Articles for Chuck Season 5

After a far-too-long hiatus, Chuck season 5 returns this Friday with "Chuck vs. the Zoom." And, to be brief, it‘s awesome. Read more »
Stupid major sporting events making things difficult for TV watchers.Thanks to an impressive rally by the St. Louis Cardinals during game 6 of the 2011 World Series, pretty much everything scheduled for normal television viewing on this Friday night has been messed up. What exactly has been changed? Read more »
Chuck begins its final season in a familiar position in the NBC hierarchy, destined to fail against the highest-rated World Series in years. However, determined Chuck fans are more than happy to see Morgan take over control of the Intersect. Read more »
Now that Chuck is finally back on the air (no thanks to baseball...), fans are wondering just what is to come in the fifth and final season of their show. What will happen now that our heroes are spies-for-hire? Will Morgan make it as the new Intersect? How will it all end?Chris Fedak, the co-creator and executive producer of Chuck, spoke to reporters about what we can all expect as the show goes into season 5. Read more »
Now that Chuck season 5 is underway, it‘s time to start rolling out the guest stars. While there are many big names scheduled to appear on the show, the first recurring character of the season will be played by Matrix star Carrie-Anne Moss.  Read more »
It‘s been a rough week for the Buy More/Carmichael Industries: Their assets were frozen. They had an unsuccessful pitch meeting to gain much-needed new clients. They met their biggest competition (although Casey had already known her... Biblically). They got a client who turns out to be the bad guy. And their bearded secret weapon started acting like a petulant child. Here are some of my 5 favorite moments from "Chuck vs The Bearded Bandit" (in no particular order): Read more »
Fans of the show knew that things would be different in Chuck season 5, now that Morgan has the Intersect. But this different? Morgan‘s increasingly bizarre behavior ("Who‘s Luke Skywalker?" Seriously?) comes to a head in this week‘s "Chuck vs. the Frosted Tips." What‘s going on with Morgan? Will he stay over on the Dark Side? Josh Gomez, who plays Morgan Grimes, has some of the answers. Read more »
Morgan has gone rogue, and nobody is happy.At the end of the last episode, "Chuck vs. the Bearded Bandit," we were treated to the shocking sight of Morgan Grimes turning on his best friend in order to go work for the competition, Gertrude Verbanski. Why did Morgan do it? What‘s going on with the new Intersect? Is the Chuck-Morgan friendship over? A couple of videos released by NBC give the beginnings of answers to those questions. Read more »
OK, so the private spy firms of Verbanski Corp and Carmichael Industries aren‘t really real. But they are on Chuck, and that‘s good enough. This philosophy is behind a pair of websites recently released by NBC. Company sites for both Carmichael and Verbanski have popped up, giving us a look into what makes these two competitors tick.Since a company‘s website is the main way that customers learn about a business these days, it seems best to rate the Verbanski and Carmichael websites in areas of style, content and usability.  Read more »
Remember last week when I said "Chuck vs. the Frosted Tips" was going to bring you back on board with one hell of a great episode? Did I lie? No, I did not. What last week lacked in memorable moments with the Spy More crew this week more than made up for. Without further ado I give you the Top 5 Moments from this episode of Chuck, titled "Chuck vs. the Frosted Tips" (in no particular order):  Read more »
Titles make everything seem a little more real, don‘t they? If that is true, then the impending end of Chuck has just gotten very real. We now know the title of the Chuck season 5 -- and series -- finale. It‘s going to be a sad goodbye. Read more »
Chuck doesn‘t get out of Burbank often enough. Sure, he occasionally jets off to Europe or Asia, but the man never gets a chance to relax on such visits. Will that change in "Chuck vs. the Business Trip?" Alas, it seems unlikely. Read more »
If there was one thing I was hoping for in "Chuck vs. The Business Trip" it would be the removal of the intersect from Morgan‘s melting brain. That happened moments into the episode and, for me, the rest was cake. So, how was I going to find moments to top that? I just couldn‘t! So this week I took to the Internet to find out what YOUR 5 fab moments of the episode were. As expected, there were many more than 5 favorite moments, but I was able to narrow it down since most of you seemed to agree. So, here you go, wonderful patrons of the world wide web; YOUR Top 5 moments from "Chuck vs. The Business Trip," as usual, in no particular order.  Read more »
