Chuck is giving General Beckman the equivalent of a 21-gun salute: a promotion to series regular!
Exec producers Chris Fedak and Josh Schwartz confirm to me exclusively that Bonita Friedericy- whose stern taskmistress has guided Team Bartowski for the past three seasons - has been bumped up to a full-time cast member.
'She's an incredibly important part of the show,Â says Fedak. She's like the Charlie to Charlie's Angels.'Â
The upgrade means that viewers will see more of Beckman - literally and figuratively - in season 4. 'We'll see her legs in the first episode,Ã¢â¬Â Fedak reveals with a chuckle. 'She gets to walk around.'Â