Question: NBC.com says “Chuck” will be airing “Thursdays 7/8C.” For real?
Answer: No — at least not at the moment. NBC says the information posted on its web site Monday (screenshot below) is a mistake and will be fixed in short order.
As things stand now, “Chuck” is still slated to return to its familiar 8 p.m. Monday timeslot in March, following NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage. As some of NBC’s new shows have struggled this fall, there has been speculation that the series would be back sooner than that, but the network is sticking to its midseason plan. (The “Next on” box to the right of the page does say the show will be back in March 2010.)
Part of what’s been fueling the chatter is the fact that “Chuck” has been in production for a while and would have several episodes ready to go if NBC asked for it before the scheduled premiere. But as Joe Adalian of The Wrap points out, bringing the show back early would also mean not having much time to market the show. It would also deplete the network’s midseason roster.
Those are the real-world considerations. As for the “7/8C” part, that’s just a mistake. Network shows air at 8 Eastern time, 7 Central, not the other way around.
Here’s the erroneous information, as posted on NBC.com Monday morning.
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