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'Chuck,' 'Chase' Get Full Seasons from NBC

by Maureen Ryan, posted Oct 19th 2010 2:45PM
'Chuck' fans, breathe easy: The show got a full-season order from NBC today.

It's nice of NBC to realize that 'Chuck' fans get nervous and would no doubt fret about the show until that full-season order came through.

The cherry on top of the 'Chuck' sundae? NBC supersized its order.

There will be a total of 24 'Chuck' episodes in season 4, instead of the usual 22.

'Chuck' hasn't been setting the world on fire with its ratings this year, but NBC recognized, as entertainment president Angela Bromstad noted in a statement, that the show has a "loyal, passionate audience."

No doubt that audience will be very glad to see the very 'Chuck'-esque trio of Morgan Fairchild, Linda Hamilton and Robert Englund in the show's Oct. 25 episode. Hamilton, Ana Gasteyer and Timothy Dalton guest star Nov. 1.

The action drama 'Chase,' which stars Kelli Giddish, also got a full-season order. 'Undercovers,' a much-hyped J.J. Abrams spy drama that has struggled in the ratings, didn't get a pickup but NBC ordered for more scripts for that show.

Yesterday, NBC gave full-season orders to 'The Event,' 'Law & Order: Los Angeles' and, inexplicably, 'Outsourced.' Do not ask me to explain that last one. I cannot.

Of the rest of NBC's freshman class, only 'Outlaw' has been canceled. It joins 'My Generation' and 'Lone Star' on the fall scrap heap.

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Jem

"It's nice of NBC to realize that 'Chuck' fans get nervous and would no doubt fret about the show until that full-season order came through."
No question about it! Here's to more stunt casting, more pop culture and definitely more heartwarming-fun Chuck!

October 21 2010 at 4:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dan H

I am not normally an English police, but in this case, it is actually pertinent. Undercovers had FOUR scripts ordered?

You don't need to explain the pick-up of Outsourced. Isn't it consistently beating Community and 30 Rock (live episode aside)? That is enough to explain its pickup.

I know you didn't mention Raising Hope's pick-up in this article, but you really missed the boat on that one.

October 19 2010 at 8:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rose

CHUCK!!!!!!!!!!!
Love my Chuck. I have loved this show since it began. Always afraid they would cancel it. This is great news to this Chuck fan.

October 19 2010 at 6:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tom Fandre

Why does everyone hate outsourced so much, I think its tons better than the office which has been painfully bad this season. I think most of the characters are pretty funny and while its not amazing like Community its fun.

October 19 2010 at 5:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
m0nkey68

YAY !!! for Chase . I have dumped Hawaii Five-Oh for Chase on Mondays anyways so this is good news for me .

October 19 2010 at 4:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jan

Loyal, passionate and bit obsessive. But we love CHUCK

October 19 2010 at 3:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BugKiller

Okay, Chuck fans, it's time to mobilize!

You would think our goals are achieved, and they are, for THIS season.

But I did some interesting math. Because of the strange and convoluted road our favorite Nerd Herding Spy has travelled in four seasons (Writer's strike, no advertising, strange-but-welcome 6 episode pick-up b/c of Jay Leno failure), these 24 episodes of season 4 will leave Chuck with a grand total of...

... 78 episodes.

That's right. 78 episodes. Meaning...

... that a 5th Season of 22 episodes will bring Chuck to that magical and perfect number of 100!!!

We must get to our twitters and to our facebooks!

We must drive, walk, or run to our local Subways!

We must not sleep, must not rest, must eat many, many delicious $5 Footlong Subs to ensure that Chuck, Sarah, Casey, Morgan, Awesome, Ellie, Jeffster, Big Mike, AND the General reach the perfect and awesome plateau of 100 episodes!!!

100 episodes GUARANTEES a rerun syndication deal. I plan on buying a Chuck Complete Series set of course, as I did AD and Seinfeld and Angel and Buffy and others.

But much like Seinfeld, how awesome would it be to turn on TBS (very funny) every day and be able to watch Chuck from 5-6pm... EVERY DAY!?!?!?!?

It would be guaranteed with 100 episodes in the can.

So we must rally! We must demand! We must engorge ourselves on Subway sandwiches!

Twitter hashtag: #TheWorldNeeds100Chucks!

http://twitter.com/#search/%23TheWorldNeeds100Chucks

Let's make it happen, people!

October 19 2010 at 3:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Chris

Tactical much?

October 19 2010 at 3:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Craig Ranapia

I'm glad about this -- not totally loving what I've seen this season but it must make life easier in the writers room when you've got a solid idea of how much space you've got to work with. (Don't know what you think about it, but the "mini-season" when the network upped their order last year felt a bit awkward.)

October 19 2010 at 2:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chris

Yes, more Muthafuggin CHUCK!!!

October 19 2010 at 2:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nikki

Glad for Chuck
As for the rest of the shows listed, not so much. Mostly I worry they won't leave room for Parks & Rec. in the midseason schedule. ugh

October 19 2010 at 2:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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