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Undercovers: Cancelled by NBC After 13 Episodes

Undercovers canceledMove over Outlaw, NBC has cancelled another new series. The spy dramedy Undercovers is ending its run after 13 episodes.

Undercovers revolves around a married pair of former spies who are pulled back into service after their close friend goes missing. The TV show features the talents of Boris Kodjoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mekia Cox, Carter MacIntyre, Gerald McRaney, and Ben Schwartz.

The series stumbled right out of the gate and attracted a disappointing 2.1 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic and 8.7 million viewers. In week two, the demo fell by 24% to a 1.6 rating and the numbers essentially kept on falling. Last night’s episode hit a new demo low with a 1.3 rating and 5.913 million total viewers.

Though NBC ordered four additional scripts in mid-October, the studio suspected that that show’s been doomed for quite awhile. Today, the network made it official — Undercovers has been cancelled.

TV show supportIt remains to be seen if fans of the series will get to see all 13 installments. Seven episodes have aired so far and three more are scheduled for November 10th, November 17th, and December 1st. NBC has a Shrek holiday special scheduled for Thanksgiving eve (November 24th) and The Sing-Off will take over the timeslot on December 8th.

Three episodes of Undercovers will be left on the shelf at that point and the network will decide at a later date if or when they’ll air.

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that Undercovers is coming to an end? Why do you think it didn’t catch on? How would you have fixed it?

 

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Kabaka May 2, 2014 at 10:41 pm

Undercover was a good TV series it’s sad that African-Americans cannot in the eyes of certain ethnicities, play roles other than comedies. Nor be the lead characters in a series, featuring a cast of African-Americans!

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Bring May 29, 2012 at 7:13 am

This was a great show! I loved the fact that the couple was married and they worked together as a team. It wasn’t full of sex,cursing and fighting. It was a good tv show .Let’s get together and boycott networks for booting out quality tv. Go to my blog. Idiots! Where do they get the ratings?

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tebogo December 2, 2011 at 11:00 am

i think it is a terrific show…its sad that it has been cancelled

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Teresa Richardson October 21, 2011 at 3:44 pm

by the way I really enjoyed every episode. Teresa Richardson

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Teresa Richardson October 21, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I’m assuming it didn’t work because it made sense and the whole family could watch and it wasn’t gutter . It’s unreal how some of these reality shows and series continue to run and they are complete garbage. I guess they continue to run because of the ratings its scary to think of what type people populate our country.

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Sheri September 23, 2011 at 3:39 pm

I thought it was terrific. I wish they would give it a better day and time. I didn’t miss an episode. It was different and edgy. I think it didn’t work because people don’t want to watch happily married people. Given time, people would have loved it. Like Cagney and Lacy

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SHERRY J September 8, 2011 at 9:38 am

I ADORED UNDERCOVERS, IT WAS SMART AND SEXY, INTRIQUING, FAST PACED AND FULL OF ADVENTURE. PLZ BRING IT BACK!!!

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Ann August 31, 2011 at 9:25 am

I liked the show. Good chemistry between the actors. Entertaining, intriguing and comical at times. I watched every episode. A LOT BETTER than some of the SO CALLED comedy shows that are on. Bring It Back.

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