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TV spy drama 'Undercovers' coming this fall

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As summer comes to a close, many people are already getting excited about the changes and additions to the fall television lineup. While some things are still under wraps one thing that isn't is NBC's new drama "Undercovers."

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The one-hour show, executive produced by filmmaker J.J. Abrams ("Star Trek") and TV producer Josh Reims ("Lost"), follows the day-to-day life of a married couple, who previously led a mundane existence until they re-enlist in the CIA. The former spies are once again engaged in dangerous missions, and viewers get to see how they balance their challenging career with the responsibilities of marriage. The drama is described as a sexy, intense and action-packed. At a recent screening, "Access Hollywood's" Shaun Robinson said viewers will be regularly treated to "spy candy," a step above simple "eye candy."

Fans of the movie "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" might be reminded of that film, but while Jane and John Smith constantly battled against each other, Samantha and Steven Bloom are on the same team. The show stars Boris Kodjoe (who has a Baltimore connection — he's married to actress Nicole Ari Parker, a Baltimore native) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Kodjoe, a veteran of the silver screen, small screen, and stage, says his involvement with the show is a dream come true because he gets to be funny, serious, romantic and regularly fight off competition.

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Kodjoe's renewed commitment to weekly drama shouldn't come as a surprise. He first gained acclaim when he starred on the Showtime series "Soul Food" where he met and worked with his now wife. The Austrian-born actor grew up in Germany and is quad-lingual. He told audiences that he's excited to perform his own stunts, and to practice his German, English, French and Spanish.

If you're interested in a show that will take you around the world each week, "Undercovers" could be worth watching. It premieres Sept. 22, and will air Wednesday nights at 8 on NBC.

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