Chapel Hill native Phil Klemmer Jr., a writer and co-executive producer for NBC's excellent spy dramedy "Chuck," has left the show to work on one of NBC's new fall offerings, "The Undercovers."
Klemmer has worked on "Chuck" since the show launched in 2007, and before that, was a writer for the brilliant-but-cancelled CW cult hit, "Veronica Mars." (Read our Q&A with Klemmer from last year).
Klemmer told us he took the job with "Undercovers" because he was uncertain about "Chuck" getting picked up for a fourth season. Even though it's one of the most creative and most entertaining shows on television, NBC usually makes "Chuck" (and its Subway sandwich-eating fans) grovel at the end of each season to get picked up, so work with the show is never a guarantee. NBC didn't announce until a little over a week ago that "Chuck" was coming back, and they promised the show 13 episodes for Season 4.