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?

'The Event' Premieres Tonight -Teaser

From NBC. COM:

“THE EVENT is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter, “The Class”), an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila (Sarah Roemer, “Disturbia”), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.
Sean’s quest will send ripples through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, including newly elected U.S. President Elias Martinez (Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, “In Treatment”); Sophia Maguire (Emmy Award nominee Laura Innes, “ER”), who is the leader of a mysterious group of detainees; and Leila’s shadowy father (Scott Patterson, “Gilmore Girls”). Their futures are on a collision course in a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind.
Ian Anthony Dale (“Daybreak”), Clifton Collins, Jr. (“Star Trek”), Taylor Cole (“The Violent Kind”), Lisa Vidal (“The Division”), Bill Smitrovich (“The Practice”), and Emmy winner Željko Ivanek (“Damages”) also star in the ensemble drama.
THE EVENT is a production of Universal Media Studios and Steve Stark Productions. Evan Katz (“24”) serves as executive producer/showrunner; Steve Stark (“Medium,” “Facing Kate”) serves as executive producer; Jeffrey Reiner (NBC’s “Friday Night Lights,” “Trauma”) is director/executive producer; and Nick Wauters (“The 4400,” “Eureka”) is creator/co-executive producer.”

Science Fiction or not? Probably, but in a mininal way.