During its first few seasons, “Chuck” always teetered on the verge of cancellation.
But just when its future looked grim, the series would receive a pick-up order, securing it a place on the airwaves for another year. However, thanks to steady ratings and fan campaigns involving Subway sandwiches, “Chuck” the last few years have been a different story and even though the ratings have been in decline this year the cast are still expecting a renewal.
“I think [the chances] are pretty good,” Yvonne Strahovski told E! Online. “I will be surprised if we don’t get a season five.”
Last week’s episode drew in 5.3 million viewers (and a 1.7 rating in the key 18-49 demographic), numbers which could be considered worthy of cancellation. However, when compared to some of the Peacocks other programming (like “The Cape”) “Chuck” has been doing relatively well.
Strahovski’s co-star Adam Baldwin also remains hopeful that the series will be back but at the same time is trying to keep his optimisim in check to avoid any disappointment.
“I feel cautiously optimistic,” he said. “Until you hear the go sign, I just remain cautiously optimistic.”
“Chuck” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.