Chuck back with 3 episodes in 2 days, starting Jan. 10th!

Chuck is Back
Chuck is Back Jan. 10th!

We have a start date!  NBC confirms that Chuck will be returning with a major kick-off event.  First we will see two back-to-back new episodes on Sunday January 10th, and then a third new episode on Monday, January 11th at 8/7c (which will be its regular time slot, just before Heroes at 9/8c).

Of note is that the season 2 DVD will go on sale Jan. 5th, so you have a few days to peruse the special features or host a Chuck marathon before the Sunday premiere event.

Big thanks to Alan Sepinwall and Mo Ryan for breaking the news!

To see Zachary Levi talk about the premiere event, and a full clip from one of the new episodes, click here.

Up next tomorrow, watch for Podcast 032 featuring Mel’s long interview with Vic Sahay!

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Episode 031 – Julia Ling Interactive

Our second interactive interview features the multi-talented butt-kicking Julia Ling.  We also talk about NBC ordering 6 more episodes, an earlier DVD launch date, spoilers, and more!
Next up: Vik Sahay!

Our second interactive interview features the multi-talented butt-kicking Julia Ling.  We also talk about NBC ordering 6 more episodes, an earlier DVD launch date, spoilers, and more!

Next up: Vik Sahay!

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Nominated for Podcast Awards! Daily voting Nov. 13-30 [UPDATED]

Thanks to all of your submissions, Chuck vs. the Podcast has been nominated for this year’s Podcast Awards, in the Entertainment category!



As the graphic says, daily voting has started, and it ends November 30th.  I stress “daily” — a single vote won’t do the trick, so if you could please make this a daily activity for this 18-day period, it would be greatly appreciated.

As mentioned before, a win in this contest will help both my Warner Bros pitch and my U.S. visa application.  It will also help raise awareness for Chuck, and to attract many new viewers to both Chuck and the podcast.

We also want to remind you to please get your November vote in at Podcast Alley.  Last month we hit an amazing high, thanks to you, but this month we are neck and neck with the Fringe podcast.

Nov. 13th, we will be releasing our interactive podcast with Julia Ling, and the following Friday, Nov. 20th, will feature Mel’s interview with Vik Sahay.  Expect lots of great interviews over the coming weeks!

Thanks!

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Episode 030 – Klemmer & Barber Interactive

Our first ever interactive podcast features Chuck writer Phil Klemmer and editor Matt Barber!

We took questions by email, live on Twitter, and on our web sites. Gray also answered many questions about his recent L.A. trip… and lots more!

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Interactive podcast recording tonight! (UPDATED)

Interactive podcast tonight!
Interactive podcast tonight!

We’ll be recording the next episode of Chuck vs. the Podcast tonight, October 20, and we’re opening the floor to Chuck fans for questions! You can ask Gray questions about his recent trip to Los Angeles or just general Chuck-related questions.

We can’t promise that all questions will be answered – confidentiality clauses and all that – but we’ll do our best.

Make sure you’re watching on Twitter, as we’ll be having some surprise guests!

UPDATE:  Writer Phil Klemmer will field questions at 9pm EST, and editor Matt Barber will field questions at 9:30pm EST.

How to submit your questions:

1.  EMAIL – email questions to mail@chuckpodcast.com BEFORE 9pm EST TONIGHT, so we can gather them.
2.  TWITTER – live questions open at 9pm EST.  Gray will announce a “Live Questions Open” on his twitter at that time, and do his best to Twitter which question is being answered.
3.  SKYPE / LANDLINE – If you’d like, we can call you on Skype or your land-line and you can ask your question in person!  Email us with your name and phone number or Skype address before 9pm EST (also let us know an idea of what you will be asking), and we’ll call you between 9pm and 10pm EST.

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Podcast Awards nominations open!

Ratings update…  we’re currently #6 overall (all categories) out of 69,000 podcasts worldwide, thanks to you!



Our next task is the Podcast Awards — nominations open today, and we could definitely use your nomination and your vote!  A win in this contest will help both my Warner Bros pitch and also my U.S. visa application.

To nominate us, please click here and carefully follow the instructions.  DO NOT nominate us for both Best Produced and People’s Choice, as that will disqualify your nomination.  Take your pick of the two — by the time everyone has nominated, I’m sure we’ll have nominations in both.  You can also nominate us for ONE sub-category — i.e. one of the top two, and one additional category.  You only get to submit the form once.  Lastly, please quote the name of the podcast as exactly “Chuck vs the Podcast” (i.e. no period after the “vs”).

Thanks!

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Episode 029 – Robert Duncan McNeill Interview (Video)

Lou caught up with Chuck co-executive producer and director Robert Duncan McNeill in Toronto… We’re sure you’ll enjoy their interview!

We won’t be back until Gray returns from his L.A. trip in a couple of weeks, but in the meantime you can follow his many adventures on his blog!

