In fact, ‘Chuck’ received more than a back 9 order; NBC added 11 episodes to the spy comedy’s season, for a total of 24.
To date, the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced ‘Chase’ has averaged 6.5 million total viewers and a so-so 2.0 rating opposite considerable Mondays-at-10 competition in ‘Hawaii Five-0′ and ‘Castle.’ “[But] we think it has potential to grow,” NBC primetime entertainment prez Angela Bromstad said in announcing the news.
Similarly, ‘Chuck’ typically spies a mere 6 million viewers, but enjoys a 29 percent bump when Live+7 DVR playbacks are factored in. Says Bromstad, “We also are glad that ‘Chuck’ will be with us for a full season delivering its loyal, passionate audience.”
Earlier this week, NBC granted full-season pick-ups to ‘The Event,’ ‘Law & Order: LA’ and ‘Outsourced.’ With ‘Outlaw’ already axed, that leaves J.J. Abrams’ ‘Undercovers’ as the Peacock’s only fall newbie left unaccounted for. ‘Undercovers’ has, however, received an order for four additional scripts – sometimes a precursor to getting a full ride.