The show “Undercovers” has the best looking stars on television, a strong supporting cast, interesting settings and entertaining plots. In October, the network announced it was ordering more shows, but now they report that the few shows left will be all that are shown.
Apparently the ratings for the show in that advertisers dreamland of males from 18-49 are not good enough. The rating system has its doubters to begin with, and certainly those of us who don’t fit this niche are watching commercials and buying products. Doesn’t anyone care about that? This is one of the few new shows we record on Wednesday nights so we don’t miss it.
Catch the last few episodes, and watch the others on line for some light hearted entertainment. It is a spy show, with two sexy agents who used to be in the CIA as separate agents, but quit when the got married and now run a catering business. They are called back into action by their boss to work as a team on a special mission, and that is the beginning of their return to being spies. They each have a few secrets from their previous lives as single operatives which show up once in a while to spice up the plot.
There were some questions at the beginning of the season as to whether Black stars could carry this show, which seems absurd since it is many years since the show “I Spy” proved that. The couple in this show is so charming and attractive, that race or ethnic background is irrelevant.
The male star is Boris Kodjoc who began as a model, which makes sense as he was listed in the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by People Magazine. He has a long list of credits on television, in movies, and on the Broadway stage. He will no doubt be one of the most charming and handsome men on the planet for years to come. Kodjoc is teamed with the lovely British born Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and has a variety of roles to her credit. She is sweet, cute, and plays the role of a very clever and talented spy, as well as a great chef.
The CIA boss is played by Gerald McRaney who has been on television in so many roles that he is like an old friend on the screen. He has shown a talent for the sarcastic wise crack since his days in “Simon & Simon.” The rest of the cast each adds their bit, such as the easily frazzled Lizzy who runs the catering business when her sister is out of town on what Lizzy thinks is hotel business.
With successful producer, director and writer J.J. Abrams producing the show, it would seem they could give this diverting series a bit more marketing support, a longer trial to find its audience, or perhaps a date change for those who don’t record everything.
Unless someone at NBC changes their mind, or gives the show another chance along the way, my list of shows to record will get shorter.
Source: NBC website.