Life has not been easy lately for Chuck and his friends. They managed to lose the Intersect altogether, narrowly avoided an assassin and saw one of their own get carted off to jail. And, judging by these spoilers, it doesn‘t look like life will be getting any easier in the episodes to come. Read more »
Fans of the show could not help but notice that Linda Hamilton, who plays spy matriarch Mary Bartowski, has thus far been absent from Chuck season 5. But we do not have to fear that Mom Bartowski will be gone for good -- Linda Hamilton is set to return to Chuck for the season 5 -- and series -- finale in January. Read more »
Considering all of the questionable activities carried out by the cast of Chuck over the years, it‘s actually kind of surprising how little time has been spent in jails. Of course, the government sanctioned and covered for most of the spy activities before. That‘s all gone now. It was only a matter of time before someone on Chuck season 5 was incarcerated. Check out these video‘s from this Friday‘s episode, "Chuck vs. the Hack Off" to see what life is really like for Casey and Lester in prison. Read more »
Back in September, Chuck invited journalists to visit the show‘s set during the filming of "Chuck vs. the Hack Off." That episode airs this Friday (December 9) and finds the spies divided -- John Casey (along with Lester) is in prison, while Chuck and Sarah need to infiltrate a new-age commune in order to complete their own mission. While on the set, we had the chance to talk to Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah) about what exactly was going on in "Chuck vs. the Hack Off." Read more »
There‘s going to be a lot of stuff happening in this week‘s episode of Chuck, "Chuck vs. the Hack Off." How could there not be? After all, when last we saw our favorite Burbank-based spies, both John Casey and Lester were getting carted off to jail. But what else can we expect from the episode? Keep reading for some possibilities and some spoilers. Read more »
We had to go two whole weeks without a new episode of Chuck. It really made the end feel near, especially for me as I was able to visit the Chuck set this week as they wrapped up filming. (You will read more on that in the coming weeks.)  It‘s real, folks, and it‘s coming quickly -- the end of the series. Can you believe we are already five episodes in now? Thankfully, this week we had the incredible Zachary Levi at the helm directing "Chuck vs. the Hack Off,‘ which brought the smiles back on our sad little faces.  Read more »
A lot will be happening on Chuck before the end of the year. Thanks to a rather spoiler-heavy promo clip showed at the end of last week‘s "Chuck vs. the Hack Off," fans know that a certain villain from Chuck‘s past will be returning. But what does that return mean for the spies? What else can we learn about those paying a visit to Burbank before Chuck season 5 comes to an end?Keep reading to find out. Read more »
The actors who appear on Chuck always have a lot to say about their show. But what do they have to tell us about this week‘s episode, "Chuck vs. the Curse"? NBC has released three video interviews with the Chuck cast, full of tidbits about the episode and the show in general. Read more »
In this week‘s episode of Chuck, "Chuck vs. the Curse," it seems like everyone is trying -- and failing -- to find romance. I guess the natural instinct is to take comfort in love when the CIA is after you for treason, theft and murder. Even so, it‘s not easy.Check out these videos to see just how troublesome date night is for three different Chuck couples. Read more »
Shaw is back. This week‘s "Chuck vs. The Curse" felt more like a filler episode -- a bridge between what happened last week and what will happen next week. It was a bit like Chinese food: satisfying but you‘ll be hungry for more in an hour. With that said, I really couldn‘t pick 5 top moments, so instead I will talk about the powerhouses of the episode -- the girls and the power couples. Read more »
There‘s plenty to be excited about in this week‘s Chuck Christmas episode, "Chuck vs. the Santa Suit." With major returning-guest-star action and a possible answer to the conspiracy questions that have tormented the Chuck characters all season, why would we need anything more?Two words: Stan Lee. Read more »
Holy ghost of Christmas Past, Chuck Fans! I don‘t even know where to start with "Chuck vs The Santa Suit" -- I loved it from beginning to end. It just had that real "Christmas special" feeling. Read more »
Does Sarah have a baby?That‘s the question many a Chuck fan had to ask after Daniel Shaw dropped a "baby" bomb on us at the end of "Chuck vs. the Santa Suit." This week‘s episode, "Chuck vs. the Baby" looks ready to give us some answers on Sarah‘s murky past. We‘ve got a video clip from "Chuck vs. the Baby," some spoilers, and even a goodbye from the set of Chuck itself. So keep reading! Read more »
