2012 In Review: Chuck

Our annual Chuck year in review feature is admittedly brief for 2012 since the show ended its five-season run in January, but tradition is tradition! For scoop on what the cast and crew have been up to this year, check out the other features in our 2012 In Review series.

January was the Chuck‘s big month in 2012 with five episodes airing, including the two-episode series finale on January 27. First came “Chuck vs. the Kept Man”, followed by “Chuck vs. Bo”“Chuck vs. the Bullet Train”, and finally “Chuck vs. Sarah” and “Chuck vs. the Goodbye”. The series finale was polarizing, to put it mildly, and generated thousands of comments on our site alone.

Throughout the month various Chuck people promoted the show – Adam Baldwin appeared on CNN, Yvonne Strahovski was on Jimmy Kimmel Live, E! Online spoke to most of the cast on set, and we had our own series of interviews with Zachary Levi & Joshua Gomez, Adam Baldwin & Yvonne Strahovski, Vik Sahay, and Scott Krinsky. Leading up to the finale, Google hosted a very interesting live discussion with Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak, and Fedak answered 30 questions for the Huffington Post.

To help fans through withdrawal, we posted the Chuck Support Group which generated more than 500 comments – a record. We also tallied up all the callbacks in the final two episodes and voted on the Ultimate Song and the Ultimate Villain (click to see the winners).

Post-finale, TVLine talked to Schwartz and Fedak for the answers to burning questions, Fedak talked to the Huffington Post, and we solicited your questions for our podcast chat with Chris Fedak. We also ran our annual fan survey to find out what fans thought about the final season and the series as a whole.

In honor of Chuck’s five seasons, we created an infographic, Chuck by the Numbers, tallying everything from number of episodes to JEFFSTER! performances to how many times Sarah appeared in a bikini. In March we posted our final episode of Chuck vs. the Podcast, saying goodbye to the series.

The fifth season was released on DVD and Blu-ray in May, and the complete series was released in a box set in October. Also in May, the NBC Store released a set of collectible figurines featuring Chuck Bartowski, Charles Carmichael, Sarah Walker, and John Casey. In the real world, Zachary Levi hosted a Chuck reunion at NerdHQ during Comic Con in July with most of the main cast reuniting. (And yes, both Zac and Yvonne believe that Chuck and Sarah were happy together in the end.)

Some milestones for us include:

What’s next for Chuck:

Even now, nearly a year after the final episode aired, we receive several inquiries each week about the possibility of a sixth season of Chuck and/or a feature film. As we’ve said for over a year, a sixth season is not going to happen. The show has been cancelled, the sets dismantled, the cast and crew have all moved on to other projects. A movie isn’t outside the realm of possibility, but as of this writing (December 2o12), there are no definite plans for any further Chuck projects.

Thanks to all of you for joining us in 2012. Although the show has ended, ChuckTV.net will remain as an archive for a phenomenal TV series and its fandom.  We will continue updating the site with any Chuck-related news, including future projects for the cast and crew, and providing information for those who discover the show on DVD.

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  1. thank you for all the work you guys did for us ( site, podcast, etc ) Big thank you for the cast of Chuck and crew for those great 5 seasons !

  2. Much like Santa Claus, Chuck will live in my heart forever!!!!! Thank you for all the work you do to keep us informed, Chucktv.net!

    • I thank you for all you did. I will miss CHUCK and the podcastes. you did an AWESOME Job. and I and thank you for all you did. 🙂 thanks MEL :-). I will miss hearing this is gray this is mel this is Liz. 🙂

  3. Thanks for all your work along with the show your site and Grays podcasts we awesome Happy New Year keep up the great work! http://thechuckmovie.com/?attachment_id=618

  4. Thank you Chucktv.net. This is the go to place for all things Chuck. I really missed not seeing any new episodes this year, but did manage to replay the entire series twice during the year, and imagine I’ll be watching them all again at least once or twice a year for sometime to come. Hopefully a movie will come out within the next 2-3 years.

  5. Just wanted to add my voice to all of those thanking you for your support through the five years. We certainly had an exciting run! What other show ever mounted fan campaigns that saved a show twice from cancellation?

  6. Thank you for creating this website, I can’t wait for some future Chuck news from you guys. Good luck in 2013.

  7. Why did Sarah have to lose her memory! It ruined the whole show for me! I’m a huge fan and re-watching the series for the 6th time! Oh, why did she have to lose her memory!

    Blah off Fedak!

  8. I’m rewatching the series for the fifth time and right now I’m on the honeymooners episode and have realized something. That Sarah is the most banal character ever! All up until the honeymooners episode, her only lines are ever, “Do i love chuck? or don’t i?” and she’s never given any good lines except “I love you chuck,” or “you can do anything, chuck.” And all the episodes after Honeymooners, though, she starts getting funny lines and her character opens up and you start to like her WAY MORE.

    Because now that she can be with Chuck, she can start being herself more and make fun of things more and not have this, “i love chuck” thing in the back of her mind that stopped her from doing it before. It’s why I love Chuck 3.2+ more than any other part of Chuck. And its because Sarah gets more lines than “you can do anything, Chuck.”

  9. I just watched the series again for the third time, and each time I noticed things I missed. As I finished the last episode of Season 5, I put in the first episode of Season 1. Watching them back to back made me realize how much the show completed a full circle. The roles reversed, with who was on the beach, who was asking who to trust them etc. It was a good way to end. Its kind of funny, I never really felt like this about a TV, but this show touched me in a way that a TV series never had. I’m now watching my fourth time though, and it just never gets old.

    • Gosh, I’m the same way! I just keep re-watching the show over-and-over again and, yes, it never gets old. I haven’t re-watched the last episode of season 5, yet, though, because I think it’ll just make me depressed again like it did the first time.