089 – Season 5 is Alive!

Season 5 is alive! Very reliable sources (Ausiello, Variety, Deadline, and others) are reporting that against all odds, NBC will be renewing Chuck for a fifth season! NBC has not yet made an official announcement, but it could come at any time, and certainly by Sunday at 2pm, when they announce their fall line-up in a conference call.

Chuck is firing on all cylinders… the writers have certainly found their groove, as evidenced in the awesome “Chuck vs. the Last Details,” written by Henry Alonso Myers and Kristin Newman. We have a lot of fun talking all about this episode!

Let’s thank Chuck’s advertisers, who certainly played a big part in seeing Chuck renewed — in addition to keeping up the #NotANielsenFamily Twitter campaign, why don’t you find a way to incorporate one or more of Chuck’s advertisers into your finale party, and then tell them about it!

Please note: many apologies, as there was a technical issue with Gray’s video this week. and much of it is out of sync.

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083 – On Ratings and S5 Renewal

With 5 weeks at a 1.7 rating, Chuck seems to have found a very consistent core audience. However, many are concerned, as shows with much higher than 1.7 have been canceled.

Is Chuck safe? Is Chuck doomed? This week we devote almost a half hour to discussing the factors that affect ratings and renewal, including some inside information that casts new light on the issue. What is syndication, and how does it factor in? Can international fans make a difference? What is the most effective use of our energies? We tackle it all.

We round out the episode with a lively discussion about the very fun “Chuck vs. the First Bank of Evil,” and of course the latest news and spoilers!

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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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