Chuck Spoilers: Possible Season 3…

Josh Schwartz Has Prepared for ‘Chuck’ Season 3

Although NBC has not given their green light for another ‘Chuck’ season, creator Josh Schwartz has known how it would end.

Josh Schwartz Has Prepared for 'Chuck' Season 3Source: Ace Showbiz TV News
See larger image” may remain in bubble but the people behind the series are more than ready to develop the third season. Creator Josh Schwartz talked to TV Guide in an interview, revealing that they have in mind, a big story arc that involves also the chemistry of Chuck and Sarah should the show get renewed. “The most immediate way it impacts them is they can only be together if he is not the asset,” Schwartz explained the dynamic of Chuck and Sarah. “That’s why they were able to move their relationship forward in the penultimate episode, because the Intersect was out of his head, and she was no longer going to need to protect him.” He continued, “So that dynamic has changed, and it certainly puts their relationship back in jeopardy. But Chuck and Sarah’s relationship will be one of the major driving stories of next season – should we have one.” Schwartz shared also a bit of what he knows over at NBC, saying that the network has a very tight schedule this year and noting that “Chuck” is not exactly an expensive or cheap production. “Well, NBC has always really loved the show,” he added. “They have been very supportive of the show, and they really do love and support the show.”

“Chuck” had its finale on Monday, April 27 and absorbed 6.1 million viewers. The number is not exactly a guarantee to deliver a third season for it was down 1.7 million from last season’s finale and is one of the least-watched shows on Monday. Loyal “Chuck” fans even had attempted to save the show by a Subway campaign which reportedly gained mild support. Nevertheless, Schwartz has accumulated thoughts for a new season, even the ending. “We’re still formulating our thoughts for the new characters,” he said. “We know the larger arc for next season that we want to play out, we know the direction we want to take the show, and we know how next season would end.”

Chuck Decision Delayed for a Week or More

Chuck, Yvonne Strahovski, Zachary Levi

Chuck star Zachary Levi reveals to E! exclusively that NBC will not renew or cancel beloved spy dramedy Chuck for at least another week. Cast and crew had originally expected to hear before Monday’s planned NBC “infront” presentation to advertisers. When asked last night at an Eva Longoria-hosted charity event benefiting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles about prospects for a third season of Chuck, Levi said, “I thought we were going to hear about it this Monday, because NBC’s announcing a bunch of its schedule, but I just got an email from [Chuck executive producer] Josh Schwartz, and he said stay positive, [but] we’re not going to find out on Monday. It could be another week or two. They’re making their final tallies and decisions.”

Chuck was the runner-up in E!’s 2009 Save One Show campaign and has been the focus of a vast Internet-based #savechuck campaign that has included Nerds candy mails-ins and a Subway “buy-in” demonstration. So what’s the holdup with the decision? Here’s what Levi said about the NBC schedule right now:

“Look, I mean, I don’t envy the job of anyone at NBC or any network to have to make those calls,” he told us. “It’s a very difficult thing to do, especially in television nowadays,  even trying to get a solid idea of how many people watch. It’s so difficult between live and DVR and videotapes and Internet streaming and downloading and all that. And really, the concept of television has always been ‘advertising money makes the shows’ and when people stop watching advertising because they’re just going blip-blip, blip-blip [through the commercials] or watching online, you can’t blame the companies for not wanting to put their money into it, you know? Because it’s like, what’s the point? Nobody’s watching the commercials.”

Reporting by Gretchen Putnam and Natalie Abrams

Brothers & Sisters Episode Recap ‘Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off’

Brothers & Sisters Episode Recap: “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”

In the penultimate Season 3 episode, Brothers & Sisters took just a second to let everyone catch their breath, refocus and think (or not, in some cases) before they act. But that’s not to say the episode was boring. Kitty — with the aid of some William Walker flashbacks — comes to a decision about her rocky marriage with Robert, Nora is hell-bent on finding Tommy, no matter what anyone in the family says, and Ryan’s “secret” gets out, causing a huge “Walker meltdown,” as Robert puts it. Plus, Sarah deals with the news that Joe is getting remarried, Kevin battles with taking sides in the Kitty-Robert struggle, and Justin has maybe the best week of his life ever. All the details lie ahead!… more

Tough love on ‘Brothers & Sisters’

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I’m at a loss this week, because the Walkers and Walker Satellites were acting like rational adults on “Brothers & Sisters.” Sure, there was drama, conflict and a fair amount of angst, but they all (with a few exceptions) stepped up and took responsibility for themselves. I actually felt for these people this week.

