NBC Supersizes ‘Chuck,’ Gives Full-Season Order To ‘Chase’

by | October 19, 2010 at 1:55 PM | Chuck, Fall TV Preview 2010, TV News, Undercovers

'Chuck's Zachary Levi, 'Chase's Kelli Giddish NBC)

'Chuck's Zachary Levi, 'Chase's Kelli Giddish NBC)

NBC on Tuesday granted full-season orders to freshman action-drama ‘Chase‘ and the forever-on-the-bubble ‘Chuck.’

In fact, ‘Chuck’ received more than a back 9 order; NBC added 11 episodes to the spy comedy’s season, for a total of 24.

NBC Orders Full Seasons Of ‘The Event,’ ‘LOLA’ and ‘Outsourced’

To date, the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced ‘Chase’ has averaged 6.5 million total viewers and a so-so 2.0 rating opposite considerable Mondays-at-10 competition in ‘Hawaii Five-0′ and ‘Castle.’ “[But] we think it has potential to grow,” NBC primetime entertainment prez Angela Bromstad said in announcing the news.

Similarly, ‘Chuck’ typically spies a mere 6 million viewers, but enjoys a 29 percent bump when Live+7 DVR playbacks are factored in. Says Bromstad, “We also are glad that ‘Chuck’ will be with us for a full season delivering its loyal, passionate audience.”

NBC Officially Cancels the Jimmy Smits Series ‘Outlaw’

Earlier this week, NBC granted full-season pick-ups to ‘The Event,’ ‘Law & Order: LA’ and ‘Outsourced.’ With ‘Outlaw’ already axed, that leaves J.J. Abrams’ ‘Undercovers’ as the Peacock’s only fall newbie left unaccounted for. ‘Undercovers’ has, however, received an order for four additional scripts – sometimes a precursor to getting a full ride.