Articles for Chuck Season 4

In the words of the General Beckman, "Hello, Chuck. Welcome Back." Oh show, how I‘ve missed you! It has been a long, Chuck-less summer so let‘s get right into the recapping, shall we?Brand New ChuckHe‘s no longer a spy, but he‘s got a new objective: to find his mother! He enlists Morgan‘s help since Casey and Sarah have their own missions, and they end up spending months (and thousands of dollars) on the road to no avail. Defeated, they find themselves back in LA with no other leads save for a curious Chinese restaurant menu. Read more »
Monday was the official start of the fall season with 12 shows premiering on the major networks. With all networks going head-to-head, the ratings can predict what shows will succeed and which will fail.  Read more »
Continuing in season 4‘s trend of rather awesome guest casting, it has been reported (initially by Entertainment Weekly) that Summer Glau will play a role in episode 8 of Chuck. Fans of Firefly and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles rejoice! Read more »
As Chuck begins its fourth season, the titular hero is embarking on a major mission to find his mother. Mary Elizabeth Bartowski disappeared when Chuck was a child, and he always assumed she had just left the family. Turns out, however, that Mom was a spy.  Read more »
Season 4 of Chuck has begun and promises more action, spies and nerds than ever before. Chuck and Sarah are together. Ellie is having a baby. The Buy More is full of spies. Chuck is tracking down his long-lost mother. What more could you want? Read more »
How about some of today‘s TV news in 300 words?USA USA USAThe USA network continues its cable dominance with the renewal of 3 hit shows: White Collar, Psych, and Royal Pains. Add the 3 returning shows to the already renewed: In Plain Sight, Covert Affairs, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Burn Notice, and you‘ve got yourself a real rival network on your hands. At this point, USA crushes in the summertime ratings. Bringing these 7 shows back means USA is looking forward to a hot summer 2011.  But if they are able to work their mojo in the fall, basic network channels need to look out. The network could soon be a major contender. USA has their tone, style, and whatever they‘re putting in the water over there on lock. They have successfully mastered their brand to the point that almost every effort is a hit. [THR]Chuck Lands Rob RiggleChuck‘s 4th season has brought with it a ton of casting news. The show cast Linda Hamilton as Chuck‘s mom, and a whole slew of actresses (Olivia Munn, Summer Glau, Stacy Keibler) to play Greta, the revolving undercover agent. Now we have news that funnyman Rob Riggle (The Daily Show) is set to guest star. Riggle will play Jim Rye, a slightly off CIA agent who is brought in to help Chuck with his spy skills. Too bad Riggle is not one of the Gretas; that would be epic! [Ausiello] Read more »
It‘s fashion week, dahlings! Read on about this week‘s tres chic episode.Strut Your StuffAn agent‘s death leads Sarah and Chuck on a mission to Milan Fashion Week. Their target: Sofia Stepanova (guest star Karolina Kurkova). She‘s a supermodel by day and a spy by night as she executes many of Volkoff‘s weapons deals. Read more »
You Look FamiliarTwo faces from seasons past have come back to torment Chuck and Sarah: former Ring operative Hugo Panzer (Stone Cold Steve Austin) and Jenny-Sarah‘s high school nemesis Heather Chandler (Nicole Richie). What are the chances that the two of them happen to be on the same transport that gets redirected to the Buy More? Well, when Volkoff is involved, chances are good.Good, TalkLord and Lady Charmichael are still having relationship woes. Mainly that Sarah is still freaked out about what Chuck said re: kids. And Heather‘s not making things easier for Sarah when she insists that they‘re cut from the same cloth. Marriage, kids, settling down - these are things that do not compute with spies. But when it seems like Chuck and Sarah are on the same page with taking things slowly, that darned cubic zirconium ring finds its way to Chuck (conveniently on bended knee) at episode‘s end. Always one step forward, two steps back with those two. Read more »
Holiday themed episodes are one of TV‘s oldest and best traditions. And if you‘re a fan of TV (that‘s why you‘re here of course) then you know that Halloween themed episodes are a great way to get in the spirit of season and gear up for the big night. So lock the doors, get out the candy, and prepare to be spooked because it‘s that time of year again where our favorite TV shows treat (or trick) us with Halloween themed episodes. With All Hallows‘ Eve right around the corner we‘ve rounded up a motley list of TV shows that will be airing haunting episodes and channels that will be celebrating all month long. Take a look at the list of upcoming Halloween episodes and see if your favorite show has anything creepy planned. Read more »
