J.J. Abrams' 'Undercovers' gets green light from NBC

undercovers.jpg J.J. Abrams' CIA pilot, "Undercovers," is NBC's first pickup for the 2010-2011 season. The hour-long pilot stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw of "Bonekickers" and "Dr. Who" and Boris Kodjoe as a married couple retired from the CIA who are reinstated after five years of running a quiet catering company.

"J.J. has delivered another signature series along with our partners at Warner Bros and we couldn't be happier," Jeff Gaspin, Chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment, says. Abrams' track record with shows like "Lost" and "Alias" practically guarantees an exciting series, so the full-season order does not come as a surprise.

Abrams co-wrote the pilot episode with Josh Reims of "Brothers & Sisters." Abrams also produced and directed the pilot, his first since 2004's "Lost." In addition to Mbatha-Raw and Kodjoe, the series stars Jessica Parker Kennedy, Gerald McRaney, and Ben Schwartz.

"Having J.J. on our creative team is a great reason for celebration," NBC primetime president Angela Bromstad says. "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."

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