Undercovers: What Went Wrong with the Cancelled Series?

UndercoversAs you may have heard, Undercovers has been cancelled by NBC due to low ratings. The original 13 episode order will be produced but, as of now, only 10 installments have been scheduled.

Why didn’t Undercovers catch on? Deadline quotes someone associated with the show that has some ideas.

Mostly, what was meant to be a throwback lark of a show felt trivial to people. It felt flimsy and not compelling, partially because it was designed as a stand alone, non serialized show.

Perhaps the stories lacked deeper interest and urgency. We tried to embrace a familiarity of form, but the public obviously didn’t want something so familiar.

Unfortunately we never got an audience from the get-go; our abysmal recent rating wasn’t even one point lower than our premiere number. We just should have done better. It is a bummer to be sure.

NBC did the best they know how. We feel responsible for the failure, though. But damn, it sure would be easier to blame the network!

What do you think? Do you agree with this assessment? What did Undercovers do right?

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  1. says

    I loved the show because I think people do not realize how realistic this show was. I am in the military and I find a many things that get accomplish is because there is some smart black man or woman behind the scenes. In reality, if you use blacks as a spy is a very smart thing to do because they will get over looked because most people in general will not expect them to be one. Therefore, they will be great as spies. The movie, ART of War made this very evident. That is why I think Undercovers would have been a great show over time because it has all the right elements, such as beautiful actors and muti-obticales. It had all of McGyver vibes within the show. J. J. Abram and his co-creator did their homework. The show worked and the network is just not ready to make a show where a black couple cast accomplish the same thang as any other great show.

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