In today’s Television Critics Association presentation, NBC President Robert Greenblatt confirmed (again) that Chuck will end on January 27. I’m not sure which hardcore Chuck fan in the audience of television critics asked him if it might get a last-minute reprieve, but Mr. Greenblatt’s response was one of the most direct I’ve ever heard from a network exec:
“Have you seen the ratings of Chuck?” asks Greenblatt. “Unfortunately that rabid fan base that was going crazy on the net, didn’t come to the show. Maybe it didn’t come to the show because it was Friday, but you think they would find the show. The show is doing a 1 rating. I think Chuck’s time has come. Chuck is over. Let’s alert the masses.”
Props for honesty, sir, but geez. Way to insure none of us want to stick around for any of your other shows.