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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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2,168 492
Chuck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
dianka2013 added 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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1,355 380
Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
courtneysmith150195 added Burn Notice Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

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722 221
The Americans is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
aspirin2020 added The Americans Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor

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772 370
Covert Affairs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
SoWhat added Covert Affairs Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett

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672 306
24 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Chris Abraham added 24 Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

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682 191
Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
erree added Person of Interest Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman

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795 323
Alias is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Alias Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly

8
633 161
The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
i̇brahim-ensar added The Blacklist James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

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715 219
Nikita is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
pigsflyhigh91 added Nikita Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca

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256 196
Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
holmer62 added Mission: Impossible Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

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181 136
Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Countermoon added Get Smart Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt

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219 185
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Countermoon added The Avengers Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman

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408 207
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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291 57
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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316 204
Archer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Chris Abraham added Archer H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

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218 154
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Countermoon added The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll

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228 193
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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168 63
Agent Carter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Umberhaven added Agent Carter Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj

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136 42
The Night Manager is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
The Night Manager Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Elizabeth Debicki

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106 97
The Saint is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Benjamin Dunn added The Saint Roger Moore, Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford

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73 103
The Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Countermoon added The Wild Wild West Agnes Moorehead, Robert Conrad, Ross Martin

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157 40
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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170 93
MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Benjamin Dunn added MacGyver Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill

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106 156
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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92 131
The Prisoner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
andrewpseeger added The Prisoner Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick

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75 75
The Equalizer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Muttley Dastardly added The Equalizer Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing

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120 67
Quantico is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Quantico Josh Hopkins, Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin

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115 133
Hunted is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Hunted Melissa George^! Adam Rayner^! Stephen Dillane

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75 32
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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93 120
Spy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
budokaiman added Spy Robert Lindsay, Mark Heap, Miles Jupp

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115 160
Transporter: The Series is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
GilVertiz added Transporter: The Series Chris Vance, François Berléand, Charly Hübner

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110 83
Strike Back is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
MichielDaems added Strike Back Sullivan Stapleton, Philip Winchester, Michelle Lukes

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56 27
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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64 39
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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67 119
M.I. High is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
JulinhaMartins added M.I. High Chris Stanton, Jonny Freeman, Rachel Petladwala

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48 62
Scarecrow and Mrs. King is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
MorWeb added Scarecrow and Mrs. King Kate Jackson, Bruce Boxleitner, Beverly Garland

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41 27
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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39 26
Deutschland 83 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Deutschland 83 Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Ulrich Noethen |

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37 30
Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Intelligence Josh Holloway, Meghan Ory, John Billingsley

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36 60
It Takes a Thief is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
slaft added It Takes a Thief Robert Wagner, Malachi Throne

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31 23
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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35 20
K.C. Undercover is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
MiraChandriani added K.C. Undercover Zendaya, Veronica Dunne, Kamil McFadden

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44 115
Secret Agent Man is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Countermoon added Secret Agent Man Grace Park, Dina Meyer, Lola Glaudini

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21 27
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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22 20
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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18 20
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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29 116
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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9 21
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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32 52
Totally Spies! is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
bigcraig added Totally Spies! Jennifer Hale, Andrea Baker, Katie Griffin

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6 20
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Ever Spy TV Shows
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye Laura Vandervoort, Tyler Posey, Enuka Okuma