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‘Undercovers’ Isn’t Dead Yet!

Just last week, I was writing about how NBC had started ordering full-season pickups for some of its shows, but not others. My concern was that a show that I’ve grown attached to, Undercovers, wasn’t on those early approval lists.

Some good news comes from, once again, Michael Ausiello.

NBC has given a full-season pickup to rookie action drama Chase. Additionally, the net has ordered four more Undercovers scripts. Undercovers, meanwhile, continues to struggle on Wednesdays at 8. NBC, however, is happy with the show creatively—as well it should be.

Now my optimism is tempered a little because 4 more episodes is not a full-season pickup, but it’s better than nothing, right? And that NBC is “happy” definitely helps. *crosses fingers*

The plots are getting better, even though it’s taking a while for us to get back stories on the characters. I hope more people start to tune in with me because it would be a travesty for this show to get cancelled. You know black folk regularly don’t get lead roles in major network prime time TV shows.

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Things Don’t Look Good for Undercovers…

Which is a pity, given the quality of the program!

The networks are beginning to announce full-season pickups for the new fall freshman programs. There have even been a few casualties in Lone Star, Outlaw and My Generation.

Immediately after the 1st episode of Undercovers aired, I voiced my concern that the budget costs would probably need to be offset by high ratings. Well, the show isn’t getting that support, and as a result, we’re not hearing much about the show; good or bad. It hasn’t been picked up for a full season, and many fans are fearing the worst.

Check out this scoop from Michael Ausiello of EW:

Back nine seems like an iffy proposition right now given the show’s low ratings. Personally, I hope it rebounds. I find the two leads immensely appealing. I’m also excited to hear that the show will be sprinkling in a little mythology in the coming weeks. “We’re building to the reveal of why these two were really called back to the agency,” explains exec producer Josh Reims. “And along the way, we get hints about some secret CIA programs, people who aren’t who they say they are, and some facts about Samantha and Steven’s history that turn out not to be exactly what they thought.”

The show was probably doomed anyway, given the fact that I really like it. Kiss of death.

Let’s all keep our fingers crossed!

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