105 – Chris Fedak Answers!

On the last podcast, you saw the man behind the music, and got to witness the full depth of his mesmerizing “Question and Answer” music cue. This week, be mesmerized by the man behind the show, in an 84 minute question and answer session!

We had over 700 questions submitted… obviously we couldn’t ask them all, but we bubbled them down to the most common themes, and asked what was most on your hearts. Chris goes into great detail on all the hows, whys, and wherefores.

Our next episode, we interview fan favorite critic, AOL TV’s Mo Ryan, in what will be our final podcast. Watch for it on Friday, March 16th. And have Kleenex at hand… we sure will!

Want a Chuck soundtrack? Visit ChuckTV.net/TimJonesCD for more info. Want a Chuck movie? Visit Chuckazon to pre-order Chuck season 5, and order any other seasons you are missing!

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098 – Holiday Podcast 2011 – 18 Guests & Set Photos

It’s holiday time again! The Chuck team goes all out on the holiday episodes, and so do we! We’re so thrilled that in this holiday extravaganza, 18 of the Chuck cast and crew share not only their holiday wishes for the fans, but many of their favorite moments from working on the series.

Thanks to crew member Suwannee Wilhelm, the podcast is chock full of behind the scenes photos, of many of the cast members wrapping, empty sets, the wrap party, and tearing down of the sets. Break out the Kleenex!

We hope this episode encourages you… if you want more, CLICK HERE to play last year’s extravaganza with 35 guests, including Timothy Dalton, Scott Bakula, and Matt Bomer. There’s lots of Chuck cheer to go around!

From Mel, Liz, and Gray, we wish you a safe and happy holiday with your loved ones!

Make sure to watch Chuck through the holidays, on Fridays at 8/7c, up to the 2-part finale on January 27th.

Visit Chuckazon to pre-order Chuck season 5, and while you’re there, there are lots of great gift ideas for Chuck fans (including yourself).

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091 – SDCC Press Room 2011

Yvonne Strahovski… need we say more? In our 4th Comic-Con coverage, Mel & Liz finally nailed a press room interview with Yvonne Strahovski! They also had great interviews with Chris Fedak, Ryan McPartlin, Zachary Levi, Joshua Gomez, Adam Baldwin, Vik Sahay, and Scott Krinsky.

Everyone was a little emotional at what was most likely Chuck’s final appearance at Comic-Con. But take heart! Shooting has already begun on season 5, which begins in its new Friday 8/7c time slot on October 21st. It’s coming fast!

We will be taking another much needed podcast hiatus until Chuck returns in October. Please visit ChuckTV.net for all your Chuck needs, and also www.chuckpodcast.com to catch up on old podcast interviews.

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090 – Oh, Boy! & Robert Duncan McNeill Interview

Oh, boy! Chuck is renewed… Morgan has the intersect… Chuck & Sarah are married… Volkoff is now Winterbottom, and he & Vivian have given Chuck & Sarah a billion dollar wedding present… Team Bartowski now owns the Buy More and are mercenaries for hire… Yowzer!

The season 4 finale, Chuck vs. the Cliffhanger, was an amazing, game-changing episode in all respects. It was intense, full of action, yet tugged at the heart-strings, and even drew some tears on the podcast! We have a lot of fun talking all about it, and reliving all our favorite moments. So many Russians…

And if that’s not enough, Mel had a great interview with Chuck executive producer Robert Duncan McNeill, who also directed Chuck vs. the Cliffhanger. He takes us behind the scenes of the finale, hints at season 5, and will not confirm or deny whether a certain Bartowski could be back…

PLEASE NOTE: This is the last Podcast before Comic-Con San Diego in late July, as we will be taking a much needed break. Please visit ChuckTV.net for all your Chuck needs, and also www.chuckpodcast.com to catch up on old podcast interviews.

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085 – C2E2 vs the Muuurder

Chuck was in the house at the C2E2 convention in Chicago, and so was Liz! She takes us on an adventure of what it was like to be in the panel and press room, and she has video interviews to prove it. Chris Fedak, Ryan McPartlin, Joshua Gomez, Scott Krinsky, and Vik Sahay are all here for your viewing pleasure!

