'Intelligence' showrunners address comparisons to 'Chuck': 'We never watched it'

Many have been comparing the new CBS drama "Intelligence" to NBC's cult favorite spy series "Chuck." Makes sense: Both have a main character with upgraded artificial intelligence implanted in their brains that help them save the world, one spy mission at a time.Of course, the differences between the two shows are pretty major: "Intelligence" is a serious drama, while "Chuck" had all the makings of a quirky romantic comedy. But the similarities couldn't be ignored during the TCA winter press tour panel for "Intelligence" on Wednesday (Jan. 15), and executive producers Tripp Vinson, Michael Seitzman and Barry Schindel addressed the inevitable elephant in the room: Did "Chuck" influence "Intelligence" in any way?According to Vinson, not at all. "We're embarrassed to say that neither of us watched ['Chuck'], so obviously it wasn't an influence for us because we hadn't seen it," Vinson says of himself and Seitzman. "We did a lot of research about how...



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