Secret Agent Man (TV series)

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This article is about a 2000s TV series and should not be confused with the 1960s series Danger Man, which aired in the United States under the title Secret Agent.
Secret Agent Man
Genre Spy-fi
Created by Barry Josephson
Richard Regen
Barry Sonnenfeld
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
Jefery Levy
Bo Welch
Starring Costas Mandylor
Dina Meyer
Dondre Whitfield
Paul Guilfoyle
Musetta Vander
Opening theme "Secret Agent Man" performed by Supreme Beings of Leisure
Composer(s) David Bergeaud
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12
Production
Executive producer(s) Michael Duggan
Barry Josephson
Barry Sonnenfeld
Producer(s) Flody Suarez
Location(s) Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Cinematography Greg Gardiner
Editor(s) Joanne D'Antonio
Lynn Leonhard
James R. Symons
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Sonnenfeld Josephson Worldwide Entertainment
Columbia TriStar Television
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Release
Original network UPN
Original release March 7 (2000-03-07) – July 28, 2000 (2000-07-28)

Secret Agent Man is a spy-fi television series that aired on UPN in 2000. The series was created by writer Richard Regen.

Premise[edit]

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 frequent guest villain is the former agent Prima, played by Musetta Vander.

All the lead characters share the last names of jazz musicians Thelonious Monk, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, and Dave Brubeck.

Episodes[edit]

Title Airdate Prod. code[1]
1 "From Prima with Love" March 7, 2000 107
2 "Back to School" March 14, 2000 105
3 "WhupSumAss" March 21, 2000 108
4 "Like Father, Like Monk" March 28, 2000 111
5 "Supernaked" April 4, 2000 102
6 "The Elders" May 26, 2000 112
7 "The Face" June 2, 2000 104
8 "Sleepers" June 9 2000 103
9 "Uncle S.A.M." July 7, 2000 109
10 "Fail-Safe" July 14, 2000 110
11 "TKO Henry" July 21, 2000 101
12 "Breach" July 28, 2000 106

Production[edit]

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.[2] Only 12 episodes were produced and broadcast before the series was cancelled due to poor ratings.

Theme song[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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 2016-08-07. 
  2. ^ Cynthia Littleton (August 6, 1999). "UPN's silver lining". Variety. Retrieved 2016-08-07. 

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