Best Spy TV Shows


The Top Ten

1 Chuck Chuck

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

Chuck is best T.V. show ever made. It contains comedy, romance, spy, friendship, family everything. I assure you the u, time spent watch Chuck worth it. I is unique and on other show to compare. The chemistry between two lead actors is great. trust you will not be disappointed after watching the show.

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2 La 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!

Probably the best US adaption of a movie ever. Loses a bit when they re-casted the show and got rid of the original actors and tried to update it. It kind of lost the plot then but the last series I enjoyed although not as much as the first.

Sorry, My previous comments were that La Femme Nikita was a brilliant US adaption of a movie. the series was excellent. the follow up series Nikita with Susie Q was okay in the beginning but became so scripted that you could read them the script. Nikita was a nice try but La Femme Nitkita was just brilliant and finished when it should instead of being dragged out by ratings. Spooks in in the same category - no happy endings, just get on with the job.

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3 Spy 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.

4 Jake 2.0

Superb spy show that inspired Chuck - Alexandr

Love it I wish there were more.


5 Burn 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.

One of the best series I've ever seen. Psychological warfare used by Michael Westen and his co-workers is truly amazing. Definitively worth watching!

The show was truly amazing and I enjoyed it for a long time. The missions, stories and characters were all intriguing and the story was very action packed. One of the best shows ever, in my book.

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6 24 24

The Finest & Greatest Spy Show Of All Time. Each Episode Is Completely Gripping And Has A Moral Lesson To Teach The Audience, That Most People "Expect Results But Are To Afraid To Get Their Hands Dirty" And Jack Bauer So Famously Said That "I Suggest You Roll Up Your Sleeves"! Classic Bauer. Sometimes In Life One Needs To Bathe In The Dark To Serve The Light! That Is 24 In A Nutshell And The Acting And The Attention Towards Character Development Has Never Been So Prominent In A T.V. Show!

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

This has to be number 1.

Best I ever watched

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7 The 4400

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

8 The Pretender
9 Acapulco H.E.A.T.
10 Sleeper Cell

The Contenders

11 The Invisible Man

An Underrated Sci-Fi/Spy show - Alexandr

12 Dollhouse

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

13 F/X: The Series
14 Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1996)

Definitely one of the best spy shows ever. Unfortunately, they made only 13 episodes. Scott Bakula and Maria Bello played the main roles - Alexandr

15 Homeland Homeland Homeland is an American spy thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series Prisoners of War, which was created by Gideon Raff.

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!

Rated my best

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16 Covert 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...

I loved this so much

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17 Spooks

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!

Top of the line spy series. Follows the exploits of the UK's MI6, the equivalent to the US's CIA.

Don't get used to any of the cast members, they tend to die off without advance notice...

The best spy series ever, blows your mind off..with so many twists and shock to blow it mind off...way way better thand those 1 man superman shows from usa

18 Intelligence

Please renew this show. Awesome characters and perfect plot.

Its good,worth watching

19 Jericho
20 The Mentalist

Not sure who is spy in the Mentalist show.

One of the best shows. But after red john capture the writers didn't had anything in them to tell.

21 The Americans

The most realistic spy series I have ever seen. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you for all the people taking part to entertaining us.

It should be a crime that this isn't higher on the list. Incredible realistic spycraft and amazing plot.

I can't believe FX's series "The Americans" is not on this list. It is so good.

Excellent series..thrilling, dramatic..well done!

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22 Fringe

Fantastic series.
Cool, deep, funny

23 Archer Archer

Archer is the best

24 Get Smart

Far and away the funniest spy ever. I'm going to say this without the cone of silence: Get Smart is the Best!

One of those really great old T.V. shows that got screwed up when they tried to recreate it. - jessicaclaytor

25 Person of Interest

Love this show, can't stop obsessing over it. Love the growth every character goes through.

26 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


27 The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Not a T.V. show

28 The Night Manager The Night Manager The Night Manager is a British television serial adapted from John LeCarre's espionage novel of the same name. It premiered on BBC One and was directed by Susanne Bier and starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, David Harewood, Tom Hollander, and Elizabeth Debicki.

A mini series, but well developed, perfectly paced, and watching Tom Hiddleston channel his inner Bond is a treat.

Great show can't wait for next series

29 I Spy
30 Dark Angel (2000)

I really wished there was a third season it was so amazing

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.

Binge watched this for most of my summer. It was amazing! 😉 definitely something you should consider watching

31 Human Target

Human Target has good actions and locations are also brilliant. I wish it gets re-instated

32 Dark Skies

This is what I call "REAL SPY T.V. SHOW". Dark Skies is absolute masterpiece with creative story, smart sci-fi moments and suspense - Alexandr

33 Level 9
34 The Prisoner
35 Secret Agent

I like ththeame song by jonny rivers

I love the songby johnny rivers

I like the song by johny rivers

Worth watching just on the strength of what may be the best rock-n-roll T.V. theme song ever "Secret Agent Man" by Johnny Rivers.

36 Agent Carter Agent Carter Marvel's Agent Carter, or simply Agent Carter, is an American television series created for ABC by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, inspired by the film Captain America: The First Avenger, and the Marvel One-Shot short film of the same name.

Female intelligence agent post world war 2. Better than SHIELD in my opinion

37 American Odyssey

Technically a captured/escaped soldier but she's very spy like..

Best Series of this Genre probably ever...


38 Alias Alias Alias is an American action television series created by J. J. Abrams, that was broadcast on ABC for five seasons, from September 30, 2001, to May 22, 2006. It stars Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow, a double-agent for the Central Intelligence Agency posing as an operative for SD-6, a worldwide criminal more.

The best. Bring it back!

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

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

One of the it

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39 The Wild Wild West
40 Misson: Impossible
41 M.I. High

Love this's an action packed adventure

42 Aim High
43 Nikita

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

Watch it! You'll thank me after episode 1

Awesome... I wish it had more seasons...

THE BEST SHOW I've EVER WATCHED! Check It out, you wont be sorry.

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Top Remixes (4)

1. La Femme Nikita
2. Spy Game
3. The 4400
1. La Femme Nikita
2. The Pretender
3. Acapulco H.E.A.T.
1. Alias
2. Covert Affairs
3. 24

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