Chuck (TV series)

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Chuck
Format comedy
Created by Josh Schwartz
Chris Fedak
Starring Zachary Levi
Yvonne Strahovski
Joshua Gomez
Sarah Lancaster
Adam Baldwin
Country of origin  United States
Production
Executive producer(s) Josh Schwartz
McG
Running time 42 minutes (without commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Original run September 24, 2007 – January 27, 2012
Other websites
Official website

Chuck is an American television series that started on the NBC network on September 24, 2007 and ended on January 27, 2012.[1][2][3]

The series is about Chuck Bartowski, a normal guy who fixes computers at the Buy More store in Burbank, California, as part of the "Nerd Herd". His old friend Bryce turns out to be a rogue spy. Just before he dies, Bryce sends Chuck an e-mail with thousands of pictures. The pictures are encoded with all of the nation's spy secrets. After viewing them, Chuck holds all of the secrets inside his head.

Chuck is watched by agents from the CIA and the NSA, who hope to use Chuck's secrets to protect the United States from terrorism.

The humor elements of the show involve a satire of the Best Buy chain of electronics stores. The show wanted to use "Geek Squad" to describe the main characters' job. But Best Buy asked for them to change the name. So the characters on Chuck were called "Nerd Herd" instead.[4] In fact, the exterior shots of the Burbank Buy More store where Chuck and Morgan work are a former Mervyn's store in the Fallbrook Mall in Canoga Park, California.[5]

References[change | edit source]

  1. "All related listing for Chuck". The Futon Critic. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/showatch.aspx?id=chuck&view=listings. Retrieved May 18, 2009.
  2. NBC (July 16, 2007). "NBC showcases fall primetime entertainment series beginning week of September 24". Press release. http://www.nbcumv.com/entertainment/release_detail.nbc/entertainment-20070716000000-nbcshowcasesfallp.html. Retrieved May 18, 2009.
  3. Sepinwall, Alan (2011-09-30). "NBC moves Chuck, Grimm premiere dates back a week". HitFix. http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/nbc-moves-chuck-grimm-premiere-dates-back-a-week/. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  4. Bustillo, Miguel (June 20, 2011). "Now That Everyone Wants to Be a Geek, Lawyers Have Been Called". Wall Street Journal: p. A1.
  5. "Hollywood Locations PART 10". Seeing Stars in Hollywood. http://www.seeing-stars.com/locations/TVlocations10.shtml.

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