Geeks are shooting three for four on the bubble shows. Chuck, which has been in the ether for the last few weeks after its “change everything” season finale, has now been confirmed as picked up for a third, 13 episode season, according to Hollywood Reporter and EW.com. No word on whether it has the option of more episodes, but it is currently reported as being on the fall schedule. The show will be making budget cuts, including less frequent apearances by much of the supporting cast. Doesn’t seem like too big a deal, though, as the finale lent itself to some new story telling, with Chuck moving on from the Buy More and his best friend moving to Hawaii.
In not-so-great geek TV news, however, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles won’t get the chance to ride on the coattails of the next Terminator feature film, Terminator: Salvation, as it has been officially cancelled, EW also reports. The show saw steadily plummeting ratings in its sophomore season, having shared Friday nights with Dollhouse, which defied the odds and did pick up another season. A possible new pairing for Dollhouse, now, is DC Comics adaptation Human Target, coincidentally also a show about constantly changing identities.