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K. C. UNDERCOVER

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Full Name: K. C. Cooper
Nationality: American
Organization: The Organization
Occupation Agent

Creator: Corinne Marshall
Time Span: 2015 - 2018

ABOUT THE SERIES

       Katy "K.C." Cooper is an agent with the Organization.
       That is the only name I have heard for the intelligence agency that she joins in the first recorded adventure. It likely, of course, has a better one but that is what her parents call it and they have been with it quite a long time so that is what she calls it, ergo what we call it.
       Cooper is new to the group because she is pretty new to everything, she being a 16-year-old high school teenager. Before the events of that first mission, she had no idea that the Organization existed, that her parents had been operatives for it for more than her entire life, and that she had been practically groomed for membership from infancy.
       Cooper is an African-American girl. I would call her a "normal" teenager except that she is quite a far distance from being "normal" in that she is not only a math genius, she has also been a prodigy at gymnastics and at martial arts, having been taking lessons in both since she was old enough to walk.
       Her parents are Kira (her mom) and Craig (her dad) and we learn very little about them other than they are agents and have been living with cover jobs for years. They finally reveal their true vocations to Cooper when the time was right and the need for her skills arrived.
       As expected, once she learns the truth, she is a bit stunned. As not so expected, she is both nervous as heck and super-gung-ho. Her biggest disappointment is she cannot tell her best friend forever, Marisa, the truth which causes a few problems since much of her missions will find that girl innocently in the mix somewhere. [Note: in the wiki devoted to this series, she is described as the 'deuteragonist', or "the person second in importance to the protagonist in a drama". I learned a new word!]
       Cooper has a younger brother, Ernie, who is quite a nerd and socially inept and totally in the dark about the espionage activities of his sister and parents, at least for a while.
       She also gets an "11-year old sister" named Judy. That relationship is put in quotes because Judy is an android created specifically to join the family and assist on missions.

TELEVISION


Number of Episodes:76
First Appearance:2015
Last Appearance:2018
Network:Disney Channel

REGULAR CAST
ZendayaK. C. Cooper [ 1-3 ]
Veronica DunneMarisa Clark [ 1-3 ]
Kamil McFaddenErnie Cooper [ 1-3 ]
TriniteeJudy Cooper [ 1-3 ]
Tammy TownsendKira Cooper [ 1-3 ]
Kadeem HardisonCraig Cooper [ 1-3 ]
1 Pilot
Episode 1-01, first aired 01/08/2015
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writers: Corinne Marshall , teleplay), Rob Lotterstein

The newly appointed teen spy takes on her first undercover assignment, which coincides with her school dance. The mission: apprehend an enemy teen spy and recover the code for a virus designed to render every mobile device useless.

2 My Sister from Another Mother... Board
Episode 1-02, first aired 01/25/2015
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

K.C. tries to convince her parents that her brother, Ernie is ready to become a spy. However, Craig and Kira instead introduce them to their new little sister, Judy - a sophisticated humanoid robot disguised as a precocious 10-year-old.

3 Give Me a 'K'! Give Me a 'C'!
Episode 1-03, first aired 02/08/2015
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

K.C. reluctantly agrees to try out for cheerleading with Marisa so they can spend more time together. Meanwhile, Craig tries to bond with Ernie over sports, but quickly learns his son's gaming skills are better online than on the field.

4 Off the Grid
Episode 1-04, first aired 02/15/2015
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Darin Henry

K.C. and Ernie team up with their retired-spy grandparents - Grandma and Pops - to rescue Craig and Kira from a dangerous mission.

5 Photo Bombed
Episode 1-05, first aired 03/01/2015
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

Marisa has been named a finalist in a photo contest and her winning photo could be in magazines and billboards everywhere, the only problem is her entry photo is of K.C.

6 How K.C. Got Her Swag Back
Episode 1-06, first aired 03/08/2015
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writers: Jenn Lloyd, Kevin Bonani

When K.C. loses her confidence after making a big mistake on a mission, Marisa goes on her own mission to get her best friend back on her game.

7 Daddy's Little Princess
Episode 1-07, first aired 03/29/2015
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writers: Teri Schaffer, Raynelle Swilling

The Coopers are assigned to protect Prince Promomomo and must hide the teenage leader in their home for a few days. But when K.C. and the Prince become smitten with each other, Craig freaks out.

8 Assignment: Get That Assignment
Episode 1-08, first aired 04/06/2015
Director: Kadeem Hardison
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

Agent Beverly from The Organization hassles K.C. for her last mission report, the same classified information that Marisa has inadvertently used as her class paper, the best friends must race against the clock to get the assignment back.

