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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  1. Mary says

    I really, really liked Undercovers! Some shows need time to develop, just look at history, as some of the most successful series in tv bombed their first year. Maybe the timeslot was bad, try giving the final 3 episodes a different time slot.

    It was so nice to see a cute show with an ensemble cast that worked well together, and even more important was having a married couple that was so in love and got along so well. This is something lacking on television, and it is soooooo needed.

  2. Anonymous says

    We really loved Undercovers as a TV Show. Still Looking for it to air. Bring it back!!! If NBC canceled, perhaps another network might pick it up. Hope so!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. esther says

    I loved the show and was disappointed to hear it had been cancelled. I was also enjoying “Covert Affairs” which seems to have fallen to the same fate. Bring them back!

  4. Susan D. says

    I am extremely disappointed that this show was cancelled. I HATE REALITY SHOWS! I watched a small segment of The Bachelor the other night and almost gagged! Those women are almost as fake as the Kardashians (sorry girls, but “like” you use the word “like” like 300 times in a sentence?? Really? This show was fun. It had serious undertones but some comedy as well. Remember when CBS cancelled “Moonlight” and THEN the vampire genre took off, after the cancellation. Alex O’Loughlin was a much better vampire than anything else out there. Who makes these decisions anyway?

  5. Mitch says

    Too bad. We enjoyed this show, even though so much was improbable. It was light and entertaining, great locales.
    Off with those mindless reality shows, how unreal can they be! After a day’s work, I want to relax with something light.

  6. anonymous says

    i would like to say that the show was great.it was one of my favorite show . i hate it when good show like this get put off the air .i hope the networks change thier mind and give it another chance

  7. Anonymous says

    Maybe the networks should the shows a chance an put them on a channel people watch and would like to know when undercovers will be released on DVD I think it should as it was a great show

    • Anonymous says

      Me too I would love to see this show back on and would also love to know if this show will be released on Dvd in the uk at any time

  8. says

    My husband and I really enjoyed Undercovers and miss seeing it on-air. They were a cute, clever couple…well matched and the storylines were “light” and yet entertaining.
    We never watch network channels after 8pm any longer. Nothing worth the time.

  9. Anonymous says

    Undercovers was a very good show. I don’t understand why “those in the know” take talent off of their networks, yet The Kardashians are going strong. Something is just wrong!

  10. MJ says

    My wife and I liked the show. It sort of reminded me of the TV Alias. That show was somewhat slow at times, but then it got better and lasted a few years. Too bad they did hang in there with show. It might have followed in Alias’ footsteps.

  11. Odetta says

    I am disapointed that Undercover has been canceled without giving it a fair chance, too many reality shows and not enough good shows like this one are a part of the evening lineup

  12. Z says

    It’s a shame the show got cancelled. The first few episodes weren’t very strong which is why the ratings probably dropped so quickly, but it definitely got better as it went on. I think they should air the last 3 episodes to finish out the season. I think it had enough followers for that and it would at least give the fans some closure.

  13. Anonymous says

    My daughter and I really loved Undercovers and were really disappointed it was cancelled. I am also sick of all the reality shows.

    We also loved the series “Covert Affairs” and the same thing happend.

  14. Unknown says

    It looks like ABC is not the only network to cancel a show without giving it a chance. I refuse to watch ABC for doing this on a regular basis. Undercovers was fun to watch, there are too many “reality shows” on tv and finding a show that is written well (from the imagination) is hard to find on network TV.

    J.J. Abrams shows are always good to watch!!!

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