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As I said on my previous post, NBC is still mum about the fate of Chuck. But after watching the finale, and seeing how other fans’ reaction, I’m hopeful that we’ll see more Chuck Bartowski in the future. Even the creator, Josh Schwarts, has been preparing the storyline for season 3 (click here to read more about this). UPDATE: All Chuck fans, rejoice for there will be high chance that you’ll see more Chuck in the future for at least 13 episodes. Please note that this information is not 100% confirmed until NBC releases official confirmation.

Just for fun, here’s some symptoms if you are a Chuckaholic (taken from Chuck forum):

  • You refer to Best Buy & Weinerschitzel as Buy More & Weinerlicious.
    You have expanded your daily lingo to include Chuckisms such as “just sayin”, “awesome”, “intersect” to name of few…
  • You refer to co-workers as Lesters, Nerd Herders, or Chuck’s stable of Hoes…
  • You refer to your personal posse as “Team ‘your name’ “…

As for other shows, visit Nielsen’s Cancel/Renew index to see which of your shows are in the bubble. My thoughts to Nielsen, update your rating calculation system to integrate the rating of DVR-ed shows!

Next Monday is the finale of 2nd season of Chuck, and yet no news from NBC that they gave a green light for 3rd season. On my previous post, I wrote about shows that will or won’t get cancelled, and which ones are still undecided, and Chuck is one of them. I don’t want start ranting again because it’s not cancelled yet, but I write this post to gather all Chuck-mania to voice your opinion that we need more Chuck! Go to NBC.com/chuck and post on the forum, get your family/friends to watch the finale on Monday, April 27, 2009 on 8 pm EST.

Another blogger also had the same idea and he interviewed several Chuck-mania. Read his post here.

I’ve been ranting about cancellation of some of my favorite tv shows for quite sometime. I don’t want to get started on it again, but it looks like there are more to come. USA Today has compiled a list of TV shows that’s in, out, or in the bubble.
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For more information, go to USA Today where you can also vote to save your favorite tv shows.

Last night’s Chuck: Sarah was pulled out from being Chuck’s handler because the general thought their feeling was too strong and could jeopardize the mission, which was partly true. So a new handler was assigned, Carla from Burn Notice (I don’t know her real name). She was cold and strict. In the beginning, she was only assigned to monitor Sarah & Chuck’s relationship, and she reported that it was endangering the mission causing Sarah to be fired. However, Chuck, reluctant to cooperate with his new handler, got into a trouble, as always, and only Sarah could led him out safely. In the end, the general admitted that their relationship could be beneficial after all.

New twist on the story, Chuck, with help from Sarah, got to find his father (his face remain unseen). On the next week’s preview, it seems like his father is also an agent, and probably on the wrong side. It’s going to be good, can’t wait for next week. As usual, if you miss this week’s episode, you can watch it online at nbc.com or hulu.com

Busy

Posted on: February 17, 2009

Been a litle busy since last weekend. I just had time to catch up with last week’s Burn Notice and Monk. Michael was still in the quest to find the person who wanted him dead, he didn’t get any info, but that guy (whoever he was) was alarmed when Mike was trying to poke around. I also just watched this week’s Chuck, where Chuck and Sarah had to pose as a married couple. Pretty funny, but in the end their relationship got a minor set back. Just in case you wonder where I watch the shows (no I don’t watch them from DVR), I watch them online at the network’s official website: NBC.com and USANetwork.com

On other news, Hulu Award will have official nominees for all categories hopefully by next week. I’ll post the list of all nominees (or perhaps the poll link from polldaddy) so you can vote 🙂 Speaking of polldaddy, I’ve had some ideas for poll on by blog for a while (before wordpress had the feature). Now that they have it, I can’t remember what I wanted to do with the poll 😆

Last month I wrote a post listing TV schedule of winter ’09 for some major networks – ABC, NBC, CW, FOX, and CBS. If you are curious when your favorite TV shows are coming back, and when the new shows start airing, click here for the complete list. I’m making my schedule to watch some old favorites: Reaper, Chuck, Amazing Race, 24, Supernatural, but I also try to squeeze in some new shows.

But I’m not forgetting my other fave shows on other channels: Monk, Psych, Burn Notice (all in USA Network), Eureka, and Chase (on Scifi Channel). Monk will return on Friday, January 9 at its usual time 9 pm EST, followed by all new Psych at 10 pm EST. Burn Notice will return on Thursday, January 22 at 10 pm EST. For Chase and Eureka, I haven’t found any info on when the new episodes will be aired. I’ll keep you posted on this. If you have other shows you would like to find out when it’s coming back, just leave a comment, and I”ll try to find out the info for you.

