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 4 premiered on M-Net and M-Net HD on Tuesday 7 December 2010, at 19h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 24 episodes in the fourth season.
Our favourite secret agent is back in the one-hour action-comedy series. Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi) returns as a regular guy who also happens to be the government's most vital secret agent.
Now that those closest to Chuck know his secret, he must try harder than ever to keep his spy life from interfering with his personal life.
But this has never been more difficult - his relationship with superspy Sarah Walker is getting serious, and he's about to take on his most personal mission yet: finding his mother.
This season, Chuck's assignments take him far from Burbank, with each mission bringing him closer to uncovering what happened to his mom, Mary Elizabeth Bartowski (guest star Linda Hamilton).
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 new girlfriend.
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, Robert Duncan McNeill, and Nicholas Wootton. Chuck is produced by Fake Empire, and 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