This one was all about Sarah Walker.Thanks to Daniel Shaw‘s cryptic ending to last week‘s "Chuck vs. the Santa Suit," we knew that something was up. What we didn‘t know was just how much of Sarah‘s past would come to light in "Chuck vs. the Baby."It was a sentimental, occasionally even sappy episode. And here are the Top 5 moments! Read more »
For more than four years now, Chuck and company have managed to keep their CIA activities at the Buy More a secret. Is all that about to change? A new video from this week‘s episode, "Chuck vs. the Kept Man," indicates that someone might be about to learn some spy secrets. And a second video shows the changes that privatization might bring to the spy life.Keep reading to find out what‘s going on! Read more »
With just four new episodes of Chuck left, I was hoping for a little more out of "Chuck vs. the Kept Man." There were definitely golden moments, though. Sarah‘s reaction to walking in on Casey and Gertrude was possibly one of the funniest subtle moments we‘ve seen from Sarah. I also loved the cliffhanger at the end, but like Casey, I felt like the mission this week felt ... well, weak. I noticed a running theme throughout the episode: things that aren‘t what the seem. Instead of doing five favorite moments, I am going to run down all of the things that weren‘t what they seemed. Read more »
How will it all end for Chuck?Chuck season 5 is rapidly approaching its final episode, and the ending still remains mysterious. Where will Chuck and his friends end up when it‘s all over? Will the Intersect reappear? What villains will menace Carmichael Industries before we say goodbye?The answers to most questions will have to wait until the final Chuck episodes air. But we do have a little information about the final two episodes, airing on January 27. Keep reading to get your first clues to the end. Read more »
Could this be the end for the spies of Chuck?As crazy as that sounds, a pair of video clips from this week‘s Chuck episode, "Chuck vs. Bo," seem to indicate that Carmichael Industries might be ready to get out of the spy game. Keep reading to check out the videos for yourself. Read more »
"Chuck vs. Bo" was so packed it almost felt like two episodes. For Jeff and Lester it likely felt like the same episode over and over. Who doesn‘t love a good Adam Baldwin ad-lib? (Casey‘s "I hate Twitter" line was all his own.)  What about that twist at the end? That was a secret I knew about but had to hold onto for quite some time. Now I get to freak out with the rest of you. Despite knowing what the big secret was, I didn‘t know how it would play out. There were quite a few unexpected delights throughout the whole episode, so tonight I will give you my Top 5 Unexpected Moments from "Chuck vs. Bo": Read more »
The end is near.But it‘s not here yet! We still have three Chuck season 5 episodes left before that end: One episode, "Chuck vs. the Bullet Train" airs this Friday (January 20), while the final two episodes ("Chuck vs. Sarah" and "Chuck vs. the Goodbye") air next week (Friday, January 27). What can we expect in the final three hours of Chuck? Check out this clip from "Chuck vs. the Bullet Train" to get an idea. Read more »
I loved every action-packed minute of this second to last episode of Chuck! The main setting of a Japanese bullet train is so fun and flashy. The dramatic battles of our heroic trio (Chuck, Sarah and Casey) against the mighty Quinn had me spellbound in suspense for the entire hour.  Read more »
In five years, Chuck has done some of the most amazing things -- things that few other television shows could do. Despite being on the bubble at almost every season ending, Chuck always found a way to bounce in the right direction, thanks to its steadfast fanbase. Despite not being signed on for a full fifth season, it is because of the fans that we get to see these 13 episodes. Scott Krinsky and Vik Sahay acknowledged this during a recent Chuck set visit.  Read more »
In a matter of days fans around the world will be saying goodbye to Chuck. It has been five great years that carry a lot of memories for both the fans as well as the cast and crew. I spoke with co-creator and executive producer Chris Fedak on set last month where he shared his thoughts on five amazing years and some teasers about the finale.  Read more »
Chuck will be over for good in just a few short days. But, until then, we should all think about Chuck as much as possible. In order to help with this, Adam Baldwin -- John Casey of Chuck -- and Chris Fedak -- the Chuck executive producer -- spoke to reporters about season 5, the Chuck finale and more.Keep reading for their thoughts -- and for a few Chuck finale spoilers! Read more »
If you can‘t wait until Friday to get a glimpse of the Chuck series finale, then you‘re in luck. We‘ve got three video clips -- containing some big Chuck spoilers -- ready right now! Keep reading to get your first look at the final Chuck episodes, "Chuck vs. Sarah" and "Chuck vs. the Goodbye." Read more »
