NBC ORDERS FULL-SEASON PICKUPS FOR NEW DRAMA ‘CHASE’ AND FOR RETURNING ‘CHUCK’ UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – October 19, 2010 – NBC has given full-season pickups to the new high-octane drama “Chase” and the returning action-comedy “Chuck” for 2010-11. The announcement was made by Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios. “‘Chase’ has introduced an appealing new star to television audiences in Kelli Giddish and we think it has potential to grow,” said Bromstad. “We also are glad that ‘Chuck’ will be with us for a full season delivering its loyal, passionate audience.” “Chase” is averaging a 2.0 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49 and 6.5 million viewers overall in “most current” averages through its first five telecasts this fall. "Chase" has captured an 18 percent improvement in the time period versus year-ago "most current" results for NBC in 18-49 rating (with a 2.0 rating vs. a 1.7) and a 23 percent gain in total viewers (6.5 million vs. 5.3 million). "Chase" is heavily time-shifted, adding 21 percent to its "live plus same day" 18-49 rating when Nielsen issued "live plus seven day" results for the opening two weeks of the season (to a 2.66 rating from a 2.19). Through October 18, “Chuck” has averaged a 2.2 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49 and 5.9 million viewers overall in "most current" averages from Nielsen Media Research. “Chuck” is heavily time-shifted, adding 29 percent to its "live plus same day" 18-49 rating when Nielsen issued "live plus seven day" results for the opening two weeks of the season (to a 2.56 rating from a 1.99).” “Chase” (Mondays, 10-11 p.m. ET) -- from Emmy Award-winning executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer (“CSI” franchise, “The Amazing Race,” “Pirates of the Caribbean”) and executive producer Jennifer Johnson ("Cold Case," "Reunion," "Lost") -- is a lightning-fast drama that showcases an elite team of U.S. Marshals that hunts down America's most dangerous fugitives. Kelli Giddish (“Past Life”) stars as U.S. Marshal Annie Frost, a deputy whose sharp mind and unique Texas upbringing help her track down violent criminals on the run. Also starring are Cole Hauser (“K-Ville”), Amaury Nolasco (“Prison Break”) and Rose Rollins (“The L Word”). Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives”) also stars. “Chase” is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros. Television. Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman (“CSI” franchise, “The Amazing Race,” "Cold Case”) and Johnson are as executive producers, while KristieAnne Reed is the co-executive producer. “Chuck” (Mondays, 8-9 p.m. ET) stars Zachary Levi ("Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel") as Chuck Bartowksi, a regular guy who also happens to be the government’s most vital secret agent. The cast also includes Adam Baldwin ("My Bodyguard") as Colonel John Casey and Yvonne Strahovski (the upcoming "The Killer Elite") as partner Sarah Walker. Also starring are: Joshua Gomez ("Without a Trace"), Sarah Lancaster ("What About Brian?"), Ryan McPartlin ("Living with Fran"), Mark Christopher Lawrence ("The Pursuit of Happyness"), Vik Sahay ("Time Bomb"), Scott Krinsky ("The O.C.") and Bonita Friedericy ("The West Wing"). "Chuck" is co-created by Josh Schwartz ("The O.C.," "Gossip Girl") and Chris Fedak, and is executive-produced by Schwartz, McG ("Charlie's Angels," "Terminator Salvation"), Fedak, Robert Duncan McNeill, and Nicholas Wootton. "Chuck" is produced by Fake Empire, Wonderland Sound and Vision, in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Oct. 19, 2010, 1:50 p.m. CST
I'll take all the Chuck I can get!
Here's the deal, with a 24 ep pick-up, #Chuck will finish w/78 eps. Season 5 of 22 eps = 100 Chucks! They need to do that for syndication they would stupid not too.
Oct. 19, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST
couldn't resist. glad to see chuck get a full season though, i just hope they wrap things up nicely because I don't see a season 5 in it's future
Oct. 19, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST
Oh, and I guess Chase does, too.
Oct. 19, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST
Oct. 19, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST
A full season of sexy Annie Frost jumping out of helicopters? Yes Please!!
Oct. 19, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST
by eric haislar
Is the only Loyal Audience they have next to The Office. We may not be huge in Nelson numbers be we are always there.
Oct. 19, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST
Oh Yvonne, my love knows no bounds.
