NBC Orders New Episodes of ‘Chuck’ and ‘Life’ — Now If Only Someone Could Write Them

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NBC announced today that they're picking up Chuck and Life for a full season, making those shows only the second and third new series after ABC's Dirty Sexy Money to be granted a back-nine order since the start of the writers' strike. This is great news if you happen to be a fan of geeky spy dramedies and ex-con detectives who are mystified by cell phones, but gee, wouldn't it be so much better if someone could actually write them? Though it's nice that they've made a commitment, it's hard to get too excited when the strike still threatens to completely derail network television far into foreseeable future, and it's looking increasingly unlikely that there isn't actually going to be a full season either way. —Matthew Perpetua

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