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:
- A record 27,922 visitors on the day after the Chuck series finale; a record 546 comments on our Support Group thread; and concluding Chuck vs. the Podcast with a total of 107 episodes.
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.