Update 2: with the news that Trauma would not get a full season pick-up, Chuck's early return seems certain.
Update The Live Feed reports that the six additional episodes is a done deal according to sources.
Good news, Chuck fans, at least if what The Wrap's Josef Adalian is hearing pans out. NBC is looking to order up six additional episodes of Chuck and the show could return as early as January:
NBC is close to giving "Chuck" a big thumbs up.
The network will likely order as many as six additional episodes of the comedic spy adventure, two industry insiders familiar with the situation told TheWrap. The extra episodes would be on top of the 13 hours already ordered for season three.
NBC's move could be a sign the network wants to bring "Chuck" back on the air in January, splitting its season into pre- and post-Olympics pods.