It‘s not like we‘ve been guest star-deprived thus far in the current season of Chuck. But that doesn‘t mean the show has run out of new faces to parade before us. Far from it, some of Chuck‘s biggest guest names have yet to come. Read more »
What Happened NextAhh, awkward Chuck and Sarah. Last week‘s accidental proposal has the two love birds avoiding each other like the plague. Morgan‘s harebrained solution? Get advice from a book called 100 Conversations Before "I Do". Sounds... interesting. But while Dr. Fred quite literally "wrote the book" on the subject, nothing helps a couple communicate like attempting to mend the rift between the eccentric Premier Alejandro Goya and his equally crazed wife, Hortencia. Fly Me to the (baby)MoonOf course, this all starts when the Generalissimo invites Devon and Ellie to Costa Gravas as thanks for Devon saving his life all those months ago. Ellie can‘t resist especially since Devon is driving her crazy with the baby talk (though few could probably resist the world‘s best video invitation anyway) so off they go on a private jet with Chuck and Sarah in tow for some extra protection.  Read more »
Or is he?Check out the new Chuck promo video to catch a glimpse of tonight‘s new episode, "Chuck vs. the Couch Lock." Read more »
Do you like NBC shows? Then you may be in luck. NBC has picked up full-seasons for three of the fall season‘s new shows, while rumors circulate about a fourth full-season order as well.   Read more »
Who‘s down for a quick dose of the latest TV news in 300 words?NBC is Renewal CrazyI guess things must be going well at NBC because the network is going a little renewal crazy. Yesterday we told you that NBC has picked up full seasons of The Event, LO: LA and Outsourced (really guys, Outsourced gets a full season). We also mentioned that the "little series that could" Chuck was rumored to get a full season order. Well the TV gods are smiling upon us because it has been reported today that NBC has official picked up Chuck for an additional 11 episodes. This means that Chuck will live to vs. a full 24 episode season 4!But that‘s not all, in even more shocking (read: confusing) news NBC has also announced that they are picking up Chase for a full season. The U.S. Marshals series that shows both sides of the law is about as exciting as watching paint dry, but I guess NBC has confidence in it. NBC has also given an additional four episode nod to the much ballyhooed (but disappointing) JJ Abrahms series Undercovers. [Ausiello] Read more »
Read on to discover the secrets and adventures of "Chuck vs. the Couch Lock." Read more »
Are you ready for the Chuck Halloween episode? I hope so, because it‘s coming your way sooner than you may think. Although the full episode will not air until Monday, Oct. 25, you can catch a sneak peek right now! Read more »
You wouldn‘t think that Jeff and Lester would have a lot of fears. After all, they are far more likely to inspire fear into the customers who dare venture into the Buy More. But in tonight‘s fear-centered episode of Chuck, all sorts of fears -- both expected and surprising -- are revealed. Even the Buy More‘s resident duo of insanity fails to avoid the fear in "Chuck vs. the Aisle of Terror." Read more »
Old people, public showers, interspecies relationships, babies in costume, licorice, man feet, otters. Am I making you quiver in fear? For your sake, let‘s hope not. On to the recap!You‘re ToxicDr. Wheelwright has gone rogue, and he‘s selling his creation, atroxium (an atrocious name for a nightmare-inducing nerve gas), to the highest bidder. Mary Bartowski thinks that the CIA should have possession of this very dangerous weapon -- hence her call to Chuck. Read more »
A few weeks ago I had the great opportunity to visit the set of Chuck as they filmed on location at the old Bank of America building in downtown Los Angeles. My full day on set consisted mostly of observing, but throughout the day I had interviews with the stars and guest stars.The episode they were filming, "Chuck vs. The First Fight," is all about Chuck and Sarah‘s first fight as a couple. It wouldn‘t be Chuck, of course, if the fight did not occur during a gun battle chock-full of Russian bad guys. It was great being on a working set. Being allowed to observe the blocking and rehearsal, the practicing of stunts and the stunt doubles really earning their money (though I will admit a certain level of weirdness seeing the actors standing alongside their stunt doubles who were identically attired), and actual filming of the scenes was a lot of fun.  Read more »