Update: Eureka will return to SciFi channel on Summer 2009. Yes, I know I’m dissapointed too that I have to wait 5 more months (8 months total!) for the show to see Chief Carter again, but hey at least it’s a confirmation that the show isn’t cancelled 🙂 So…there will be a new face on GD, click here to watch the sneak peek preview of the 2nd half of the 3rd season of Eureka. News source: SliceofScifi.com

Speaking of Burn Notice, I still haven’t got an official answer from USA Network about the Saab winner, nor I could find any information on the USA Network website. The burnnoticeops.com website is also down. I believe the winner has been contacted but USA Network hasn’t released the list of winners. I’m not sure, if you have any information regarding this sweepstakes, please let me know so I can forward it to others who are as anxious as I am.

Other shows starting this week: Superstars of Dance, a new dancing show on NBC. I’m not really a big fan of Dancing w/ the Stars or So You Think You Can Dance, but I think this new show will be interesting because they will be showing dance styles from around the world, not the usual samba, cha-cha, etc. If you’re interested in watching it, tune in to NBC this Sunday at 9 pm EST.

So, Monk, Burn Notice, Psych, and Eureka are currently on midseason break and will be back sometime early next year. I haven’t got the official date on the new episodes, but I’ll keep an eye on it and I’ll update this post when I have the info. Other than the regulars, the networks will have new shows (especially those networks who axed a lot of shows – you know who you are), so here’s a list of new or returning shows on some major TV networks:

CBS:

  • Flashpoint (Fri, Jan. 9, 9 pm EST)
  • Harper’s Island (Thu, April 9, 10 pm EST)
  • Game Show in My Head (Sat, Jan. 3, 8 pm EST)
  • Survivor (Thu, Feb. 12, 8 pm EST)
  • The Amazing Race, the 14th season (Sun, Feb. 15, 8 pm)

ABC:

  • ABC News’ Primetime: What Would You Do? (Tue, Jan. 6, 10 pm EST)
  • Castle (Mon, Mar. 9, 10 pm EST) – a new detective type of show
  • Cupid (Tue, Mar. 24, 10 pm EST)
  • The Unusuals (Wed, Apr. 8, 10 pm EST) – a story about a cop with twisted sense of humor

CW:

  • Gossip Girl (Mon, Jan. 5, 8 pm EST)
  • One Tree Hill (Mon, Jan. 5, 9 pm EST)
  • 90210 (Tue, Jan. 6, 8 pm EST)
  • Privileged (Tue, Jan. 6, 9 pm EST)
  • Reaper (Tue, Mar. 17, 9 pm EST) – I’m so excited about this show coming back!
  • 13 Fear is Real (Wed, Jan. 7, 8 pm EST)
  • Smallville (Thu, Jan. 15, 8 pm EST)
  • Supernatural (Thu, Jan. 15, 9 pm EST)

NBC:

  • Chuck (Mon, Feb. 2, 8 pm EST) – with 3D episdoe
  • Heroes (Mon, Feb. 2, 9 pm EST)
  • Medium (Mon, Feb. 2, 10 pm EST) – gah, I want My Own Worst Enemy!!!
  • Knight Rider (Wed, Feb. 4, 8 pm EST) – season finale on Feb. 25, new show (TBA) will air on Mar. 4
  • Life (Wed, Feb. 4, 9 pm EST)
  • ER (Thu, Mar. 12, 9 pm EST) – season finale
  • Kings (Thu. Mar. 19, 10 pm EST) – on 2-hour series premier Mar. 19, the show will start on 9 pm EST

FOX:

  • 24 (Mon, Jan. 12, 9 pm EST) – There will be 2 part of season premiere: Sun, Jan. 11 8-10 pm EST for part 1, and Mon, Jan. 12 8-10 pm EST. After that, the show will air regularly every monday at 9 pm EST.
  • House (Mon, Jan 19, 8 pm EST)
  • American Idol (Tue & Wed, Jan. 13 & 14, 8 pm EST)
  • Fringe (Tue, Jan. 20, 9 pm EST)
  • Lie to Me (Wed, Jan. 21, 9 pm EST)
  • Bones (Thu, Jan. 15, 8 pm EST)
  • Hell’s Kitchen (Thu, Jan. 29, 9 pm EST)
  • Are You Smarter than 5th Grader? (Fri, Jan. 16, 8 pm EST)
  • Don’t Forget the Lyrics (Fri, Jan. 16, 9 pm EST)
  • Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles (Fri, Feb. 13, 8 pm EST)
  • Dollhouse (Fri, Feb. 13, 9 pm EST)
  • MadTV (Sat, Jan. 3, 11 pm EST)
  • Hole in the Wall (Sun, Jan. 18, 7 pm EST)

That’s a long list of new episodes/new shows to watch. For more info on the new series, visit the network’s official website. So, which shows are you going to tune in?

