[10/28/09 - 08:04 PM]
NBC Extends "Chuck," Halts "Trauma"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC has asked for six more episodes of "Chuck" for midseason while "Trauma" will wrap its freshman run at 13 episodes.

Both moves come as the Peacock works to finalize its midseason schedule. Last week the network gave full season orders to "Community," "Mercy" and "Parks & Recreation" (read the story), leaving "Trauma" as its only show whose fate was still up in the air.

To date "Trauma" has averaged a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 on Monday nights, just shy of the aforementioned "Mercy" (2.0), "Parks" (2.0) and "Community" (2.0 since moving to 8:00/7:00c). The series is also retaining just under 80% of its "Heroes" lead-in (2.4 rating) in the key demographic.

As for "Chuck," the show's third season was originally pegged to start in March following NBC's Winter Olympics coverage. With the additional episodes however (bringing its total to 19 installments), the network will either have to bump up its return to January or stick with its original plan and let the series run into the summer.

Meanwhile, ABC has firmed up another piece of its midseason lineup. The "Scrubs" writing staff tweeted earlier today that the show's ninth season will roll out on Tuesday, December 1. Said news was subsequently confirmed as back-to-back episodes starting at 9:00/8:00c with "Better Off Ted" assuming the 9:30/8:30c slot on December 8.

Additional midseason details are expected to be announced from both networks in the coming weeks.

  [october 2009]  


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