We also discuss Chuck’s series low 1.5 rating from last Monday, urging fans to keep the faith and keep up the fight, with some new thoughts on what you can do to help Chuck’s renewal chances.

We have a lot of fun discussing Chuck vs. the Muuurder, Kevin Bacon, spoilers, and a lot more!

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076 – Holiday Extravaganza – 35 Guests (HD)

Timothy Dalton, Scott Bakula, Matt Bomer… These are just a few of the whopping 35 guests in our holiday extravaganza! To celebrate the occasion, Gray went all out, with broadcast quality greenscreen and 3D graphics, in full HD. This episode promises to bring the kid out in you… and thoroughly entertain any kids around!

We hear from all the writers on Chuck, all of the regular cast, several crew members and guest stars, and many who have left the show, both cast and writers. Julia Ling reads a funny Chuck-themed poem she wrote, several of the cast leave messages in character, and there’s a game show you’re sure to want to play!

We hope you have a lot of fun with this episode, and enjoy it again and again. Be sure to take advantage of full widescreen HD quality by viewing it at chuckpodcast.blip.tv, in full screen mode. And please share about it with all your Chuck-loving friends and family, via Facebook, Twitter, email, and word of mouth!

Have a wonderful and safe holiday, from all of us at Chuck vs. the Podcast and ChuckTV.net!

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Episode 067 – The Fans Ask Chris Fedak

You may never have been to Hollywood. You may never have been to Comic-Con. But that doesn’t mean you can’t ask a question of the co-creator of your favorite TV show!

Over 140 questions were submitted for our interview with Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak, so for the first time ever, we decided to break our usual interview format, and let you do the asking! Over 30 fan questions were asked in the 45 minute interview, and Chris delivered the goods!

Speaking of goods, do you want to win some prizes? We have 10 ways to enter, and 10 prizes to win in our “Promote Chuck Season 4, Win Swag” super-contest! Find out the details on the podcast and at ChuckTV.net.

We round out the podcast with some cool news, including Gray’s new TV Writer Twitter Database, and his upcoming Chuckfan Twitter group… and of course we have spoilers!

Chuck is just days away, on Monday night, September 20th. Get your subway sandwiches, cheese balls and grape soda! Invite all your friends! Chuck season 4 will be epic.

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Episode 058 – Jeffster Special Part 2 – Behind the Scenes

[NOTE: PART 2 WAS AFFECTED BY THE SHUTDOWN OF BLIP.TV. WE ARE WORKING TO GET IT RESTORED VIA VIMEO. EXPECT IT AROUND SEPTEMBER 19, 2015]

Here’s part 2 of our 100 minute monolithic Jeffster Special!

Part 1 featured fun video interviews with the men of Jeffster, Scott Krinsky (Jeff Barnes) and Vik Sahay (Lester Patel).

Now, part 2 takes us behind the scenes… first, we talk with musician Eugene Edwards, who performs guitar and bass on Chuck and on Jeffster songs, and also sings guide vocals on the Jeffster temporary tracks. Then, Chuck composer Tim Jones takes us into the studio, and demonstrates many before and after versions of Jeffster songs, explaining his process, and gives many funny and interesting anecdotes.

Of course, there’s also a ton of Jeffster music, including some never heard before versions and mixes.

Both part 1 and part 2 are available today!

We also have a new contest, to give away a pair of Chucks! Please go to ChuckTV.net for details.

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Episode 057 – Jeffster Special Part 1 – The Actors

It’s finally here — our 100 minute monolithic Jeffster Special! We’ve even done a custom opening in honor of the phenomenon known as Jeffster.

Part 1 features fun video interviews with the men of Jeffster, Scott Krinsky (Jeff Barnes) and Vik Sahay (Lester Patel). Hear from their perspective how Jeffster has impacted their characters, and what their process is like preparing and performing a Jeffster song.

Then, part 2 will take us behind the scenes… first, we talk with musician Eugene Edwards, who performs guitar and bass on Chuck and on Jeffster songs, and also sings guide vocals on the Jeffster temporary tracks. Then, Chuck composer Tim Jones takes us into the studio, and demonstrates many before and after versions of Jeffster songs, explaining his process, and gives many funny and interesting anecdotes.

Of course, there’s also a ton of Jeffster music, including some never heard before versions and mixes.