9 Spy-anoia Will Destroy Ya
Episode 1-09, first aired 04/19/2015
Director: Rich Correll
Writer: Eileen Conn

When K.C.'s somewhat awkward brother Ernie brings home his new girlfriend Jolie, a smart and super gorgeous exchange student, K.C. is convinced she is really a spy.

10 Double Crossed Part 1
Episode 1-10, first aired 05/29/2015
Directors: Joel Zwick, Jody Margolin Hahn
Writers: Cat Davis, Eddie Quintana, Eileen Conn

When The Organization assigns Junior Spy of the Year, Brett Willis, to go undercover as K.C.'s boyfriend for a mission, K.C. winds up having real feelings for him. Meanwhile, Craig and Kira receive alarming news that their old arch rival Zane is back and determined to destroy them.

11 Double Crossed Part 2
Episode 1-11, first aired 05/30/2015
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

Zane has captured K.C., but her family has no idea because the evil agent has created a K.C. look alike to take her place and defeat the Cooper family.

12 Double Crossed Part 3
Episode 1-12, first aired 05/31/2015
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Darin Henry

The K.C. doppelganger gains access to The Organization, now Kira and Craig must race against the clock to save their daughter and the agency.

13 Stakeout Takeout
Episode 1-13, first aired 06/07/2015
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Darin Henry

When K.C. decides to take a must needed vacation during a stakeout to catch a notorious robber, Ernie finally gets a chance to 'bake the biscuits' and prove to his dad and K.C., that he is more than just the computer guy.

14 The Neighborhood Watchdogs
Episode 1-14, first aired 06/14/2015
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Darin Henry

When Mrs. Goldfeder's house is robbed, K.C. recruits her dad to organize and lead a neighborhood watch group, much to his chagrin. Meanwhile, Judy enlists Pentatonix to help her deliver a special message to Petey.

15 First Friend
Episode 1-15, first aired 06/26/2015
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Darin Henry

K.C. goes undercover as a college student at The University of Maryland to befriend and protect the President of The Organization's daughter, Eliza. Meanwhile, Judy tries to talk Ernie into letting her join his Adventure Scout troupe.

16 Operation: Other Side, Part 1
Episode 1-16, first aired 07/12/2015
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Eileen Conn

When K.C. and her mom go undercover in a correctional facility, they have to face off against each other to protect K.C.'s cover as a tough criminal and Kira's disguise as a correctional officer.

17 Operation: Other Side, Part 2
Episode 1-17, first aired 07/19/2015
Director: Kimberly McCullough
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

K.C. goes even deeper undercover into The Other Side's training ground and is close to getting the intel she needs, when she discovers Brett is her new training officer.

18 K.C. and the Vanishing Lady
Episode 1-18, first aired 07/26/2015
Director: Rich Correll
Writers: Cat Davis, Eddie Quintana

The Cooper family tries to take a much-needed vacation from spying, but their plans are interrupted when a wealthy socialite vanishes from their resort and K.C. is determined to find out what happened.

19 Debutante Baller
Episode 1-19, first aired 08/09/2015
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writers: Raynelle Swilling, Teri Schaffer

Kira tricks K.C. into participating in the mother daughter Cotillion Ball by telling her it's an undercover mission, but K.C. puts a damper on her mom's plans when she enlists Marisa to help her go from her usual tomboy drab to Debutante glam.

20 K.C.'s the Man
Episode 1-20, first aired 08/16/2015
Director: Rosario J. Roveto, Jr.
Writers: Teri Schaffer, Raynelle Swilling

K.C. goes undercover as a male cadet with Ernie to rescue an agent's son at an all boys' cadet academy.

21 Runaway Robot
Episode 1-21, first aired 09/07/2015
Director: Joel Zwick
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

K.C. Cooper enlists the help of former spy and computer engineering expert Simone Deveraux when her family's sophisticated robot, Judy, runs away and is captured by enemy agents. When it's discovered The Other Side has Judy, K.C. and a special guest travel to Alaska to save her! Can they save her? Or has The Other Side already made use of her...?

22 All Howl's Eve
Episode 1-22, first aired 10/04/2015
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Dava Savel

Ernie and Judy travel to NYC for the Central Park Spooktacular to intercept an evil wolf serum, but their mission is interrupted when they run into Emma and Zuri at the party. Marisa and K.C. throw their own Halloween party at the house.

23 The Get Along Vault
Episode 1-23, first aired 10/18/2015
Director: Phill Lewis
Writers: Jenn Lloyd, Kevin Bonani

K.C. and Ernie, when trapped inside a bank vault, must figure out how to put their sibling rivalry aside and work together to escape.

