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NBC Renews Chuck for 13 Episodes

Chuck's Back! NBC Orders 13 More Episodes

It's a big day for Chuck fans: As various sources are reporting (and Warner Bros. itself is confirming), NBC's lovable spy show will be back for a third season!

It's the latest in a weekend of crazy bubble show renewals that also include Dollhouse, Castle, and Scrubs, among others. And it's just the start for the madness to come during network Upfront week.

Now, there's a catch to this good news for Chuck: NBC only ordered 13 episodes (down from the normal 22 or so), and Warner Bros. will have to cut the show's budget pretty significantly — which means the show will lose some writers, some regular roles may become recurring guest stars, and we'll probably see fewer cast members in each episode. That's a bummer, but it's probably to be expected in this economy. And besides, if Chuck can blow us away each week on a tighter budget, maybe it'll be around for seasons to come.

Bottom line: I couldn't be more excited to get to see Chuck's new kung fu skills (and who knows what else!) on my TV this year. The show's time slot is still up in the air, but we should know more when NBC announces its full schedule on Tuesday. For now, let's get a hooray for the Nerd Herd down here in the comments.

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britracefan britracefan 8 years
GO CHUCK!!! Can't wait for his new 'skills' to be on air!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Boo, no accounting for taste i guess
littlebmac littlebmac 8 years
This is great news! I am disappointed about Samantha Who being cancelled, that is a bummer. Now I have Chuck to look forward to.
Allyace Allyace 8 years
Such great news! Woohoo!
Allytta Allytta 8 years
catstarr catstarr 8 years
BEST NEWS EVER! *does happiest happy dance*
Critty Critty 8 years
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! Chuck is totally my fave show, so I no longer have to threaten boycotting NBC :)
specialksgurl specialksgurl 8 years
Yay for Chuck!!!
La-Tua-Cantante La-Tua-Cantante 8 years
This just made my day! I don't know what I'd do without this show. I agree Renee3 - we all need to get everyone we know to watch this show so that it gets renewed!
telewyo telewyo 8 years
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I'm SOOOOO glad! Now we just have to get everyone we know to watch it so that they'll keep renewing it!!!
ana-isabel ana-isabel 8 years
YAY! :) I'm so happy I just hope these new changes won't effect chuck too much.
bethinabox bethinabox 8 years
Yayyy!!!!! Oh man that's awesome news. So excited. :)
tiffsniff tiffsniff 8 years
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
As someone said on another blog: Viva Buymoria!
piper23 piper23 8 years
Woo hoooooo!!!
PinkTink707 PinkTink707 8 years
woot woot!! I am bummed about the 13 eps, but I love Chuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All of our hard work paid off!!!
Miss-Shapes Miss-Shapes 8 years
I mean THIRD season, obviously. Doh!
Miss-Shapes Miss-Shapes 8 years
YAYness!! I had really lost all hope there for a second, but now I can't stop myself smiling like a crazy person. Best news since FNL's renewal :) However, we've never actually had a full 22-episode season of Chuck so I'm not too worried about a shorter season. If it means more Charles Carmichael, then I'm stoked!
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 8 years
Yay! :D I hope it doens't have to change too much, and maybe if the 13 episodes do well we'll get more? Oh, a girl can cream can't she.
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