LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Just over 10 years ago, Boris Kodjoe was smashing balls all over VCU's Thalhimer Tennis Center on his way to an outstanding playing career for the Rams.

Now, he's just days away from being a primetime network star with his new show, "Undercovers", set to premiere on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on NBC.

"Hollywood is just like everything else, you have to be patient and wait for the right doors to open," Kodjoe said. "I'm just blessed to have this tremendous opportunity and I'm hoping everyone likes the show as much as we do."

The show from acclaimed writer/producer/director J.J. Abrams features a sexy, fun, action-packed spy drama that proves once and for all that marriage is still the world's most dangerous partnership.

Outwardly, Steven Bloom (Kodjoe's character) and his wife, Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), are a typical married couple who own and operate a small catering company in Los Angeles -- with help from Samantha's easily frazzled sister, Lizzy. Secretly, the duo were two of the best spies the CIA had ever known, until they fell in love on the job five years ago and retired.

When fellow spy and good friend Leo Nash goes missing while on the trail of a Russian arms dealer, the Blooms are reinstated by boss and agency liaison, Carlton Shaw, to locate and rescue Nash.

"Undercovers" is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Abrams directed the pilot and co-wrote it, along with executive producer/writer Josh Reims. They also serve as executive producers along with Bryan Burk.