Secret Agent Man (TV series)
|Secret Agent Man|
|Created by||Barry Josephson|
|Directed by||Barry Sonnenfeld|
|Opening theme||"Secret Agent Man" performed by Johnny Rivers|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||12 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Michael Duggan|
|Production locations||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
James R. Symons
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production companies||Sonnenfeld Josephson Worldwide Entertainment|
Columbia TriStar Television
|Distributor||Sony Pictures Television|
|Original release||7 March –|
28 July 2000
Secret Agent Man starred Costas Mandylor as Monk, a gallivanting secret agent, who was one of a team of agents that included Holliday, played by Dina Meyer and Davis, played by Dondre Whitfield. The team reported to Brubeck, played by Paul Guilfoyle. The periodically appearing guest villain is the former agent Prima, played by Musetta Vander.
Notable guest stars
Secret Agent Man was originally scheduled to premiere on UPN in September 1999, but was pushed back to a midseason premiere in August 2000 due to the desire to give the show's producers more time to work on props and special effects. It also did not have a traditional one-hour pilot filmed, and was instead ordered to series by UPN on the strength of just a presentation reel. Only 12 episodes were produced and broadcast before the series was cancelled due to poor ratings.
The series used an updated version of the 1960s Johnny Rivers hit, "Secret Agent Man", performed by Supreme Beings of Leisure, for its theme song. Because the original version of this song was also used as the theme song for American broadcasts of another television series, the 1960s British TV series, Danger Man (primarily broadcast in the U.S. as Secret Agent), there were some mistaken impressions that this series was somehow a spin off or remake of the earlier program, but other than the theme song, no connections were made evident.
This section needs a plot summary. (September 2018)
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||"From Prima with Love"||Perry Lang||Story by : Alan Eisenstock & Larry Mintz|
Teleplay by : Chris Dickie
|March 7, 2000||107|
|2||"Back to School"||Jefery Levy||Rick Copp||March 14, 2000||105|
|3||"WhupSumAss"||Greg Beeman||Sandy Frank||March 21, 2000||108|
|4||"Like Father, Like Monk"||Paul Abascal||Adam Sigel||March 28, 2000||111|
|5||"Supernaked"||Jefery Levy||Joel Fields||April 4, 2000||102|
|6||"The Elders"||Craig Zisk||Elizabeth M. Cosin||May 26, 2000||112|
|7||"The Face"||Sarah Pia Anderson||Greg Plageman||June 2, 2000||104|
|8||"Sleepers"||Deran Serafian||Chris Dickie||June 9, 2000||103|
|9||"Uncle S.A.M."||Andy Wolk||Paul Redford||July 7, 2000||109|
|10||"Fail-Safe"||Bo Welch||Chris Dickie||July 14, 2000||110|
|11||"TKO Henry"||Stuart Gillard||Michael Duggan||July 21, 2000||101|
|12||"Breach"||James Quinn||Joel Fields & Brent V. Friedman||July 28, 2000||106|
- Cynthia Littleton (6 August 1999). "UPN's silver lining". Variety. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
- From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Secret Agent Man"]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 7 August 2016.