Question: My favorite new show is Chuck. How is it doing? I'm praying it doesn't get canceled.

Answer: Creatively, it's flourishing. (The just-concluded two-parter with Rachel Bilson was off-the-charts good.) Commercially, it's holding its own in a tough time slot. Short-story-shorter: I'd be shocked (and pissed) if NBC didn't stick with it.

OK, I've got to run that tofurkey isn't gonna baste itself, you know. Have a splendid Thanksgiving! And pray that cooler heads will prevail at the bargaining table this coming Monday. I'm about three weeks away from running personal ads in this column! (Housekeeping notes: AA Discussion Thread, vodcast, podcast, blog, tip hotline.)