show's numbers. If it airs in October instead of March, Chuck will also miss out on promos scheduled to run during NBC's telecasts of the Winter Olympics, which is the whole reason Chuck was pushed to the odd start time of March in the first place.

But there is one silver lining (in addition to improving the overall quality of television, because let's face it, Chuck is better than most other stuff out there). If Chuck gets a head start, it greatly increases the show's chances of getting a full-season order instead of the 13 episodes currently planned for its third season.

Some potential good and some potential bad. Chucksters, what are your thoughts on the situation?

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I agree with PrnsAurora16: I would be all for Chuck starting the sooner the better, but if pushing it back means it's more likely not to get canceled, then push away! I just discovered this show two weeks ago and I've already watched every single episode...I absolutely LOVE it!! All of the characters, ALLLL of them! Casting is fantastic, writing is amazing, this is an excellent quality show! Do whatever will keep it on the longest, NBC!!!! (And don't be an idiot like you were with Pushing Daisies!)
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love chuck its hilarious
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Fantastic!
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I'm excited to see Chuck again, but I'd rather wait until March if it means it has a better chance of not getting cancelled. This show is so unique and entertaining. I love all three stars, but especially Adam Baldwin. Mmmm...Adam Baldwin.
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i miss chuck!! please come back, it was my fave show ever!! :)
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I would definitely love to see it back this month but if it means it can get canceled again then i will be fine if it stays in March. But this is one of my all time favorite shows!
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chuck is one of the best show on tv
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I'm a drama watcher..cops, hospitals, political intrigue (CIA,MI5,etc), sci -fi thrillers..I rarely watch comedy at all..BUT..Chuck really grew on me and I never missed an episode.I'm holding a place in my primetime lineup for their return.
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Great! There is just so little to watch that is really funny and interesting at the same time. Chuck is both. Bring it on!
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This show is one of the best, it's a pitty they treat it like it's worht nothing at all.

I would love to have a whole season insted of a shortened one, but it's true that this early launch can affect the show.
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I would like to Chuck, coming on sooner sceduled. May it help NBC, in there problems, and may thay find other, shows to help.
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"Chuck" is good entertainment. NBC Cancelled a very goood show last season, :My Own Worst Enemy, & I hope that Chuck avoids a tragic cancellation.
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I thought I had read in EW that the producers were going to do away with the nerd herd group and buy moore. In that case why bother coming back at all. (They were the best part of the show)
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good for the extra episodes but it could cost them episodes in the long run!!
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great news :))
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omg, if only! i missed Chuck so much. i hope they return early than expected and will be more episodes intead of 13.
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Great, because NBC certainly has nothing else out there except the Law & Order shows! They can pretty well close up shop except for those shows! ! !
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yeah, it would be great news to see them back so soon!!!!!!
Come on NBC... we're waiting for it now :D
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So when are they going to make the offical anouncement
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I'm being selfish. Gimme Chuck! I miss him and the Nerd Herd so very, very much!
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CHUCK!!!!! Okay, now that that's out of my system...either way I can't wait and I'll post wherever possible to try and get the word out if they do show it early, but man...I hope whatever decision they do make works out for this show. Its probably the best thing out there right now.
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i love this show so much, the only thing i want to say is yay!!!!!
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Selfishly I say.. GIMMIE CHUCK!!
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This is good news, it's one of my favorite series.
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As much as i hate to say it, i think we should wait till March. GOD that was difficult to write!
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hmmmm As long Chuck don't get the early burial courtsey of Fridays then Im fine. Just give my Chuck! The comics/dvds can hold me for so long! After that cliffhanger I want more! Though if March has a possiblity of helping show out more, then I more for March.
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I say grind your teeth and wait til March. The show will have a better chance for survival.
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They need to sort out what they're doing so that they can start promoting!!! Chuck needs all the help it can get!
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Ooo yeah~ finally some great news.
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when would it be? wasn't Southland going to be Fridays? i wouldn't know because i didn't like the show (i don't like any of these cop/law shows), but Fridays is a killer for just about any show. i like Chuck and all but if it's Fridays at 9/8c, i'll be watching Dollhouse. i'd rather it be midseason so i can watch both shows
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I would love for it to start early, and I honestly don't think the numbers are likely to be very affected. I mean, advertise all you want, but advertisements don't really bring in new viewers to a show in its third season, and current Chuck fans will be sure to watch whenever it starts up again. I agree with rent907. . . we're nerdy enough to get the message out! With practically nothing good on tv this fall, now is a great time for Chuck!
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Bring Chuck back as soon as possible
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I am SO incredibly excited for the return of Chuck. I think the fanbase is wide enough and certainly nerdy enough to spread the word of Chucks potentially early return to get the numbers up.
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chuckk!! slightly worried aboutthe numbrs also but would completely love the season starting early!!!(one of the best shows on tv)
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Good news; full season order will be a bonus.
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I believe Chuck to be one of the most original, techno crazed, aimed at every type of personality TV shows around, Season 1 and 2 were fantastic and I was hooked. I must admit I'm excited at the prospect of the show getting back on the air sooner than expected and if this means it will get the full 22 Eps then thats brilliant, if however they do start sooner rather than later and decide to still only go with the 13 Eps then I'm not sure how that will really pan out for the show lasting, I have hope that a Season 4 would be an option. What with the current budget cuts in production costs already I think it would be in the best interest of the network to go for the full 22. Anyways, just my opinion. Bring on the Chuck!!
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"Chuck" is awesome bring it back now and keep bringing it back. (Long live Chuck)
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great chuck is one my favorite show on nbc.
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add a commentChuck is always a win!

Bring on the Nerd-Herd and get some additional episodes too!
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I only watch some eps not really in to it...



XO XO



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We're also hearing that Trauma's performance may have a major effect on Chuck's arrival... i.e., if Trauma tanks, it will get pulled in favor of Chuck.
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i hope chuck gets the standard 22 episodes. Also do not put it on fridays. Why do you think Dollhouse is tanking. its not because its a bad show, because it is a awsome show, but people dont watch tv on fridays anymore. Except old people and nerds, and there are more old people than nerds thats why CBS wins fridays always. NBC, Fox, and ABC should show movies or Football on Friday nights. As for Chuck put it on Monday after Heroes.
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13 episode is never enough for me so hopefully will get more and keep hoping to renew it as well but i like it that it comes early i love this show :)
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Wonderful !!! Its my favorite show !!!
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Personally I would love to see this show come back sooner rather than later. If BC won't give the show the advertising it needs then it is on us Chuck fans to spread the word and kee this show going for plenty more seasons to come!
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I love Chuck, one of my favorite shows, but I really think NBC needs to either hold off on it's release, or get a MAJOR ad upgrade for Chuck advertising. I hadn't even heard about the news until I saw this article. Honestly, I would take a short season with more to come, than make this long season Chuck's last run...
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OMG im so excited and cant wait :D
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OMG im so excited and cant wait :D
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not sure if this is great news or not - Chuck is my fav show - i love it...but equally I want it to have the best possible chance of success and getting a full season order so maybe March is the best thing for Chuck. Fans of Chuck need to really get the word of mouth going if it starts early...
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I'm really glad it will air sooner than expected, but I don't really think it will be good for the show. I've missed it a lot and I want it back Soooooo BAD....
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