Oct. 19, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST
Oct. 19, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST
None of their new shows are performing to expectations. Most feel lucky coming in 3rd in any given time slot. And they don't exactly have a new stable of shows sitting around to put on the air. Unless they want to tap their cable properties (USA). <br><br> One gets the feeling NBC has decided to just accept that the 2010-11 season is lost. They'll limp through and hope they can rebuild starting next year. <br><br> In my opinion NBC would be better off going the FOX-CW route and ceding the 10:00 hour back the affiliates. They simply don't have the shows to fill three hours a night seven days a week. Yes its admitting defeat but given that all the broadcast networks are falling it might be the smart thing to do. Start the process of consolidating now while they still have the resources to survive rather than trying to limp on burning money on more loser series.
Oct. 19, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST
Oct. 19, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST
oh well, guess you gotta take your bad with the good.
Oct. 19, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST
Scream Awards...sounds like a lot geektastic moments will be aired tonight..Bill Murray in Ghosthunter gear, BTTF reunion, etc.
Oct. 19, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST
today, tom bosley officially jumped the shark
Oct. 19, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST
I stopped watching at the end of last season, just too many other shows I was more interested to keep track of what was happening and find an extra hour every week to watch, but the show has heart out to wa-zoo. It deserves to continue to exist.
Oct. 19, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST
Which is just what I need on Monday night. If they ever moved it to another night, it would die.
Oct. 19, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST
Glad to hear about the full season and this year has been full of special guests on the show.. lots of fun
Oct. 19, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST
The second best news I've heard today!
Oct. 19, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST
that seriously got a full season pick up? Is that the final nail in the Parks and Rec coffin?
Oct. 19, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST
Does that mean numbers don't tell the whole story? Does that mean that endless inconsequential lists of weekly ratings numbers for the precious 18-49 demographic that definitely show who is getting the ax and who isn't are somehow...oh, I don't know...wrong? Does this mean that Total number of viewers actually has some merit? Does this mean that the suits who make these decisions are basing their choices on something other than pure 18-48 ratings? Appears that way. And it also appears that jumping to conclusions is just as dangerous as it ever was.
Oct. 19, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST
because it's so low. <p> The networks are bereft of talent or programming.
Oct. 19, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST
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Oct. 19, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST
The producer has written all the scripts. <p> Don't hire any talent, dummy, you might look bad by comparison.
Oct. 19, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST
There is no logical reason Chuck should have survived even season 2 (and I'm a huge fan of the show). NBC BLOWS!!!! LOL
Oct. 19, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST
Another few months of Sara in lingerie. I can dig it.
Oct. 19, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST
by Margot Tenenbaum
Has Adam Bsldwin ever stayed employed for this long before?
Oct. 19, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST
by Margot Tenenbaum
That's why they keep it going despite the listed ratings.
Oct. 19, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST
by Jim Jam Bongs
NBC doesn't have much inventory to replace hourlongs in their line-up now if they choose to cancel any of them. (The Cape is having problems -- audience testing for it has been lukewarm at best.)<p><p>I say the problems started for NBC with the whole Leno fiasco. This severely weakened NBC's position in developing dramas, and Leno himself only made things worse when he insisted that no show that aired before his be a "heavy" drama.
Oct. 19, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST
by The McPoyle Clan
the latter part of Chuck's season doesn't have the tacked-on feel that last season did. Hopefully such an early renewal will allow for a more organic flow.
Oct. 19, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST
Chuck & Chase are the best things you can throw out on network TV? what a poor state they're in.
Oct. 19, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST
Once I saw the season finale of the second season I knew it should end. And when the third season began and everything was put back together again so they could follow the same old formula; I was done. My wife is just now realizing how Chuck is just boring. It doesn't even try to be original.
Oct. 19, 2010, 10:21 p.m. CST
Sounds good to me.
Oct. 19, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST
Oct. 19, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST
True... like last night, when Morgan electrocuted himself to take down 3 heavily armed rogue spec ops guys... I mean, that happens every week and on every show. Some bearded fool is always electrocuting himself while on a secret mission in Iran to stop the A-Team from murdering his friends and stealing tons of gold.
Oct. 20, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST
Should have been canceled.
Oct. 20, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST
Well, at least you know it's dogshit so you can avoid it. If they cancel it, who knows what you'll step in. Better the dogshit you know than the dogshit you don't. As previously stated, Chuck = mindless fun. I'm glad it got a full season.
Oct. 20, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST
It's back for a full season. So, Chuck You!
Oct. 20, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST
Oct. 20, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
Oct. 20, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST