Coming on the heels of the announcement that Dollhouse will get a second season, it looks like NBC is also feeling generous to their fans after a highly successful “Save Chuck” campaign at Subway franchises across the country, as they have renewed the goofball-spy series Chuck for a third season.
Though the show will return next fall, NBC had to make some budget concessions. Chuck‘s third season will now consist of 13 episodes rather than the 22 that season 2 got. Also, the show is expected to cut a few staff writers and possibly even a cast member (Not Jeffster!).
NBC will officially announce upfronts on Tuesday, May 19, but we already know that Chuck will join including Heroes, Southland, Law & Order: SVU, Friday Night Lights, and Parks & Recreation next season. Now that the 10pm time slot is taken up by Jay Leno’s new talk show, no word yet on a new home for Chuck, but if the amount of $5 footlongs purchased is any indicator, fans won’t stop watching, regardless of a new time slot.
Those who missed the epic cliffhanger in Season 2 can check it out here on HULU. Be sure to listen to this week’s episode of The Flickcast for more TV upfront news and which shows didn’t make the cut!