After a two-night premiere, "Chuck" is not ready to tone down the hype. Next week, the series that almost got canceled last Fall will return with the man of steel himself, Brandon Routh. The star of "Superman Returns" would be Daniel Shaw, an expert of The Ring who joins Chuck, Sarah and Casey in a mission.
When Awesome is mistaken for a super spy by the evil Sydney Price (guest star Angie Harmon), Chuck must become his handler and show him the spy ropes. While on a mission for The Ring, they meet the mysterious Daniel Shaw. Meanwhile, Morgan gets promoted to assistant manager and must deal with Jeff and Lester's latest hijinks.
"Chuck vs. Operation Awesome" airs on January 18. Routh would be featured in a multi-episode arc and later Kristin Kreuk will also join the cast as the potential love interest for Chuck.
Meanwhile, the season 3 premiere pulled the show's highest ratings since its 3-D episode following the 2009 Super Bowl. The two-hour episode on Sunday, January 10 averaged 7.5 million viewers.