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I'm So Happy, I Could Jump in a Pool With My Clothes On!

By Seth Freilich | Industry | May 18, 2009 |

By Seth Freilich | Industry | May 18, 2009 |

Late yesterday, it was reported that NBC has renewed “Chuck.”


Much like Fox’s renewal of “Dollhouse” earlier in the weekend, this is a 13-episode order which is based, in part, on assurances that the show would come in with a lower budget. And some are suggesting that this tighter budget includes not having all the supporting players in every episode, and maybe even cutting one of the supporting cast altogether. A bummer, but we take what we can get, and I have faith that Josh Schwartz and company will make this work no matter what. Hell, spend five bucks and give me Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski and Adam Baldwin sitting in an empty set, having conversation over doughnuts. Everything else is gravy. Tasty, nerd gravy.

“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” is likely dead (late last night, douchebag extraordinaire Michael Auiello reported that the show was 100% kaput, though he claimed no source nor offered any substantive info — we’ll know for sure in a few hours, when Fox presents its fall schedule, which I’ll be back to talk about later today). So the last bubble shows I care about are “The Unit” and “Reaper.” We’ll know about both within the next few days, although the prognosis is rather negative. But even if both get the axe, I’ll live, because “Chuck” is coming back. Good Monday morning to ya.

(Oh, and just found that ABC has axed “The Unusuals.” Too bad, as it was a decent show. Though it weren’t no “Chuck.”)

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