K.C. Undercover

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K.C. Undercover
K.C. Undercover logo.png
Genre Comedy
Created by Corinne Marshall
Starring
Theme music composer
Opening theme "Keep It Undercover"
by Zendaya
Composer(s) Bert Selen
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 75 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Vic Kaplan
  • Jenn Lloyd & Kevin Bonani
  • Kevin O'Donnell
  • Zendaya
Camera setup
Running time 21–29 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original network Disney Channel
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
Original release January 18, 2015 (2015-01-18) – February 2, 2018 (2018-02-02)
External links
Website
Production website

K.C. Undercover is an American comedy television series created by Corinne Marshall that originally aired on Disney Channel from January 18, 2015 to February 2, 2018. The series stars Zendaya as a teenager named K.C. who becomes a spy. Starring alongside her are Veronica Dunne, Kamil McFadden, Trinitee Stokes, Tammy Townsend, and Kadeem Hardison.

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 working for an agency called The Organization. Her brother, Ernie, tries to help because he feels left out, and eventually joins the team, and his desire leads Craig and Kira to get a new 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, with a recurring storyline involving thwarting the plans of a criminal organization called the Other Side.

The third season introduces a renegade organization called the Alternate which is against the Organization and the Other Side with plans to destroy the United States government to change the world their way.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
127January 18, 2015 (2015-01-18)January 24, 2016 (2016-01-24)
224March 6, 2016 (2016-03-06)January 13, 2017 (2017-01-13)
324July 7, 2017 (2017-07-07)February 2, 2018 (2018-02-02)

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • K.C. Cooper (Zendaya) is a high school student by day and an undercover spy whenever. She is highly proficient at math, and karate. She is a member of a government spy organization. She is the daughter of Kira and Craig Cooper. Sister to Ernie Cooper. Granddaughter to Gayle King and Othello King.
  • Marisa Clark[1] (Veronica Dunne) is K.C.'s best friend. She is cheerful, girly and a very outgoing person. In "Photo Bombed", she learns about K.C.'s spy life.
  • Ernie Cooper (Kamil McFadden) is K.C. and Judy'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, who treats him as expendable during missions), which gives him a severe inferiority complex.
  • Judy Cooper[1] (Trinitee Stokes) is K.C. and Ernie's sarcastic robot sister who looks like a 10-year-old girl. Her robotic nature makes her very smart, but she 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 "My Sister from Another Mother...Board", when the Cooper parents believe Ernie wouldn't make a good enough spy before he quickly proves them wrong.
  • Kira Cooper (Tammy Townsend) is mother to K.C., Ernie, and Judy, and also an undercover spy.
  • Craig Cooper (Kadeem Hardison) is father to K.C., Ernie, and Judy, and also an undercover spy.

Recurring[edit]

  • Agent Johnson (Rick Hall) is the leader of the Organization. In the series finale, it’s revealed that he is the mask.[context?]
  • Beverly (Sherri Shepherd) is the head of the Organization. She is good friends with the Cooper family.
  • Petey (James DiGiacomo) is a "friend" of Judy's. Judy finds him annoying, as he has proven to be skeptical of the Cooper household, when Judy is alone. He's shown to be obnoxious and loud every time he screams out Judy's name.
  • Mrs. Goldfeder (Jaime Moyer) is the Coopers' neighbor and Petey's mother. Like Petey, she is also obnoxious and loud, frequently visiting the Cooper's house.
  • Brett Willis (Ross Butler) is an enemy spy and K.C.'s ex-boyfriend. In "Operation: Other Side, Part 2", it's shown that Brett was kicked out of the Organization, after he was discovered working as a double agent and being the son of Zane, he now works for the Other Side as a hand-to-hand combat instructor. In "K.C. and Brett: The Final Chapter" Brett was sent to kill K.C., but failed, and he is now currently on the run from the Other Side in Canada.
  • Zane (Francois Chau) is a member of the Other Side and the father of Brett. After Richard is captured by the Coopers, he becomes the new leader of the Other Side until he is apprehended again.
  • Victor (Lee Reherman) is the underboss of the Other Side.
  • Abby (Kara Royster) is the long-lost cousin of K.C. and Ernie and the daughter of Erica Martin and Richard Martin. She is secretly a member of the Other Side who was sent to reactivate her mother's status.
  • Erica (Jasmine Guy) is the sister of Kira, the estranged wife of Richard Martin, the mother of Abby, the aunt of K.C. and Ernie, and a member of the Other Side who went inactive.
  • Richard (Rick Fox) is the father of Abby, the husband of Erica, and the uncle of K.C. and Ernie. He is the leader of the Other Side that has eluded the Organization.
  • Brady (Connor Weil) is an enemy agent who works for a renegade spy organization known as the Alternate. He appears in the third season where he manipulates Marisa into helping him following Zane's arrest. In the episode "Revenge of the Van People", it is revealed that he is a double agent now working for the Organization.

