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)
Executive producer(s) William Broyles, Jr.[1]
John Sacret Young[1]
Producer(s) Terry Morse, Jr.
Location(s) Los Angeles, California, United States
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Cinematography Roy H. Wagner
Thomas Alger Olgeirson
Randall Robinson
Editor(s) John A. Barton
Donald R. Rode
David A. Simmons
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Sacret
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network ABC
Original release January 7 (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 U.S. 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.[2]



No. Title [3] Directed by [3] Original air date Prod.
code [3]
1 "The Company" Harry Winer January 7, 1991 (1991-01-07) 14981
Note: Two-hour pilot.
2 "Sacrifices (part 1)"
"Before the Storm (part 1)"
Michael Fresco January 12, 1991 (1991-01-12) 187083
3 "Truth & Consequences" Paul Krasny January 26, 1991 (1991-01-26) 187089
4 "War Game" Jonathan Sanger February 2, 1991 (1991-02-02) 187084
5 "Family Album" Vern Gillum February 9, 1991 (1991-02-09) 187082
6 "Mr. Butterfly" Jonathan Sanger February 16, 1991 (1991-02-16) 187088
7 "Sacrifices (part 2)"
"Before the Storm (part 2)"
Michael Fresco July 13, 1991 (1991-07-13) 187085
8 "Close to Home"
"Spy Games (part 1)"[2]
Christopher Leitch July 20, 1991 (1991-07-20) 187081
9 "The Wall"
"Spy Games (part 2)"[2]
Michael Fresco July 20, 1991 (1991-07-20) 187092
10 "Eeney, Meaney, Miney, Mole"[4] Richard Compton Unaired 187086
11 "Minotaur" Paul Krasny Unaired 187087
12 "Our Man in Huallaga" Jonathan Sanger Unaired 187090
13 "Quarantine" Michael Katleman Unaired 187091


  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 2009-12-02. 
  2. ^ a b c Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2003). "Under Cover (Espionage/Foreign Intrigue)". The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946–Present (8th ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. p. 1252. ISBN 978-0-345-45542-0. 
  3. ^ a b c From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Under Cover : no."]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2017-06-19. 
  4. ^ "Under Cover - Eeney, Meaney, Miney, Mole". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 

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