This week‘s Chuck, "Chuck vs. the First Fight" pits our beloved spies against personal troubles, plastic forks and Russian operatives in their search for the truth. Read more »
Well, that was certainly an unexpected turn of events, wasn‘t it? Lend Me Your EarChuck and Sarah are in the middle of their first fight, and it‘s quite comical that Chuck spills his guts to anyone that will listen. Didn‘t these two already work out their communication issues? Or have they been trumped by his mommy issues? Read more »
All is not well in the television world! Here‘s the short scoop on some of this week‘s top stories.Not So ‘Simple‘ Nicole RichieABC just gave the go-ahead on a scripted television series starring Nicole Richie. Because apparently, based on two guest appearances on Chuck, the girl‘s got some acting chops. The series will be written by Jeff Rake, who also penned Miss Match. What‘s that, you‘ve never heard of Miss Match? It starred Alicia Silverstone and only eight episodes aired in the US. Also, the guy from Psych is in this episode.ANYWAY, the comedy series will star Nicole Richie as a "professional woman/mom character." She is both of those things. To her credit, Nicole Richie was the less plastic of the two Simple Life stars. Would you watch her new TV show? And more importantly, does this mean the apocalypse is near? [Deadline] Read more »
A faulty Intersect! A somewhat sadistic CIA "scientist!" The dangers of bothering Greta! All this and more came to us from one of the better episodes of one of TV‘s better shows. Read more »
NBC announced its mid-season schedule today, and I‘m confused. It feels like the network is playing a game of program Boggle, putting all its shows into the cube, shaking it up, and letting random chance decide where shows end up.  Read more »
Ah, Thanksgiving. The time of year when we gather together to stuff ourselves -- and a turkey -- silly and slip into tryptophan-induced comas with our pants unbuttoned. Oh yeah, and give thanks! Well, having gorged on television all year long, we here at BuddyTV would like to express our gratitude for the things we‘re most thankful for this year on TV.So heat up some cider, pause the DVR and dig into what our writers are thanking their lucky TV stars for:  Read more »
Life is complicated. TV can help. "What Would TV Do?" attempts to explore life‘s mysteries, problems and everyday situations with the assistance of the life lessons offered by television.Thanksgiving is coming! Read more »
Relationshipsare tricky business, particularly if you‘re either a rich and famous Hollywoodstar or a fictional character. In Shipping News each week, I‘ll break down foryou the three most note-worthy (to me!) relationships -- i.e. ships -- o‘ theweek into the Tip-Top Ship Shape (for the best ship of the week), That Ship HasSailed (for romances that fell apart) and You Sunk My Relation Ship (for the mostdevastating moment in a romance we‘re shipping for). Got a duo you‘re totallyshipping for? Drop me a line in the comments, and you may see them featuredhere.Tip-Top Ship Shape: Nick Lachey & Vanessa Minnillo and Jessica Simpson& Eric Johnson"Yay! We‘re getting married ... to other people!"Granted, some peeps may be calling shenanigans on the fact thatformer Newlyweds Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson‘s engagements to their respectivesignificant others, former VJ Vanessa Minnillo and NFL player Eric Johnson,just happened to fall within a week of each other (with Lachey scoring theproverbial "FIRST!" comment on the message board of life). But I, forone, am glad these two kinda dull crazy kids are finally settling down --again.  Read more »
Wise words, Bruno Mars. And exactly what Chuck needed to hear from Sarah.The Show Me StateThe Belgian still has Chuck somewhere in Thailand, and he‘s trying his darnedest to get the Intersect to work. He employs people in Chuck‘s subconscious to motivate him to flash, but to no avail. (Yes, Lester was a poor choice.) Read more »
Holiday meals are always filled with tension. That tension is especially high when family drops in unexpectedly. That tension is even higher when the family has long-term issues that come to the surface. Tension tends to go through the roof when the long-term issues come with international espionage and drawn guns.So it‘s safe to say that tensions will be high for this week‘s Chuck, when Mary Bartowski returns for an after-Thanksgiving meal with her family. Read more »
