NBC picks up J.J. Abrams’ ‘Undercovers’ for 2010-11 season

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Not-so-confidential: J.J. Abrams is back to his espionage ways in TV land.

NBC announced Monday that “Undercovers,” the new spy drama from Abrams (‘Lost,’ ‘Fringe’) and Josh Reims (‘Brothers and Sisters), is the network’s first scripted series pickup for the 2010-11 season. The deal marks Abrams’ first association with NBC.

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


The action-packed spy drama centers on the lives of married ex-CIA agents Steven Bloom (Boris Kodjoe, ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’) and his wife, Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, “Bonekickers”) as they find themselves getting pulled back into the business.

Reims and Abrams started working together on Abrams’ WB Network series ‘Felicity.’

In addition to serving as co-creator, co-writer and executive producer, Abrams directed the ‘Undercovers’ pilot, his first direction of a TV series pilot since “Lost.”

— Yvonne Villarreal