Kitty, Robert and Kevin
Robert overhears Kitty talking furtively to someone, including the phrase “No, he hasn’t left yet,” and figures she’s talking to Alec. He confronts the man in the park. Nope — she was talking to Kevin, planning the surprise “Welcome back to work after recovering from your covered-up heart attack” party at the office.

Kevin can see that something is going on, and gets Robert to spill that Kitty may be having an affair. Kevin then talks to Kitty, who is defensive — I never slept with Alec, and anyone else would have in my place, and besides, this is all just because I don’t want to be like mom! “Doesn’t having an affair make you more like dad?” Kevin asks. Ouch. Also, yep!

Some flashbacks about Papa Walker make Kitty realize what a schmuck he was and what a schmuck she’s being, so she breaks it off with Alec. But this doesn’t mean all our problems are solved, she tells Robert. We need some space to figure things out. You’re asking for a separation? Robert asks. I guess I am, she replies.

Sarah and Holly
Ojai is throwing a Unity Party to reassure the masses that everything is shiny and happy and peaceful between the two Glorious Leaders. Holly proposes doing a musical number to make fun of themselves. Sarah has other things on her mind: Joe and his first wife are getting remarried. Ouch. She tells Holly. Why?

Ryan, Rebecca and Justin
Ryan apologizes for the mustache-twirling last episode and reassures Rebecca that everything is fine. As Rebecca has been avoiding him like the plague — which takes some skill, as he’s still staying at her house — we’re not so sure. But she does agree to go to the upcoming Ojai Unity Party with him. Why?!? Argh!

Meanwhile, Justin discovers he’s been admitted to one of the medical programs he applied to, and he and Rebecca celebrate with sex. Looks like they’re back together! Rebecca tells him about Ryan’s theory about his mom committing suicide because of something William did to her, and that makes Justin ok with him. Will he be quite so ok when he hears that Ryan kisses Rebecca and thanks her for their “date?” Somehow I doubt it…

The Party
Justin confronts Ryan about the kiss, and Ryan mouths off — we’re on a date! She kissed me back! Justin tells him he’s delusional, and says he knows about Ryan’s antipathy toward the family and his deal with Holly. Sarah overhears that part, and then it’s time for them to go on stage. This leads to a lovely little passive-aggressive duet, where Sarah purposely mangles “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off.” Heh. She and Holly retreat to the bar and have it out , not realizing they’re still mic’d. Sarah calls Holly a borderline sociopath, and Holly calls Sarah lonely. Ryan storms back and is pissy, then stalks off.

The Aftermath
Kitty follows Ryan home and tells him that her flashbacks suggest that William probably was the impetus for his mom’s suicide. The next day, Holly and Sarah discover that instead of quitting, Ryan showed up to work early. They won’t have an easy time getting rid of him. Justin proposes to Rebecca, who accepts. You’d expect Nora to immediately start planning the wedding, but she’s distracted. Robert used his connections (our tax dollars at work!) to track down Tommy, and she’s traveled to the Mexican town where he’s hiding out. Dun dun dun!