24 Enemy of the State
Episode 1-24, first aired 11/08/2015
Director: Joel Zwick
Writer: Eileen Conn

When The Organization arrests Kira for being an enemy of the state, defender Maggie Summers arrives to help K.C. prove her mom was framed. But, is Maggie helping or hurting Kira's case?

25 Twas the Fight Before Christmas
Episode 1-25, first aired 12/06/2015
Director: Joel Zwick
Writers: Jenn Lloyd, Kevin Bonani

When K.C. gives her dad the perfect Christmas gift - a surprise visit from his father - she is the one who is surprised when she learns Craig and her Poppa Earl don't really get along, and he has no idea they are all spies.

26 K.C. and Brett: The Final Chapter Part 1
Episode 1-26, first aired 01/17/2016
Director: David Kendall
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

Brett is back and his assignment is to eliminate K.C.. But when he can't bring himself to complete his mission, K.C. decides to help protect him from The Other Side.

27 K.C. and Brett: The Final Chapter Part 2
Episode 1-27, first aired 01/24/2016
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

When K.C. enlists her family to help Brett escape from The Other Side, the Coopers find themselves in danger with enemy agents and The Organization.

28 Coopers Reactivated!
Episode 2-01, first aired 03/06/2016
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

K.C. is finally coming to terms with no longer being a spy, but when a feared criminal escapes, the Coopers are given a chance to rejoin The Organization.

29 Do You Want to Know a Secret?
Episode 2-02, first aired 03/13/2016
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

When a college student shows up claiming to be a relative, Kira is forced to tell a family secret she's been holding for years. Meanwhile, Marisa and Ernie give K.C. tips on how to handle her first date with Darrien.

30 Rebel with a Cuz
Episode 2-03, first aired 03/20/2016
Director: Robbie Countryman
Writer: Eileen Conn

When Kira forbids K.C. from spending time with her newfound cousin Abby, the teenage spy finds a way around her mom's orders.

31 The Mother of All Missions
Episode 2-04, first aired 04/10/2016
Director: Joel Zwick
Writer: Darin Henry

Kira reluctantly agrees to help K.C. reunite Abby with her mother Erica, who has been hiding from The Other Side and The Organization for several years.

32 Accidents Will Happen
Episode 2-05, first aired 04/17/2016
Director: Alfonso Ribeiro
Writers: Jenn Lloyd, Kevin Bonani

When Darien is mysteriously injured in an accident, K.C. tries to figure out who is behind it. Meanwhile, Craig becomes head of security for a vice-presidential candidate.

33 Brainwashed
Episode 2-06, first aired 04/24/2016
Director: Joel Zwick
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

When K.C. learns Erica and Abby are working with the head of The Other Side to carry out an evil mission at the Presidential election party, the Coopers must act fast to stop the enemy agents.

34 The Truth Hurts
Episode 2-07, first aired 05/08/2016
Director: Alfonso Ribeiro
Writer: Vincent Brown

Ernie tries to impress The Organization with his science skills and develops a truth serum. But things get out of hand when K.C. accidentally drinks it!

35 Down in the Dumps
Episode 2-08, first aired 05/15/2016
Director: Gil Junger
Writer: Cat Davis

K.C. and Craig tell Ernie that he's in charge of the next mission to try and boost his self-esteem; really, K.C. is the one running things.

36 Dance Like No One's Watching
Episode 2-09, first aired 05/22/2016
Director: Gil Junger
Writer: Eddie Quintana

K.C. goes undercover in a retirement home as a senior citizen named Bernie; she wins the affections of a feisty fellow senior named Irma.

37 The Love Jinx
Episode 2-10, first aired 06/19/2016
Director: Joel Zwick
Writers: Jenn Lloyd, Kevin Bonani

When Craig and Kira discover they were never legally wed, K.C. decides to throw them a do-over wedding.

38 K.C. Levels Up
Episode 2-11, first aired 07/10/2016
Director: Danny Teeson
Writer: Eileen Conn

When K.C. has to find an undercover spy to pass a test for a promotion at The Organization, everyone at the Cooper's neighborhood potluck becomes a suspect. Meanwhile, Petey is on his own mission to try and scare Judy.

39 Catch Him If You Can
Episode 2-12, first aired 07/17/2016
Director: Eileen Conn
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

When K.C. has to capture wanted computer hacker.Noah Stone, she finds herself in competition with teen bounty hunter, Pinky Carter, who is also determined to take the hacker into custody.

40 Sup, Dawg?
Episode 2-13, first aired 07/24/2016
Director: Kadeem Hardison
Writer: Eileen Conn

When K.C. has to catch a ring of criminals smuggling fireworks, she reluctantly has to take on a new partner, canine spy, Dexter.

