June 16th, 2011
05:10 PM ET
J.J. Abrams has had a pretty successful career so far.
"Alias" launched the career of Jennifer Garner, "Lost" was a phenomenon, "Fringe" has beaten the odds, getting picked-up for a fourth season, and his take on "Star Trek" was a massive hit in theaters. Not to mention that "Super 8" is currently the No. 1 movie in America.
But there will always be that one show that didn't work out. "Undercovers" was canceled by NBC last fall after airing seven episodes (four more have aired since).
Howard Stern asked Abrams about the show in an interview on his radio show Tuesday.
"The truth is that when a TV show fails, it is heartbreaking," Abrams said, before Stern pointed out that "Undercovers" was a failure. Abrams called it a "big failure."
"I just (expletive) up," he said. "Honestly, I think that I didn't work on the script enough."
The series, about a couple who happen to be spies, starred Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. It debuted to "middling ratings," according to TVBytheNumbers.com.
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