Fans may be able to see the Nerd Herds back in action a little sooner than expected now that the show will stay on television longer.
"Chuck" die-hard fans' dream is coming together as NBC put down the order for more episodes in season 3. The Peacock has increased the number by six episodes from the initial 13 to 19. Now that it has been expanded, there is bigger chance that it will be put in January 2010 premiere.
The good news came with a bad one especially for the fans of new drama "Trauma". NBC will not extend the medical series beyond the 13 episodes order. The show indeed had been struggling with rating since its debut episode in September, being a not-so-stellar follow up to "Heroes" on Mondays.
Apart from determining the fate of "Chuck" and "Trauma", NBC has earlier landed the ones for "Community", "Mercy" and "Parks and Recreation". All the relatively new shows are getting a full-season pickup.
Meanwhile, over at ABC, "Scrubs" is getting a progress. The revamped version which ditches the hospital setting and introduces a new set of cast will return to the network on December 1, taking the Tuesday nights slot at 9/8c. It's pair "Better Off Ted" will debut a week later on December 8.