In another example of the new age of DVRs and online viewing, where pure ratings no longer determine what stays on the air, "Chuck" has gotten a full-season pick-up from NBC on Tuesday.
It's been a difficult road from the beginning for the show with a hard-core fan following. It's never had a full-season renewal, and fans have put forth their best effort over the years on social media to keep it going. (When asked how much Facebook, Twitter and the like had to do with the show's success, star Zachary Levi told CNN, "The Internet rules the world now, so I think it has everything to do with it.")
In yesterday's announcement, NBC pointed to the fact that it was "heavily time-shifted," saying that 29 percent of its viewership came from DVR recordings watched on the same day it first aired.
According to EW.com, the show will also get 24 episodes this season, the most it's ever had.
Are you excited to see more "Chuck?" Share your thoughts on video, or in the comments below.
And in the meantime, if you have a question for Levi ask him on video and you could see the answer soon on CNN.com!
Chuck "RULES" The writing is great and so is the cast. I watch it though Hulu because of other shows I watch in that time slot but, I never miss an episode.
I have been watching on hulu since our flatscreen quit working. Never miss this show. Love the creativity! Very fun & entertaining! Thanks NBC!!!!
chuck is awsome it is about time . the whole crew is great on the show . chuck rocks hope it gets another season .
Chuck is awesome...though I didn't see much of last season, but I'm catch up via my dvd :)
Hey Chuck we love you all the way here in Manila Baby!! :)
correction *I'll catch up via my dvd :)
I love Zachary Levi..he rocks :)
Chuck is the best show great cast couldn't ask for more very good news!!!!
IMHO, best show on TV. No other show has such a great mix of humor, action, romance, and interesting cast as this one. The latest episode (Mon 19th) where Casey is paralyzed and then snaps out of it to choke Morgan when finding out Morgan was dating his daughter almost had me rolling on the floor laughing.
YAYAYY! So happy! Thanks NBC!!
Watch Chuck every Monday and have NEVER missed an episode and don't plan on in the future! GO CHUCK!
I LOVE CHUCK! YAY!
The only thing that would stop me from watching is if they break up Sarah and Chuck...
I love Chuck, havebeen watching it on HULU since, last year. I am glad that have decided to create 24 new shows for this year.
Chuck is the greatest person eva
Charles Carmichael! wOOt!
I love Chuck. I don't consider it unfamily friendly or they wouldn't have it on at 8PM. Very enjoyable, Zac is great in his role!
THANK YOU!!!!! NBC It is teriffic news that Chuck has been extended for an additional 11 episodes. I think Yvonne is a beautiful, very talented actress. She is perfect in her role with Zachary Levi on Chuck. Her expressions and emotions are truely great. I am sure she will be very successful in her future endevours when Chuck has finished filming.
Bring it on! We are a chuck-a-holic family here! So having a full season would make us extremely happy and finally given a chance to follow a strong long season. By far one of our top favorite shows. Keep em coming!!!
That's good news Chuck has been one of my favorite time waster for a while it's also filled some of the void that 24 left since it went off the air. Looking forward to more Chuck this season!
i'm sooooo excited i have been watching since the very beginning I LOVE CHUCK!!!!!!!!
As a self-professed *geekgirl* I love Chuck's geeky comedy and clever sci-fi. Some cable sci-fi has become too serious, like Caprica or Stargate: Universe. While I enjoy those shows for their brand of sci-fi, I'm afraid some of the genre has lost the general audience appeal that the original Star Trek generated from its humor and classic characters. Thank you Chuck for keeping the fun in sci-fi and NBC for listening to its fans.
SO EXCITED! I, too, have been faithful to Chuck since it started! I LOVE it and always look forward to watching it on Monday nights!
Great News...I love "Chuck"! NBC... you need more shows like this. I think the only time I switch over to NBC right now is to watch "Chuck"!!
