NBC announces full season order for ‘Chase’ and ‘Chuck.’
New Series ‘Chase,’ Returning Series ‘Chuck’ Get Full Season Pick-up
NBC has given full-season pick-ups to its action packed freshman series Chase, and the returning action-comedy Chuck for the 2010-2011 season. Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios made the announcement.
“”Chase” has introduced an appealing new star to television audiences in Kelli Giddish and we think it has potential to grow,” said Bromstad. “We also are glad that ‘Chuck” will be with us for a full season delivering its loyal, passionate audience.”
Jerry Bruckheimer’s Chase is a lightning-fast drama showcasing an elite team of U.S. Marshalls hunting down America’s most dangerous fugitives. Kelli Giddish (All My Children, Past Life) stars as U.S. Marshall Annie Frost, a deputy whose passion for her job puts her in life-or-death situations. Cole Hauser (K-Ville), Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break), Rose Rollins (The L Word) and Jesse Metcalfe (Passions, Desperate Housewives) also star.
Chase is averaging a 2.0 rating with a 5 share in adults 18-49 and 6.5 million viewers for its first five episodes this fall. Chase is performing 18% better in the time period versus a year ago for NBC in 18-49 (2.0 vs. 1.7) and a 23% gain in total viewers (6.5 million vs. 5.3 million). Data also shows the series is heavily time-shifted, adding 21% to its “live plus same day” 18-49 rating.
Chuck has averaged a 2.2 rating with a 6 share in adults 18-49 and 5.9 million viewers in “most current” averages from Nielsen Media Research. Like Chase, Chuck is also heavily time shifted, adding 29% to its “live plus same day” 18-49 rating for the opening two weeks of the season. Chuck stars Zachary Levi as Chuck Bartowski, a regular guy who is a top secret agent for the government. Adam Baldwin, Yvvone Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Sarah Lancaster and Ryan McPartlin also star. Josh Schwartz (The O.C.) co-created an executive produces the series.