Multiple sources are citing that season 5 will be the final season of Chuck.
Well guys it looks like we’ll be getting another year of this:
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If you’ve been living under a rock, or just happen to have missed the news, here is a collection of links and ink slewed about Chuck’s (unofficial) Season 5
The news that broke twitter, Ausiello:
“Sources confirm to TVLine that Chuck has cheated death once again and will return for a fifth season this fall…for at least 13 episodes.”
Variety (which technically broke the news first, with this snippet):
“As for NBC’s existing bubble shows, “Chuck” is likely to return for at least 13 episodes”
“He’s done it again! Escape artist CHUCK, which has successfully cheated cancellation for the past two years, will be coming back to fight again next season. I hear a deal is being finalized for a 13-episode order to the NBC spy dramedy.”
“NBC is reportedly nearing a deal to bring the spy series back for a fifth season for at least 13 episodes, according to TVLine.com.”
Additional read about new pilots here.
“We’ll find out for sure on Sunday (May 15), when NBC holds a press conference to announce its schedule for next season.”
“…as NBC attempts to rebuild their very tarnished brand, it looks like they decided to go with a show that at least has a passionate, loyal core audience, while they order many new series around it.”
Now gaining a reputation as one of the luckiest shows around, ‘Chuck’ is a perennial bubble show that so far has managed to survive an aborted first season during the Great Writers Strike of ’08 and has then gone on to last at least three more seasons. Plus, our hero and his beautiful CIA agent crush are getting hitched at the end of this season. Not too shabby!
Here’s cast/crew reaction so far:
Mark Christopher Lawrence: “Chuck fans are the best.”
” I’m believing nothing until I hear it from either an NBC official, Chris Fedak or Josh Schwartz.”
“Yes, the “Chuck” ratings have sunk from poor-but-acceptable to just plain awful as this season has gone along, but it’s still a known quantity. It’s never going to be a hit, but its audience is its audience (even if it’s been smaller this spring than it was in the fall), and NBC can put it on the schedule and not worry about having to promote it at all.(*)”
From Chuck fans all over the world? Well needless to say lots of thanks and gratitude. If you’re feeling an extra love, send some over to Mr. Greenblatt and company:
NBC Entertainment Publicity
Chairman, NBC Entertainment
(Mr. Greenblatt’s email isn’t public, but it’s assumed that since all NBC employees have email addresses of firstname.lastname@example.org, this one works too).
Bruce Rosenblum – President, Warner Brothers Television Group
CW feedback link
If you’re on twitter, you can thank Warner Brothers via @WarnerBrosEnt.
Finally here are some stuff that the stars want to see next year (via Examiner‘s Danielle Turchiano):
When we asked what he might like to see happen for Casey in a fifth season, clearly romance and relationships was on the mind:
“What [about] Chuck’s mom? What if?” He pitched. “They haven’t determined any of that; it’s way above my pay grade. But on an eight o’clock show? Nah. Casey needs a ten o’clock love interest!”
Gomez wasn’t looking into specifics just yet, noting that it was probably too early to push Morgan and Alex into a more serious relationship (to which Baldwin, ever the protective father figure had to agree).
“I just continue to hope to have more scenes with Adam and Zac and more fun spy stuff. It’s been such a blast for me personally,” Gomez explained.
Similarly, Sarah Lancaster is hoping for a bit less of the sweet, loving wife and mother stuff as Ellie and more of an integration into her brother’s spy world when she simply pleaded “Give me a gun!”
Above all else, though, the entire cast is just thrilled to be able to take the ride they have been with the fans that they have come to know and love and consider like no other.
(Read more in link).
So what would you guys like to see next season?*