NBC has given full-season pickups to the new high-octane drama Chase and the returning action-comedy Chuck for 2010-11. The announcement was made by Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios.
"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."
Chase is averaging a 2.0 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49 and 6.5 million viewers overall in "most current" averages through its first five telecasts this fall. Chase has captured an 18 percent improvement in the time period versus year-ago "most current" results for NBC in 18-49 rating (with a 2.0 rating vs. a 1.7) and a 23 percent gain in total viewers (6.5 million vs. 5.3 million). Chase is heavily time-shifted, adding 21 percent to its "live plus same day" 18-49 rating when Nielsen issued "live plus seven day" results for the opening two weeks of the season (to a 2.66 rating from a 2.19).
Through October 18, Chuck has averaged a 2.2 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49 and 5.9 million viewers overall in "most current" averages from Nielsen Media Research. Chuck is heavily time-shifted, adding 29 percent to its "live plus same day" 18-49 rating when Nielsen issued "live plus seven day" results for the opening two weeks of the season (to a 2.56 rating from a 1.99)."
Chase (Mondays, 10-11 p.m. ET) -- from Emmy Award-winning executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI franchise, The Amazing Race, Pirates of the Caribbean) and executive producer Jennifer Johnson (Cold Case, Reunion, Lost) -- is a lightning-fast drama that showcases an elite team of U.S. Marshals that hunts down America's most dangerous fugitives. Kelli Giddish (Past Life) stars as U.S. Marshal Annie Frost, a deputy whose sharp mind and unique Texas upbringing help her track down violent criminals on the run. Also starring are Cole Hauser (K-Ville), Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break), Rose Rollins (The L Word). Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives) also stars.
Chase is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros. Television. Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman (CSI franchise, The Amazing Race, Cold Case) and Jennifer Johnson are as executive producers, while KristieAnne Reed is the co-executive producer.
Chuck (Mondays, 8-9 p.m. ET) stars Zachary Levi (Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakuel) as Chuck Bartowksi, a regular guy who also happens to be the government's most vital secret agent. The cast also includes Adam Baldwin (My Bodyguard) as Colonel John Casey and Yvonne Strahovski (the upcoming The Killer Elite) as partner Sarah Walker. Also starring are: Joshua Gomez (Without a Trace), Sarah Lancaster (What About Brian), Ryan McPartlin (Living with Fran), Mark Christopher Lawrence (The Pursuit of Happyness), Vik Sahay (Time Bomb), Scott Krinsky (The O.C.) and Bonita Friedericy (The West Wing).
Chuck is co-created by Josh Schwartz (The O.C., Gossip Girl) and Chris Fedak, and is executive-produced by Schwartz, McG (Charlie's Angels, Terminator Salvation), Chris Fedak, Robert Duncan McNeill, and Nicholas Wootton. Chuck is produced by Fake Empire, Wonderland Sound and Vision, in association with Warner Bros. Television.