The Best Ever Spy TV Shows TV Programs

The Best Ever Spy TV Shows

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List Criteria: Shows that are primarily about spies, secret agents, and espionage only.

The very best spy shows on television, ranked from best to worst, including British spy TV shows and series. This list of the greatest spy shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular spy TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining spy show of all time is. Do you prefer newer American spy shows, or classic British spy series? Don't let your favorite spy television programs in history fall to the bottom of the list - be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of spy television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator, and premiere date when available.

The shows on this list range from Chuck to The Avengers, plus many more TV series about spies and spy characters. Whether you are fascinated by the world of espionage or just enjoy secret agent TV shows every now and again, the best spy TV shows are listed here for your perusal.

What is the best spy show of all time? What are the greatest spy shows? From old spy TV shows to recent spy series, and even a spy British comedy or two, now's your chance to upvote the best spy TV series you've ever seen!


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    Yvonne Strahovski, Matt Bomer, Linda Hamilton Best TV show i have ever seen starring Zachery Levi, Yvonne Strahovski and Matthew Bomer

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    Lucy Lawless, Tricia Helfer, Gabrielle Anwar

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    Jaimie Alexander, Piper Perabo, Sienna Guillory

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    Jennifer Garner, Bradley Cooper, Rachel Nichols

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    Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich

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    Sarah Shahi, Taraji P. Henson, Jim Caviezel

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    Elisha Cuthbert, Kiefer Sutherland, Janeane Garofalo

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    James Spader, Megan Boone, Parminder Nagra

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    Lyndsy Fonseca, Maggie Q, Shane West

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    Richard Armitage, David Oyelowo, Lara Pulver

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    Leonard Nimoy, Sam Elliott, Martin Landau

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    Peta Wilson, Alberta Watson, Don Francks

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    Barbara Feldon, Stacy Keach, Don Adams

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    Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell

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    Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll

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    Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Patrick Macnee

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    Richard Dean Anderson, Bruce McGill, Dana Elcar

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    Roger Moore

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    Bill Cosby, Ron Howard, Eartha Kitt

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    Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing

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    Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick

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    Melissa George, Indira Varma, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

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    Robert Lindsay, Mark Heap, Miles Jupp

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    Julian Richings, Chris Vance, Andrea Osvárt

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    Agnes Moorehead, Robert Conrad, Ross Martin

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    Holliday Grainger, Konnie Huq, Danny John-Jules

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    Grace Park, Dina Meyer, Lola Glaudini

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    Stefanie Powers, Leo G. Carroll, Noel Harrison

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    Rhona Mitra, Andrew Lincoln, Richard Armitage

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    Joanne Froggatt, Georgia Moffett, Ruta Gedmintas

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    Robert Wagner, Malachi Throne

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    Kate Jackson, Bruce Boxleitner, Beverly Garland

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    David Jason, Terry Scott, William Franklyn

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    Tom Kenny, Lauren Tom, Dee Bradley Baker

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    Daniel DeSanto, Jess Harnell, Jennifer Hale

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    Sylvia Anderson, Gary Files, David Healy

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    Sam Hunter

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    William Shatner, Richard Kiel, Doug McClure

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    Rupert Davies, Gary Files, David Healy

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    Russell Crowe, Jack Thompson, Bill Hunter

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    The Boy Daniel Brochu

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    Brian Stokes Mitchell, Julian Holloway, Simon Templeman

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    John Slattery, John Rhys-Davies, Linda Purl

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