Chuck can also be seen on Virgin Media's On Demand service in association with Warner TV. 39 of which is used within Chuck to conceal the Intersect Operating manual from General Beckman, Casey and Sarah for Chuck's studies from Season 2, episode No. In the UK, only DVD box sets are released and not Blu-ray. It was announced on October 19, 2010 that NBC had ordered an additional 11 episodes of Chuck, bringing the episode total for Season 4 to 24. , In an article in The Journal of Popular Culture, Joseph J. Darowski recognizes the series' exploration of technology's impact on individual identity. "Geek Squad".  Silverman, Fedak and Schwartz have all stated that the show's quality will not be impacted. The series is about an "average computer-whiz-next-door" named Chuck Bartowski, played by Zachary Levi, who receives an encoded e-mail from an old college friend now working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). , On May 13, 2010, it was announced that Chuck had been renewed by NBC for a fourth season. He lives with his sister, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster), and her boyfriend, Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb (Ryan McPartlin), who are doctors that constantly encourage Chuck to make progress in his professional and romantic life. By visiting this site, you consent to have cookie data stored. (Photo: NBC. With Chuck and Sarah as newlyweds and his family in on his secret, it has never been harder for Chuck to separate his spy life from his personal life.  This movement gained support from various cast and crew members, with actor Zachary Levi seen leading hundreds of fans to a Subway restaurant in Birmingham, England. In an aggressive marketing campaign by NBC, the pilot episode was released across a broad range of media from satellite broadcasting to popular social networking websites such as Facebook, shown on United Airlines flights, freely distributed on video on demand on about 30 cable and satellite systems including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Dish Network, on Yahoo, and from Amazon Unbox.  However, Josh Bernoff of Advertising Age remarks, "Thousands of visible, loyal viewers does not equal millions of actual viewers.  The theme song is "Short Skirt/Long Jacket" by Cake. Chuck is competing against four other shows to advance to our final round at the end of the month. Casey reluctantly becomes part of the Buy More sales team. - NY Post. , NBC's decision to renew the show for a thirteen-episode third season was announced on May 17, 2009. Chuck's desire to maintain his close relationships and eventually return to a normal life is challenged by the dangers and growing responsibilities of his secret life, so that he gradually becomes a more competent, confident, and willing spy. This is set to be released on May 8 in conjunction with the Season 5 box set. Unless they spend money. Fedak, Peter Johnson, Scott Rosenbaum, Matthew Miller, and Allison Adler also serve as co-executive producers.  NBC gave the series an early pick-up and a thirteen-episode order on May 10, 2007.  Concerned that the show would not be renewed for a third season, fans launched a "Save Chuck" campaign that gained momentum with the use of social-networking websites like Twitter and Facebook. A full week before the second season's U.S. premiere, iTunes offered a free download of the first episode as a 'pre-air premiere'.  NBC is reportedly expected to spend about $8 million in total promoting the show. This month, we’re in the midst of our second annual TV Revivals series, and with that the time feels right to provide a few updates on some shows that we wrote about previously the first go-around. She praises the ensemble cast and notes "while the first season was good, this show has really hit its stride in its second season.  The pilot was leaked onto torrent websites on July 22, 2007. Four million people who watch a show really hard are still just four million people to an ad buyer.  By the NBC Upfront on May 19, 2009 over $17,000 was raised. Casey and Walker are assigned to watch over Chuck. The character made a few guest appearances in the third season, and became a recurring cast member in the fourth. Chuck's spy abilities will be put to a new test when he and his team - now a private security company known as Carmichael Industries - must save mankind without the help of the CIA.  Joseph McGinty Nichol, Schwartz's fellow executive producer on The O.C., directed the first hour of the series and consequently became an executive producer via his production company, Wonderland Sound and Vision. ", When asked about the series' chances of being renewed for a fourth season and whether fans would have to step in again, Angela Bromstad replied, "Well, it's got to maintain, and it depends on development," but said that the show is a "pleasant surprise, and they're doing great work.