Awesome news: 'Chuck' to return for a third season
It's official: "Chuck" is coming back for a 13-episode third season.
This. Is. Awesome...
But as you've seen as you read all the stories above, there's a catch to the "Chuck" renewal. To ensure another season, "Chuck" will have to cut its budget (as is apparently the case with "Dollhouse," which is also coming back). The show will have to let go a couple of writers, and some actors who were series regulars in Season 2 may only be recurring guest stars in Season 3....
...we may be entering an age in which audiences, which now have far more ways to watch programs, also have far more say over which shows stay and go. In this case, the fan campaign to save "Chuck" is widely credited with helping the show get a third season...
In other words: "Chuck" fans are awesome. Well done, folks.
But this is no time for complacency. Give Me My Remote, one of the originators of the fan campaign, had this to say: "I think the worst thing we could do right now would be to let up on our 'Chuck' chatter. Letís continue to do what we can to try to get new fans for next season. Lend out your DVDs and keep talking up the show."
Oh, and one more thing. When it comes to how I feel about NBC's decision, let me quote John Casey:
"You've done good work here."
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