|12:00 AM, 10-JANUARY-08|
NBC announced that it will broadcast what are likely the final two original first-season episodes of its hit SF series Chuck on Jan. 24 at 8 and 10 p.m., sandwiched around a new episode of The Celebrity Apprentice at 9.
The series has not aired any new episodes for a while because of the ongoing writers' strike, and the show's original Monday 8 p.m. timeslot is now occupied by American Gladiators. The two new episodes are the last that have been produced.
NBC ordered nine additional episodes to fill out the show's first season, but production of those must await resolution of the strike.
Chuck stars Zachary Levi as a computer geek who is catapulted into a new career as the government's most vital secret agent. The show is executive-produced by Josh Schwartz and McG. (NBC is owned by NBC Universal, which also owns SCIFI.COM.)