NBC picks up Parks, waiting on Chuck

The answer that every Chuck fan was waiting for was supposed to come today. It didn't. NBC only announced a partial list of its 2009-2010 pickups at today's upfronts, leaving those rooting for a renewal of the spy comedy in the dark. The future for several other shows, on the other hand, has been sealed.

The network officially announced that Heroes, Southland, and Parks and Recreation would be returning this upcoming season. Six episodes of Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday were also announced.

NBC settled on six new shows for next season: the medical dramas Trauma and Mercy, the hour-long dramedy Parenthood, the post-apocalyptic "event" Day One, and half-hour comedies Community and 100 Questions (formerly known as 100 Questions for Charlotte Payne).

The buzz from leaky sources says Medium will be officially picked up soon, but the fate of the long-running Law & Order, My Name is Earl, Life (update: cancelled), and fan-favorite Chuck are still up in the air. NBC will announce its entire 2009-2010 schedule on May 19, and according to Deadline Hollywood, Chuck and Law & Order will both be back, possibly as midseason entries.

The Office, 30 Rock, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Friday Night Lights, Biggest Loser, and Celebrity Apprentice were all previously picked up. New series pickups previously announced include the celeb genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are?, Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref, the self-help Breakthrough with Tony Robbins, and Jay Leno's five-days-a-week primetime talkshow.

NBC's season is already looking pretty stuffy--where will they fit everything?

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Glad NBC renewed SOUTHLAND
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This blows...its seems that so many Good shows are either rumored to be, or actually getting canceled, while the crap gets to continue. Life and Chuck were two of my favorite shows since they came out, and I'll be pretty disappointed if they decide to cancel the latter as well. What is a viewer to do, I guess that the networks are just trying to get us off our butts and stop watching TV...at least that's what I'm gonna be doing more considering there are only a couple of shows worth my time and some of those are coming to a close themselves. COME ON NETWORKS!!! Get your acts together.
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NBC renews 'Chuck'

Network orders 13 episodes for fall



http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ibd965fb07c296111b50460d394132fd8
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all right, so, whats up with chuck? Is it going to be another season or not?
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NBC needs to get a clue... CHUCK is one of the best shows on TV!!!!
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lots of people hating on heroes but in my opinion it makes sense that it would be brought back. there is a huge fanbase for heroes because of season 1 an 2. plus i heard the last 3 or 4 of the season were awesome. i haven't watched it yet cause i like to save em up til the end of the season.
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I really hope NBC doesn't cancel this show. However, after what happened with Journeyman, which was a great show that I got really involved in trying to save only to realize that NBC is nothing but a money-grubbing corporation that cares nothing about the opinions of its viewers, I'm not so sure I want to go through such an ordeal again.

But I will say this, if any of you NBC execs are reading (yeah right), if you cancel this show, I will NEVER watch NBC again. Heroes has gone down the tubes, and I can live without the office. There aren't really any other shows that I enjoy on your network besides Chuck, because you KEEP CANCELING THE GOOD ONES!