Production[edit]

The series was first announced as a pilot in pre-production titled Super Awesome Katy in November 2013. The series was set to star Shake It Up star Zendaya, who would play 16-year-old Katy Cooper, an outspoken and confident technology wiz and skilled black belt, who discovers that both her parents are spies who expect her to follow in their footsteps. Production on the pilot was set to begin in early 2014.[2] On November 6, 2013, Zendaya tweeted about the pilot, saying she wants to bring back the "cool Disney Channel", mentioning shows like That's So Raven, The Proud Family, and Kim Possible.[3] It was ordered to series by Disney Channel in May 2014, with the series now under the title K.C. Undercover.[4] The series was released on Watch Disney Channel on January 1, 2015, and was followed by the television premiere on January 18, 2015.[5] The first season consisted of 27 episodes. On May 15, 2015, Disney Channel renewed the series for a second season,[6] which premiered on March 6, 2016. On August 1, 2016, People revealed that the series had been renewed for a third season.[7] The third season premiered on Disney Channel on July 7, 2017 and ended on February 2, 2018.

Broadcast[edit]

In Canada, the series premiered on Family Channel on January 23, 2015,[8] and moved to Disney Channel on September 1, 2015. During the launch week of Disney Channel, the episode "Runaway Robot" aired on September 1, 2015, a week before the U.S.[9] The series premiered on Disney Channel in Australia and New Zealand on March 5, 2015.[10] In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the show premiered on March 27, 2015, on Disney Channel. On Disney Channel in Southeast Asia, it premiered in Singapore on March 13, 2015, and in the Philippines on April 10, 2015.[citation needed] The show debuted on the English feed of Disney XD in the Middle East and Africa on October 12, 2015.[11] In India, the series premiered on October 30, 2017 on Disney International HD.[12]

Ratings[edit]

Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 27 January 18, 2015 (2015-01-18) 3.51[13] January 24, 2016 (2016-01-24) 2.02[14] 2.30
2 24 March 6, 2016 (2016-03-06) 2.08[15] January 13, 2017 (2017-01-13) 1.18[16] 1.51
3 24 July 7, 2017 (2017-07-07) 1.24[17] February 2, 2018 (2018-02-02) 1.16[18] 1.10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lakeitcha Thomas (February 1, 2018). "Fact Sheet: K.C. Undercover". Disney Channel. Archived from the original on February 24, 2018. Retrieved February 24, 2018. 
  2. ^ Philiana Ng (November 6, 2013). "Shake It Up Star Zendaya to Topline Disney Channel Spy Pilot". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Zendaya on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ Philiana Ng (May 8, 2014). "Disney Channel Orders Zendaya's K.C. Undercover to Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ "New Series K.C. Undercover Starring Zendaya to Premiere Sunday, January 18, on Disney Channel". Screener. December 11, 2014. Retrieved June 21, 2016. 
  6. ^ "K.C. Undercover Renewed for Season 2 at Disney Channel". TV Line. May 15, 2015. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 
  7. ^ Patrick Gomez (August 1, 2016). "Watch Zendaya Transform into a Portly Old Man for K.C. Undercover". People. Retrieved August 3, 2016. 
  8. ^ Family Channel (January 16, 2015). "Don't Miss the Premiere of K.C. Undercover!". YouTube. Retrieved January 19, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Get Ready Canada! Disney Channel Arrives on September 1!". Corus Entertainment. August 11, 2015. Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  10. ^ "K.C. Undercover: Zendaya Reveals Her Latest Series". Foxtel. February 26, 2015. Retrieved September 1, 2015. 
  11. ^ Andrew Germishuys (August 31, 2015). "Disney XD Programming Highlights for October 2015". South African Movie Database. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  12. ^ "K C Undercover on Disney International HD - Launching Oct 29". YouTube. 
  13. ^ Mitch Metcalf (January 21, 2015). "Top 25 Sunday Cable Originals: 1.18.2015". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved November 24, 2016. 
  14. ^ Mitch Metcalf (January 26, 2016). "Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals: 1.24.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved January 26, 2016. 
  15. ^ Mitch Metcalf (March 8, 2016). "Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals: 3.6.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 8, 2016. 
  16. ^ Mitch Metcalf (January 17, 2017). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals: 1.13.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  17. ^ Mitch Metcalf (July 10, 2017). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals: 7.7.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved July 10, 2017. 
  18. ^ Mitch Metcalf (February 5, 2018). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals: 2.2.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved February 5, 2018. 

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