'Chuck': Lauren Cohan and Robin Givens join the action


After two weeks of close-ended, comedy-heavy episodes, "Chuck" dives back into a bigger story arc Monday (Feb. 21) with the introduction of two new characters.One is Vivian McArthur (Lauren Cohan of "The Vampire Diaries" and "Supernatural"), a "reclusive young heiress" whom Team Bartowski is assigned to protect in "Chuck vs. the Masquerade." Co-creator Chris Fedak says her story "folds into" the Volkoff arc from earlier in the season."Now that Volkoff [Timothy Dalton] has disappeared ... there are repercussions out in the world of bad people," Fedak tells Zap2it. "Lauren plays a character who's a good person -- a totally decent, honest, good person -- who finds herself falling into that world. She's affected by Volkoff's capture, and Chuck [Zachary Levi], Sarah [Yvonne Strahovski] and Casey [Adam Baldwin] are brought in to protect her."Fedak says he and his fellow writers think of Vivian as kind of a female version of Chuck circa Season 1: She's been...



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