Both part 1 and part 2 are available today! [NOTE: PART 2 WAS AFFECTED BY THE SHUTDOWN OF BLIP.TV. WE ARE WORKING TO GET IT RESTORED VIA VIMEO. EXPECT IT AROUND SEPTEMBER 19, 2015]

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Episode 055 – Renewal, Rafe Judkins and Lauren LeFranc

We’ve made history, Chuck fans… Chuck has been renewed for a 4th season! As far as we’re aware, this is the first time a show saved by a fan campaign was ever renewed for an additional season. Every one of you was a part of it!

To help us celebrate, we have an exclusive interview with the incredibly fun writing team of Rafe Judkins and Lauren LeFranc, who brought us the intense Chuck vs. the Tic Tac and gleeful Chuck vs. the Honeymooners, as well as this Monday’s upcoming episode, Chuck vs. the Living Dead.

Find out more details about the renewal as they happen at ChuckTV.net.

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Episode 052 – Costume Designer Robin Lewis-West

You’ve been asking for more behind-the-scenes departments, and we aim to please! This week we bring you Mel & Liz’s interview with Robin Lewis-West, who is the costume designer for Chuck.

She’s got some great stories, going back to her work in features such as the cult classic Re-Animator, and what it was like to make the transition into movies of the week and then TV shows such as Gilmore Girls, The O.C., and Chuck.

Don’t forget that Monday May 3rd is flash mob & Twitter mob day! Go to chucktv.net for the latest details on how to participate.

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Episode 050 – Wonder-Con 2010

Did you want to go to Wonder-Con, but couldn’t make it? Experience it here! We have a massive 90 minute report from Mel about her trip, including a whole hour of footage from the press room and Chuck panel.

What did Zac say that made Adam blush? How does Joshua Gomez feel when a fan recognizes him on the street? What is Chris Fedak thinking when he writes a finale? How does Zac feel about spoilers? And what run-on joke might get Zac, Joshua, and Adam in trouble when Yvonne finds out about it?

Chuck returns at 8pm on April 26th. In the meantime, we hope this keeps you busy!

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Episode 048 – Writer Matt Miller

Talk about a freakish bubble of awesomeness! In a very relaxed and informative interview, Chuck writer / executive producer Matt Miller tells us all about his path to Chuck, and some great behind the scenes perspective.

What was the most challenging scene in “Chuck vs. the American Hero” and why? Why are “bottle episodes” often the best? How did he go from waiter to TV show creator when he was only in his twenties? And which Chuck writer was his roommate in the late 1990’s?

Don’t forget our “Chuck: Declassified” renewal campaign — find out more at ChuckTV.net. Some great ads are already coming in!

Up next: Mel’s on the scene coverage of Wonder-Con!

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Episode 046 – V Showrunner Scott Rosenbaum

Scott Rosenbaum has moved on to become the showrunner of V, but he’s left behind some of the best episodes of Chuck, including Chuck vs the Sizzling Shrimp, Chuck vs Santa Claus, and most recently Chuck vs the Beard.

It was a pleasure to speak with him, and learn about his passion for Chuck and also for V. He also shares some cool stories about bringing Morgan into the spy world, and working with Zachary Levi as director.

You can support Scott by watching V on Tuesdays at 10pm on ABC… and of course, please remember to watch Chuck live on Mondays at 8pm on NBC.

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Episode 045 – Editor Kevin Mock

Brace yourself — at 92 minutes, this is by far our longest podcast ever! We were finally able to include Gray’s interview with editor Kevin Mock, which he taped a few months ago.

We also have lots of discussion about the ratings, Chuck vs. the Final Exam, and Chuck’s current direction.

We round out the episode with some great listener emails, the latest news, and of course juicy spoilers!

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Episode 044 – Sarah Lancaster Video Interview

We’re pleased to bring you the last of Gray’s videos from L.A., a brief but sweet interview with Sarah Lancaster, who plays Ellie Bartowski on Chuck.

We also have lots of fun discussing Chuck vs. the Tic Tac, the killer Chuck episode written by new writers Lauren LeFranc and Rafe Judkins. We round out the podcast with news, a ratings update, spoilers and more!

Next up: editor Kevin Mock!

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