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Chuck is an action-comedy television program from the United States created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak. The series is about an "average computer-whiz-next-door" who receives an encoded e-mail from an old college friend now working in the CIA; the message embeds the only remaining copy of the world's greatest spy secrets into Chuck's brain.
Produced by College Hill Pictures, Wonderland Sound and Vision and Warner Bros. Television, the series premiered on September 24, 2007, on NBC, airing on Monday nights at 8/7c leading into Heroes. Despite receiving a full season pickup, the first season contained only thirteen episodes; production was stalled due to the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike. The second season started on September 29, 2008, with a full 22-episode season order. NBC released the first episode of season two a week before its air date via multiple online distribution methods, and cable on demand.
After a two-month "Save Chuck" campaign mounted by fans, Chuck was renewed for a third season with a thirteen-episode order that was subsequently extended to nineteen episodes. A major sponsorship deal between NBC and the Subway restaurant chain was also announced to help cover costs of the third season.
NBC announced on November 19, 2009 that season 3 of Chuck would premiere on Sunday, January 10, 2010 with a two hour premiere at 9/8c before moving to its permanent timeslot of Mondays 8/7c. That 2-part premiere pulled the series' highest ratings since 2007, excluding a special 3-D episode which aired the day after Super Bowl XLIII: 7.7 million viewers and a 3.0 demo rating for the first hour, falling to 7.2 million and a 2.9 for the second half.