After last night's amazingly awesome episode of Chuck, it is secured in my own mind that Chuck is the Bubble Show which I most want to see another season (sorry, Dollhouse). Sadly, it's chances of renewal are still being quoted around 50/50.
As of this moment, do you know where Chuck stands?
Sitting here today, I do not know. Which is a tricky place to be, emotionally. The last two episodes are certainly the best that we've done, and I feel like the whole season has been building. To feel this coalescing of the inter-Web forces, in support of the show, has been really remarkable.
How are you preparing for what could be Chuck's final episode?
Emotionally, you mean? Therapy.
I meant narratively.
If, in two weeks, that is the last episode of the show to ever air, it will be one of the least satisfying finales of all time. Chris Fedak, the guy who created the show, said people will set their living rooms on fire.
Can these grassroots "Save Chuck" campaigns really mean the difference between renewal and cancellation?
The difference between being a hit show and being an on-the-bubble show is so small now. The metrics have become so narrow that everything does help. If you do have a loyal fan base that really can make a difference. Now, more than ever, that kind of fan support can really have an impact.
In lieu of peanuts, I would ask our fans to send Nerds. The candy. Not actual nerds that they can find on the street. Don't go to MIT, put them in a box, send that over to Burbank.
So...let's keep the campaign going, SideReel!
Quick reminders on things you can do to help:
-There's the Finale and a Footlong campaign on 4/27 for the Finale.
-You can write something positive about the show on NBC's website here or send Snail Mail (or as Schwartz now suggests, Nerds) to:
3000 W. Alameda
Burbank, CA 91523
President of Primetime Series
100 Universal City Plaza
Bldg 1320, 4th Floor
Universal City, CA 91608