The Agency

The Agency (2001)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Creator: Wolfgang Petersen, Michael Frost Beckner, Gail Katz
  • First Air Date: 2001-09-27
  • Last Air Date: 2003-05-17
  • Total Seasons: 2
  • Total Episodes: 44
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 60 min.
  • Networks: CBS
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The Agency is a CBS television drama that followed the inner-workings of the CIA. The series was created by Michael Frost Beckner and was executive produced by Michael Frost Beckner, Shaun Cassidy Productions and Radiant Productions in association with Universal Network Television and CBS Productions. It aired from September 27, 2001 until May 17, 2003, lasting two seasons. It featured unprecedented filming from the actual CIA headquarters. The show was controversial regarding its exploration of current international affairs and its treatment of the ethical conflicts inherent in intelligence work. Beckner's pilot script, written in March 2001, posited a re-invented CIA tasked with a "War on Terror" after Osama Bin Laden's Al Qaeda terrorist organization plots a lethal attack on the west. The pilot was to premiere at CIA Headquarters on September 18, 2001 and set to air on CBS September 21, 2001, however, the actual 9/11 attacks convinced the network to hold the pilot and instead air a later episode. That first episode was aired later as the third episode of the first season. The September 11, 2001 terrorist events changed the way Americans viewed topical entertainment and "The Agency", at the time, was one of the most topical offering on network television. The producers of the series quickly responded to this new American perspective on world affairs, but CBS chose to cancel the show shortly after the second season's final episode.

  • Keywords: spy, central intelligence agency (cia), national security
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    The Agency Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2001-09-27
    22 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 2002-09-28
    22 Episodes

    The Agency Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Viva Fidel!60 min
    Season 1Episode 2God's Work60 min
    Season 1Episode 3The Year of Lying Dangerously60 min
    Season 1Episode 4In Our Own Backyard60 min
    Season 1Episode 5Pilot60 min
    Season 1Episode 6Anthrax60 min
    Season 1Episode 7Closure60 min
    Season 1Episode 8Nocturne60 min
    Season 1Episode 9Rules of the Game60 min
    Season 1Episode 10Deadline60 min
    Season 1Episode 11Son Set60 min
    Season 1Episode 12The Enemy within60 min
    Season 1Episode 13The Golden Hour60 min
    Season 1Episode 14The Gauntlet60 min
    Season 1Episode 15Sleeping Dogs Lie60 min
    Season 1Episode 16The Plague Year60 min
    Season 1Episode 17Moo60 min
    Season 1Episode 18The Greater Good60 min
    Season 1Episode 19Peacemakers60 min
    Season 1Episode 20The Understudy60 min
    Season 1Episode 21Doublecrossover60 min
    Season 1Episode 22Finale60 min
    Season 2Episode 1French Kiss60 min
    Season 2Episode 2Air Lex60 min
    Season 2Episode 3The Great Game60 min
    Season 2Episode 4C.S. Lie60 min
    Season 2Episode 5The Prisoner60 min
    Season 2Episode 6Home Grown60 min
    Season 2Episode 7Heartless60 min
    Season 2Episode 8First Born60 min
    Season 2Episode 9Thanksgiving60 min
    Season 2Episode 10Trust60 min
    Season 2Episode 11Elite Meat to Eat60 min
    Season 2Episode 12An Isolated Incident60 min
    Season 2Episode 13Debbie Does Djakarta60 min
    Season 2Episode 14Coventry60 min
    Season 2Episode 15Absolute Bastard60 min
    Season 2Episode 16Unholy Alliances60 min
    Season 2Episode 17Soft Kills60 min
    Season 2Episode 18Spy Finance60 min
    Season 2Episode 19War, Inc60 min
    Season 2Episode 20Mi Cena con Andrei60 min
    Season 2Episode 21Our Man in Korea60 min
    Season 2Episode 22Our Man in Washington60 min
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