"Chuck" (NBC) Sunday, Jan. 10
Saved by devoted fans, critical adoration and the persuasive contributions of a certain sandwich company, "Chuck" returns for an 18-episode third season following up on what happens to Chuck (Zachary Levi), Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) after the uploading of Intersect 2.0 means that the formerly awkward spy now knows kung-fu. We've seen early episodes and we can just tell you that Chuck's new-found physical skills aren't always the blessing they initially seemed to be. Guest stars for the new season include Vinnie Jones, Brandon Routh, Kristin Kreuk and more. But seriously, fans, if you don't tune in and encourage your friends to tune in, no amount of five-dollar footlongs will save the show again. "Chuck" premieres on Sunday, Jan. 10 and then moves to its regular home on Mondays at 8 p.m.