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NBC Slates Return for "Chuck"

While I am still shaking from last night's private screening of Paramount's new feature Cloverfield (run, don't walk to see this movie when it comes out), I am thrilled to have some news for Chuck fans.

After wondering endlessly what fate would befall the final two produced episodes of NBC's action-comedy Chuck, I was a little bit surprised to learn just what the Peacock would do with those two installments.

NBC issued a press release yesterday alerting the media that it would air Chuck's final two original episodes on January 24th, at 8 pm and 10 pm ET/PT.

Cause for celebration, no? While I'm thrilled we'll finally get to catch up with Chuck, Sarah, Casey, and the rest of the Buy More crew (including Casey's intriguing romantic backstory, as promised to me by Adam Baldwin), I am a little confused as to why NBC would burn off the episodes during January rather than wait until February sweeps.

Furthermore, I'm not too pleased that the Peacock isn't even presenting these two final episodes back-to-back, but "sandwiched" around an episode of The Celebrity Apprentice smack at 9 pm. As much as I love Chuck, there's no way I am tuning in between episodes to watch Donald Trump boss around a much of D-list "celebrities."

Me, I'll be recording the two episodes on my TiVo and watching them back-to-back... unless I am so starved for first-run scripted programming by then that I parcel them out, the television equivalent of wartime rations.

Chuck airs Thursday, January 24th at 8 pm and 10 pm on NBC.


The CineManiac said…
You got to see Cloverfield!?!?!?!?
I'm so jealous!!!
Anonymous said…
I can't wait for Chuck to return though like you I won't be watching Apprentice in order to do so.
Anonymous said…
Woo, Chuck! (Also: I'm already rationing. I've got the latest couple episodes of Ugly Betty saved up, which will join tonight's installment to form a mini-marathon of sunshine when times get dark. Which will probably be sometime this weekend.)
Anonymous said…
I'm confused... why would NBC do this?

(Same night, back to back???)
It looks like NBC is trying to get people to tune in to Apprentice by bookending it will Chuck episodes. Pretty lame.
Anonymous said…
Nothing could get me to watch Apprentice. Ever.

Thank goodness for my trusty DVR.
Unknown said…
Why would this be cause for celebration? I'll celebrate when the writer's strike is over. This just means that there are no more new episodes to air.
Unknown said…
I suspect NBC is airing Chuck this way because--sob--they're planning to cancel it. Fools.

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