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NBC picks up J.J. Abrams’ Undercovers – First Scripted Program for NBC this Fall


He'll be on your TV this fall.

In a completely unsurprising move, NBC has picked up J.J. Abrams’ (LOST, Fringe, What About Brian, Alias, Felicity) Undercovers as a series.

“We have tremendous confidence in this promising series and feel this is a great way to kick off our upcoming Upfront development announcements. J.J. has delivered another signature series along with our partners at Warner Bros and we couldn’t be happier.” says Jeff Gaspin, Chairman, NBC Universal Television Entertainment.

Due to it being J.J. Abrams, the pilot was most likely going to get picked up no matter what, but it screened extremely well with test audiences making the decision a no-brainer. Here’s the official description from NBC:

Outwardly, Steven Bloom (Boris Kodjoe, “Resident Evil: Afterlife”) and his wife, Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, “Bonekickers”), are a typical married couple who own a small catering company in Los Angeles and are helped by Samantha’s easily frazzled younger sister, Lizzy (Jessica Parker Kennedy, “Smallville”).  Secretly, the duo were two of the CIA’s best spies until they fell in love on the job five years ago and retired.  When fellow spy and friend Nash (Carter MacIntyre, “American Heiress”) goes missing while on the trail of a Russian arms dealer, the Blooms are reinstated by boss Carlton Shaw (Gerald McRaney, “Deadwood”) to locate and rescue Nash.  The pair is thrust back into the world of espionage as they follow leads that span the globe — and Steven and Samantha realize that this supercharged, undercover lifestyle provides the excitement and romance that their marriage has been missing.  Also starring is Ben Schwartz (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”).

I’ve updated the pilot guide to go along with this news.

https://networkexposure.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/2010-2011-pilot-guide/

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