ZAP2IT ON THE SCENE: Undercovers set
'Undercovers': Introducing Mekia Cox, the 'boy crazy' Lizzy Gilliam
We're not being very covert about our excitement about NBC's "Undercovers." We've named the spy drama one of our top to watch for fall. So, we were really excited when we had the chance to visit the set recently. While we'll be rolling out most of our video interviews in the week leading up to the show's premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 22, we did think you'd want to meet the newest addition to the cast, Mekia Cox, right away.
She plays Samantha Bloom's (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) sister, Lizzy Gilliam. She replaced Jessica Parker Kennedy, who played the part in the pilot. Cox says the transition wasn't too bad.
"I came in and everyone was so super nice," she tells Zap2it. "Immediately, it felt like family. [Parker Kennedy] was a great girl, as well. They loved her too, but they still welcomed me with open arms, which I was very thankful for."
Viewers may recall Cox from her stint as Sasha on "90210," which, as we reported first, she'll be reprising in Season 3. But, you may also be surprised to hear that Cox is a pretty accomplished dancer and she danced with Michael Jackson on the documentary, "This Is It."
You'd think after scoring a gig with the prince of pop that Cox could handle any audition, but she tells us she was really nervous about meeting "Undercovers" executive producer, J.J. Abrams, the man behind "Lost" and "Alias."
"[Abrams] is just such a down to earth person that all those nerves just went away," she says. "I had maybe one of the best auditions I feel I've had. And, I think it's because of his energy. He gives off such amazing energy and it allows you to be good at what you do."
The day we were on-set, they were shooting Episode 7 and Cox says she has learned a lot about her character since the pilot we saw. First of all, her character has had a rocky past and she says, "Lizzie likes the boys. She's a little boy crazy, yeah."
Are you excited to see what "Undercovers" is cooking up for Lizzy?
Follow Zap2it and TheRealJethro on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news.
Video credit: Jethro Nededog, Zap2it
Video credit: Jethro Nededog, Zap2it
Zap2it Elite Sheet Must Reads from the Web's In-Crowd
Night by Night
8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30ABC Dancing With the Stars (Sep. 16) Castle (Sep. 23)CBS How I Met Your Mother (Sep. 23) We Are Men (Sep. 30) 2 Broke Girls (Sep. 23) Mom (Sep. 23) Hostages (Sep. 23)NBC The Voice (Sep. 23) The Blacklist (Sep. 23)FOX Bones (Sep. 16) Sleepy Hollow (Sep. 16) Local ProgrammingCW Hart of Dixie (Oct. 7) Beauty and the Beast (Oct. 7) Local Programming
8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Sep. 24) The Goldbergs (Sep. 24) Trophy Wife (Sep. 24) Lucky 7 (Sep. 24)CBS NCIS (Sep. 24) NCIS: Los Angeles (Sep. 24) Person of Interest (Sep. 24)NBC The Biggest Loser (Oct. 8) The Voice (Sep. 24) Chicago Fire (Sep. 24)FOX Dads (Sep. 17) Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Sep. 17) New Girl (Sep. 17) The Mindy Project (Sep. 17) Local ProgrammingCW The Orginals (Oct. 3) Supernatural (Oct. 8) Local Programming
8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30ABC The Middle (Sep. 17) Back in the Game (Sep. 25) Modern Family (Sep. 25) Super Fun Night (Oct. 2) Nashville (Sep. 25)CBS Survivor (Sep. 18) Criminal Minds (Sep. 25) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Sep. 25)NBC Revolution (Sep. 25) Law & Order: SVU (Sep. 25) Ironside (Oct. 2)FOX The X Factor performance show (Sep. 11) Local ProgrammingCW Arrow (Oct. 9) The Tomorrow People (Oct. 9) Local Programming
8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30ABC Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (Oct. 10) Grey's Anatomy (Sep. 26) Scandal (Oct. 3)CBS Big Bang Theory (Sep. 26) The Millers (Sep. 26) The Crazy Ones (Sep. 26) Two and Half Men (Sep. 26) Elementary (Sep. 26)NBC Parks and Recreation (Sep. 26) Welcome to the Family (Oct. 3) Sean Saves the World (Oct. 3) The Michael J. Fox Show (Sep. 26) Parenthood (Sep. 26)FOX The X Factor results show (Sep. 12) Glee (Sep. 26) Local ProgrammingCW The Vampire Diaries (Oct. 3) Reign (Oct. 17) Local Programming
8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30ABC Last Man Standing (Sep. 20) The Neighbors (Sep. 20) Shark Tank (Sep. 20) 20/20 (Sep. 6)CBS Undercover Boss (Sep. 27) Hawaii Five-0 (Sep. 27) Blue Bloods (Sep. 27)NBC Dateline NBC (Sep. 27)) Grimm (Oct. 25) Dracula (Oct. 25)FOX Junior MasterChef (Sep. 27) Sleepy Hollow encores Local ProgrammingCW The Carrie Diaries (Oct. 25) America's Next Top Model (Aug. 2) Local Programming
8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30ABC Saturday Night College FootballCBS Comedytime Sat. Crimetime Sat. 48 Hours: Mystery (Sep. 28)NBC Encore ProgrammingFOX FOX Sports Saturday LocalCW Local Programming
7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30ABC America's Funniest Home Videos (Oct. 6) Once Upon a Time (Sep. 29) Revenge (Sep. 29) Betrayal (Sep. 29)CBS 60 Minutes (Sep. 29) The Amazing Race (Sep. 29) The Good Wife (Sep. 29) The Mentalist (Sep. 29)NBC Football Night in America Sunday Night FootballFOX NFL Game The OT (NFL post-game) The Simpsons (Sep. 29) Bob's Burgers (Sep. 29) Family Guy (Sep. 29) American Dad (Sep. 29) Local ProgrammingCW Local Programming
|Legend:||New Show||New Time||Returning|
New TV Shows