TV News: Chuck, Skins, NBC

Chuck
In an interview with The Live Feed, NBC President Angela Bromstad said “Chuck” is their highest-performing Monday night show and “a very strong player… it’s a show that matches up with our new shows”.

This would indicate its chances of returning are quite strong – we’ll know for certain at the network’s upfronts on Monday. Bromstad also hinted that “Heroes” might return to “split a time slot with another show”.

Skins
MTV has ordered 10 episodes of its U.S. remake of British series “Skins” which it picked up last August reports Variety.

The series, which recently wrapped its fourth and final season in the UK, followed two groups of teenagers (the cast was almost completely changed for the third season) and pushed boundaries in terms of onscreen teen sex and drug use.

The U.S. “Skins” will feature a mostly unknown cast and be set around Baltimore.

NBC
NBC has picked up five scripted series thus far for the upcoming 2010-11 season including the previously reported J.J. Abrams’ married spies actioneer “Undercovers”.

Joining it are conspiracy thriller “The Event,” romantic comedy anthology “Love Bites,” Indian call center sitcom “Outsourced” and Jerry Bruckheimer’s U.S. marshal drama “The Chase”.