Wake up NBC and WAKE UP VIEWERS! We need to let NBC know that we are tired of their crap by hitting them where it hurts. If they keep canceling the shows we love, then boycott NBC. That's capitalism. If they can't produce the product that we want, then don't buy it: in other words, stop watching.
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Come on NBC you have to renew Chuck. What is there to think about?
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oh my gosh they HAVE to renew chuck first nbc cancels life so they have to keep chuck..i still hate NBC no matter what
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So let me see if I have this right, they are renewing Parks & Rec, (a stupid show) but canceling Life and they are not sure about Chuck, which are both awesome shows.....U SUCK NBC!!!!!!!!
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man i so hope NBC pick up a couple of more seasons of chuck. it's just started to be shown here in aus on Paytv and all the reviews ive read online seem to point to a great series. and man is Sarah smoking hot or wat?
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This is a shock, where is Chuck?
It makes me chuckle that they haven't bringed back Chuckles
We need neo, i mean Chuck.
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CHUCK MUST LIVE!!!!!!
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Chuck is the best show ...They need to renew Chuck,Please help save Chuck
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Heroes needs a completely new team of writers.. what the hell are they doing with the potential of this show.. they somehow managed to make this show EXTREMELY BORING, and then u have CHUCK, CHUCK is like a cool breaze with funny characters, GREAT PLOT, mystery, romance, and action... by the the way, the romance is with Agent Sarah Walker(Yvonne Strahovski)...It doesnt get any better than that..lol..PLEASE RENEW CHUCK FOR 2 SEASONS
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Chuck is one of the best show out there. it keeps u entertained with the gripping spy work and the witty humor. hey in Australia they are only up to ep 5 but after the first ep i was hooked and watched 2 seasons in 2 weeks. Every one that i show the series to they are addicted. i have my fingers crossed that they do not leave all of us fans waiting for the continue...
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Get rid of Leno so we can have Life back!!!!!!!!
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Agree, do we really need more medical dramas??? I loved Life and I am very depressed about the cancelation.
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Considering the fact that Jay Leno's show will be shown in the 9 pm spot monday-friday leaves means certain shows will be cancelled while others will be mid season replacements. My guess is that both Chuck, Law and Order and Medium will be back as mid season replacements, which is much better than having the shows cancelled.
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Life is/was the best show on nbc by a country mile. imagine another cop show but actually good. do really think that we need 2 more medical dramas? come on!
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Chuck is the only series I watch on NBC, so bye Chuck...bye NBC for me.
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CHUCK HAS TO BE BACK!!!!! BEST SHOW ON THEIR LIST!!
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Not saying I like Parks&R but it got picked up because its new and can attract new viewers Chuck has been on awhile so the chances of it gaining new viewers are smaller. I'm all for quality shows getting renewed so hopefully they find a way to renew it. I mean hell Friday Night Lights is still on so NBC does try sometimes.
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First of all, there's no need to blame Leno for NBC's greed. (Feel free to see my blog for more on that.) Anyway, Heroes amazes me with its ability to be renewed after being such crap, Parks and Recreations is trying too hard to be The Office, and as far as Weekend Updates, well, it was great during the political season, but what's the point otherwise?
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Is this a joke? Come on -- bring Chuck back. It deserves to be on the calendar for the 2 hours of programming somewhere between Sunday and Thursday night, even if it isn't Monday.
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They really need to renew Chuck, and it should be for a full season pickup.
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How does Parks and Rec get renewed before Chuck?!
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They need to renew Chuck.
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You have to do it, cancel other shows :D
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this is just stupid, renew chuck immediately! the last episodes were so brilliant and wonderful! c'mon nbc, don't cancel one of your best shows ever!
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Bring back Chuck! It's the best show out there.
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How is Parks better than Chuck? Give me a break NBC! C'mon, renew Chuck already. This is crazy! Please help save Chuck at SaveChuckBartowski.com
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Let me get this straight? So the cash cow ER is finally gone and NBC has a chance to do something different to try to become a real network again rather than a laughingstock and two of their new shows are ER like? I can see the pitches..."It's ER, but with the focus on the nurses!" and "It's ER, but in the field instead of in the ER!" They even took the helicopter crashing into the hospital from a season of ER and put it in the new show's clip! And their other new dramas...a series version of I Am Legend and a remake of a 20 yr old movie! Please...NBC = Nothing But Crud!
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Why do you need Leno every day? I mean hes ok but watching him everyday and knowning thanks to him good scripted tv is dying on NBC well... Im gonna hate him. I do hope Chuck gets renewed its a fun-action show.
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i hope chuck gets picked up for another season!!
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Seriously?! TWO new 'ER', another 'Brothers and Sisters', another Jericho, and two comedies with limited storylines? THAT's what NBC has come up with to save the network?: Good luck!
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chuck should get renewed and im happy heroes is renewed and ill probably watch that new series day one
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YAAAY for Heroes and Medium. I hope Chuck gets picked up.
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Its one think that they took away Life, but now they wanna take away Chuck, I'd be very pissed and they'd lose two hrs of my time every week.. Im def not gonna watch Leno, so think of me as ur average viewer...
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SAVE CHUCK!!!!!!
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Thank Jay Leno for shelving a great show, Life. It will be interesting to see how NBC scrambles when Leno fails. I'm figuring the news will be NBC's third prime time hour by November. If Earl goes too, I'll hate Leno even more.
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I'm keeping my hopes held high, but if they make us wait this long just to say it's canceled, that's kinda cruel. Please save Chuck!
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Chuck needs to be back!!
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Chuck needs to be back!!
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Looks like politicians are making TV decisions these days, can't seem to get anything right
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nbc wouldn't recognize a good decision even if it'd bite their asses.
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CHUCK CHUCK CHUCK!!!
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SAVE CHUCK!
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Really hope they renew Chuck, one of the best tv-series i have ever watched!
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