How was that for a post-Thanksgiving fete? Though I do hope your festivities last week involved fewer guns and psychopaths. Read on for all the tasty dish (under the headings of my favorite Thanksgiving fare) from this week‘s episode -- which also happens to be the final episode of 2010!Cranberry SaucyIntersect update: Yep, still gone. But where better to brush up on your hand-to-hand combat than a strip kick class? Never thought I‘d see Chuck pole dancing to Lady Gaga, but he made it look good. Although seeing Morgan grind on the stripper pole was a little disturbing.  Read more »
Life is complicated. TV can help. "What Would TV Do?" attempts to explore life‘s mysteries, problems and everyday situations with the assistance of the life lessons offered by television. Read more »
We‘re counting down the days until Christmas, and it just takes too long to send a handwritten note these days. We thought we‘d streamline the process for Santa a bit and put all our e-mails to Santa here so he can access them on the go with his iPhone. If he doesn‘t have an iPhone by now, the elves aren‘t doing their job. So here are BuddyTV‘s Christmas wishes for television.  Read more »
Missing Chuck? Having trouble weathering the weeks until the show returns in mid-January? Need a little something to keep you going until our favorite spies head back to the Buy More? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then here are some spoilers about Chuck in 2011. Read more »
Only two more weeks until Chuck returns to our TVs. Can you make it that long? How about some spoilers to tide you over until then? Because spoilers make everything better, don‘t they? Read more »
It‘s been weeks and weeks and weeks since we last caught a glimpse of our favorite Burbank-based spies, but there has been a fair bit of news in the past few days to help pass the time. Now, there are even more spoilers to ease the few remaining weeks until Chuck‘s return. Read more »
Romantic relationships on TV shows don‘t always go the same way, but there are some standards. The show can totally deny feelings, engage in will-they-or-won‘t-they flirting or just bite the relationship bullet. Need proof that these are the routes? You don‘t need to look any further than Bones, Castle and Chuck. Read more »
While Chuck is playing coy with its first episode back after the midwinter hiatus ("Chuck vs. the Balcony," scheduled to air on Jan. 17), there is plenty of information floating around about future episodes of the show. Casting news combined with a few bits of episode information makes deciphering Chuck possible, even without an Intersect. Read more »
Does anyone remember the TLC show Perfect Proposal where they would help men pop the question with highly elaborate schemes? And yes, while I do enjoy the creativity and even the occasional Jumbotron proposal (except maybe this one which is just awkward), I‘m with Casey -- there‘s no such thing as a perfect moment or spot. All Chuck needs is the girl.Wine and DineChuck‘s mighty antsy to propose to his lady love. However, after Sarah reveals that her parents‘ proposal went horribly wrong (we‘re talking minor burns here), Chuck must scrap his own plans involving a huge balloon bouquet, champagne, a string quartet, and a horse-drawn carriage. Read more »
Rule #1: Don‘t disappoint Volkoff unless you want a bullet between the eyes. And then an eyeball removed. Gross. But I‘m getting ahead of myself. Let‘s back up.Goin‘ Rogue"You are such fun," says Volkoff to a leather-clad and newly brunette Sarah as she points two guns at him. After last week‘s plan to embed her into Volkoff Industries as a double agent, it‘s her opportunity to convince Volkoff that she‘s the real deal. Read more »
A lot of things bug me about last night‘s TV ratings, but one thing I‘m OK with is Gossip Girl‘s record low rating. Last week when the show returned from its winter break, Gossip Girl had its worst rating ever with 1.58 million viewers. Last night the show beat that record with just 1.5 million viewers. To put it into perspective, that‘s worse than the repeat of The Vampire Diaries the CW aired Friday night, the day after it originally aired.I‘m happy because it‘s proof that I‘m not the only one who grew sick and tired of the dull and ridiculous plots the show was spinning. The viewing public has voted with their remotes, and while Gossip Girl was once the hottest thing on the CW, now it‘s the worst.  Read more »
