If anyone thought Chuck fans were going to quiet down until May 19th, they have another think coming! Here’s a quick update on the latest news from the campaign for a third season:
- CNN.com Live had a segment on the Save Chuck campaign featuring Zachary Levi, Joshua Gomez, and our own Gray Jones. The segment was broadcast online today, but you can still watch it here.
- TVWeek.com has an update for us:
Well, â€œChuckâ€ me.NBC still isnâ€™t expected to make a final call on its bubble shows until May 19, when it reveals exact details of its fall schedule. But there are signs that things just might be looking up for â€œChuck,â€ the NBC comedy-drama we at MoJoe tend to write about as often as Perez Hilton mentions Lindsay Lohan.
Two Peacock insiders told us this afternoon that NBC executives have started taking notice of the massive Twitter- and Internet-based fan campaign to Save Chuck. â€œI think itâ€™s working,â€ said one NBC source not given to overstatement.
Both insiders cautioned that thereâ€™s still no guarantee â€œChuckâ€ will get a pickup. But they said that the fan campaigns to patronize sponsor Subway and to send Nerds candies to executives have impressed NBC suits.
Also helping things: The super-low ratings for this weekâ€™s return of â€œDeal or No Deal,â€ which attracted exactly half the young adult audience as a typical episode of â€œChuck.â€ NBC brass realize they could do a lot worse than â€œChuckâ€ on Mondays.
(Thanks to Tricia at Zachary-Levi.net for the head’s up.)
- The Have a Heart – Renew Chuck campaign, soliciting donations to the American Heart Association on behalf of Chuck Bartowski, has raised $3,432.03 since launching on May 5th. Well done, Chuckaholics!
So while we don’t have official word from NBC yet, we’re certainly being noticed. Keep up the good work with the Watch/Buy/Share/Write campaign and make sure NBC knows that you want another season (or 5) of Chuck!