NBC's 'Chuck' Gets Reprieve

Chuck_NBC_CastAccording to Deadline.com, NBC is going to give borderline SF/spy action-comedy CHUCK a 13-episode committment for next season. The show has been regarded a “bubble” series, meaning it’s survival is always in question, for the past two years.
The article also speculates that the peacock network’s sci-fi tinged drama THE EVENT will NOT be renewed. Never seen it, haven’t met anyone who watches regularly, and nothing about the promos ever made me included to tune in, so I’m not surprised.
Then again quite a number of genre shows I have no interest in seeing thrive, so what do I know?

CHUCK Season 4 Premiere – Trailer

CHUCK returns with it’s season 4 premiere “Chuck vs. The Anniversary” TONIGHT at 8/7c on NBC.
“Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Morgan (Joshua Gomez) go on a rogue globe-spanning mission to find Chuck’s mom (Linda Hamilton).
Meanwhile, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) follow a trail to Russia as they investigate the mysterious Volkoff Industries and its operative, Marco (Dolph Lundgren).
Back at home, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) delivers big news to her family.”

Linda Hamilton on CHUCK
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It’s nice to see Linda Hamilton (THE TERMINATOR,  BEAUTY & THE BEAST) back on television.
CHUCK airs Mondays at 8:00 pm/7 Central on NBC.

NBC Cancels Heroes, Keeps Chuck

heroes_NBC2According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has officially cancelled it’s “real world” superhero series, HEROES.
I’d given up on the show early this season, as it had, in my view, seriously run out of steam. I no longer cared what happened to the characters, as they seemed no more than puppets dancing to the odd and frustrating whims of the writers.
The article asserts that network gave some thought to bringing back the HEROES for an abbreviated season, or a TV movie to tie up loose ends.
That might have been nice, but apparently it’s not to be.
However, the light SF/Spy show CHUCK seems to have been renewed for another season.
I’ll have to try to watch a few more episodes of the amiable series from Warner Brothers.
Given a Greenlight for the new season is the genre-infulenced series THE CAPE, starring David Lyons (ER) as a cop turned costumed superhero. Summer Glau (TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CRONICLES) will play “an investigative blogger who wages war on crime and corruption” and presumably becomes an ally.
Might be worth a look.