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Good Luck, "Chuck": NBC Grants Back Nine Order for Spy Dramedy

Just like Bryce Larkin, you can't keep a good spy dead for long.

I am currently jumping up and down with abandon and glee (much like a pigtailed six-year-old girl) at the news that NBC has granted freshman series Chuck a full season order.

Yes, you read that correctly: spy dramedy Chuck, from creators Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak, has received the ever-elusive back nine order, despite the current writers strike, though the Peacock was quick to preface that statement by offering the alternative language of "the balance of the 2007-08 season."

The announcement of Chuck's full season order--and that of fellow freshman series Life--was made by Ben Silverman.

"Chuck and Life stand out in a crowded TV landscape because they are smart, well-produced series with incredibly talented casts," said Silverman in a press release. "Both shows are hitting their stride creatively, have developed loyal audiences and offer unlimited potential to grow throughout the season."

According to NBC's release: "Chuck is averaging a 3.4 rating, 9 share in adults 18-49 and 8.4 million viewers overall this season. Chuck has been delivering competitive results in the Monday 8-9 p.m. (ET) slot and has increased its adult 18-49 rating from half-hour to half-hour with each of its nine Monday telecasts to date. Chuck's average 3.1 rating in adults 18-49 for the November sweep has kept NBC on pace with its rating in the time period during last May's sweep with Deal or No Deal."

I cannot tell you how completely happy this news makes me, especially what with a brand-spanking-new episode of Chuck on tonight at 8 pm ET/PT.

Comments

Anonymous said…
I think you just made my week especially as it's starting off so crappy. There isn't any show more deserving of a full season order than Chuck. I am soooooo happy!
Anonymous said…
Great news! I love CHUCK.
Unknown said…
Awesome! Now if only they'd pay the writers what they deserve so we could see the rest of the season.
The CineManiac said…
HURRAY!!!! I just said in a comment on an earlier post how I wished they'd pick up the show, and now they have I'm SOOOO Excited.
Anonymous said…
Life was picked up? Now that's good news. I'm a big fan of Life. So it's a full order for next season for Life?

Thanks for posting this!
Anonymous said…
This is great news. Now if they'd pick up Journeyman I'd be very happy.
monic said…
Fantastic, fantastic news for Chuck, but especially for Life. I've fallen in love with the show and it's only gotten better and better since the first episode.
Anonymous said…
I don't really see what all the fuss is about when it comes to Life. Can someone explain why people love this show? I'm thrilled about Chuck though which definitely deserves the pickup!
Anonymous said…
Chuck is amazing. Ever since the first episode I was hooked. But I really want the rest of the season to start. I'm dying of withdrawel.
I love Chuck

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