NBC has ordered six additional episodes of Chuck and will not order more episodes of Trauma on top of its original 13 episodes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The pickup for Chuck — no Subway campaign needed this time — brings the spy dramedy's third-season order to 19 episodes. Chuck was slated to return in March after the Vancouver Olympics, but its expanded order could push up the show's premiere to January, the Reporter says. Calls to NBC were not immediately returned.
Angie Harmon joins Chuck
Trauma never pulled in the big numbers and was conspicuously absent in the Peacock's full-season order announcement last week for Mercy, Parks and Recreation and Community. Earlier this week, the network committed to airing three more episodes of Trauma.
NBC commits to three more episodes of Trauma
Meanwhile, NBC is developing two new shows, including a legal drama with Idris Elba as executive producer, according to the Reporter. The as-yet-untitled series will follow a vigilante attorney who uses any means necessary to defend his clients. The network is also planning a drama about a crime-solving magician from NCIS scribe Dan Freeman, Variety reports. The series will focus on a magician who is recruited by a law-enforcement agency after he is forced to give up magic due to stage fright and agoraphobia.
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