After struggling since its premiere in the ratings and despite executive producer Josh Reims saying NBC had the new spy show’s back, “Undercovers” has been given its walking papers.
According to Variety, NBC has decided not to pick up the show’s “back nine” episodes essentially canceling the series.
While its ratings has seen nominal improvement in recent weeks, it continued to struggle with the coveted 18-49 year old demographic with a 1.3 rating.
A much-hyped entry into this fall’s offering, “Undercovers” was co-created and executive produced by “Lost” and “Alias'” J.J. Abrams.
Alas, the gorgeous Blooms, caterers (played by Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw) who return to the C.I.A. after a five year absence, never quite caught on with viewers. Even as the mythology of why the C.I.A. sought to bring the couple back has started to emerge, it’s apparently too little, too late to capture viewers’ attention.
The first three of six remaining episodes will air Nov. 10, Nov. 17 and Dec. 1. The final three have yet to get an airdate.
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