As you probably know, NBC's Chuck is in danger of not returning next season. But there is a chance that we could see more spy antics from Chuck Bartowski in a third season… if the show's fans band together and get a good old-fashioned grassroots campaign going.
Two of NBC's once-promising series limped to the finish line last night, and while one is guaranteed another chance to fight, the other is at the mercy of network executives. Neither Chuck nor Heroes impressed in their season finales last night, concluding disappointing seasons ratings-wise.
Well I'll be! Chuck Bartowski has pulled some amazing stunts over his two seasons as primetime's most adorable spy, but this takes the cake. NBC has ordered a third season of the action-comedy Chuck despite unimpressive ratings over the past year.
Remember last year when NBC touted Monday nights as "Bionic Mondays"? The network had a can't-miss evening of entertainment--at least according to the advertising--anchored by new series Chuck, the sophomore season of the smash hit Heroes, and the super revved-up Bionic Woman remake. It was the night that would help bring NBC back up from the bottom of the pile, regain some swagger, and usher in a new era.
Well, maybe not so much.
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.
The O.C. creator Josh Schwartz and director McG (We Are Marshall) bring us Chuck, a series laced with humor about young twenty-something spies. Zachary Levi (Less Than Perfect) plays Chuck Bartowski, a nerdy computer tech who has a database of government secrets downloaded into his brain. Chuck soon finds himself recruited by John Casey (Adam Baldwin), a veteran NSA Agent who now works with the CIA, for espionage work with his new partner (and first date in 10 years) Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) - leading Chuck to live a split life of computer geek and secret CIA missions.moreless