[05/17/09 - 03:51 PM]
NBC Makes "Chuck" Renewal Official By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC has saved "your" show.
The Peacock made it official today as word broke the network and studio Warner Bros. Television have reached a deal to give "Chuck" a 13-episode third season.
The series had been the focus of a much-publicized fan campaign, spotlighted on the likes of NPR and "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," which used everything from Twitter to buying sandwiches at featured sponsor Subway in an effort to keep the show alive.
In any case, the 13-episode pickup was made after budget concessions by the studio, a growing trend in the quest for survival by "bubble" shows. Other series set to take a scalpel to their budgets next season: "Dollhouse," "Scrubs" and "Samantha Who?"
NBC unveils its 2009-10 schedule on Tuesday.
[07/07/15 - 04:42 PM]
Todd Newton and Alex Wehrley to Co-Host the 2015 Miss USA Pageant on Reelz Plus: Julie Alexandria has been tapped to host the backstage proceedings.
[07/07/15 - 03:05 PM]
Elodie Yung Cast as Elektra in the Netflix Original Series "Marvel's Daredevil" Elektra marks the most recent major addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as she will join Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle in the upcoming season.
[07/07/15 - 01:57 PM]
Video: Let the Countdown Begin! 201 Days to the Premiere of "The X-Files!" Get a sneak peek at brand-new footage from the show's revival, premiering Sunday, January 24.
[07/07/15 - 01:07 PM]
Bravo Media's Emmy-Nominated "Million Dollar Listing New York" Earns Highest-Rated Season in Franchise History Among P18-49 Bravo further spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 1.
[07/07/15 - 12:48 PM]
HBO Series Hit Record Highs, While Summer Shows Off to Strong Start HBO spins the numbers for the year to date.
[07/07/15 - 12:39 PM]
Video: El Rey Network and Miramax(R) Unveil the First Official Trailer from the Highly-Anticipated Season Two of "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" Beginning tonight, Tuesday, July 7 at 8:00 pm ET, fans will get a peek into the new season from the creative minds behind the series, including Creator and El Rey Network Founder Robert Rodriguez.
[07/07/15 - 12:36 PM]
Destination America Scores Best Quarter Ever in Network History Destination America spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2015.
[07/07/15 - 12:31 PM]
Co-Hosts Announced for "Knock Knock Live," Premiering Tuesday, July 21 on FOX On tap are country superstar Kellie Pickler, actress and singer Adrienne Bailon, TV host Ross Mathews, host and recording artist Jordan "Shorty" Johnson and TV/radio personality Chuey Martinez.
[07/07/15 - 11:52 AM]
Animal Planet Renews Critically Acclaimed and Viewer Embraced Original Docuseries "The Last Alaskans" for Second Season Amid Breakthrough Performance Beginning Sunday, July 12, at 1 PM (ET/PT), the network marathons the entire eight-episode season beginning with the first episode leading up to the season finale at 8 PM (ET/PT).
[07/07/15 - 11:17 AM]
"Project Runway" Designers and Guest Judges Unveiled Season 14 premieres Thursday, August 6 at 9:00/8:00c on Lifetime.
[07/07/15 - 11:05 AM]
All Six Principal Voice Performers Will Return for the Historic 27th and 28th Seasons of "The Simpsons" Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer are all due back.
[07/07/15 - 11:00 AM]
MTV Heats Up This Summer with Six All-Star Dance Crews Hitting the "America's Best Dance Crew" Stage New host Jason Dundas will join fellow incoming judges T-Pain, Teyana Taylor and Frankie Grande.
[07/07/15 - 10:39 AM]
Universal Cable Productions and Dark Horse Entertainment Sign First-Look Deal Dark Horse President and founder Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg, SVP of Production, currently executive produce Syfy's "Dark Matter."
[07/07/15 - 10:19 AM]
TV One Posts Best Second Quarter in Network History Delivering 51% and 47% Increases in Key Demos in Primetime TV One spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2015.
[07/07/15 - 09:42 AM]
USA Network Orders Fourth Season of Hit Reality Series "Chrisley Knows Best" The network will soon start production on two previously announced Chrisley pilots including a nighttime talk show hosted by Todd Chrisley from Embassy Row and a spin-off pilot with series partner Maverick TV.