Having just passed what was once a season/series finale but is now but a midway point, it‘s time for more news about Chuck. And, as is fitting for a show with a whole bunch of new episodes on the way, there is a lot of that news. Read more »
Chuck may be only midway through its happily-extended season, but that doesn‘t mean it‘s too early for the show‘s rather dedicated fan base to mobilize. After all, Chuck is still a show on the bubble for next season. Read more »
It‘s another episode, another tiff for our beloved spy couple. Will they elope or will they have the wedding that Chuck‘s been dreaming about since he was ... a little girl? (Wait, I think that was Marshall from How I Met Your Mother.) We don‘t get much in the way of plot development in this episode, but read on to find out what did happen.Bills, Bills, BillsRoan Montgomery (guest star John Larroquette) is back to cause trouble. He‘s at a bar in Morocco (apparently channeling Dos Equis‘ Most Interesting Man in the World) asking about a new counterfeit $100 bill called a super note. But three woman surround and tase him. Thud. Read more »
Life is complicated. TV can help. "What Would TV Do?" attempts to explore life‘s mysteries, problems and everyday situations with the assistance of the life lessons offered by television. Read more »
Life is complicated. TV can help. "What Would TV Do?" attempts to explore life‘s mysteries, problems and everyday situations with the assistance of the life lessons offered by television. Read more »
I won‘t call the CAT Squad a poor man‘s Charlie‘s Angels. (Except it is.) And I won‘t even mention how predictable the mole was. (Except I just did.) Sigh. Let‘s just appreciate this episode for what it was and get on with this recap, shall we?Team Work Makes the Dream WorkThe Clandestine Attack Team, aka the CAT Squad, established in 2003, consisted of cold-hearted Carina, Zondra the bitch!, Amy the party girl, and (the unseen narrator‘s pride and joy) Sarah. Read more »
Vivian McArthur Volkoff, good or evil? Based on her parentage, I vote the latter. But as with most things on Chuck, we‘re left wondering. Read on for the details on the potential new superbad.The Key to My HeartJurek, Christoph and Antonia. All Volkoff associates, now dead, because of a mysterious key. Read more »
Life is complicated. TV can help. "What Would TV Do?" attempts to explore life‘s mysteries, problems and everyday situations with the assistance of the life lessons offered by television. Read more »
Sometimes, you‘ve just got to be bad in order to be good. Chuck and Sarah find this out big time in this week‘s Chuck episode, "Chuck vs. the First Bank of Evil." Read more »
Life is complicated. TV can help. "What Would TV Do?" attempts to explore life‘s mysteries, problems and everyday situations with the assistance of the life lessons offered by television. Read more »
Chuck is back and better than ever in season 4!You don‘t need to be a spy to find out what‘s coming next for Chuck. Read on to catch up on all of the excitement in Chuck‘s fourth season. We have Chuck spoilers, episode recaps, casting news, photos and more! Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.There have been a lot of actors who started with minor commercial roles, but it‘s hard to transition being a major commercial spokesperson into an actual acting career. We might love them in 30-second doses, but making the movie to actual success on television shows is something not many can do.  Read more »
After a week off, Chuck will return tonight with a new episode, "Chuck vs. the A-Team." And, like always, it looks like Chuck‘s life might be about to get complicated. Read more »
Is Chuck still relevant? We‘re talking in terms of the person (as explored in this episode) and the show. Don‘t get me wrong. I‘m still a fan of both, but I can‘t help feeling like the same themes are explored ad nauseam. But of course, every week I try to keep hope alive that a new twist will keep me tuning in.Tonight‘s episode set out to affirm Chuck‘s (and by extension, Sarah‘s) importance to the team. Pitting Chuck against two Gretas who have downloaded the Intersect (welcome back, Isaiah Mustafa and Stacy Keibler), we ultimately find out that Chuck‘s unique brand of Intersect cannot be duplicated. But while it‘s interesting to explore the idea of using the Intersect as a tool to create a specific type of super soldier, didn‘t that whole ordeal with Shaw and the Ring Intersect already prove that Chuck should be the only Intersect in existence? Read more »
