Under Cover (TV series)

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Under Cover
Genre Spy thriller
Created by William Broyles, Jr. [1]
Written by William Broyles, Jr.
Scott Kaufer
Thania St. John
Frank Snepp [1]
Starring Raye 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 composer Cameron Allen
Composer(s) Bill Conti
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (4 unaired)
Production
Executive producer(s) William Broyles, Jr.[1]
John Sacret Young [1]
Producer(s) Terry Morse, Jr.
Editor(s) John A. Barton
Donald R. Rode
David A. Simmons
Location(s) Los Angeles, California, United States
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Cinematography Roy H. Wagner
Thomas Alger Olgeirson
Randall Robinson
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Sacret
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor Warner Home Video
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run January 7, 1991 (1991-01-07)
July 20, 1991 (1991-07-20)

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 US intelligence agency.

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.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

# Title Director Original air date Production
code
1 "The Company"[2] two-hour pilot Harry Winer January 7, 1991 (1991-01-07) 14981
2 "Sacrifices" (part 1)[3] Michael Fresco January 12, 1991 (1991-01-12) 187083
3 "Truth & Consequences"[4] Paul Krasny January 26, 1991 (1991-01-26) 187089
4 "War Game"[5] Jonathan Sanger February 2, 1991 (1991-02-02) 187084
5 "Family Album"[6] Vern Gillum February 9, 1991 (1991-02-09) 187082
6 "Mr. Butterfly"[7] Jonathan Sanger February 16, 1991 (1991-02-16) 187088
7 "Sacrifices" (part 2)[8] Michael Fresco July 13, 1991 (1991-07-13) 187085
8 "Close to Home"[9] Christopher Leitch July 20, 1991 (1991-07-20) 187081
9 "The Wall"[10] Michael Fresco July 20, 1991 (1991-07-20) 187092
10 "Minotaur"[11] Paul Krasny unaired 187087
11 "Eeney, Meaney, Miney, Mole"[12] Richard Compton unaired 187086
12 "Quarantine"[13] Michael Katleman unaired 187091
13 "Our Man in Huallaga"[14] Jonathan Sanger unaired 187090

References[edit]

  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 2 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Under Cover - The Company (mow)". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Under Cover - Sacrifices". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Under Cover - Truth & Consequences". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Under Cover - War Game". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "Under Cover - Family Album". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  7. ^ "Under Cover - Mr. Butterfly". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  8. ^ "Under Cover - Sacrifices". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  9. ^ "Under Cover - Close to Home". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  10. ^ "Under Cover - The Wall". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  11. ^ "Under Cover - Minotaur". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  12. ^ "Under Cover - Eeney, Meaney, Miney, Mole". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  13. ^ "Under Cover - Quarantine". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  14. ^ "Under Cover - Our Man in Huallaga". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 

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