Looks like Chuck is absolutely, positively, unquestionably, for real over.
DC Comics recently announced that they were going to restart their legendary titles with new issue No. 1's, in addition to giving legendary characters a more contemporary look and streamlined histories in order to appeal to potential readers who've been intimidated by decades of convoluted continuity. The news has caused a justifiably huge stir in the comic book blogosphere (as has the parallel announcement of day-and-date digital downloads), but for us, the most interesting question was: could this work for television shows? Here are the current (or recently concluded) series that we think are most in need of a DC-style reboot:
30 Rock is far from the first modern series to pull off a live episode, but we do hope that it restarts the trend. And while it might be hard for some shows to handle this format, we can think of a bunch from the current season that we'd like to see try. At the very least, most of them would have a good shot at being funnier than Saturday Night Live has been in recent years. Here's our wish list:
The same Internet that's always accused of killing ratings may actually be resurrecting cancelled shows.
Vaya con Dios Chuck and Sarah.
NBC is going to the White House.
The amazing Stan Lee is everywhere these days.
On this first day of August, Adam Levine is becoming a renaissance man, Switched at Birth gets a tall order, and a Baldwin stays busy.
Hey, do you guys like Chuck? Because I hope I'm not wasting your time here, but there's some pick-up news on the subject. You know, just in case you're interested.