TV The Best Ever Spy TV Shows  

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List Rules 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. From dramas to comedies, this list of the top spy TV series has them all! 

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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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Chuck Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez - Best TV show i have ever seen starring Zachery Levi, Yvonne Strahovski and Matthew Bomer

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Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Burn Notice Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

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The Americans is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
The Americans Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor

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24 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
24 Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

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Covert Affairs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Covert Affairs Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett

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Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Person of Interest Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman

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Alias is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Alias Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly

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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
The Blacklist James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

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+ - 673 205
Nikita is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Nikita Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca

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Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Mission: Impossible Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

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Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Get Smart Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
The Avengers Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman

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Spooks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Spooks Richard Armitage, David Oyelowo, Lara Pulver

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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Homeland Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll

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Archer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Archer H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

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La Femme Nikita is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
La Femme Nikita Peta Wilson, Don Francks, Eugene Robert Glazer

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The Night Manager is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
The Night Manager Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Elizabeth Debicki

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Agent Carter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Agent Carter Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj

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The Saint is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
The Saint Roger Moore, Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford

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+ - 70 92
The Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
The Wild Wild West Agnes Moorehead, Robert Conrad, Ross Martin

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

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MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
MacGyver Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill

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+ - 104 149
I Spy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
I Spy Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Kenneth Tobey

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The Prisoner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
The Prisoner Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick

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+ - 69 68
The Equalizer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
The Equalizer Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing

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+ - 111 124
Hunted is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Hunted Melissa George, Adam Rayner, Stephen Dillane

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Quantico is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Quantico Josh Hopkins, Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin

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+ - 68 26
Fringe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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Transporter: The Series is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Transporter: The Series Chris Vance, François Berléand, Charly Hübner

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Spy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Spy Robert Lindsay, Mark Heap, Miles Jupp

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Strike Back is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Strike Back Sullivan Stapleton, Philip Winchester, Michelle Lukes

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+ - 51 23
The Unit is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
The Unit Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson

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Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Kim Possible Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright

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M.I. High is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
M.I. High Chris Stanton, Jonny Freeman, Rachel Petladwala

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Scarecrow and Mrs. King is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Scarecrow and Mrs. King Kate Jackson, Bruce Boxleitner, Beverly Garland

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Human Target is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Human Target Mark Valley, Chi McBride, Jackie Earle Haley

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Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Intelligence Josh Holloway, Meghan Ory, John Billingsley

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Deutschland 83 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Deutschland 83 Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Ulrich Noethen |

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It Takes a Thief is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
It Takes a Thief Robert Wagner, Malachi Throne

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Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Hogan's Heroes Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner

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Secret Agent Man is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Secret Agent Man Grace Park, Dina Meyer, Lola Glaudini

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K.C. Undercover is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
K.C. Undercover Zendaya, Veronica Dunne, Kamil McFadden

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Turn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Turn Jamie Bell, Angus Macfadyen, Kevin McNally

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The Six Million Dollar Man is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
The Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks

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The Bionic Woman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
The Bionic Woman Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Christopher Stone

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The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Stefanie Powers, Noel Harrison, Leo G. Carroll

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My Own Worst Enemy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
My Own Worst Enemy Christian Slater, Mike O'Malley, Saffron Burrows

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Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye Laura Vandervoort, Tyler Posey, Enuka Okuma

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