Zach Levi on 'Chuck' pickup: 'Chances are good'

Zacklevichuck_lFrom Zachary Levi’s lips to God’s Jeff Zucker’s ears…

Chuck‘s leading man says he’s feeling optimistic that NBC will renew his spy comedy for a third season. “I think the chances are good that we’ll come back,” he said at last night’s Star Trek premiere. “But television is in a weird, fickle place right now, so you never know. We’re supposed to find out on Monday.”

That’s an eternity for Chuck‘s rabid, Subway-munching fans, many of who have been taking part in the various grassroots campaigns that have sprouted up to save the show. “It feels awesome to know we have dedicated fans,” says Levi. “People were sending the network nerds — candy ones, not human ones as that would have cost a lot more postage and there are probably some legal issues with mailing a human. They were also going out and buying Subway foot-longs because they are one of our main advertisers.

“I hope we get another season,” he elaborates. “I love being Chuck and
I love the people I work. And the season finale was not meant to be the
end of the series. It did not wrap it all up with a bow. They did not
write it to be the end, so it would be unsatisfying to leave it there.”

Speaking of which, assuming NBC does the right thing and keeps Chuck going,
what would next season look like? “Chuck now has the new version of the
Intersect in his head and not only does that one allow him to flash on
information, it also allows him to get physical powers and techniques,”
he explains. “Like he might need kung fu for an assignment and then he
uses it and it goes away. The powers are fleeting. That would be the
third season.”

For ’round the clock updates on Chuck‘s fate — and the fate of all your favorite bubble shows — bookmark my Fall TV Cheat Sheet. For immediate reports, get with the program and start following me on Twitter. In the meantime, head to the comments section and tell NBC how hurt you’ll be if they cancel Chuck. (Reporting by Carrie Bell)


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  • Lorie

    Mr. Zucker, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE renew Chuck.

  • Chris in El Paso

    Save Chuck!!!

  • kayla

    Please save chuck it is a unique show and we love chuck

  • leleana

    HECK YES. SO excited about what he said about the kung fu!!! PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE let there be a season 3!!!

  • EMB

    Chuck quickly became my fav show over its first season and it has stayed that way. I love the combo of romance/action/comedy and the cast is amazing. It HAS to come back. I may take out a hit on Leno to make this happen ;)

  • kimmy

    man i love this show if i had to pick 1 out of many shows getting cxl’d this would be it.. WE DONT NEED JAY LENO (OVER RATED) WE NEED GOOD QUALITY SCRIPTED SHOWS LIKE CHUCK!

  • ChuckFan

    SAVE CHUCK! It’s funny, clever, and the chemistry between all the characters (not just the major ones) is fantastic. With the new intersect in Chuck’s head, there’s just so many more stories that can be told.

  • Janelle

    Chuck is awesome. He needs to come back and show us what he can do.

  • Matthew

    Pretty please renew Chuck. Please?

  • Michelle

    You have to keep this show!!!! It makes me laugh and want to dance with its totally geek music every week!!

  • Crankypants McGee

    I love this show. This is the first show where I’ve honestly cared whether it lived or died. It is straight-up reliably awesome entertainment. Save Chuck!

  • Diane

    Chuck (and Zac) are the best! The season finale was fantastic. The Mr. Roboto and Intersect Room scenes were two of the best things I’ve ever watched on television. I hope we get a chance to see the new direction of the show. Renewal, please NBC!

  • BJ & Ria

    Save CHUCK
    We are nerd and we want our CHUCK

  • BJ & Ria

    Save CHUCK
    We are nerd and we want our CHUCK

  • BJ & Ria

    Save CHUCK
    We are nerd and we want our CHUCK

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