After all that writing on the wall, we hope he wasn’t surprised.
NBC is ending the run of what was once one of its most promising new series of the season with the decision that it will not order any more episodes of “Undercovers.” The show had been highly anticipated because it came from the executive producer J. J. Abrams of “Lost” and it had 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 happen 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., the show never took off in the ratings, and the numbers that arrived Thursday for the previous night revealed it had hit a new low. Only about 5.8 million viewers tuned in. NBC said it would probably still broadcast the six remaining episodes that have been produced.