41 Tightrope of Doom
Episode 2-14, first aired 08/07/2016
Director: Robbie Countryman
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

K.C. and her family use a myriad of disguises to nab an art thief; this includes going under cover as a traveling circus.

42 The Legend of Bad, Bad Cleo Brown
Episode 2-15, first aired 08/14/2016
Director: Nzingha Stewart
Writers: Raynelle Swilling, Teri Schaffer

Grandma Gayle takes Ernie and K.C. back to the '70s to show them how Cleo Brown became the first black woman to spy for The Organization.

43 Spy of the Year Awards
Episode 2-16, first aired 09/11/2016
Director: Robbie Countryman
Writer: Eddie Quintana

Conflict arises when K.C. and Kira are both nominated for The Organization's 'Spy of the Year' award.

44 In Too Deep
Episode 2-17, first aired 09/18/2016
Director: Rosario Roveto, Jr.
Writer: Darin Henry

Ernie and K.C. go undercover with a group called the Volunteens; Craig prepares for his new assignment to protect an ambassador.

45 In Too Deep, Part 2
Episode 2-18, first aired 09/25/2016
Director: Stephen Engel
Writers: Jenn Lloyd, Kevin Bonani

The Volunteens give K.C. an assignment that pits her against Craig and his job of protecting the ambassador.

46 Virtual Insanity
Episode 2-19, first aired 10/02/2016
Director: Chris Poulos
Writer: Darin Henry

When K.C. goes into a virtual reality game to rescue Ernie, it becomes the craziest Halloween ever for the teen spies as they try to tackle the alternate universe and enemy agents Darci and Damon, the masterminds behind the evil game.

47 Undercover Mother
Episode 2-20, first aired 11/06/2016
Director: Joely Fisher
Writer: Cat Davis

K.C. tries to keep her identity a secret from Barnes during a school mandated interview.

48 Trust No One
Episode 2-21, first aired 11/13/2016
Director: Robbie Countryman
Writer: Kurt Maloney

When K.C.'s latest mission is compromised, she is then tasked to find the mole in The Organization.

49 Holly Holly Not So Jolly
Episode 2-22, first aired 12/04/2016
Director: Rosario Roveto, Jr.
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

It's Christmas time and K.C. tells everyone she has to go pick up a last minute gift but instead goes to The Organization therapist, Dr. Levinstein.

50 Collision Course
Episode 2-23, first aired 01/06/2017
Director: Joel Zwick
Writers: Jenn Lloyd, Kevin Bonani

The Coopers go undercover in a biker club to find Richard, the head of The Other Side. Meanwhile, everyone thinks K.C. is losing it when she claims to have seen her evil cousin Abby, the enemy agent she eliminated earlier on.

51 Family Feud
Episode 2-24, first aired 01/13/2017
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

K.C. and her family find themselves in an epic spy showdown vs. The Other Side when her evil aunt Erica and her family return.

52 Coopers on the Run
Episode 3-01, first aired 07/07/2017
Directors: Rosario Roveto, Jr., Robbie Countryman
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

K.C. and her family of spies, along with her BFF Marisa, are on the run from archenemy Zane in Rio de Janeiro when they must take on another spy like non before - the fierce and slightly bizarre enemy agent Sheena.

53 Welcome to the Jungle
Episode 3-02, first aired 07/14/2017
Director: Robbie Countryman
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

K.C., Ernie and Marisa are on the run from Zane and eccentric enemy agent Sheena in the heart of the Brazilian jungle.

54 Out of the Water and into the Fire
Episode 3-03, first aired 07/14/2017
Director: Robbie Countryman
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

When Zane sabotages the Coopers' plane ride, it is up to K.C. to save herself and her family.

55 Web of Lies
Episode 3-04, first aired 07/28/2017
Director: Robbie Countryman
Writer: Darin Henry

K.C. believes that someone tampered with her SAT test; Marisa expresses interest in becoming a spy.

56 Teen Drama
Episode 3-05, first aired 08/04/2017
Director: Robbie Countryman
Writer: David Tolentino

K.C. struggles to make amends with Marisa after their fight; Marisa wants a recommendation for The Organization from K.C.

57 K.C. Under Construction
Episode 3-06, first aired 08/11/2017
Director: Eileen Conn
Writers: Jenn Lloyd, Kevin Bonani

Unbeknownst to K.C., Marisa leaks classified information; Judy's disagreement with Diane over the tooth fairy jeopardizes the sophisticated robot's disguise as an everyday 10-year-old.