While there is still no word on the fate of a fifth season of Chuck, we still have several season 4 episodes to come. Will Chuck and Sarah‘s wedding happen this spring? What is going to happen with Ellie and her dad‘s computer? Can Morgan and Casey make it as roommates? Read more »
Can you imagine anyone but Zachary Levi as Chuck? Because I can‘t. He‘s just the right amount of earnest, nerdy, and awesome. Perfect casting choice, I dare say!As for this episode, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I haven‘t been able to say that about many episodes this season. Granted, the murder mystery plot fell a bit flat for me, but we got a great payoff in the end. Who knew Ellie and Devon could be so sneaky? Read more »
When Chuck finally returns next week, the show will also welcome back one of its most notorious and entertaining villains: Alexei Volkoff (gleefully played by Timothy Dalton). We knew he had to be coming back, of course -- you don‘t just ship off a baddie like Volkoff without anticipating his return. And here he is! Read more »
Sorry, the title was a fake out. This episode wasn‘t very cool to me. And here I was doubly excited after some potential juicy storylines concerning Agent X and Vivian Volkoff that were hinted at when we last saw Chuck.Instead, we get some cute-ish Chuck and Sarah moments (lest we forget about their impending nuptials), Volkoff turns from good to bad to dejected after the big, bad twist, and Vivian completes her evil turn with some well applied eye make-up. Oh Chuck, I want so badly to stay interested! But not if you keep stringing me along with some less than captivating plot developments -- if you could even call them that.  Read more »
It looks like nobody watched TV last night. Maybe people were too busy taking advantage of the fact that national parks are still open for business, but viewership was down across the board on Monday night, resulting in some of the worst ratings for top shows.Both Chuck and How I Met Your Mother hit all-time series lows for total viewers with their new episodes, while House had its lowest-rated episode since the first seven episodes of season 1 back in 2004.  Read more »
Let‘s just say that Chuck does not have the monopoly on Yvonne Strahovski‘s ability to be funny.The Chuck star appears in a CollegeHumor video released yesterday. The video features a rather energetic vision of Yvonne Strahovski singing and dancing her way into what may be Internet meme history. Read more »
Chuck is quickly coming to the end of its fourth season, but that doesn‘t mean the show is done with surprises. If history is any sort of indicator, we can expect at least a handful of major plot twists before the season is done. And we have news that indicates a few possible directions for those twists. Read more »
Only a few more episodes of Chuck remain before the season finale and... it‘s wedding planning time? You‘d think they‘d be too busy for that, but who knows where your priorities go before a wedding? Considering how not-smoothly the planning ends up going, maybe the attention is a good thing. Read more »
As we saw on Monday‘s Chuck, our heroes are most definitely not going to make it to their wedding without a whole lot of trouble. They may now have the cash to pay for the event, but it‘s still not smooth sailing for the spy couple. What exactly is in store before Chuck and Sarah get to say "I do?" According to spoilers, there‘s quite a lot to come -- and none of it sounds too good. Read more »
While we unfortunately have to wait a couple of weeks for new episodes of the show, there is plenty going on to keep Chuck fans busy in the meantime. Spoiler-y photos and Twitter campaigns aren‘t the same as new Chuck episodes, but they are definitely better than nothing.  Read more »
Did you know BuddyTV is on Facebook? Did you know we have show specific Facebook Fan Pages too? Well, now is the perfect time to check them out because we‘re currently hosting a big sweepstakes for our old and new fans alike. The prizes: Grand Prize: a 32-inch Flat Screen TVSecond Prize: a $100 iTunes Gift CardThird Prize: 10 lucky winners will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card  Read more »
Last night, reality competition reigned supreme, cops followed close behind and several shows proved that reruns really don‘t bring in the viewers.CBS‘ Dancing with the Stars ruled the night, with 19.59 million viewers the first hour, and 22.16 million the second -- typical numbers for the celebrity dancing competition, which is second in weekly ratings only to reigning champion American Idol. Check out our recap of last night‘s DWTS!The only show even close to touching DWTS‘ ratings last night might surprise you. The little show that could: Castle. Read more »
