NBC Renews 'Medium' but Suspends Judgement on 'Chuck'


NBC Renews 'Medium' but Suspends Judgement on 'Chuck'


NBC was expected to lay down verdict on 'Chuck' this Monday, May 4 but will not give out its decision until later in the middle of the month.

NBC has laid down the verdict to some of its shows including "Medium" but chosen to suspend judgment on "Chuck". While the former has been confirmed to return for another set of season, the latter is not going to find out for another week, whether to have a renewal or not.

A sixth season has been confirmed for "Medium" and the order is between 13 to 18 episodes range, according to THR. The decision was officially laid on Sunday, May 3 afternoon and it included also the announcement for the pick up of two young shows "Southland" and "Parks and Recreation". Meanwhile, talks were still ongoing for the renewal of half-hour show "My Name is Earl".

Bubble series "Chuck" was expected to be given an address on Monday, May 4 but apparently the network chooses to slam down the hammer only later. Additionally, Zachary Levi told E! Online, "I thought we were going to hear about it this Monday because NBC's announcing a bunch of its schedule, but I just got an email from (executive producer) Josh Schwartz, and he said stay positive, (but) we're not going to find out on Monday. It could be another week or two. They're making their final tallies and decisions."

Joining "Chuck" in the bubble is long-running series "Law & Order", which is vying to tie "Gunsmoke" to run for 20 years. NBC had promised to announce the full list of pick ups on May 19.

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Comments

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    Rooster
    May 15, 2009

    2 words. PRODUCT PLACEMENT.

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    roger
    May 14, 2009

    Please keep Chuck. This is one great show!!!

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    afonso
    May 14, 2009

    NBC is crazy to even consider cancelling 'Chuck'. im portuguese, live in spain, study in the uk and i know plenty of people that love the show out here. with so much crap thats been done recently to save 'Chuck' i dont understand why NBC are still, debating a solved case. for the a millionth time, SAVE CHUCK!!!

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    Noel
    May 14, 2009

    Please don't cancel Chuck. It's a great TV series. The show already created loyal fans even here in the Philippines despite little or less teasers or trailers to promote the series. Back then, I just watched a single episode and I was hooked forever! NBC should put more money to promote this series and reach more audience.

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    Astrid
    May 10, 2009

    I really really really hope that NBC doesn't cancel Chuck! It's a great show! I wish us foreign viewers could have a say :)

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    aviewer
    May 09, 2009

    Chuck Season 3! Chuck Season 3! Chuck Season 3!

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    Mike
    May 09, 2009

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    fff
    May 08, 2009

    chuck is awesome!!! please give us a 3rd season!!!

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    elysium
    May 06, 2009

    Chuck is the most balanced series in TV history... dosage of action, comedy, drama is very well combined... Turkish people hope NBC will renew Chuck...

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    Don
    May 06, 2009

    @gmac: Amen! I'm glad someone else out there thinks the way I do about the American viewing public. For the love of all that is holy, don't pull an ABC and cancel your only good, original comedies! When ABC got rid of Eli Stone and Pushing Daisies, I damn near crapped my pants. For the love of God NBC, don't follow in their footsteps! Please!!

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    sara
    May 06, 2009

    Chuck is the best show ever, please do not cancel it. i'm from Portugal and i really love to see it. they are great.

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    No
    May 05, 2009

    C huck is a great show. Please renew it.

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    gmac
    May 05, 2009

    If "Chuck" goes down it will leave room for Masturbating with the Stars! Give us more UN-reality crap, please. It sure makes the American public hamsters hit the food pedal. I'm ashamed to live in a country that watches "Dancing with the Stars" 3 to 1 over a well written comedy/drama/action show...how many of those have there been in history? It seems that anyone with an IQ is getting shut out of the network TV market. A couple of years ago "Studio 60" went down because the average American viewer isn't smart enough to get it. Put on some more worm eating and sister screwing and the ratings will hit the roof I'm certain. Even if they renew "Chuck" they are saying it may only get on as a mid-season replacement in case of fall shows tanking. The fact that the show isn't being watched is just another symptom of the illiterate nature of our nation. Mike Judge's movie Idiocracy only has the timing off...it won't take 500 years to reduce us to monosyllabic morons...we are close already.

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    Chandler
    May 04, 2009

    keep Chuck!!!!

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    Kelly
    May 04, 2009

    NBC has not made thier final decision yet, so be sure to srop a line to the fols at the network letting them know that you do not want it cancelled.

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    johan(sweden)
    May 04, 2009

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    bjorn
    May 04, 2009

    I love chuck best show ever. Please renew this show!

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    Jessi
    May 04, 2009

    Chuck is the best freaking show on television...they need to renew it! Please! I love the new twist from the finale and can't wait to watch a whole new season that develops it!

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    angelvoice
    May 04, 2009

    Chuck is the best show to come along in a long time! Real entertainment, funny, uplifting, great stories!!! Let's keep Chuck going people!

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    JD
    May 04, 2009

    I don't understand NBC first Scrubs and then Chuck what are they thinking. there's nothing on NBC i'm gonna watch now.

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    Angie
    May 04, 2009

    Chuck is the best TV show in a long time. It has comedy, drama, action, romance. Please don't cancel Chuck.

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    none
    May 04, 2009

    if u cancel chuck, ur crazy!

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    telkiira
    May 04, 2009

    I rarely watch television, but, I make a point to sit down and watch Chuck every week because it is a good fun show. Canceling it makes one more reason for not to watch anything NBC has.

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    Josh
    May 04, 2009

    If Chuck's gone, then there's nothing on NBC i'm gonna watch. Why don't they just change the time it's shown? That way it doesn't have to compete with all the big names on Mondays.

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    Yen
    May 04, 2009

    I love Chuck, please don't canel.

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    chris
    May 04, 2009

    Chuck is a really well written and fun show that needs to be renewed!!!! It's to bad NBC couldn't announce it's renewal right off the bat. Please renew this amazing show!

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    Sherlock
    May 04, 2009

    Chuck is one of the best not maybe even the best show on tv, the mix of romance and spies has me on the edge of my seat in the uk!

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    colin
    May 04, 2009

    Why would they even consider not renewing chuck, it is one of the best shows on tv. If all the good shows keep getting cancelled like this there won't be any reason to even watch tv. how much csi crap can anyone watch anyway!!!

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    Wise
    May 04, 2009

    I Agree with all of you here, Chuck is one of the best series ever! The characters are so well performed and the script is awsome! All hale Buymoria!!

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    Joshua
    May 04, 2009

    They better not cancel Chuck. This would be the worst decision ever made by NBC. (Even worse than HBO's decision to cancel Deadwood after only three seasons. Don't do it NBC.

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