Milo Ventimiglia in Heroes by Adam Taylor/NBC Photo Milo Ventimiglia in Heroes by Adam Taylor/NBC Photo

NBC has, yes, picked up Heroes for a third season. (No shocker there.) But the network has also ordered second, 13-episode seasons of both Chuck and Life, says the Reporter.

Heroes, meanwhile, will air more than 22 episodes (the exact number is TBD) when it returns. None of the three shows will air new fare this spring.

Speaking of TV's post-strike "spring awakening," check our Strike Watch blog for a roundup of NBC's plans for its Thursday-night lineup.