NBC has announced that Chuck will return on Sunday, Jan. 10 with two back-to-back episodes before moving into its regular Monday-8 pm time-slot on Jan. 11.
Or to put it in Fox terms, it’s a two-night, three-hour, premiere extravaganza!
Chuck‘s confirmed list of season 3 series regulars, per NBC’s press release, are Zachary Levi (Chuck), Adam Baldwin (Casey), Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah), Joshua Gomez (Morgan), Sarah Lancaster (Ellie), Ryan McPartlin (Captain Awesome), Mark Christopher Lawrence (Big Mike), Vik Sahay (Lester), and Scott Krinsky (Jeff). So long, Anna Wu.
As I reported last month, Chuck‘s third season has been expanded from 13 to 19 episodes.
NBC also announced that Heroes will move back to 9 pm beginning Jan. 11. But first, a special two-hour episode will air on Jan. 4. Additionally, a Peacock rep confirms that the network ordered three additional episodes of Trauma, bringing its season 1 total to 16. Ten of those six episodes will have aired before the new year; dates for the remaining six eppys are TBD.
But enough about that, Chuck‘s returning in less than two months (just as I predicted)! Who wants to meet me at Subway tonight to celebrate? First round of $5 foot-longs on me! Oh, almost forgot to tell you. NBC.com just posted a special message from Zach Levi as well as clips from the new season. Watch it and then head to Subway.