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Episode 028 – Emmys & Ewwys

Congrats to stunt coordinator Merritt Yohnka for his 2nd Emmy win, and to Zachary Levi and the Chuck cast & crew for two Ewwy wins!
Make sure to follow Gray’s blog for up-to-date details of his exciting L.A. trip!
Next up:  Lou’s video interview with executive producer/director Robert Duncan McNeill.

Congrats to stunt coordinator Merritt Yohnka for his 2nd Emmy win, and to Zachary Levi and the Chuck cast & crew for two Ewwy wins!

Make sure to follow Gray’s blog for up-to-date details of his exciting L.A. trip!

Next up:  Lou’s video interview with executive producer/director Robert Duncan McNeill.

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Any questions for the Chuck cast & crew?

I’ll be interviewing some of the Chuck cast & crew while I am in L.A. At this point, I don’t know who yet, but if you have any questions you would like to ask any of them, please share them in the comments of this post.

Please don’t forget to follow my blog, for frequent updates on my trip!

Thanks,
Gray.

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L.A. Delay (but lots in the pipe)

Hi all,

Preparations for my very packed 2-week L.A. trip have caused some delays getting new podcasts out the door.  Rest assured that there will be some amazing stuff coming, and the podcasts will be very frequent in the fall.

Already recorded interviews include:

  1. Director/Supervising Producer Robert Duncan McNeill
  2. Editor Jeff Granzow
  3. Editor Kevin Mock
  4. Editor Matt Barber
  5. Actor Vik Sahay

That’s even before I head to L.A., and one of my major goals with my L.A. trip is to book interviews with some of the more elusive Chuck crew.

So…  as soon as I get time to edit these interviews, you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied!

I hope to post at least one podcast before I leave next Tuesday, and at least one while in L.A.  Also, I plan to update my blog as often as I can with photos and highlights from my trip.

Are you in the L.A. area?  If you’re interested in a meet-up, or if you have any tips for me, please send me an email.

Thanks for listening, and for your patience!

– Gray.

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Welcome to our new site!

Welcome to our new site! There may be a few hiccups over the next few days, but the site is back to full functionality, with a new look and many new enhancements.

  • New sponsors – we are proud to welcome the Movie Morons Podcast and Serienjunkies.de as official sponsors of the podcast! Together they cover just under half of our running expenses, so we still need your support for the remainder.
  • WordPress driven – you can now search, or find posts by category, tag, or date. Plus, you’ll notice the site structure has been streamlined, and everything loads a lot faster.
  • Better media player – you can play video or audio right from the main page.
  • Comments have been restored! We welcome your feedback on new and old episodes.
  • Sidebar – Check out the many features in the sidebar, including quick links to the ChuckTV forum and gallery.
  • Shades of Gray – Gray’s blog has been updated as well.
  • The podcast RSS feed will be updated this week, so there may be a hiccup in your iTunes. It’s possible you will need to unsubscribe and resubscribe — watch here for updates or email mail@chuckpodcast.com if you run into problems.

    Please don’t forget to vote for us at Podcast Alley!

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    Episode 027 – Ryan McPartlin Interview

    What could be more awesome than an interview with Captain Awesome himself, Ryan McPartlin? His character will be very important in season 3, and he tells us all about it! Lou is back with us this week… Make sure you check out his cool articles at ChuckTV.net!

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    Episode 026 – Comic-Con Part 2 (Video)

    Part 2 of our Comic-Con coverage is our first ever video podcast! We’ve included all of Mel & Liz’s press room interviews with the cast of Chuck and show runner Josh Schwartz. Thanks to Jessica Sisk for shooting and editing the interviews.

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    Episode 025 – Comic-Con Part 1

    Wow, Comic-Con was amazing… and Mel and Liz were there! They give us a full report on everything Chuck-related, and lots of other fun stuff. Plus, we finally have spoilers for season 3!

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    Episode 024 – Writers 3 – Zev Borow

    On the day of the release of his 6-issue Chuck comic compilation, writer Zev Borow talks with us about magazine writing, how he broke into TV, and how writing for Chuck led to the Chuck comic book.

    Please consider supporting ChuckTV.net or Chuck vs. the Podcast by ordering the Chuck comic compilation through either web site… it’s currently on sale for only $13.59!

    Watch for Mel and Liz at Comic-Con… and listen to the podcast for details about the Chuck meet at the Spaghetti Factory. Gray wishes he could be there!

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    Episode 023 – Bonita Friedericy Interview

    Bonita Friedericy was a fan favorite of the rally podcast, and she’s back with a full interview! We also have some really cool new ways you can support the podcast: donations, buying podcast merchandise, and buying Chuck-related Amazon items at our “Chuckazon” mini-store.

    Please consider supporting our podcast in one or more of these ways, to help toward our recent server upgrade and sharp increase in bandwidth fees. You can get more details on the podcast and at chuckpodcast.com.

    Thanks!

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