Best Spy TV Shows


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I love the cast and I love the comedy of it! Best Show Ever! It deserves to be in the top 5!

I love it! I suggest them to create new seasons... As in more and more seasons... The writer is great hope you can write again for Chuck's fun... Add that Sara walker is really amazing.

One of the best spy shows I've seen since La Femme Nikita - great story, action scenes, likeable characters etc - Alexandr

Awesome balance of Action, Comedy and romance.

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The best. Bring it back!

Hubby and I binged for the past 4 months on this series. Hands down best spy series ever!

Awesome, would love more episodes

Love it! Two more shows to go then done with all. I will miss it!

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This has to be number 1.

This is the reference of all Action series from the year B. C A. D 0001.

Outstanding espionage series..undoubtedly number 1...

We become part of the play. Very realistic

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4Covert Affairs

Best show I've ever watched, it has a bit of everything, drama, romance, mystery! Would recommend it to anyone looking for a interesting T.V. show to get stuck into!

Season 4 was just epic! That season hooked me. Best spy show ever.

Love this show very much, next season please...

Such a shame it got canned, from season two it got SO good!

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5Burn Notice

The best spy show ever. Chuck finley is the best. And fiona and jesse and michael. And the mikes mom best cast ever.. And who can forget berry... This show had me locked... aNd kept wanting more the best series ever have to watch it from the beginning. And it always has a plot within a plot. This is what super spies do. Just totally entertaining. I love this show

Loved that one... There is no other spy series that couldn't match this one. It was an incredible T.V. show. The timeline, the burn notice thing instead of being fired.. VERY INTERESTING.. Would recommend this one to a friend who likes spy series.

This one is a truly cult and epic T.V. show... Most genuine spy missions and stories with blazing actions... Jeffrey donovan is awesome

Fast I show ever known to mankind Chuck show don't even come close

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This superb show should have been "alive". It had a big potential. Eliza Dushku was great and her team was awesome too - Alexandr

7The Mentalist

Not sure who is spy in the Mentalist show.


A superb British spy thriller show also known as MI-5 in the U.S. never being afraid of going dark or killing off popular character, the show was a definite sucess over its 10 year run and certainly deserves a spot on the list!


The best drama I have ever seen especially the role of Brody and Carrie.

Great show, definitely deserves to be in the top 5

This show needs to be in the top 5! One of the best!

The best... ever!

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The Contenders

11La Femme Nikita

Far more than a cult favorite, in fact, Nikita prefigured many elements that would
Dominate post-9/11 programming. Alongside The X-Files, the show relied on ongoing story
Arcs, darker tones, and personal conflicts to emphasize the repercussions of individual
Choices, both moral and professional. - Alexandr

LOVE the series, it should be number 1!

One of the greatest T.V. shows of all time! Definitely the best spy series!
On another note, the picture you have posted is from the original movie, not from the T.V. series.


Best ever action spy thriller with human emotions. Love and passion... Number 1

I love the show. #nikita the best spy-action drama ever.

How can any of the other shows above be better?

I wish it had more seasons

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13Spy Game

Brilliant but very very and very short spy series from 1997 - Alexandr

Covert affairs doesn't glorify it but it shows what is! It's a rotten job but someone has to do it.

14Dark Angel (2000)

Jessica Alba as genetically enhanced superagent who escaped from goverment research facility. I really don't understand why it has only two seasons... It is great T.V. show.

15The Invisible Man

An Underrated Sci-Fi/Spy show - Alexandr

16The 4400

Not 100% spy thing but still must be here - Alexandr

17Jake 2.0

Superb spy show that inspired Chuck - Alexandr

Love it I wish there were more.


Please renew this show. Awesome characters and perfect plot.

19Sleeper Cell
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List StatsUpdated 25 Nov 2015

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1. La Femme Nikita
2. The Pretender
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1. Alias
2. Covert Affairs
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