It appears the Intersect includes an amazing evasion skill, as perennial bubble show Chuck apparently avoids the axe yet again as more shows fates are being sealed. Looks like it will get another short-season order at this point. Maybe Subway upped their ante for in-show ads…
Update: And now for the bad news – the next season will also be the last.
Today is pick up day, with ABC announcing announcing a full season order (9 additional episodes) of The Event, and NBC following through as well with steady Chuck (11 additional episodes, for a total of 24).
But ABC also is apparently cutting back on V, which has already had a delayed return until January 4th, dropping the original 13-episode order down to 10. It could be just to fit within the programming window available, but we’ll see what happens when we get closer to airing.
Two of the “hot girls of the Whedonverse”, Eliza Dushku and Summer Glau, will each have a guest spot on two popular broadcast network shows. Dushku, who last week could be briefly spotted watching boyfriend Rick Fox dancing on Dancing With The Stars, will appear in an episode of Big Bang Theory, playing an FBI agent interviewing the gang so Wolowitz can get a security clearance – I’m wondering if we’ll see Eliza show her skills after an inappropriate comment from him. Then Glau, who already did a guest stint on BBT will turn up on Chuck as one of a series of rotating undercover agents manning the Buy More, specifically in the 8th episode. Fret not one the one shot for Glau though – she’ll be appearing in the mid-season NBC series The Cape.
A couple more tidbits (probably the last, until the chaos is digested): Chuck is gonna get a mom – and she is more than a match for his Dad, Scott Bakula – none other than Terminator-killer Linda Hamilton. Gone-toting bad-ass mercenary mom, anyone? Also, the “Guess who (or Who) is now over, with Mark Ruffalo getting the role for the upcoming The Avengers feature. And finally, Ronald D. Moore spoke about what Starbuck was: although intentionally left nebulous (the more specific he got when writing, “the less interesting she became”) Moore saw her as a godlike entity but didn’t like to be called God, having gone through a resurrection of sorts.
Update: Heroes has also been canceled, although there may be some sort of conclusion later on.
It’s 2010, and its time to get back to new TV episodes. SCI FI Wire has a nice roundup of what’s coming up in the next week…notable the return of Heroes tonight, and we see the other side of things on Battlestar Galactica: The Plan on Sunday…and would the upgraded Chuck on Chuck next Sunday be considered an “Up-Chuck”?