Too good to be true!!! I hope NBC isn't just toying with my emotions... Rrrrrraaaaaaahhhhhhh soexcitedaaaaaahhhh! We love Chuck. Nuff said.
Have been a faithful CHUCK fan since day one and I look forward to Monday nights. Thanks to DVR, I never miss an episode. Thank goodness it was renewed!!!!! Yea!!!!!
Chuck rocks! I haven't missed an episode and I'm relieved to see it getting the recognition that it deserves. It entertains on so many levels...pop culture, action, comedy, steady plotline with twists, etc. Keep up the good work!
Very happy Chuck got a back order of episodes! And thanks to CNN for doing some investigation as to why it was renewed.
left out an 'a' in area; in other words, the converter boxes need expensive add-ons in my city.
It rocks..can't get enough
Since the federal government pulled the plug on my analog televisions last year [the converter boxes don't work in my are] and I have no money for cable, I have to wait 24 hours before I can see the shows online; the networks need to take that into consideration also. I'd watch Chuck every week if I could – I'm now 'Netflixing' season 3 so I can catch up before viewing season 4.
All to often it seems like the people who say that a show stays or go's is never connected to the true lovers of the show!! Chuck NEEDS TO STAY!! I love and so do my kids!! They can cancel the most awesome shows, and for no reason! They do it every year, and every year I watch less and less of the shows on NBC because of it!
I only watch TV online. I don't have time to watch TV and I don't have a DVR. So online is the only option!
Yvonne Strahovski – does anything else need to be said? Chuck just wouldn't be as appealing if there wasn't a Sarah as his counter-point.
Dude... You had me at "Sarah"!!
No episode has ever let me down, truely a perfect action comedy.
I adore Chuck, but this season seems a little off its game. The action and humor aren't as sharp. So far, Casey has only had one really good fight, Sarah none, and Chuck himself is too tidy and competent. Where are his sneakers and loose tie? His panic and klutz attacks? Has he freaked out lately? Have we heard one 'girlish scream' out of him thus far? What has happened to the Jeff/Lester/Big Mike/Buy More alternate reality dynamic? Step it up, guys, step it up.
Love Chuck; I've watched every episode. Subplots and unexpected twists keep me coming back. I record House and don't watch DWTS (never have). Demographic: Female, 64.
I wish they would bring Sarah Conner Chronicles back. Summer Glau is awesome. Liked her on Firefox and Serenity movie too.
Totally different show and Network!!
I like chocolate! What does that have to do with this? About as much as your comment!!
Love Casey. Love Morgan. Love Jeffster! Show is great. Happy to hear about a full season! Finally!
OH YEAH!!!! I can't WAIT to see more CHUCK!!!! I'm one of the DVR followers cause I have a standing meeting on Monday nights that I have to be at!!! Thank GOD NBC realized that straight ratings are not a judge of a show's following!!!
Once again, awesomeness rules the day! Thank god Chuck is still around!
One of the few good shows on television. An actual plot driven show, with likeable characters that gain depth as the series matures! What a breath of fresh air from the insipid drivel and intellectual void of "reality' TV. I would debate that there is a definate mathematical correlation between watching reality TV and the mental retardation of general population Americans.
Great show, fun combination of action, romance, bromance, quirky characters, multiple plotlines, and plain old silliness. The show has a heart under all its quirkiness and doesn't take itself so seriously. I wish they'd lose the in-your-face product placements, however.
AWESOME! CHUCK IS PURE ESCAPISM-ENTERTAINMENT. LOVE IT!
If they have to move it to another time slot, may I suggest Wednesday or Thursday nights? Their generally isn't crap on those evenings and Chuck could rule one of those nights. BTW, CHUCK ROCKS!!!
VERY VERY NICE, i have been a follower since it's pilot, keep up the good work.