In Chuck, his on-again girlfriend Jill turned out not to be innocent afterall. I can’t say I’m surprised though, I’ve suspected it actually that she had bigger role than to be Chuck’s ex girlfriend. My favorite moment of this episode: the conversation between Sarah and Chuck on the vent system (which got Jill the wrong idea) 😆

On My Own Worst Enemy, Henry was suspecting if his wife Angie was another spy. Turned out she wasn’t, but she did have something that she’d kept secret from Henry: she met her ex. On the other hand, Edward continued his relationship with Dr. Skinner, and in the end of the episode he found what he’d been looking for: his past, the truth about his parents. We’ll have to wait until next week to find out what it is.

Darn it, I think My Own Worst Enemy’s story is getting better and better but it still got cancelled. NBC executives, are you blind? Do you even watch the show? I bet they “watch” the show by watching the ratings. Lame.

First of all, I’m going to talk about what was on TV on Monday. I came home really late on Monday, so I missed everything that I wanted to watch. Luckily, NBC has all the things that I missed (Chuck and My Own Worst Enemy). I’m so glad that many official TV websites are providing online full episodes of their shows, so for people who don’t have tv or dvr wouldn’t miss a thing.

Anyways, Chuck met his old girlfriend, Jill, who dumped him and hooked up with Bryce. After catching up and doing some “saving the world” action together, they ended up reconsiled their old romance. I don’t think they’re going to last though, I bet Chuck is going to end up with Sarah (she’s way hotter :P). My favorite moment on this episode was when Chuck tried to give antidote mouth-to-mouth to Casey. Casey begged, “I’ve served my country for many years, just let me die in dignity.” 😆

On other show, My Own Worst Enemy, as seen on last episode, Tom’s wife hired a private investigator to follow him, and found out that Tom had another life (Raymond’s life). Poor Tom, not knowing anything about it, his marriage crashed and burned. On the other hand, Henry revealed that he was broken to a watcher (who told him he was an FBI agent). Norah Skinner, Henry’s psychiatrist on AJ Sun rescued him by shooting the watcher. This caused Janus to be aware that there was a broken agent, and Henry/Edward was suspected. But Norah saved Henry/Edward out of the problem by sacrificing another agent Paula/Ellen. Paula/Ellen was then terminated as an agent, Paula memory was erased and she countinued to live as Ellen, non-agent identity. I’m not sure what’s the motive for Norah for saving Edward/Henry, as for now, I think she has a crush on Edward. From next week’s trailer, it looks like Henry’s wife, Angie, might not be a normal civilian either. Hmm… it’s going to be good.

Well, speaking of tv shows, there’s a poll on TVSquad on the best new show this fall: Fringe, The Mentalist, Priviledged, Worst Week, Gary Unmarried, My Own Worst Enemy, 90210, and Eleventh Hour. So far, the first three are the top 3. But people also voted on others (Life on Mars, True Blood, etc). What do you think is the best tv show this season?

There’s an article on MSN TV about shows that might get a closed curtain this Fall and other new shows that get green light for 2nd season, like Fringe, The Mentalist, Entrourage, True Blood, Burn Notice and Psych (yay!). There are also some shows that are still on question mark, including My Own Worst Enemy, but I really hope that this one will last for at least 1 full season. Today Christian Slater came to Ellen show to promote his show, and he said that he’s just filmed 7th episode.

On the article, the author also lists 10 shows that he thinks might be cancelled: Til Death, The Adventures of Old Christine, Privileged, Lipstic Jungle, Terminator: Sarah Connor, Gary Unmarried, The Unit, The Ex List, Knight Rider, and Pushing Daisies. I don’t watch any of them; I only watch Knight Rider and Terminator once or twice, but I just can’t fit those 2 shows on my schedule to watch it regularly. 

Anyways, there’s also a forum there for people to discuss their thougts on which shows to go, and some people are unhappy their favorite shows are about to be cancelled. I feel for them because I was (and still am a little) pissed at ABC for canceling The Mole. 

I can’t be a judge on which shows to go, but I know which shows that I want to see next season, and some of them are: Burn Notice, Psych, and Eureka. The three shows are on their mid-season break and will return early next year. For reality shows and game shows, I’d love to see 2nd season of I Survive Japanese Game Show as long as they have fresh new ideas. Wipeout is always refreshing, and its 2nd season is on the making. For Crusoe and My Own Worst Enemy, I’d like to see the full 1 season to decide whether or not I wanna watch the 2nd season. However, I doubt that Crusoe will have 2nd season, afterall, I think it’s a miniseries based on books. Of course, the writers can always write new materials, but if it’s not good, it’s better to leave it as it is.

Update: this website provides the update of shows and their status, whether they’re cancelled, still in production (at least until next season) or likely renewed. According to the lastest update, Chuck, Prison Break, and Ugly Betty have high chances to be renewed.

That’s all that I can think of at the moment, I’ll add more once I think of something else. What do you think? Which shows should stay or go? Comment away 🙂


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