K.C. Undercover

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K.C. Undercover
Kcundercoverlogo.jpg
Genre Sitcom
Created by Corinne Marshall
Starring
Theme music composer Andrew Love, Joacim Persson, Johan Alkenas
Opening theme "Keep It Undercover", sung by Zendaya
Composer(s) Bert Selen
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 18 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Jared Hoffman
Producer(s) Vic Kaplan
Location(s) Hollywood Center Studios
Hollywood, California
Camera setup Videotape (filmized); Multi-camera
Running time 23–30 minutes[1]
Production company(s) Rob Lotterstein Productions
It's a Laugh Productions
Distributor Disney Channel
Release
Original channel Disney Channel
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
Original release January 18, 2015 (2015-01-18) – present
External links
Website

K.C. Undercover is an American sitcom developed for Disney Channel, created by Corinne Marshall and executive produced by Rob Lotterstein. The series stars Zendaya as K.C. Cooper, a high school student training to follow in her parents' footsteps as an undercover spy. The series was released on January 1, 2015, on Watch Disney Channel and was followed by the television premiere on January 18, 2015. The first season will consist of 29 episodes.[2]

On May 15, 2015, TVLine reported that the show was renewed for a second season.[3]

Plot[edit]

Set in Washington D.C., the series follows K.C. Cooper, a high school math genius who gets recruited by her parents, Craig and Kira Cooper, after she discovers that they are secretly undercover spies. Her brother, Ernie, tries to help because he feels left out and eventually joins the team. Ernie's desire led Craig and Kira to get a robot child named Judy.

Each episode centers on K.C. and her family as they contend with common familial issues while also performing missions to save the country.

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Zendaya as K.C. Cooper, a high school teenage girl training to become an undercover spy. She is highly proficient at mathematics.
  • Veronica Dunne as Marisa, K.C.'s best friend. She is somewhat ditzy, but is a very outgoing person. In "Photo Bombed", she learns about K.C.'s spy life.
  • Kamil McFadden as Ernie Cooper, K.C.'s brother and a stereotypical nerd. He is a computer genius and joins the family's spy team in "My Sister From Another Mother...Board". He is often ignored by his parents (especially his father), which gives him a severe inferiority complex.
  • Trinitee Stokes as Judy, K.C.'s 10-year-old robot sister. Her robotic nature makes her very smart, but has no social skills, although she is considered to be sassy. Her name stands for "Junior Undercover Digital Youth." She does not appear in the show until the second episode "My Sister From Another Mother...Board", when the agency decides Ernie wouldn't make a good enough spy before he quickly proves them wrong.
  • Tammy Townsend as Kira Cooper, K.C. and Ernie's mom, also an undercover spy.
  • Kadeem Hardison as Craig Cooper, K.C. and Ernie's dad and an undercover spy, who constantly talks down to his children, usually as if they were five-year-olds.

Episodes[edit]

  • Trinitee Stokes is absent for six episodes.
  • Kadeem Hardison is absent for three episodes.
  • Tammy Townsend is absent for four episodes.
  • Kamil McFadden is absent for two episodes
  • Veronica Dunne is absent for one episode.
No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date[4] Production
code[5]
U.S. viewers
(in millions)
1 "Premiere Episode"[6]
"Pilot"[7]
Jon Rosenbaum Story by:
Corinne Marshall
Teleplay by:
Rob Lotterstein
Corinne Marshall
January 18, 2015 (2015-01-18) 101 3.51[8]

K.C. Cooper is a smart and intelligent girl who discovers that her parents are spies and need her help. On her first undercover assignment, K.C. must find a teen spy and track down the code for a dangerous virus that could render all mobile devices useless; it's also the night of her school dance.

Guest star: Trevor Jackson as Lincoln Treadwell

Absent: Trinitee Stokes as Judy
2 "My Sister from Another Mother… Board" Jon Rosenbaum Rob Lotterstein January 25, 2015 (2015-01-25) 102 3.05[9]

K.C. tries to tell her parents that Ernie is ready to be a spy, even though he is clumsy. Meanwhile, Craig and Kira introduce them to Judy, who is a robot pretending to be a 10-year-old, so they tell Ernie that K.C and their parents are spies. K.C. takes Ernie on a mission and does not tell Craig or Kira to prove to them that Ernie is ready to be a spy. He crashes a van into the museum because he was parked in a loading zone and the police told him to move it, but he did not know how to drive. At the end, he becomes a spy after he reroutes the GPS of the person K.C. could not stop on the mission to their home.

