If you make it a habit to read USA Weekend, you may have seen the interview with Chuck star Zachary Levi, who said he had been cast as Fandral in the upcoming Thor movie to be directed by Kenneth Branagh.Â Unfortunately, NBC extended the third season, which means Zach had to drop out of the flick. Levi was cast as Fandral, one of Thorâ€™s Warriors Three in the comic book adaptation, and the actor had even been working out especially for the role, but had to walk away when they got the extra pickup. (Levi admits that producers had asked
Is this a sign that Chuck may be permanently deep sixed?Â The Hollywood Reporter reports that Chuck executive producer Scott Rosenbaum is heading over to ABC to helm the upcoming remake of the V series. Reevaluating the creative direction of the series, the studio made a change at the helm, switching showrunner responsibilities from executive producer Jeff Bell, who had joined in June, to executive producer Scott Peters, who penned the pilot. According to the article, Rosenbaum will still be working with the Chuck, so it may not be off the air just yet. via THR
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from watching NBC’s Chuck, it’s not that the average joe can become a super secret spy, it’s that the average semi-good looking nerd can land some really hot girlfriends.Â When not romancing up Yvonne Strahovski, Chuck’s gotten romantic with Rachel Bilson, and now it looks like he’s about to get chummy with Kristin Kreuk. On the heels of Brandon Routhâ€™s casting as a love interest for Sarah comes word that Smallville vet Kristin Kreuk is joining Chuck for multiple episodes as Hannah, a girl Chuck meets on a flight to Paris. â€œChuck and Hannah
NBC has given the go ahead for a full season of Chuck, ordering nine more for the second half of the year.Â Unfortunately (or fortunately depending), that only brings the total number of episodes to 15 for the year, which makes no freakin’ sense to me.Â I remember a time when a full season of episodes amounted to 23-30+ shows a season. And it isn’t just Chuck that goes this shortened season route – Burn Notice anyone? The second season of Chuck returns to NBC on September 29, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. via THR
Chuck and Heroes fans will be happy to know both shows are returning next season to NBC. Both shows will air Monday nights at 8:00EST and 9:00EST respectively. While we’re waiting for the fall season, here are some hotties from both shows (after the jump of course).