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It’s Official: NBC Renews Chuck For 13-Episode Final Season

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NBC confirmed today that it has renewed the action-comedy Chuck for a 13-episode fifth, but final, season, Entertainment Weekly reports.

A perennial bubble show, Chuck averaged just 5.6 million viewers this season, yet was often the network’s highest-rated series on Monday nights. The Event, the sci-fi mystery that follows Chuck, didn’t fare as well, as NBC won’t be bringing back the heavily promoted series for a second season.

It also canceled fledgling spinoff Law & Order: Los Angeles.

In addition, NBC picked up four new comedies today: Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea, inspired by the life of Chelsea Handler; Free Agent, about two quirky co-workers who fall in love; Bent, which stars Amanda Peet as a recently divorced type-A mother who tries not to fall for the sexy surfer dude she’s hired to renovate her kitchen; and BFF, about a woman and her live-in boyfriend who take in her distraught and pushy best friend after a divorce.

The network will officially unveil its fall schedule Monday during a presentation in New York City.