Guest stars: Isaiah Watson as Mateo, Morgan Bertsch as Little girl, Rick Hall as Agent, Terence J. Rotolo as Enemy Spy, Ed Corbin as Traffic Cop
3 "Give Me a K! Give Me a C!" Jon Rosenbaum Rob Lotterstein February 8, 2015 (2015-02-08) 103 2.22[10]

Marisa gives K.C. some pom-poms to encourage her to join the cheer-leading team, but K.C. doesn't want to. Marisa tells her to just try, but K.C. wants to quit. Marisa tells K.C. that she is never there for her. K.C. asks Kira about her problem. Meanwhile, Craig feels upset that Ernie hates every minute of the sports that he plays with him.

Guest stars: McKenna Grace as Quinn, Leah Bateman as Alina Grady, Danielle Burgio as Target 1
4 "Off the Grid" Jon Rosenbaum Darin Henry February 15, 2015 (2015-02-15) 106 2.75[11]

Craig and Kira are trapped by Regina Honey, a rude villain developing a laser, after a recent mission and K.C. gets worried. Meanwhile, K.C. and Ernie's retired grandparents visit and K.C. thinks they're too old to be spies, but they still have some tricks up their sleeves.

Guest stars: Roz Ryan as Grandma Gayle, Charlie Robinson as Pops, Diane Delano as Honey, Thom Williams as Thug #1

Absent: Trinitee Stokes as Judy
5 "Photo Bombed" Jon Rosenbaum Rob Lotterstein March 1, 2015 (2015-03-01) 104 2.60[12]
K.C. is caught in another argument with Marisa, who takes a stand and thinks they shouldn't be friends after Marisa becomes a finalist in a photo contest, but her photo is of K.C. Meanwhile, Craig and Ernie make Judy do all of the chores Kira gave them. In the end, Marisa finally finds out about K.C. being a spy.
6 "How K.C. Got Her Swag Back" Jon Rosenbaum Jenn Lloyd
Kevin Bonani
March 8, 2015 (2015-03-08) 108 2.39[13]

K.C. thinks she is losing her swag after accidentally injuring Ernie, failing a mission, missing the net in basketball, and barfing in front of her class. Meanwhile, an injured Ernie makes Kira take care of him, even after he secretly heals.

Guest stars: Shainu Bala as Mikal, Mays Jackson as Teacher

Absent: Trinitee Stokes as Judy, Kadeem Hardison as Craig
7 "Daddy's Little Princess" Jon Rosenbaum Teri Schaffer
Raynelle Swilling
March 29, 2015 (2015-03-29) 107 1.97[14]

The Coopers are assigned to protect Prince Promomomo, but when K.C. and the prince start flirting, Craig gets worried and threatens the prince to stay away from K.C. When K.C. finds out, she wants to have a date with the prince. Meanwhile, Ernie is used as a decoy, posing as the prince at the Embassy.

Guest stars: Tom Williamson as Prince Promomomo, Erron Jay as Olu, Mays Jackson as teacher

Absent: Trinitee Stokes as Judy, Tammy Townsend as Kira
8 "Assignment: Get That Assignment" Kadeem Hardison Rob Lotterstein April 6, 2015 (2015-04-06) 118 1.54[15]

Marisa turns in a paper report based on one of K.C.'s recent missions, not realizing that it could blow K.C.'s cover as a spy. K.C. and Marisa then try to get the paper back from her teacher, Mr. Forman. K.C., disguised as a substitute teacher, goes into the teacher lounge, but is unsuccessful in retrieving the paper. Agent Beverly keeps calling K.C. to ask for the report and later disables her spy equipment until K.C. gives her the report. Meanwhile, Judy's robotic friend Trudy visits, but they get into a fight over who is a better robot.

Guest stars: Sherri Shepherd as Agent Beverly, Jaime Moyer as Mrs. Goldfeder, David Shatraw as Mr. Forman, Madison Horcher as Trudy

Absent: Kadeem Hardison as Craig, Tammy Townsend as Kira
9 "Spy-Anoia Will Destroy Ya" Rich Correll Eileen Conn April 19, 2015 (2015-04-19) 105 2.58[16]

K.C. gets mad when her English teacher gives her a B and she thinks he is a undercover spy. Meanwhile, Ernie finally has a girlfriend, whose name is Jolie, but when he brings her home, K.C. thinks she is an undercover spy. After attempting to prove it, and failing, K.C. eventually accidentally splashes some ketchup on Jolie's shirt which causes her to lose concentration and speak Russian. Realizing she was right all along, K.C. tricks Jolie into following her to school by pretending she has hidden spy documents in her locker. K.C. finally gets Jolie to admit she's a Russian spy, there to obtain K.C.'s family weaknesses. After defeating her in a fight, K.C. has to get her to break up with Ernie.

