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'Chuck' Co-Creator Chris Fedak Promises Big Things in the Second Half, But Is the Charm Gone?

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 31st 2011 2:45PM
'Chuck Vs. The Fear of DeathThe forurth season of 'Chuck' has been a head-scratcher for many of its most ardent fans. Much of what made them fans of the show in the first place -- its humor, how everyday geek Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi) tries to balance the spy world and his personal life, the presence of the Buy More crew -- is still there. But those aspects aren't as dominant as they once were; in some ways, 'Chuck' has shown more resemblance to more straightforward spy shows like 'Alias' this season than the funny, charming, comedy/spy hybrid that we saw in its first two seasons.

That notion hasn't been helped by the current story arc, where Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski) goes deep undercover in the dark organization of Alexei Volkoff (Timothy Dalton) in order to extricate Chuck's mother (Linda Hamilton) from her 20-year undercover mission. In the meantime, Casey (Adam Baldwin) is in critical condition from a bad fall he took at the end of last week's episode. It's a dark turn for the show that many of its fans -- including our recapper, Ryan McGee -- have been hoping ends soon.

If co-creator Chris Fedak is to be believed, those fans will be satisfied with what happens during tonight's climactic episode. "It's not as if we've set some something where we're going to spend seven episodes with Sarah inside (the Volkoff organization)," Fedak told me last week. "We have bigger things that are just about to happen."

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Just the FAQs: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About 'Chuck'

by Kim Potts, posted Oct 18th 2010 1:00PM

It hasn't always been smooth sailing -- 'Chuck' fans have eaten a lot of Subway and shipped a lot of Nerds to NBC execs -- but the dramedy about the adorkable computer nerd-turned-spy guy and his family and friends is still alive and well in its fourth season, and with a still-devoted group of fans that tune in faithfully each Monday night (or at least set the DVR, check it out on Hulu.com, buy it from iTunes the next day ... you get the picture).

In the midst of another season that has been packed with action, romance, humor, fantastic celeb guest stars, including, in tonight's 'Chuck Versus the Couch Lock' (8PM ET, NBC), Eric Roberts, series co-creators Chris Fedak and Josh Schwartz, and Captain Awesome himself, Ryan McPartlin, chatted with AOL TV about all things 'Chuck,' past, present and future.

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'Chuck' Co-Creator Chris Fedak on "Season 3.2"

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 21st 2010 3:04PM
Zach Levy as 'Chuck'If the last episode of 'Chuck' felt like a season finale... well, it's because it was. The episode was initially supposed to have a thirteen episode season, but NBC decided to order another six episodes. According to Chris Fedak, who co-created the show with Josh Schwartz, the good news came at an opportune time: as they were writing episode thirteen.

In our wide-ranging talk, Fedak and I talked about how the pickup affected the writing process, how the new dynamic between the characters on the show is playing out, if he fears the energy will fizzle, why Tony Hale wasn't around this year, and if he's confident the show will get a season four.

(Warning: Fedak talked fast, so this is a long interview, with a very minor spoiler near the end. But there's a ton of good info for 'Chuck' fanatics, so read and enjoy!)

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Will 'Chuck's' Last Six Eps Be As Good As the First Thirteen?

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 6th 2010 5:31PM
Zachary Levi in 'Chuck' - 'Chuck Vs. The American Hero'Most 'Chuck' fans know that last night's episode, 'Chuck Versus The Other Guy,' was originally designed to be the third season finale. That was, of course, before NBC surprised Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak with an order for six more episodes, bringing the total to 19.

Don't get me wrong; 'Chuck Versus The Other Guy' was one of my favorite episodes this season. So many stories advanced and got tied together, it made for a very satisfying hour.

But that's because the stories were supposed to be wrapped up. For all Fedak and Schwartz knew, this was going to be the last episode they ever did. So, did things wrap up a little too neatly last night, leaving the last six episodes as some sort of long, energy-free epilogue? I'm not sure.

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'Chuck' vs. WonderCon! Relationship and Finale Scoop from the Cast & Crew

by Jo Garfein, posted Apr 5th 2010 10:30AM
Yesterday at WonderCon, the cast and crew of 'Chuck' gathered in San Francisco to present tonight's new episode ('Chuck vs. The Other Guy'), address fan feedback and discuss the season finale.

According to incredibly affable 'Chuck' star Zachary Levi, they wrapped filming on season 3 two weeks ago. However, he is not a fan of spoilers and heard that there was allegedly a mole on the set of the show. "We didn't even get the last four or five pages of the last script. That's the first time that ever happened. It always boggles my mind that people would want to spoil that. It takes away from the whole experience of any show, especially a show that's so rooted in certain mythologies."

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Chuck season three: Press Kits Unwrapped

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 3rd 2010 10:00AM
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One of the pleasures of blogging here at TV Squad is getting a press kit from a network to promote a new or returning show. Sometimes it's just a folder with a screener. Sometimes it's a cornucopia of doo-dads and tchotchkas that might be cool. I've seen some reviewers build an entire wardrobe from press kit tee-shirts, hoodies and caps. So, it was with real excitement -- like the anticipation of a birthday gift -- when Fedex turned up with NBC Entertainment Publicity's big box of promotion for Chuck.

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Chuck - VIDEO - Comic-Con Report

by Keith McDuffee, posted Jul 28th 2008 11:30PM
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There are only so many hours of television I can fit in a day, so I'm picky and particular about what I watch. Chuck is one of those shows that I watched early last season, I liked it, but for reasons I can't think of, it didn't make the cut. Seeing as it was good enough and is clearly popular enough to have a second season, with the first season DVDs out in a couple of months, I may have to do some catching up and find a way to fit it in.

This session was great for fans of the show, as the first five minutes or so were filled with a video montage of scenes from next season. I'll describe some of those scenes in my summary below, but I'll start them off with SPOILER in case you don't want to know.
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