Last year Star Trek Enterprise’s Captain Jonathan Archer, Scott Bakula, did a three-episode arc on the second season of the nerdy NBC spy show Chuck, and it appears that he will be returning to the show for even more episodes in the third season, which kicks off on Sunday. Details below, plus a preview of Monday’s episode of Bakula’s current show, Men of a Certain Age.
Scott and Chuck
Last year Scott Bakula was introduced as Steve Bartowski, the long-lost father for the title character of Chuck. His three-episode arc and wrapped up in the season two finale and tied Bakula’s character into high-tech meta spy story behind the show. That seemed to be the end of Bakula’s time on the show, but a new report says he is coming back for ‘multiple episodes’. Here is what EW has to say:
Chuck exec producer Josh Schwartz calls Bakula’s comeback arc — which would fall at the end of the spy comedy’s third season — “the biggest thing we’ve ever done on the show.”
Bakula is actually not the only Trek connection to Chuck, beyond the sci-fi and geeky references. Star Trek Voyager’s Robert Duncan McNeill is a supervising producer for the show and has directed a number of episodes episodes. And McNeill’s Voyager costar Robert Picardo has also guest starred on the show.
The third season of Chuck kicks off tomorrow, Sunday January 10th.
Men of a Certain Age Preview
Scott Bakula’s new show on TNT us up to its sixth episode. "Go with the Flow"airs Monday, here is a preview.