J.J. Abrams, the creator of Alias, Felicity, Lost and Fringe, will slide back into the director's chair for Undercovers, a new NBC pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Abrams, who is also executive-producing the married spies project, hasn't directed a TV pilot since the blockbuster, two-hour opening salvo of Lost in 2004. About a year later, he segued into directing such films as Mission: Impossible III and the Star Trek reboot.
Abrams' other TV directing credits include a 2007 episode of The Office and an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2006.
Undercovers has been described as Mr. and Mrs. Smith-meets-The Bourne Ultimatum. Abrams is also developing a half-hour medical comedy for Fox.