You probably can’t see it, but I’m doing a little dance of joy with my feet while typing this. NBC’s decided to keep Chuck around for another season, though a shortened one at only 13 episodes. Still, 13 episodes is infinitely better than no episodes.
Similar to Dollhouse’s renewal, it’s coming back with a much reduced budget, so expect some cast cuts and a reduction in action extravaganzas, though the show was never really known for that. As long Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski and Adam Baldwin are all on board I’m sure they can kick some ass with whatever reduced budget they have on hand.
This has really been a weekend of plesant surprises, with two shows that were all but cancelled being given another chance. Hopefully Chuck can pick up some momentum so that it won’t put its fans through another stint of anxiety overload next year. Dollhouse, on the other hand, will probably continue to suffer at the ratings sinkhole known as Friday nights.
Michael Ausiello over at Entertainment Weekly also speculates the show will be”scaling back the number of episodes several members of the show’s stellar supporting cast will appear in and, per one insider, possibly eliminating one actor altogether (R.I.P. Anna Wu?). The show is also expected to cut two of its staff writers.”
Unfortunate news, but necessary if they show wants to stay on the air.