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InSecurity is a Canadian action comedy television series. The series focuses on a team of spycatchers set at the fictional Canadian National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA). The series is set in Ottawa but filmed primarily in Regina. The initial season of 13 episodes premiered January 4, 2011.[1] It was followed by a second season of 10 episodes before cancellation by CBC on April 19, 2012 due to budget cuts from the 2012 Canadian federal budget.[2]

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Written byKevin White
Directed byRobert de Lint
Ron Murphy
Jeff Beesley
StarringNatalie Lisinska
William deVry
Rémy Girard
Matthew MacFadzean
Grace Lynn Kung
Richard Yearwood
Ali Kazmi
Theme music composerThe Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Opening themeThe Sun Ain't Shining No More
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes23 (list of episodes)
Producer(s)Kevin White
Virginia Thompson
Robert de Lint
Production location(s)Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Vérité Films Inc.
Company Name Here Productions Inc.
Original networkCBC
Original releaseJanuary 4 (2011-01-04) –
December 12, 2011 (2011-12-12)
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One of the producers called it "the 24 of Canada";[1] one writer described it as "24 without Jack Bauer; CSI minus the science; and James Bond - if James Bond were Mr. Bean."[3]

The initial pilot focused on the tedium involved in electronic eavesdropping but the decision was made that it would be too "niche". A second pilot was done with a more 24 approach.[1]


The series revolves around a team of incompetent spy-catchers who work for the Canadian National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), a fictional intelligence gathering agency.[4]



The CBC Television premiere episode was viewed by approximately 724,000 people.[6]

On February 11, 2011, CBC announced that the show was renewed for a second season.[7]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Presenter Award Work Result
2011 Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role Grace Lynn Kung
Lost to Tracy Dawson (Call Me Fitz)

DVD releaseEdit

'InSecurity: The Complete First Season' is on DVD in region 0.[9] It was released on November 8, 2011.[10]


  1. ^ a b c Will Chabun (2010-12-21). "Filmed in Regina, TV show 'InSecurity' debuts in 2011". Archived from the original on 2011-01-16. Retrieved 2010-12-30. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Ryan, Andrew (April 19, 2012). "CBC puts Battle of the Blades on hold". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved April 19, 2012.
  3. ^ Sheri Levine (2010-12-28). "InSecure nation". Archived from the original on 2013-02-24. Retrieved 2010-12-30. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ Levine, Sheri (January 4, 2011). "CBC's InSecurity is a Canadian twist on James Bond". The Province. Retrieved March 20, 2011.
  5. ^ a b c "TRICON LAUNCHES "INSECURITY", A NEW CBC COMEDY SERIES AT MIPCOM". Archived from the original on 2011-11-08. Retrieved March 20, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  6. ^ "Pillars, InSecurity off to secure starts at CBC". TV Feeds My Family@Blogspot. 2011-01-06. Retrieved 2011-01-10.
  7. ^ Weinman, Jaime (February 11, 2011). "CBC Renews Lots of Stuff". Maclean's. Retrieved February 12, 2011.
  8. ^ "Canada's Awards Database: 26th Geminis". Retrieved June 15, 2012.
  9. ^ "CBC".[dead link]
  10. ^ "InSecurity - Our Spy Spotted a 'Season 1' Set is Coming Very Soon". Archived from the original on 2011-10-28. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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