Secret Agent Man (TV series)
- 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|
|Created by||Barry Josephson
|Directed by||Barry Sonnenfeld
|Opening theme||"Secret Agent Man" performed by Supreme Beings of Leisure|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Executive producer(s)||Michael Duggan
|Location(s)||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
James R. Symons
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Sonnenfeld Josephson Worldwide Entertainment
Columbia TriStar Television
|Distributor||Sony Pictures Television|
|Original release||March 7– July 28, 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 frequent guest villain is the former agent Prima, played by Musetta Vander.
|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|
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.
- 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.
- Cynthia Littleton (August 6, 1999). "UPN’s silver lining". Variety. Retrieved 2016-08-07.
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