MC Lyte Joins “New York Undercover” Reboot Hip-hop legend MC Lyte is joining the cast of the New York Undercover reboot that’s coming to ABC. Lyte will be playing a “hard-driving boss with a genius IQ” by the name of April Freeman. The pilot is currently being filmed and should be on TV next year. Just as long as it gets picked up by the network. Who was your favorite character on the original New York Undercover? What makes a cop show a good cop show?