58 The Storm Maker
Episode 3-07, first aired 08/18/2017
Director: Robbie Countryman
Writers: Jenn Lloyd, Kevin Bonani

K.C. is tasked with tracking down a dangerous weather-controlling device on the same night as her homecoming dance.

59 Keep on Truckin
Episode 3-08, first aired 08/25/2017
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Darin Henry

K.C. lies about losing the weather machine, and sets up her own mission to get it back.

60 Unmasking the Enemy
Episode 3-09, first aired 11/03/2017
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

K.C. sets a trap to reveal Brady's secret identity.

61 The Truth Will Set You Free
Episode 3-10, first aired 11/10/2017
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Eileen Conn

When K.C. tells her family and The Organization that Brady is an enemy spy with The Alternate, the Coopers secretly work with Marisa to set a new plan in motion to catch him.

62 Stormy Weather
Episode 3-11, first aired 11/17/2017
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Darin Henry

Ernie and Marisa team up to help K.C. stop Brady and The Alternate from launching The Storm Maker.

63 Deleted!
Episode 3-12, first aired 11/24/2017
Director: Kadeem Hardison
Writers: Jenn Lloyd, Kevin Bonani

When Judy is due for an upgrade, the Coopers reminisce about their great times before they have to delete her memories and return her to the Organization.

64 Second Chances
Episode 3-13, first aired 01/15/2018
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

K.C. realizes she misses Darien and goes to tell him, but he reveals he has a new girlfriend. K.C. lies and says she has a boyfriend and the two agree to go on a double date.

65 Revenge of the Van People
Episode 3-14, first aired 01/16/2018
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Shawnte McCall

Ernie hosts a group of young international agents while KC is away on a mission.

66 The Gammy Files
Episode 3-15, first aired 01/17/2018
Director: Eileen Conn
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

The Coopers prepare for Poppa Earl to visit with his new fiance, Betty. He surprises everyone with how happy he is, but K.C. recognizes Betty from an unsolved case from 1977.

67 Take Me Out
Episode 3-16, first aired 01/18/2018
Director: Joel Zwick
Writer: Kurt Maloney

K.C. is tired of being just friends with Darien.

68 Twin It to Win It
Episode 3-17, first aired 01/22/2018
Director: Joel Zwick
Writer: LaTonya Croff

K.C. is assigned to protect a foreign diplomat at a university ceremony and must go undercover by joining the school's drumline to secure a key position next to the diplomat.

69 Cassandra Undercover
Episode 3-18, first aired 01/23/2018
Director: Joel Zwick
Writer: David Tolentino

Byron waits for K.C. to respond and she says she's not K.C.. but her cousin, Cassandra. Byron suggests they all go to dinner, so K.C. breaks Bernice out of jail to play her cousin.

70 K.C. Times Three
Episode 3-19, first aired 01/24/2018
Director: Patrick Maloney
Writer: Dava Savel

The team strategizes on ways to find Bernice.

71 The Domino Effect
Episode 3-20, first aired 01/29/2018
Director: Eileen Conn
Writer: Darin Henry

The Coopers track down agents who are distributing weapons to enemy agencies, only to discover they are parents of K.C.'s classmate Amy.

72 Domino 2: Barbecued
Episode 3-21, first aired 01/30/2018
Director: Joely Fisher
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

As K.C. continues to get closer with Amy, she plants bugs in the Bishops' house to get information on the weapon-distribution list.

73 Domino 3: Buggin' Out
Episode 3-22, first aired 01/31/2018
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writers: Jenn Lloyd, Kevin Bonani

K.C. decides to save Ernie since it was her fault the barbecue failed. They learn the Bishops have planted listening devices and someone called the 'The Mask' wants the weapons sold.

74 Domino 4: The Mask
Episode 3-23, first aired 02/01/2018
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

K.C. and Marisa take Amy on a trip to New York so she won't be at home to witness her 'parents' being arrested by the Organization.

75 K.C. Undercover: The Final Chapter
Episode 3-24, first aired 02/02/2018
Director: Jon Rosenbaum
Writer: Rob Lotterstein

K.C. struggles to decide if she should continue as a full time spy or live a normal life at college.

MY COMMENTS

     This teenage adventure comedy is a delightful Disney Channel creation which was quite popular; it was created specifically to showcase the activity and dancing and singing and athleticism of already risen star Zendaya.
     Being for teens and being by Disney, the emphasis was always fun and clean and wholesome while presenting a story that would appeal to the target audience. Being way outside that demographic, I nevertheless got a smile or two at parts. Had I been within the intended age group, I would have loved every silly moment.
     It is easy to see why Ms. Zendaya is such a huge star.

GRADE

My Grade: B

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