|Based on||Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed
by Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||2|
|Running time||42 minutes|
|Picture format||720p (HDTV)|
|Original run||January 2 – January 9, 2014|
The Assets is an eight-part American drama television miniseries that debuted on January 2, 2014 on ABC. It is based on the book Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed by retired CIA officers Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille, and is produced by Morgan Hertzan, Rudy Bednar and Andrew Chapman. The pilot episode earned a 0.7 rating in the 18–49 year old demographic, making The Assets the lowest rated drama premiere ever on one of the big three networks.
On January 10, 2014, ABC canceled The Assets due to low ratings. ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee disclosed at the Television Critics Association press tour that the unaired episodes would be made available at some point in the future.
Cast and characters
- Paul Rhys as Aldrich Ames
- Jodie Whittaker as Sandra Grimes
- Harriet Walter as Jeanne Vertefeuille
- Stuart Milligan as Paul Redmond
- Julian Ovenden as Gary Grimes
- Christina Cole as Louisa
- Ralph Brown as Lawrence Winston
- Akie Kotabe as Eric
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||DVD release date|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|1||8||January 2, 2014||January 9, 2014||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|1||"My Name is Aldrich Ames"||Jeff T. Thomas||Drew Chapman||January 2, 2014||3.77|
|2||"Jewel in the Crown"||January 9, 2014||2.92|
|3||"Trip to Vienna"||Unaired|
|4||"What's Done is Done"||Rudy Bednar||Bruce Terris||Unaired|
|5||"Check Mate"||Unaired|
|6||"A Small Useless Truth"||Unaired|
|7||"The Straw Poll"||Unaired|
|1||"My Name is Aldrich Ames"||January 2, 2014||0.7/2||3.77||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|2||"Jewel in the Crown"||January 9, 2014||0.6/2||2.92||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|3||"Trip to Vienna"||Unaired||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|4||"What's Done is Done"||Unaired||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
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