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August 2, 2014

About a "Girl" Who Refused to Just Shut up and Take Orders

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Boris Kodjoe's 'Undercovers' to Test NBC's Investment in Black Lead Roles

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With so much money spent on advertising since May, and with some early reviews from critics giving the series a thumbs up, a lot is riding on Boris Kodjoe to deliver on his new TV gig, the NBC spy series 'Undercovers,' which pairs him with British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Of the new shows airing on TV, 'Undercovers' is one of few series with African Americans in lead roles.

Not including the now-defunct UPN network, which had numerous shows with African Americans lead actors, the last time a major network put so much investment in a series starring an African American was ABC's now-canceled show 'Daybreak,' which starred Taye Diggs. Airing in November 2006, the show was canceled after six episodes.





During the 2000 season, CBS had a medical drama called 'City of Angels' that starred Blair Underwood, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Warren and Hill Harper. The series lasted two seasons.

Written by J.J. Abrams ('Felicity,' 'Alias' and 'Lost') and Josh Reims, 'Undercovers' is a series about a domesticated husband (Kodjoe) and wife (Mbatha-Raw) who are re-activated as CIA agents after years of retirement.

To put the spark back in their marriage, some couples take a tropical vacation. Not Steven and Samantha; they rejoin the CIA. Now they're discovering things about each other they never knew. Like which lock-picking technique each prefers and who killed who, as well as how well they work together in a hostile environment.

Gerald McRaney, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Carter MacIntyre and Ben Schwartz are featured in the series.

'Undercovers,' which premiers this week, will air on Wednesdays at 8 p.m.



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