'Undercovers'
'Undercovers'
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Does the word sexpionage appeal to you? Did you like the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith? Will you watch anything that J.J. Abrams does? Undercovers was the first new scripted series that NBC picked up for the 2010-2011 season, perhaps reflective of its confidence in the J.J. Abrams product.

The spy drama follows Steven and Samantha, whose retirement from the CIA had so far been peaceful. They have a loving a marriage and a nice business. But they seem to be looking for something more on the edge than a middling married life. A guy in a suit comes to their door and offers them to rejoin the CIA.

Truly, marriage is still the world's most dangerous partnership. Promo after the jump:

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"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."

Abrams, of course, is the guy behind espionage-themed series Alias plus the just-wrapped up Lost, among other ground-breaking ventures.

Having J.J. on our creative team is a great reason for celebration," said by Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios..  "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."

Undercovers has been described as a "sexy, fun and action-packed" series that stars Boris Kodjoe as Steven and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Samantha. Joining them is Jessica Parker Kennedy, who plays Samantha's easily frazzled younger sister Lizzy.  The couple was among CIA's bet spies until falling in love and retiring five years ago.

(Image courtesy of NBC)

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