Yep, that time of year when you have to fight for and hope that your favourite on the bubble show will be saved. Once again Chuck fans are in this unknowing position of whether this show will see the light of day for another year, and I for one am one of those people (as readers of this blog will surely be aware). The rest of the shows I watch and love are all safe for another season (except Lost which is obviously ending this year) so it is just Chuck's fate that hangs in the balance. I for one am concerned this year as I was at this time last year whether it will be saved or not but I think that the issues that have occurred over at NBC this year have helped the shows with lower ratings out (sorry Conan) and the fact that the 10 o'clock slot is back for scripted television is also a definite plus in the favour of a Chuck renewal. It will also be interesting to see what the ratings were like for last nights episode after the drop in the previous weeks which could be down to daylight savings time clock changes and the return of Dancing With the Stars. It has been noted by TV critic favourite of mine (and big Chuck fan) Alan Sepinwall that this year all that will matter to NBC regarding Chuck will be these figures and not any grass roots fans campaigns that will save the show, though one can hope that this isn't just the case.
You can head over to E!online as Kristin is running her annual 'Save One Show' poll and voting there can do no harm and it would be great for Chuck to win this poll. Zachary Levi and Yvonne Strahovski would like you to as well:
Last nights Chuck was originally meant to be the penultimate episode of the season before NBC ordered 6 more episodes and it definitely had that feel to it, with next weeks serving as a mini season 3 finale. There will then be 2 weeks off followed by the next 6 episodes, which, from what I understand will be a new story arc. Here is the promo for next weeks episode (which looks like it will be a doozy) and fingers crossed that Team Bartowski will get to see a fourth season: