While this may sound like good news/good news, I can’t help but be a little disappointed. As the Spring TV season draws to a close, it’s all too common for studios to start announcing which of their prime properties viewers can expect to be returning in the Fall. We all get to see which shows hit, and which missed, which shows nailed the mark and had millions tuning in, while others, sometimes the unsung cult classic, get the boot just because people didn’t try something new. After weeks of debate and speculation over at NBC, multiple reports have stated that the on-the-bubble show Chuck, one of my favorite and one of the most underrated shows now on, has been renewed for a third season. The show had some fairly low numbers rating-wise in the sophomore season, even though it was hailed by most critics. However, not all good news is well, good news. The show has only been picked up for 13 episodes, which should last around 3 months. Also, there have been major cutbacks on the show, including those in monetary funds, cutting back on the screen time of the minor characters, and even rumored is a cutting of one of the minor characters. However, beggers can’t be choosers, as I will be more than happy to tune back into Chuck this fall.
On a more unfortunate note, one of my other favorite series, Scrubs, has been renewed for a 9th season. Although I would normally love to hear this, the fact of the matter is ABC is just draining the life out of this great series. Up to the 8th season, this was a great show, we had JD, his son, all kinds of awesome and captivating stories to keep the audience interested and laughing. That is including the “finale” last week when JD left his hospital he had been since the very first episode, and the episode showed us what JD saw for his future, it even had a nice little wrap around style ending where they had a cameo with the show’s creator, and a neat little fade in of the show’s theme song. A classic finale. We could have just let the show die there. We should just let the show die there. It’s a near-perfect finale, it’s a great way to leave the show be. But the pigs down at ABC are gonna wring it until it’s dry. Zach Braff (JD) and Sarah Chalke (Elliot) have both signed deals to appear in 6 episodes, with the rest of the original crew expected to return for the season and are working on premieres. This show’s lifeblood is JD, now all you have is the cranky doctor and the wise cracking black guy. No more JD moments, no more funny, no more JD glue to hold it all together. I hope you’re happy ABC. Anywho, I will totally be up to seeing more Chuck, and will probably watch those 6 episodes, and just watch the series go from there. Here’s to hoping the show will still be good without one of its best doctors.