It‘s been a few weeks since the last time Chuck changed the entire game on us. So I guess it was time to do it again? With results this good, it was most definitely time for a change. Read more »
Life is complicated. TV can help. "What Would TV Do?" attempts to explore life‘s mysteries, problems and everyday situations with the assistance of the life lessons offered by television.Mother‘s Day is upon us, which means it‘s time to celebrate the many ways in which mothers have touched our lives.  Read more »
It‘s almost time for Chuck and Sarah to get married! Well, maybe. The happy occasion presupposes that the heroic lovebirds actually make it to the altar, life and love intact. Based on the preview clip for tonight‘s episode, "Chuck vs. the Last Details," there is no shortage of roadblocks standing in the way of marital bliss. The big pre-wedding issue this week? Rescuing the mother-of-the-groom (again) in time for the ceremony. Read more »
Overtime during the Heat/Celtics game might have contributed to some of the falling ratings for primetime television last night, with Chuck, Dancing with the Stars and How I Met Your Mother all dipping considerably in viewers from last week. However, a few resilient shows managed to weather the ratings slump. Read more »
As things come to a head leading up to Chuck and Sarah‘s wedding and a final showdown versus Vivian Volkoff, the penultimate episode was mostly quiet, laying down the groundwork for a killer finale. (And yes, let‘s keep our fingers crossed for a fifth season renewal!)See the top 20 reasons for a season 5!"Everything is perfect. Nothing can go wrong," says Sarah. And immediately, clang, crash, scream! Boy, did she ever need a piece of wood to knock on at that moment. Because, as the ending revealed, things have gone horribly wrong for our favorite spy couple. Let‘s back up a bit.  Read more »
On Tuesday evening, the FOX network went for all-out decimation with regard to its "bubble" shows. Every program not certain of renewal is gone. Before the cancellation bloodbath was over, Human Target, Lie to Me, Breaking In, The Chicago Code and Traffic Light all fell off the FOX schedule.So what does this mean for the fates of bubble shows on the other networks? Read more »
It looks that way!Even with scary-low ratings and a show-massacre going on over at FOX, it looks like Chuck will, in fact, be back for a fifth season. Read more »
Even though NBC won‘t make its official announcements for the 2011-2012 season until Monday, the network has followed in the vein of FOX by announcing some early pilot pickups. It now looks like next year‘s lineup will include Prime Suspect, Whitney, Smash and Up All Night. Read more »
You can relax, Chuck fans. He‘s coming back.Sure it‘s been a foregone conclusion since rumors surfaced on Wednesday, but it‘s never safe to put faith in Internet chatter before there‘s confirmation. Well, now we‘ve got confirmation, just in time to enjoy that final season 4 episode in peace. Read more »
In a year when it seems like the networks are all rushing to get their next-season news out before each other, we probably shouldn‘t be surprised that NBC has chosen to announce its 2011-2012 season on a Sunday morning. The schedule has a few familiar names, a whole bunch of new stuff and a fair amount of shuffling. Read more »
By the power vested in me by the Intergalactic Federation of Planets, I now pronounce this season of Chuck over. And although the show has been moved to Fridays next season, there‘s no need to complain because we get a next season, specifically 13 episodes, to resolve the cliffhanger posed by this fantastic finale! Let‘s get on with the recap, shall we?The episode picks up five days before the Norseman crisis when Chuck and Sarah opt to have a dry run of the wedding to "be ready for anything." Suddenly, we flash to the present. Sarah‘s at the hospital, and although she has two capable doctors by her side, weaponized poison isn‘t exactly in the med school curriculum. What they need is the antidote. Chuck promises Sarah that he‘s going to fix this, and I know that it‘s going to get resolved somehow, but I‘m still a little ferklempt by the way he clutches her hand.   Read more »