Thank you, NBC! Chuck is my favorite show, and the best show on television at this time, IMO. Great cast, amazing writing and acting, and pulls at the heartstrings. What's funny is that I only used to watch it as a lead-in to Heroes, but that show started sucking really fast and Chuck just keeps improving. There needs to be more love for this show, seriously.
So happy Chuck ROCKS!
Wahooo! Great to hear. Chuck is a never miss. Way to go NBC. Finally!!!! A show that's lots of fun to watch as well as has a good story line. Keep it coming!
I'm glad to hear! Show rocks
Yay! I'm so excited that I'll get to see more of 'Chuck!' One of my favorite shows. It's light-hearted and fun.
YES! WOOT! Its about time they gave Chuck a full season!
Yeh Chuck....I just need to catch up now on my DVR recordings.
NBC, if you really love Chuck, you'll move it to a better night. You air it against two incredibly highly watched shows (DWTS and House). Chuck is the best, most refreshing and enjoyable show on the air right now. I don't know how people have not heard of it; it was heavily advertised before the premiere in 2007 and it had a heavily promoted 3D episode in 2009. But, alas, many people haven't heard of it but I'm frequently brining in new fans once I tell them about it and let them watch my DVDs.
I'm one of those time-shifters and me and my duaghters love 'Chuck'. Great news that NBC has decided to give 'Chuck' a full season. This witty, charming adventure deserves its renewal and a bigger viewership as well.
Great TV. After being inodated with reallity crap! Great family viewing.
THANK YOU NBC..!!!!!!!!
Praise NBC. Its about time they got this done. Chuck is a great show!
What an awesome show. I am so glad.
Hell yeah! It's about time!
"Chuck" is a guilty pleasure. Keep it on the air! But please, in the future, no more Nicole Ritchie.
Pretty much DVR everything I watch.
YAY!!! Give me a season full of episodes like this last one with Casey and kick-butt action at the core with the shenanigans of Jeffster and I'll be happy as a clam.
Yay Jeffster! They make the show THAT much more fun and entertaining! Go Chuck!!
Cool, Chuck finally gets some respect, more respect than Law & Order: LA. NBC, listen to your viewers. Keep Chuck, let Law & Order: LA Law go, and maybe bring back the original Law and Order.
I don't know NBC, just stop sucking. Thanx.
24 episodes. That's like a Chuck-a-thon! Keep those episodes coming!
First season was decent, the whole theory of upload gazillion terabytes of stuff in somebodys mind in I day s just ridiculous. Can't wait until it's replaced by better show.
Of course the idea is ridiculous, but most of TV is. Chuck offers a great harmless escape. If you are too wrapped upin the real world, then don't watch, but you'll miss some fun, silliness.
Seriously Rick... out of all the crap on TV these days... this show is what you think is ridiculous?? What would you consider a better show?? ANOTHER reality series??
Awesome news! I love this show and was hoping they'd get picked up. Maybe next season NBC will just go for it in the first placed... fingers crossed.
I really enjoy Chuck. I'm glad you are keeping it on. This season does seem to be more kid-friendly. Keep it up.
Thank goodness. Chuck is one of the few shows I can share with the children of my family. It's funny, has some action and some interesting people. A little for everyone.
I love Chuck! I hope for many, many more seasons!
I LOVE Chuck! It's one of the few shows on television that my husband and I can agree upon. We look forward to it every week It's just way too much fun. Yay!
Time for the happy dance!!!!
Chuck is a refreshing change from all of the techno-police dramas and reality shows. It's fresh, lively, and one of the funniest shows on TV. Morgan Grimes is the perfect foil for Chuck's Nerd Chic and now that he's openly dating Casey's daughter... LOL
Thank You NBC!
Way to go Chucksters!! It'd be nice to have them show faith by ordering a full season from the start, but this definitely does not suck! Amazing show!
chuck rocks!!! but there is a lot of skin. Gratuitous amounts It is worse than baywatch ever was in that regard. It isn't kid friendly.
