Chuck was an American action-comedy/spy-drama television series created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak that was produced by College Hill Pictures, Fake Empire, Wonderland Sound and Vision and Warner Bros. Television.
The series first premiered on September 24, 2007, airing on Monday nights at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central, but as the second season came to an end, flagging ratings put "Chuck" in danger of cancellation, but fans mounted a successful campaign to encourage NBC to renew the show.
The campaign was unique in that fans specifically targeted a sponsor of the show, the Subway restaurant chain, leading to the chain striking a major sponsorship deal with NBC to help cover costs of the third season.
The series' renewal was uncertain in each subsequent season.
The fifth season of "Chuck" was the last season of the series beginning on October 28, 2011, and moving to Friday nights at 8 p.m./7 Central. The series concluded on January 27, 2012, with a two-hour finale after 5 seasons and 91 episodes.
The series is about an "average computer-whiz-next-door" named Chuck, played by Zachary Levi, who receives an encoded e-mail from an old colleague friend now working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); the message embeds the only remaining copy of the United States' greatest spy secrets into Chuck's brain.
- Zachary Levi as Charles Irving "Chuck" Bartowski
- Yvonne Strahovksi as Agent Sarah Walker
- Adam Baldwin as Colonel John Casey
- Joshua Gomez as Morgan Grimes
- Sarah Lancaster as Dr. Eleanor "Ellie" Bartowski
- Ryan McPartlin as Dr. Devon Woodcomb
- Mark Christopher Lawrence as Michael "Big Mike" Tucker
- Vik Sahay as Lester Patel
- Scott Krinsky as Jeffrey "Jeff" Barnes
- Bonita Friedericy as Diane Beckman
- Julia Ling as Anna Wu