Brothers & Sisters Episode Recap: “Julia”

Everyone’s got something to hide in this episode of Brothers & Sisters, but before the hour winds up, most everybody’s secrets are out of the bag, for better or for worse. Kitty continues her “emotional affair” with “hot park guy” Alec, but her puppy love ends up hurting her, physically and emotionally. In Tommy’s absence, Julia faces foreclosure on her house, but is too afraid to tell Kevin and Nora why she can’t accept their help. And weasel-y Ryan weasels his way into a job and weasel-y Holly’s good graces by becoming her mole (thought I was going to say weasel didn’t you?) on the Ojai board, but only tells Rebecca. All that, plus (two!) stuffed ponies, some airbag burns and even some tears lie ahead in this week’s recap….read more

Brothers & Sisters Episode Recap: “S3X”

This episode of Brothers & Sisters definitely lived up to its name. Coming off a monthlong break, the show picked up right where it left off and threw in some raunch for good measure. Sarah was on the prowl, ultimately “crunching some numbers” with a steamy Ojai accountant; Nora was once again wooed by her British architect beau, Roger; and Kevin and Scotty were nearly persuaded into a threesome by one of Kevin’s exes. Robert wants to move his recovery into the bedroom, but Kitty has a headache — and maybe an intellectual affair. Let’s kiss and tell, shall we?….read more

Desperate Houswives Episode Recap: 5.21 ‘Bargaining’

‘Desperate Housewives’: Jackson’s back, and he’s got a small favor to ask

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On Desperate Housewives, it seems food and sex are legal tender. Food, sex, and slumber party invitations. Though the substance of the episode was largely forgettable, there were several laugh out loud (and “ew “out loud) moments, and the Dave plot is still thankfully lumbering toward its conclusion.

Lynette and Tom, it seems, have made a pact to do it every day for a month. You know, for the sake of their marriage. Bottom line, Tom is feeling a little unfulfilled with no job and no crazy dream to focus on, be it a vintage car, a pizza place, or a band. Might I suggest a private investigation business? You’d make a mint on Wisteria Lane…

Bree doesn’t want to share her business with Orson in the divorce, so she tries to hire the sharkiest divorce lawyer in town: Karl. Before he’ll take her on as a client, Karl asks Bree to get his son Evan into MJ’s sleepover – his feelings are hurt at being left out, but MJ doesn’t want him there because he’s a bully. MJ: “He hit me with a dead squirrel.” Bree: “Now MJ, we can find faults with all our friends if we nitpick.” Ha! Once Karl takes her on, Bree agrees to lie, cheat, and steal her way to a beneficial settlement. And then goes home and agrees to sex Orson up in exchange for breakfast in the morning. This episode made me feel dirty, you guys.

In a plot that was a bit too Full House for my liking, Juanita tries to copy Gaby’s model days by wearing makeup, so Carlos makes Gaby attend a fancy dinner barefaced to show that beauty is on the inside. (Or rather, “barefaced,” because no one looks that good without any makeup on, right? …Right???) Cue Gaby telling everyone, “I’m not ill, I’m just not wearing any makeup,” and then stealing a lady’s makeup in the bathroom in order to pose for a photo. She and Juanita have a lovely chat afterwards about self-esteem and being a grownup and yawn…since when does Gaby channel Danny Tanner?

Jackson is back, and he wants Susan to marry him. Susan freaks out and cries, telling him how much she’s missed him and how she still loves him. And yup, it totally IS for a visa, because Jackson IS Canadian. It would be funny if it weren’t so sad. (Note: I laughed anyway.) After later claiming that she was just feeling lonely, Susan agrees to help. No love, no sex, just marriage. Ha. Jackson: “No sex?” Susan: “You want people to think this is a real marriage, don’t you?” And this is gonna be bitter for Katherine, since after a little pressure Mike admitted that he doesn’t see himself getting married again.

Dave offers to take MJ and Susan fishing at some child-killing lake. Before they can go, the cops track Dave down with questions about Dr. Heller, whom they’ve finally identified as the fire’s victim. They mention that they’re looking for Jackson as an additional witness. And Susan has to cancel the fishing trip because she’s getting married…to Jackson. Hmm. I don’t see this ending well for our Canadian friend.

Desperate Housewives Episode Recap: “Rose’s Turn”

Hey, Mary Alice! What’s Sunday’s episode of Desperate Housewives about? “Everyone has something they want to keep hidden,” she says. Orson is hiding his role in Edie’s death. Lynette and Tom are hiding their respective perceptions of infidelity. And Dave is still hiding his true intentions when it comes to Mike, Katherine, Susan and now… M.J.? Read the full recap after the jump…. read more

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