Finales ruled Monday night, with Chuck, Castle, Hawaii Five-0, and How I Met Your Mother all enjoying hefty ratings increases with their season finales. And of course Dancing with the Stars fared well. We also said goodbye forever to a few shows.Castle wrangled a whopping 13.21 million, while Hawaii Five-0 managed 9.83 million. Both shows featured huge cliffhangers in their season finales, leaving fans hungry for more. How I Met Your Mother had 7.11 million viewers. Chuck‘s season finale drew 4.47 million viewers. All four shows are returning next season (Chuck for its final 13 episodes), but fans have a long summer ahead of them. Read more »
Have you ever wished that you could jump inside the brain of your favorite TV star or writer so that even when the show wasn‘t on, you could witness their brilliance, insight and hilarity at all times?Well, even if you haven‘t wished it, since that‘s sort of a creepy (but understandable) wish, now you can, thanks to Twitter. Getting inside a star‘s head has never been easier! (Or less messy, if we‘re being literal. Which, for the record, we are not.)Here are our picks for 25 people on and involved with TV (both real and fictional!) that you‘ll want to make sure you follow this summer.  Read more »
At the end of season 3, Scott Bakula‘s character, Stephen J. Bartowski, fell to a villain‘s bullet and died in the presence of both his son and daughter. The devastating death seemed as final as they come, and Chuck fans simply said goodbye to their hero‘s dad.But maybe he‘s not totally gone? Despite appearing only as a voiceover throughout the fourth season, there is a (slight) chance that Chuck‘s dad could return to the show in season 5.  Read more »
Last week, the miraculous occurred: Chuck was renewed for a fifth season on NBC. But that‘s definitely not the end of the story. Where will we be able to find Chuck in the fall, and how long can we expect the show to last? Read more »
Now that season four of Chuck has come to an end, fans of the series are raving about what might come next. Until the fifth installment of the show airs though, we‘re better off looking back on our favorites from the past. We asked Chuck fans over at our Facebook fan page about their picks for the best of the series. There were a lot of enthusiastic responses, as you can see from the list below.  Read more »
No show is complete without the element of romance. TV history is rife with supercouples, friends who end up dating and, of course, the love triangles. No matter what pairing you‘re rooting for, there‘s bound to be a third party thrown in. That‘s how all exciting storylines begin after all. Read more »
If you‘ve ever dreamt of kicking butt with Buffy in Sunnydale, or going on board the Serenity with Captain Mal, or appearing on Dr. Horrible‘s little video blog, then you owe a lot to Joss Whedon, who‘s celebrating his birthday today! So, happy birthday, Joss, and thank you for sharing your moody, crazy, awesome ideas with us! Read more »
Today the nominations for the 2011 Teen Choice Awards were announced, and as usual, it‘s a collection of obvious choices. Guess what? Teens still love Twilight, and they also really like Justin Bieber, Glee and Justin Timberlakie (who, at 30 years old, will probably be given a Lifetime Achievement Award next year). Read more »
The 2011 installment of the pop-culture insanity that is Comic-Con is now but weeks away. Those privileged enough to have tickets are anxiously awaiting the official schedule announcement so as to better plan out every minute of their San Diego weekend. While the official 2011 Comic-Con schedule is still to come, several TV shows have officially announced their attendance. Read more »
NBC is the final major network to announce its fall premiere dates, and there‘s good news and bad news. The bad news is that Chuck‘s final season won‘t premiere until October 21. The good news is that some shows are getting a special early debut ahead of other networks.  Read more »
BuddyTV is heading back to Comic-Con this summer, and this time we‘ve got a sponsored panel of our own. A group of television and film insiders will be talking about "Obsession: How TV and Movies Go from Fascination to Phemonenon."We‘ll be asking them questions ahead of time too, and this is your chance to get your own answers! Read more »
Finally! Comic-Con has begun to release its schedule for the 2011 festivities at the San Diego Convention Center. As you might imagine, there are plenty of TV-related events going on throughout the days. In case you didn‘t want to wade through the entirety of the events schedule, we have a listing of just the television events and panels. Read more »
There‘s a lot going on at Comic-Con every day. A casual attendee might get a little bit overwhelmed when trying to choose exactly which panels to attend on every day of the convention. That‘s where BuddyTV can help. Read more »