Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski
Before we eat that last footlong and pour a 40-ounce soft drink out on the curb, there are 13 more episodes of Chuck left in its fifth and final season, kicking off Friday (8/7c on NBC).
Much has happened to our titular Nerd Herder-turned-spy and his friends, family and fellow agents in the past four seasons. And for the most part, we're fairly satisfied. We've seen Chuck (Zachary Levi) come into his own as a spy and as a man by finally marrying Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski). We've met his butt-kicking parents (Linda Hamilton, Scott Bakula), saw Ellie and Awesome (Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin) have a baby and even witnessed Morgan (Josh Gomez) find romance.
At Chuck's Comic-Con panel on Saturday, co-creator Chris Fedak announced the show's first guest star for its final season: Star Wars legend Mark Hamill, who played Jedi-in-training Luke Skywalker. Later, Fedak spilled a few more details to reporters.
"It's a villain part. He will have a French accent," he says. "I was on the phone with him and he was doing the French accent."
On a sunny day at the North Hollywood Medical Center, Chuck is shooting its Season 4 finale (airing Monday at 8/7c on NBC), in which spy and bride-to-be Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski) is hospitalized — near death — after an attack by Vivian Volkoff (Lauren Cohan). Despite the subject matter, the mood on the set is anything but grim.
"It's a crazy roller coaster of love, and I'm gonna stand on that," star Zachary Levi tells reporters, describing the show's genre-spanning style. He might as well be referring to the cast and crew's camaraderie though.
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Throughout the long day, everyone enjoys each other's company behind the scenes. Levi and...
Chuck fans, you are cordially invited to partake in the Snakes of Toluca Lake. Please bring your own $20 bills.
Before Chuck and Sarah can say "I do," it's time for one last hurrah with respective bachelor and bachelorette parties on Monday's Chuck (8/7c on NBC). As the future sister-in-law, Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) will plan a luncheon-turned-stripfest for Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski), while Captain Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) will head up less raunchy festivities for Chuck (Zachary Levi).
Zachary Levi and Yvonne Strahovski
That Chuck and Sarah's wedding won't go off without a hitch should be of no surprise to fans of the NBC spy series Chuck, but expect some high-jinks from all the events leading up to the big day as well.
"We have a lot of fun at the bachelorette party," says Yvonne Strahovski, somewhat sarcastically. "Sarah has no friends. Her bridesmaids are off somewhere on a mission. They're unavailable. So Ellie organizes a lovely situation." By 'situation' she means a hot performance from a Thunder From Down Under-like group with some local flavor.
Yvonne Strahovski, Zachary Levi
Chuck's Season 4 finds Chuck on the hunt for his mother — who doesn't seem to want to be found. TVGuide.com caught up with executive producers Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak to get the lowdown on everyone's family issues this year, including an impending baby and Morgan's brush with death — well, Casey will want to kill him if he keeps going after daughter Alex, right?
Linda Hamilton to play Chuck's mom — and guess who's pregnant?
TVGuide.com: If before the show was about Chuck (Zachary Levi) trying to be a man, and then Chuck trying to be a spy, now what is Chuck trying to be?
Chris Fedak: This season is Chuck trying to find his mom. That's the mythology, that's the big search of this season. At the end of last year, his father gave him a quest, a big mission, and that was to...
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Joshua Gomez and Zachary Levi
If you didn't get a chance to travel to San Diego for this past weekend's Comic-Con celebration, or if you just want to relive some of your favorite moments, TV Guide Magazine has you covered! Check out highlights of the best parties and panels, from Chuck stars Zachary Levi and Josh Gomez at the Nerd Party, to TV Guide Magazine Hot List panelists Summer Glau and Julie Benz.
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Call him Bartowski, Chuck Bartowski.
Chuck's Buy More geek-turned-intersect is about to add a new job to his résumé: spy. After three years, Chuck (Zachary Levi) is heading on a very important mission that will change his life forever. TVGuide.com caught up with executive producer Chris Fedak to get the scoop on what's ahead for Chuck, Sarah and Shaw's romance, and Casey's future. Plus: What can you do to save the show?
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TVGuide.com: Will Chuck try to take on the Ring by himself now that Casey (Adam Baldwin) is gone? And can he really become a spy?
Chris Fedak: I think Chuck can definitely achieve being a spy. The question we struggle with — and one he struggles with — is: ...
Chuck - Ryan McPartlin, Sarah Lancaster
The show may be called Chuck, but more and more it's about Captain Awesome. When Ryan McPartlin's character dives into the spy world, he finds life less awesome than he expected. McPartlin, who got a bit of hazing in our interview with co-star Zachary Levi, discussed the new nemesis played by Angie Harmon, whether Awesome's marriage can remain awesome, and whether fans should worry about any impending goodbyes...