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 5 premiered on M-Net Series on Wednesday 21 March 2012, at 19h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 13 episodes in the fifth and final season.
From executive producer Josh Schwartz and executive producer-director McG comes a one-hour, action-comedy series about Chuck Bartowski - a computer geek who is catapulted into a new career as the government's most vital secret agent.
When Chuck opens an email subliminally encoded with government secrets, he unwittingly downloads an entire server of sensitive data into his brain. Now, the fate of the world lies in the unlikely hands of a guy who works at a Buy More Electronics store.
Instead of fighting computer viruses, he must now confront assassins and international terrorists.
With the government's most precious secrets in Chuck's head, Major John Casey of the National Security Agency assumes the responsibility of protecting him. His partner is the CIA's top agent (and Chuck's first date in years), Sarah Walker.
They'll try to keep him safe by trading in his pocket protector for a bulletproof vest.
Also starring are Joshua Gomez as Morgan, Chuck's best buddy, and Sarah Lancaster as Chuck's ever-supportive sister, Ellie.
Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak wrote Chuck, which 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