What episodes are you watching??? Seriously, Sarah was in a full catsuit on the last episode, nary a speck of flesh below her chin was seen.
I love this show! Sooooo good! Way better than anything else on tv! What great news!
That's great. it's a excellent show. even grandma likes it.
I love Chuck! I don't get to see it on Mondays (as my wife watches House), but I do see it via FIOS On Demand.
Take a stand guy. Grow a pair. Excercise your manhood. Watching Chuck is worth the divorce.
My husband and I have been fans from the first episode until now, but it's become much less 'family friendly' last season. Wish we could keep the wonderful comedy without the worry the kids will walk in!
coddled children = weak gene pool
I think it's rated iffy for 14. I wouldn't say it's family UNfriendly though. What do you consider improper about it?
I love it, too, but we can never watch it live because our kids are not in bed by that time, and it's not quite appropriate for young children.
This is good news, but this new season has been AWFUL so far. I'm tired of hearing Chuck whine about his relationship. Spend a few episodes just kicking some butt!!!!
Is this show real? I see ads for it on nbc, but I have no idea when it actually comes on, if it even does. I don't know anyone who watches it, or has ever seen it. Parks and rec gets cancelled, but a show that may or may not exist and is possibly watched by "fans" who may just be shills gets more episodes. Does not compute.
I watch it, and it appears by the comments left here others do, too. Love the show.
Yes Chuck exsists. I and many people love it. Parks and Recs was not cancelled and will be back in January. You may want to garner some knowledge before displaying your stupidity.
Don't you have menu or guide channel for you TV? Monday Nights at 8PM... you should watch it once or twice before you put the show down. If you do...you will know why everyone else is saying it's such a great show!
@Rupert- are you... retarded or something? Its called typing in this new invention called GOOGLE and looking up times in your time zone. You are seeing things all over the place for it and thinking its not real? Were you dropped on your head as a child?
between stupidness and laziness I cant decide which I'd rather smack you for. Idiot.
Way to go Chuck! It's the only show I watch live these days. Never miss an episode.
Chuck is complete garbage.
I can't wait till they cancel that trash.
No, it's not trash. They actually have writers and actors protraying a story line. You probably love reality tv like dancing with the has beens and those great literate minded people from Jersey Shores.
I agree with subtlek. Chuck is a well written, great show!
Great Show! Finally NBC is doing something right. Now do it even better renew it now... for next year. Comedy, Action, Romance all in one...nice chemistry with the cast. They even have a good plan and progression for the series...I'd like to see this one go 10 years.
just started watching last year and watch it every monday. its funny. it also needs more cameos by more wrestlers!
woo hoo. I don't have cable so i know I don't "count" but I follow on the internet. Love ya CHUCK!
Umm, Chuck is on NBC, so you can watch it without having cable. Enjoy!
That's great news! Chuck has been my favorite show for the last few seasons. I do miss it every now and then because it is on at 8PM (I don't have a DVR). I would prefer if it was on at 9PM, I would be able to catch more episodes that way. Long live "Chuck"!
GOD NO!!!!!! Would someone please cancel this show!!!!!!!
hey Charlie, Bugger OFF!! Chuck stays.....
YAY! This season has been excellent! Chuck keeps getting better! Glad that it not only came back, but is getting a FULL season! Heck, I may even go get Subway for lunch to celebrate!
Love the show. Glad to hear it will get a full season!
Sweet, can't get enough Chuck.
Chuck is great TV. Where else can you get Adam Baldwin? No where.
Can only assume you have watched Firefly, lol. LOVE Chuck!
I enjoy Baldwin's acting, loved Firefly, love Chuck! Great move, NBC executives. You are no longer batting 000%
if you like adam baldwin, check out the firefly series.
Awesome news. Chuck rocks!!
Wonderful show! Light, funny, romantic. Very well done. Love Chuck. He's so cute.
<3 Chuck!! So excited for a full season!!!
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