show name: Chuck
runtime: 40-45 minutes.
creator: Josh Schwartz
starring: Zachary Levi Action-comedy
executive producer: Josh Schwartz
opentheme: “Short Skirt/Long Jacket” by Cake (instrumental version)
composer: Tim Jones
country: United States
company: College Hill Pictures
picture format: 480i (SDTV)
num seasons: 5
num episodes: 91
list episodes: List of Chuck episodes
location: Los Angeles, California
Chuck is an American action-comedy/spy-drama television series created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak. The series is about an “average computer-whiz-next-door” named Chuck, played by Zachary Levi, who receives an encoded e-mail from an old college friend now working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); the message embeds the only remaining copy of the United States’ greatest spy secrets into Chuck’s brain.
Produced by College Hill Pictures, Fake Empire, Wonderland Sound and Vision and Warner Bros. Television, the series premiered on September 24, 2007, on NBC, airing on Monday nights at 8/7c.
As the second season closed, flagging ratings put Chuck in danger of cancellation, but fans mounted a successful campaign to encourage NBC to renew the show. The campaign was unique in that fans specifically targeted a sponsor of the show, the Subway restaurant chain, and the chain struck a major sponsorship deal with NBC to help cover costs of the third season. The series’ renewal was uncertain in each subsequent season. The fifth season was the last; it began on October 28, 2011, moving to Friday nights at 8pm/7 Central. The series concluded on January 27, 2012 with a two-hour finale.