The NBC Upfronts will take place on May 16. That gives the show and us fans only one week to do our part (maybe it will help, maybe it’s all for naught) for the show. While it is generally acknowledged that the pilots (or strength of pilots) will dictate Chuck’s fate:
Mo Ryan: As for ‘Chuck,’ whether it gets a fifth season is in the hands of the gods at this point. TV By the Numbers has it as a “Likely Cancellation,” though there is some hope that the new regime at NBC will see the virtue of sticking with a known quantity with a loyal fan base. ‘Chuck’s’ chances may well rest on how NBC feels about the new shows that it has developed for next season. If the network has a large number of new shows it feels good about, ‘Chuck’s’ days might be numbered. If the Monday schedule is still looking spotty, ‘Chuck’ might get a reprieve and return for one more go-round next season.
Us fans aren’t without an audience (pun intended!). Enter We Give A Chuck‘s fan movement. We’ve highlighted this enterprising group once before; today, as we near the finish line they ask us again (as we ask you, Chuckthis bloggers) to join in on #NotANielsenFamily. This being the last week before upfronts, it’s all the more imperative we band together and do our part. As always tweeting responsibly will be essential, but watching live and being an active viewer even more. If you don’t have twitter, you can still participate via the Thank the Advertiser page, all you need are the night’s advertisers. And of course to watch live.