November 4, 2010, 4:00 pm

NBC Cancels ‘Undercovers’

Undercovers Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Boris Kodjoe in “Undercovers.”

NBC is ending the run of what was once one its most promising new series of the season with the decision that it will not order any more new episodes of the series “Undercovers.”

The show had been highly anticipated because it came from the executive producer J. J. Abrams of “Lost” – and it kicked off a bidding war among the networks last year when Mr. Abrams pitched the idea.

The show, about two spectacular-looking undercover agents who also happened to be a married couple running a high-end catering business, was also notable because its stars were black.

Scheduled on Wednesdays at 8 p.m., “Undercovers” never took off in the ratings and the numbers that arrived Thursday for the previous night revealed that it had hit a new low. Only about 5.8 million viewers tuned in.

NBC said it would probably broadcast the six remaining episodes that have been produced.

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