Special guest star: Bella Thorne as Jolie

Guest star: Kurt Scholler as Mr. Enright

Absent: Trinitee Stokes as Judy
10 "Double Crossed Part 1" Joel Zwick
Jody Margolin Hahn
Cat Davis
Eddie Quintana
Eileen Conn
May 29, 2015 (2015-05-29) 109/110 2.40[17]

K.C. has to go on an undercover mission with the Junior Spy of the Year Brett Willis. They must pretend to be a couple, though K.C. initially dislikes him. K.C. becomes jealous when Brett begins dating Marisa, who is aware that he is a spy. Later, Marisa ends their relationship. K.C. and Brett develop feelings for each other after they go undercover for a dancing competition. Craig and Kira's 20th anniversary is coming and Kira is upset that Craig does not want a big party to celebrate. Kira receives flowers from Zane, Craig's ex-partner, who became a double agent prior to K.C.'s birth. Craig allowed Zane to escape in exchange for his life. In a note to Kira, Zane informs the Coopers that he is planning revenge against them. Later, Brett tells the family that Zane is imprisoned and that he had sent the flowers and note from a computer at the prison. Brett then calls his father, Zane, to inform him that the Coopers believed his false story regarding Zane's imprisonment.

Special guest star: Ross Butler as Brett Willis
11 "Double Crossed Part 2" Jon Rosenbaum Rob Lotterstein May 30, 2015 (2015-05-30) 111 1.82[18]

K.C. starts hanging out with Brett more often, but Kira is suspicious of him. Craig thinks she is being paranoid. Brett convinces K.C. to go with him to a Beyoncé concert out of state, but he tricks K.C. and actually takes her to Zane's barn, where she is then tied up. Zane has created a look-alike K.C. through laser cosmetic surgery. He sends the look-alike to the Cooper household to pose as the real K.C. Meanwhile, Judy becomes obsessed with a character in Ernie's video game.

Special guest stars: Ross Butler as Brett Willis, François Chau as Zane
12 "Double Crossed Part 3" Jon Rosenbaum Darin Henry May 31, 2015 (2015-05-31) 112 3.02[19][20]

K.C. is captured by Zane and nobody knows because he built a K.C. look-alike, but Marisa is starting to realize K.C. is not the real K.C. Then the K.C. look-alike locks Marisa in the barn with K.C., but then Marisa has K.C.'s lipstick and K.C. breaks their handcuffs. K.C. then goes to the Organization to destroy the K.C. look-alike and Brett. Meanwhile, Craig and Kira finally realize the K.C. look-alike is fake and go to the Organization, but make a decision on who is the real K.C. Then Zane has Ernie and Judy as hostages at the Cooper house, but Craig defeats him.

Special guest stars: Ross Butler as Brett, François Chau as Zane
13 "Stakeout Takeout" Jon Rosenbaum Darin Henry June 7, 2015 (2015-06-07) 117 2.52[21]

When K.C. is planning to go to Miami with Marisa for a vacation Craig tells K.C. she must go on a stakeout to catch a notorious robber. During a phone call, she learned her dad lied so she could stay and she was never assigned to the case. K.C ends up not talking to Craig. Meanwhile, Ernie is mad at his dad and K.C. because they both think he's just a computer geek. He goes to El Froyo Loco and sees the notorious robber and calls K.C. for help, but K.C. wants him to take the robber out to give him a chance to "bake the biscuits" and prove to his dad that he is more than just the computer guy. After the mission K.C. makes it to the beach. In a side story, Craig keeps getting mad at the takeout restaurant guy who tries to overcharge him for food he didn't want or order

Guest stars: Paras Patel as delivery guy, Daniel David Stewart as Stanley, Brandon Loeser as Alexander Garrett

Absent: Trinitee Stokes as Judy, Tammy Townsend as Kira
14 "The Neighborhood Watchdogs" Jon Rosenbaum Darin Henry June 14, 2015 (2015-06-14) 122 1.95[22]

Mrs. Goldfeder's house has been robbed, so K.C. volunteers her dad to be the neighborhood watchdogs leader. However, he doesn't think it's a good idea. K.C. then tries to sneak around and be the leader, but Craig finds out and yells at K.C. The burglar goes to Mrs. Goldfeder's house and K.C. finds out it's her dad. K.C. and Craig mistake a person who's taking out the garbage for a burglar. Craig lets his teammate, Herb, use the bathroom in the Cooper house only to discover he's the one who's stealing everything. K.C. and Craig apologize to each other. Meanwhile, Judy is trying to get away from her friend at school who likes her and brings in her other friend Petey to pretend they're dating, though Petey really thinks she likes him. Both of them go to El Froyo Loco and Pentatonix helps Judy give Petey a message that she doesn't like him, but he still doesn't believe her.

