Undercovers

Wednesday, December 29 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT, 9pm MT) “The Key To It All” on Citytv

Just when Steven (Boris Kodjoe) and Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) have settled into their romantic Greek vacation, Shaw (Gerald McRaney) pulls them away to lend their assistance to an escalating situation in Tel Aviv, where terrorists have seized a hotel and taken hostages. Going undercover with help from Hoyt (Ben Schwartz), the duo soon realizes their mission involves much more than they were told. Carter MacIntyre also stars

Wednesday, December 22 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT, 9pm MT) “Funny Money” on Citytv

When American currency plates are stolen from an armored truck, Steven (Boris Kodjoe) and Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) must recover them before the terrorist who stole them counterfeits American money. Traveling to Croatia, the situation gets complicated when the Blooms find themselves working together with Steven’s estranged brother Gary (Harry Lennix). Meanwhile, Leo (Carter MacIntyre) helps Lizzy (Mekia Cox) make an important decision about her future.

Wednesday, December 1 at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT, 9pm MT on Citytv

When Leo (Carter MacIntyre) wakes up in a hotel in Mexico with a dead woman next to him and no memory of what transpired, Steven (Boris Kodjoe), Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and Hoyt (Ben Schwartz) travel south of the border in hopes of putting the pieces together to prove Leo’s innocence. The stakes get even higher when Shaw (Gerald McRaney) unexpectedly arrives with news of a dangerous terrorist on the loose.

The plug has been pulled on new spy drama series Undercovers.

American network NBC has decided to bring the series, which features two Africa-European leads in Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, to an end.

The J.J. Abrams-produced series began well, with its first few episodes praised by critics but of late it has faded in the ratings.

The network said they would still air the remaining six episodes that have been produced.

The show screens in Canada on Citytv.

Source: TV Tonight

Canadian networks spent up large at the recent network upfronts in Los Angeles, bringing back a swag of new shows for the upcoming season.

Global led the buying with major reboot series Hawaii Five-0 picked up from CBS and J.J. Abrams new series Undercovers bought from Warners.

The network also picked up Fox’s Texas oil drama Lonestar, Ride-Along and Raising Hope.

Meanwhile Citytv scored NBC’s The Event, which features Jason Ritter and Blair Underwood.

CTV purchased Tom Selleck vehicle Blue Bloods as well as The Defenders, whose cast includes Jerry O’Connell and Jim Belushi.

The network also gained Law & Order: Los Angeles to replace the now cancelled Law & Order.

A major buy for CTV was the new William Shatner sitcom $#*! My Dad Says, which is inspired by a real-life Twitter page. Also in the comedy genre, are Mike and Molly and Matthew Perry starrer Mr. Sunshine.

The networks will all announce their line-ups for the new season at the Canadian upfronts next week.

Source: Variety

Lost creator J.J. Abrams new project Undercovers has been picked up by American network NBC.

The pilot, co-written, produced and directed by Abrams, stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Boris Kodjoe as an ex-CIA couple who are reactivated after years in retirement.

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

Josh Reims, from Brothers and Sisters fame, co-writes alongside Abrams with Bryan Burk (Fringe, Lost, Alias) exec producing.

“Having J.J. on our creative team is a great reason for celebration,” said NBC primetime president Angela Bromstad. “In ‘Undercovers,’ J.J. and Josh have found a breakout couple that is rich in character and brimming with romance and action. We feel he’s found the perfect cast.”

Source: THR