While Chuck isn‘t Zachary Levi‘s first rodeo, it has definitely been responsible for putting him on the map (deservingly so). This chapter, spanning five years, will meet its official end in just a few short days. For Zac though, it‘s pretty much all wrapped up. The final tally on the scorecard shows 5 seasons, 91 episodes acted, 3 episodes directed, and the love and adoration of countless fans all over the world.  Read more »
It‘s almost time for fans to say goodbye to Chuck. But that also means that it‘s time for the stars of Chuck to say goodbye to their fans. Check out what Zachary Levi, Joshua Gomez and Yvonne Strahovski had to say as the Chuck series finale approaches. Read more »
With mere days left until the Chuck series finale, anticipation is high. Will the good guys win? What will become of the Intersect? Will Chuck and Sarah get a happily ever after?No clue.But, I am prepared to hypothesize. Keep reading to check out the Chuck series finale promo and to make some guesses of your own. Read more »
With the Chuck series finale upon us, it‘s good to get a sense of how the show‘s cast feels about the end. I recently had a chance to talk to Vik Sahay -- Lester on Chuck -- about the show, his character and all those crazy Jeffster! performances.What is Vik Sahay‘s favorite Chuck episode? His favorite Jeffster! song? And what does he call a "beautiful heartbreak?" Keep reading to find out! Read more »
What can I say? The ending of Chuck is awesome.When TV shows reach a planned conclusion, there‘s always the danger of not giving fans the payout they‘ve anticipated for years. This is not the case with Chuck. Instead, the two episodes that make up the Chuck series finale deliver laughs, tears, action, callbacks and some of the best product placement you will ever see. Read more »
Have you recovered from "Chuck vs. Sarah" yet? Emotions under control? Ready for more?If so, then keep reading. Because we simply can‘t let the Chuck series finale end without a proper goodbye recap. And so we say a final farewell to "Chuck vs. the Goodbye." Read more »
This is the beginning of the end, Chuck fans. One last (long) night of Chuck before the show goes to that big Buy More in the sky. So let‘s make the most of it -- keep reading for a full recap of the first part of the Chuck series finale, "Chuck vs. Sarah." Read more »
Chuck ended on Friday. But did it end well? Did fans get the closure they need to really say goodbye to a show as beloved as Chuck?Thanks to a somewhat ambiguous ending, there is some debate over that. While I know that nothing I say will ever settle such arguments, I can at least try to make sense of the Chuck series finale.  Read more »
Big names are about to grace TV‘s comedy circuit beginning this Wednesday. But there are also more faces to look forward to in the coming months, including an Oscar winning actress. Read on to find out more. Read more »
Are you the ultimate Chuck fan? Here‘s your chance to prove it and win exciting prizes!Next Friday Chuck will be ending after five awesome seasons. But don‘t bring out the tissues just yet! BuddyTV is launching a trivia contest called "Chuck Versus the Fans" that will pay tribute to supporters of the NBC spy-comedy series who have knowledge on all things Chuck. Prizes include Comic Con exclusives, an autographed script, t-shirts, photos and DVDs-- all must-haves for loyal Chuck fans! Read more »
It‘s not like Chuck fans didn‘t expect Zachary Levi to move on. But so soon? Apparently he has. Zachary Levi has been cast in a comedy pilot in contention for next season on FOX. What kind of comedy? What role will the Chuck star play? Keep reading to find out! Read more »
If we can‘t get Firefly back on TV, this may be the next best thing. Adam Baldwin will make a guest starring appearance on Castle later in season 4. Read more »
The new FOX comedy pilot, Let It Go, starring Chuck star Zachary Levi has added two actors to its cast. Joel David Moore (Bones, Avatar) and Kat Foster (‘Til Death) are now set to co-star in the show. Read more »
Adam Baldwin is a pretty big deal in the nerdy world of genre television. The gun-toting Jayne Cobb of Firefly and the equally gun-toting John Casey of Chuck will guest-star in the next episode of Castle, "Headhunters." Baldwin talked about all of these shows when appearing at the Emerald City Comic-Con in Seattle. Keep reading to check out what he said and to watch a preview for next week‘s Castle episode. Read more »
Keep calm, Browncoats. And then forget about calm as you watch this clip from the next Castle episode, "Headhunters"! In the episode, Nathan Fillion teams up with his former Firefly co-star, Adam Baldwin, for a case. The result is, of course, extremely entertaining. Keep reading to check out the Castle video clip. Read more »
