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.