JJ Abrams Debuts New Show: The Undercovers

October 3, 2010 By:
JJ Abrams Debuts New Show: The Undercovers

Critically acclaimed writer/producer/director J.J. Abrams ("Star Trek," "Fringe," "Lost," "Alias") and executive producer/writer Josh Reims ("Brothers and Sisters," "What About Brian") have a brand new show on the air called The Undercovers.

Its sexy, fun, action-packed spy drama that proves once and for all that marriage is still the world's most dangerous partnership. The show is in its second week and already we’re reeled in to all the drama!

Episode two starred Stelio Savante. Here’s a quick synopsis of last week’s episode to get you caught up:

When a private security detail murders the scientists they're paid to protect and kidnaps the lead scientist, Steven and Samantha are brought in to rescue her.

Steven Bloom (Boris Kodjoe, "Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Vacation," "Soul Food," "Resident Evil: Afterlife") and his wife, Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, "Dr. Who," "Bonekickers"), are a typical married couple who own and operate a small catering company in Los Angeles - with help from Samantha's easily frazzled handful of a sister, Lizzy (Mekia Cox, "90210," "This Is It"). Secretly, the duo were two of the best spies the CIA had ever known, until they fell in love on the job five years ago and retired.

When fellow spy and good friend Leo Nash (Carter MacIntyre, "American Heiress," "Nip/Tuck") goes missing while on the trail of a Russian arms dealer, the Blooms are reinstated by boss and agency liaison, Carlton Shaw (Gerald McRaney, "Deadwood," "Jericho"), to locate and rescue Nash.

With assistance from resourceful CIA field agent Bill Hoyt (Ben Schwartz, "Parks and Recreation," "Bronx World Travelers"), whose professional admiration for Steven isn't hard to miss, the pair is thrust back into the world of espionage, disguises and hand-to-hand combat.

Following leads that take them to cities spanning the globe, Steven and Samantha quickly realize that perhaps this supercharged, undercover lifestyle provides exactly the kind of excitement and romance that their marriage has been missing.

The show airs at 8 PM on NBC, Wednesday nights.It's got everything we look for in a JJ Abrams show--action, suspense, and sexiness! Check out the last episode below!