Special guest stars: Pentatonix

Guest stars: Alycen Malone as Mrs. Fortunato, J. Anthony McCarthy as Policeman, Jaime Moyer as Mrs. Goldfeder, Fred Stoller as Herb, Darin Toonder as Agent Murphy

Absent: Tammy Townsend as Kira
15 "First Friend" Jon Rosenbaum Darin Henry June 26, 2015 (2015-06-26) 125 2.91[23]

K.C. gets a mission at the University of Maryland to go undercover as a college student and protect the daughter of the president of the United States. K.C. ends up befriending Eliza, the president's daughter, and Marisa becomes jealous and ends up lying about her name when meeting Eliza. Meanwhile, it is revealed that Ernie is an adventure scout and Judy wants to join.

Guest star: McKaley Miller as Eliza Montgomery.
16 "Operation: Other Side, Part 1" Jon Rosenbaum Eileen Conn July 12, 2015 (2015-07-12) 114 1.99[24]

K.C. and Kira go undercover at a prison facility. K.C.'s disguise is a prisoner and Kira is a correctional officer. Their assignment is to find someone at the prison who is working undercover for a group of bad guys known as The Other Side. K.C. finds out it is Big Ange, a correctional officer, who offers K.C. an opportunity to join The Other Side. Kira tells K.C. that the Organization wants her to accept the offer and continue the undercover mission. K.C. continues her mission without Kira. Meanwhile Petey keeps bothering Judy.

Guest stars: Cocoa Brown as Big Ange, Vivian Lamolli as Scar, James DiGiacomo as Petey Goldfeder

Absent: Kamil McFadden as Ernie, Kadeem Hardison as Craig
17 "Operation: Other Side, Part 2" Kimberly McCullough Rob Lotterstein July 19, 2015 (2015-07-19) 115 2.17[25]

K.C. enters the Other Side. She calls Craig and learns that her mission is to destroy a dangerous missile and recover a biological agent from the Other Side. When she has to take a hand-to-hand combat class it is revealed that Brett is her instructor. Brett helps her get to the missile and she deactivates the missile. However, the Other Side finds her and a fight ensues. When Victor, the leader of the Other Side, tries to destroy K.C., Brett comes in and saves her and helps her escape. Meanwhile, Judy wants Craig to buy her a dog.

Special guest star: Ross Butler as Brett

Guest stars: Lee Reherman as Victor, Spencer Sano as Agent

Absent: Kamil McFadden as Ernie
18 "K.C. and the Vanishing Lady" Rich Correll Cat Davis
Eddie Quintana
July 26, 2015 (2015-07-26) 119 2.14[26]

The Cooper family is trying to take a much needed family vacation, but then K.C. realizes that a rich socialite lady named Mrs. Vandervoort has gotten kidnapped by her son and granddaughter who are trying to kill her and take all her money. The Coopers try to save her before it is too late.

Guest stars: Jonathan Schmock as Lloyd, Natalija Nogulic as Mrs. Vandervoort, Erin Matthews as Mrs. Andrews, Noah Crawford as Gabriel

Absent: Veronica Dunne as Marisa
19 "Debutante Baller"[27] August 9, 2015 (2015-08-09)
20 "K.C.'s the Man"[28] August 16, 2015 (2015-08-16)

Broadcast[edit]

In Canada, the series premiered on Family Channel on January 23, 2015.[29] The series premiered on Disney Channel in Australia on March 5, 2015.[30] In France, the extended version pilot of the series (French titled "Agent K.C.") premiered on Disney Channel France on April 1, 2015. In the UK the show premiered on March 27, 2015, on Disney Channel.[31] It premiered in Singapore on March 13, 2015 and in the Philippines on April 10, 2015.[32]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy Zendaya Pending

References[edit]

  1. ^ Episodes 1 to 6 have listed runtimes of 23 to 30 minutes on Amazon.com
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  32. ^ "K.C. Undercover - Disney Channel Philippines". Disney Channel Philippines. April 13, 2015. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 

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