She Spies is an action-adventure television show that ran from July 20, 2002 until May 17, 2004 in two seasons. The show was sold into syndication but the first four episodes were premiered on the NBC network, whose syndication arm was one of the producers. Disappointing ratings during the show's second season led to its cancellation after season two ended. She Spies bore noticeable production and direction similarities with Charlie's Angels.

She Spies
The main cast (left to right): Miller, Henstridge and Williams
Created byVince Manze & Joe Livecchi and Steven Long Mitchell & Craig W Van Sickle
StarringNatasha Henstridge
Kristen Miller
Natashia Williams
Carlos Jacott
Jamie Iglehart
Cameron Daddo
Theme music composerJerry Brunskill
ComposerJerry Brunskill
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes40 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
ProducersDennis C. Duckwall
David Dwiggins
Running time60 minutes
Production companiesReno and Osborn Productions
(episodes 1 and 2)
Gregory J Bonann Tower 18 Productions (season 2)
MGM Television Entertainment
Original release
NetworkNBC (syndicated)
ReleaseJuly 20, 2002 (2002-07-20) –
May 17, 2004 (2004-05-17)

Plot edit

Three female convicted felons who were incarcerated for electronic crimes ("DD"), confidence tricks ("Cassie") and battery ("Shane") are paroled from prison in exchange for work as secret operatives for the US government under 'ComCent', a branch of the ISD. In addition, they have to answer to a special agent in charge of the success of their operations and of making sure that the terms of their conditional release are consistently followed.

Cast edit

Production edit

The show was produced by NBC Enterprises and MGM Worldwide Television Group, and during development was under the title of B.A.I.T.[1]

Writing edit

She Spies had very strong comic and chick flick elements which in many instances proved even more relevant to the storytelling than the spy-related situations and gadgets themselves. The type of humor changed markedly from season one to season two, with the former containing much self-referential humor and breaking of the "fourth wall", while both these elements were removed in season two.

Casting and production edit

Natasha Henstridge who played Cassie wasn't keen to sign up for the show as she was not interested in the same old "three spies" story, but the makers convinced her that the show would be planned as a spoof, have many comedy elements and no drama like Charlie's Angels.

The women used martial arts and hand-to-hand combat as fighting skills. No guns were used as weapons.

Episodes edit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
120July 20, 2002 (2002-07-20)May 10, 2003 (2003-05-10)
220September 20, 2003 (2003-09-20)May 15, 2004 (2004-05-15)

Home media edit

She Spies: The Complete First Season was released on March 14, 2006, by MGM Home Entertainment in a 4-DVD set.

References edit

  1. ^ "NBC sets syndie synergy". Variety. Retrieved November 6, 2022.

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