It‘s hard to believe that it has taken Castle four seasons to stage a Firefly reunion. But at least that reunion looks to be worth the wait -- Adam Baldwin will guest star in this week‘s episode, "Headhunters."Who will Baldwin play on Castle? What antics can the former Malcolm Reynolds and the former Jayne Cobb get up to when fighting crime in New York City? We talked to Adam Baldwin himself for the answers. Read more »
As the 2011-2012 TV season draws to a close, networks are preparing for next fall. Dozens of new pilots are being cast and filmed with the hope of being picked up and placed on a network‘s fall schedule. As the saying goes, many will enter, but few will win.  Read more »
As fall shows end and you‘re waiting for summer ones to begin, it‘s the perfect time to dig into some TV on DVD titles. Two recent releases worth checking out: the fifth and final season of NBC‘s Chuck and the fourth season of Canadian import Flashpoint. What‘s inside the boxes?  Read more »
If there is one truth to life, it‘‘s that there is an award show for everybody. Thus, we have the Teen Choice Awards, a competition whose winners are chosen solely by voters between the ages of 13 and 19. What will this year‘s teens be honoring? Keep reading for the first round of 2012 Teen Choice Award nominees. Read more »
Now that Chuck is over, the cast of that dearly departed spy show must move on. And one major Chuck cast member seems to be moving to the murderous world of Dexter season 7. Keep reading to find out who it could be! Read more »
If you‘re a TV nerd heading to the San Diego Comic-Con, it doesn‘t get much better than this: Firefly will have a 10-year anniversary panel at this year‘s SDCC! Read more »
You can‘t stop the signal and you can‘t stop the awesomeness. Not at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con anyway. That‘s because Firefly, Joss Whedon‘s cult sci-fi show will be on hand for a panel celebrating the 10th anniversary of the series. Keep reading for all of the details! Read more »
The San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, so it‘s time to get planning. We‘ve got all of the television-related panel and event information for Preview Night (Wednesday, July 11) and Thursday (July 12) right here, so check it out. Read more »
The San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, so it‘s time to get planning. We‘ve got all of the television-related panel and event information for Friday (July 13) right here, so check it out. Read more »
Last season ended on the edge-of-your-seat moment as Dexter got caught, by none other than Deb! What will happen next? Those lucky enough to attend this year‘s Comic-Con found out. Promising to show the first two minutes of Dexter, season 7, lets get to it.  Read more »
Michael Clarke Duncan, an Oscar nominee and a recent TV star of The Finder has died at the age of 54. Thanks to Twitter, reactions from Hollywood were swift and sad. A number of actors, producers and more who had worked with Duncan took to the social media site to express their grief. Read more »
The people associated with Chuck didn‘t just retire after their show ended last winter. Instead, they have kept busy. Zachary Levi (Chuck) has some part to play in the upcoming Thor 2 movie, and Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah) will recur on Dexter this season. What about the others? Keep reading to find out some future activities for Adam Baldwin and Chuck co-creator Josh Schwartz. Read more »
Get ready, Bones fans! There is a lot of great stuff -- including guest casting, romance, dancing and many, many squinterns -- coming in Bones season 8 episodes. Get the details here. Read more »
Looking for a new t-shirt or a new movie to watch? Well lucky for you we are auctioning off a signed Big Mike from ‘Chuck‘ t-shirt and ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower‘ starring Emma Watson on DVD! Read more »
It‘s that time of year again. The calendar is turning to March, which means (hopefully) nicer weather, leprechauns, and brackets, brackets, brackets! In March we all go mad for pitting our favorite things against each other in bracket form, whether it‘s basketball teams or television shows. Read more »
With the final bracket decided, the Buddy Battles are truly beginning to commence. Now it‘s time to vote your favorite classic Scooby gang. Remember that Scooby gangs fight crime or solve mysteries, and if a show has ended the gangs are considered classic. Read more »
With the first week of the Buddy Battles behind us, it‘s now time to move on to the final bracket. In total, 16 Scooby gangs will enter the bracket, but only one will be victorious. Who will be the last one standing? Only your votes can help decide.  Read more »

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