NBC’s Chuck, the show about a reluctant spy with a supercomputer in his brain, struggled in the ratings throughout its second season. But it was renewed last May, thanks in part to a campaign by fans to support one of the show’s major sponsors, Subway. The sure-to-be-awesome third season of Chuck is nearly upon us, with the season premiere to air on January 10th. To give back to the fans, benefit the American Heart Association, and promote the new season, weheartchuck.com has organized Chuckfest. The event will be held on Saturday, January 9th at The Meeting Room and Sunday the 10th at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. To find out how your Wii Golf skills can help you meet cast members Zachary Levi, Joshua Gomez, Yvonne Strahovski, Sarah Lancaster, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Vik Sahay, and Scott Krinsky, hit the jump.
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UPDATE: We just got the final confirmation from the Chuck cast…now everyone who registers for the Chuckfest Wii Golf Tournament will get to attend the cast meet and greet on Sunday Jan 10th. The Meet and Greet will include Zachary Levi, Adam Baldwin, Yvonne Strahovski, Josh Gomez, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Sarah Lancaster, and Mark Christopher Lawrence. For full details and registration for the event, people can visit www.weheartchuck.com
— Chuckfest 2010 is a fan sponsored, two-day ‘Chuck’-themed charity celebration benefiting the local AHA chapters for Los Angeles & San Diego.
— There are two ways to participate; a Wii golf competition on Saturday Jan 9th at The Meeting Room in LA & a fan premiere party Sunday Jan 10th at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip.
— Wii competitors will each receive a swag bag (an $80 value) & there will be prize drawings at all events for anyone who comes out to show their support for the AHA and Chuck.
— Eight lucky players from the Wii Golf competition will win a meet and greet with Zac Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Josh Gomez, Sarah Lancaster, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Vik Sahay, and Scott Krinsky on the day of the Season 3 premiere. (8 winners – 5 win by skill & 3 by chance.)
— Subway Restaurants is showing their support of the fans & Chuck by catering all the Chuckfest events.
— Further details can be found at www.weheartchuck.com and live updates will be sent out via Twitter by @ChuckMeMondays and @Chuckfest2010
— The third season of Chuck premieres on Sunday January 10, 2010 at 9:00 PM on NBC. Starting January 11, 2010 Chuck will move to its regular slot of Mondays at 8:00 PM.
Here’s the full press release:
We Heart Chuck presents: CHUCKFEST 2010
A Nintendo Wii Golf Charity Fundraiser Benefitting the
American Heart Association
“Chuck” returns to NBC Sunday, January 10, 2010, and We Heart Chuck (WHC) is welcoming the spy-action-comedy show’s third season by hosting a weekend-long charitable celebration, CHUCKFEST 2010.
CHUCKFEST 2010 is a “Chuck”-themed Nintendo Wii Golf charity tournament benefitting the Los Angeles and San Diego, CA chapters of the American Heart Association (AHA). The event allows “Chuck” fans to support their favorite show while simultaneously raising awareness and funds for a worthy cause.
The weekend festivities kick off Saturday, January 9th, with a Nintendo Wii Golf Tournament at The Meeting Room in Los Angeles. Lunch and refreshments will be served and a marathon of “Chuck” episodes from the first two seasons will be playing while participants compete for the GRAND PRIZE. On Sunday January 10th, eight GRAND PRIZE winning players will be awarded a meet and greet with the show’s cast including Zachary Levi, Joshua Gomez, Yvonne Strahovski, Sarah Lancaster, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Vik Sahay, & Scott Krinsky. Two other contestants will each win the RUNNER-UP PRIZE, a Nintendo Wii gaming system.
The entry fee for the Nintendo Wii golf tournament is $125 per person, and all participants receive a bag of party favors including a reserved-seating pass for Sunday’s fan premiere event. Fans who are not participating in the Nintendo Wii tournament are encouraged to come down, watch the competition, learn about heart health, enter for AHA door prizes, and join in the “Chuck” marathon.
The weekend will cap off with a WHC fan premiere party at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 10. Tickets can be purchased online for $20 with proceeds benefitting the AHA, please note that seating is limited. There will be food (courtesy of Subway Restaurants) and games, leading up to the season three premiere at 9 p.m. on NBC. Come support the American Heart Association by watching the most heart-warming show on television with fellow “Chuck” fans.
Online registration for the Nintendo Wii Golf Tournament and fan premiere party begins December 14th . Visit the following link for registration purposes: http://is.gd/5ezn9. Official rules and regulations, as well as additional details, can be found at www.weheartchuck.com.
NBC’s action-comedy series “Chuck” returns to the NBC lineup on Sunday, January 10 with all-new missions and two action-packed, back-to-back original episodes in its season premiere (9-11 p.m. ET) before the series – starring Zachary Levi in the title role – moves to its regular day and time (Mondays 8-9 p.m. ET) beginning January 11.