Chuck (TV series)

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Created byJosh Schwartz
Chris Fedak
StarringZachary Levi
Yvonne Strahovski
Joshua Gomez
Sarah Lancaster
Adam Baldwin
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes91
Executive producersJosh Schwartz
Running time42 minutes (without commercials)
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 24, 2007 –
January 27, 2012

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 (with his flashes as the intersect).

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 | change source]

  1. "All related listing for Chuck". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 18, 2009.
  2. "NBC showcases fall primetime entertainment series beginning week of September 24" (Press release). NBC. July 16, 2007. Retrieved May 18, 2009.[permanent dead link]
  3. Sepinwall, Alan (2011-09-30). "NBC moves Chuck, Grimm premiere dates back a week". HitFix. 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.

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