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Under Cover is an American secret agent drama series that premiered on ABC on January 7, 1991.[1] The series starred Anthony John Denison and Linda Purl as Dylan and Kate Del'Amico, a husband and wife who share the same day job—as spies for a fictional U.S. intelligence agency.

Under Cover
GenreSpy thriller
Created byWilliam Broyles, Jr.[1]
Written byWilliam Broyles, Jr.
Scott Kaufer
Thania St. John
Frank Snepp[1]
StarringRaye Birk
Michael Paul Chan
Anthony Denison
Paul Freeman
Kasi Lemmons
Randolph Mantooth
Marne Patterson
Linda Purl
John Slattery
Josef Sommer
G. W. Bailey
Theme music composerCameron Allen
Composer(s)Bill Conti
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (4 unaired)
Production
Executive producer(s)William Broyles, Jr.[1]
John Sacret Young[1]
Producer(s)Terry Morse, Jr.
Production location(s)Los Angeles, California, United States
Dubrovnik, Croatia
CinematographyRoy H. Wagner
Thomas Alger Olgeirson
Randall Robinson
Editor(s)John A. Barton
Donald R. Rode
David A. Simmons
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)Sacret
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseJanuary 7 (1991-01-07) –
July 20, 1991 (1991-07-20)

Under Cover follows the couple's adventures as they attempt to balance the demands of a sometimes deadly profession while raising two children. The series co-starred John Rhys-Davies as Flynn, the team's gadget man (analogous to James Bond's Q) who is also a deadly assassin.

Although well received by critics and launched with a high-rated made-for-TV movie, Under Cover was adversely affected by the outbreak of the 1991 Persian Gulf War. A two-part episode had been produced involving the Del'Amicos infiltrating Iraq in the wake of its invasion of Kuwait, and culminated with an American military strike on the country. The night the first episode was scheduled to air, real-life hostilities erupted. The two-part storyline was postponed indefinitely and the series itself was effectively cancelled. Following the end of the war, the series resumed for several more episodes, but it was soon officially cancelled, though not before the pulled Iraq episode was finally broadcast. Several episodes have subsequently been edited together as TV-movies and syndicated.[2]

Contents

CharactersEdit

EpisodesEdit

No.Title [3]Directed by [3]Original air dateProd.
code [3]
1"The Company"Harry WinerJanuary 7, 1991 (1991-01-07)14981
Note: Two-hour pilot.
2"Sacrifices (part 1)"
"Before the Storm (part 1)"
Michael FrescoJanuary 12, 1991 (1991-01-12)187083
3"Truth & Consequences"Paul KrasnyJanuary 26, 1991 (1991-01-26)187089
4"War Game"Jonathan SangerFebruary 2, 1991 (1991-02-02)187084
5"Family Album"Vern GillumFebruary 9, 1991 (1991-02-09)187082
6"Mr. Butterfly"Jonathan SangerFebruary 16, 1991 (1991-02-16)187088
7"Sacrifices (part 2)"
"Before the Storm (part 2)"
Michael FrescoJuly 13, 1991 (1991-07-13)187085
8"Close to Home"
"Spy Games (part 1)"[2]
Christopher LeitchJuly 20, 1991 (1991-07-20)187081
9"The Wall"
"Spy Games (part 2)"[2]
Michael FrescoJuly 20, 1991 (1991-07-20)187092
10"Eeney, Meaney, Miney, Mole"[4]Richard ComptonUnaired187086
11"Minotaur"Paul KrasnyUnaired187087
12"Our Man in Huallaga"Jonathan SangerUnaired187090
13"Quarantine"Michael KatlemanUnaired187091

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Rohter, Larry (January 6, 1991). "Television; The Couple Next Door? Just Folks Whose Phone Is Tapped". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-12-02.
  2. ^ a b c Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2003). "Under Cover (Espionage/Foreign Intrigue)". The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946–Present (8th ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. p. 1252. ISBN 978-0-345-45542-0.
  3. ^ a b c From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Under Cover : no."]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  4. ^ "Under Cover - Eeney, Meaney, Miney, Mole". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2009-12-02.

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