Chuck is an American action-comedy television series created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak about an "average computer-whiz-next-door" who receives an encoded email from an old college friend now working in the CIA; the message embeds the only remaining copy of the world's greatest spy secrets into Chuck's brain.
The series aired in the USA on NBC from 24 September, 2007 to 27 January, 2012. There are 91 hour-long episodes in five seasons.
Chuck originally premiered in South Africa on M-Net on Wednesday 4 June 2008, at 19h30. It later aired on DStv's GO, M-Net HD and M-Net Series channels, on SABC2 and SABC3. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 3 originally aired on M-Net and M-Net HD from 20 July to 23 November, 2010, on Tuesdays at 19h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 3 later aired on SABC3 from 13 July to 16 November, 2012, on Fridays at 20h00. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 3 premiered on SABC2 on Saturday 16 November 2013, at 21h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 19 episodes in the third season.
No More Mr. Nice Spy.
Our favourite secret agent is back in the one-hour action-comedy series. Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi) returns as a regular guy, working at a Buy More electronics store, who becomes the government’s most vital secret agent.
Chuck is transformed into the Intersect 2.0 after another data download into his brain. This time around, he not only knows government secrets, but he also is well equipped with deadly fight skills.
Chuck has the potential to become a real agent, but he has one problem - his emotions.
Now he faces the battle of keeping his emotions in check in order to protect himself and the people around him.
The ever stoic Colonel John Casey (Adam Baldwin) returns with partner Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski), one of the CIA's top agents and Chuck's dream girl.
As Chuck assumes his new role as the Intersect 2.0, Casey and Sarah need to protect him but also help him become the agent he is destined to be.
Also starring are Joshua Gomez as Morgan Grimes - Chuck's best buddy; Sarah Lancaster as Chuck's ever-supportive sister Ellie; Ryan McPartlin as Devon Woodcomb (also known as Captain Awesome), Ellie's husband.
Chuck's Buy More team consists of Big Mike (Mark Christopher Lawrence) and the Nerd Herd, which includes Lester (Vik Sahay) and Jeff (Scott Krinsky).
Chuck is co-created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak, and is executive-produced by Schwartz, McG, Fedak, Allison Adler and Matthew Miller. Chuck is produced by College Hill Pictures, Wonderland Sound and Vision, in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Note: transmissions on M-Net simulcast in HD from Season 2.
Season 1 (13 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 4 Jun 2008 | Finale: 27 Aug 2008 | Wednesdays, 19h30
Channel: GO | Premiere: 7 Oct 2008 | Finale: 30 Dec 2008 | Tuesdays, 18h30
Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 25 Mar 2010 | Finale: 17 Jun 2010 | Thursdays, 19h30
Season 2 (22 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 30 Jun 2009 | Finale: 24 Nov 2009 | Tuesdays, 19h30
Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 25 Sep 2010 | Finale: 19 Feb 2011 | Saturdays, 18h30
Season 3 (19 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 20 Jul 2010 | Finale: 23 Nov 2010 | Tuesdays, 19h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 13 Jul 2012 | Finale: 16 Nov 2012 | Fridays, 20h00
Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 16 Nov 2013 | Finale: 19 Apr 2014 | Saturdays, 21h00
Season 4 (24 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 7 Dec 2010 | Finale: 24 May 2011 | Tuesdays, 19h30
Season 5 (13 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 21 Mar 2012 | Finale: 13 Jun 2012 | Wednesdays, 19h30