Saturday, December 24, 2011

"Chuck" Wraps Production 12/7/2011

Chuck wrapped production on 12/7/2011 and the final episode is set to air 1/27/2012. My favorite show on television is set to end and I can’t help but be grateful. It was a show whose first season only had 13 episodes in it and had to struggle from season to season for survival. Except for the first and the fifth season, none of the other seasons had the same episode count. Here is a breakdown of the episodes per season:

Season 1 – 13 episodes
Season 2 – 22 episodes
Season 3 – 19 episodes
Season 4 – 24 episodes
Season 5 – 13 episodes

Chuck is a fantastic show that deserved 22 episode seasons every season and it’s a shame that it’s going away so soon. Hopefully it did enough episodes for syndication and that a lot of new fans will find it there.

I just watched “Chuck Versus the Santa Suit” and there was so much emotion in that episode (and a kick-ass cameo by Stan Lee). I wish this final season had been longer but I’m glad the writers, actors, and fans are getting a proper goodbye.

And, as always, I’m glad I have more episodes to look forward to.

"Community" wins TV Guide's 2011 Fan Favorites Award

I know it happened at the beginning of December, but I was excited when I saw the TV Guide issue in the grocery store. I don’t usually get TV Guide and I don’t visit the website so I had no idea there was a fan favorite poll going on. I’m glad Community took top honor.

While Community isn’t my favorite show on television (that would be Chuck which is also on NBC), I have both seasons and have rewatched them several times. It’s the funniest show on television and I haven’t been able to watch it thanks to a grueling full time school/work schedule.

According to TV Guide’s article, “The network caused an uproar earlier this month when it announced Community won't be on its midseason schedule; online voting for the Fan Favorites award closed before that story broke.”

Hopefully NBC will listen to the fans and this amazing show will be renewed next season. Because this is Chuck’s last season, if Community isn’t renewed I’ll be losing two great shows next season.