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The Agency
Format Serial drama
Created by Michael Frost Beckner
Starring Beau Bridges
Ronny Cox
Gil Bellows
Rocky Carroll
Gloria Reuben
Paige Turco
David Clennon
Richard Speight, Jr.
Jason O'Mara
with Daniel Benzali
and Will Patton
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 44 (List of episodes)
Running time 60 minutes
Original channel CBS
Original run September 27, 2001 (2001-09-27) – May 17, 2003 (2003-05-17)

The Agency is a CBS television drama that followed the inner-workings of the CIA. It aired from September 27, 2001 until May 17, 2003, lasting two seasons. It featured unprecedented filming from the actual CIA headquarters.



At times controversial regarding issues on international affairs, and ethical vs. unethical intelligence work, The Agency was originally conceived as a look at how the CIA was surviving in the post-Cold War era. Episodes often involved the Director or Deputy Director learning of possible terrorist threats. There would then be a conference with the DCI, DDCI, the Clandestine Operations Officer (Matt Callan or A.B. Stiles) and representatives of the art department--responsible for creating necessary documents or innocuous looking weapons, needed by the Clandestine Operations officer(s) to fulfill their mission. In one instance, the art department painted a bowl of Semtex (a plastic explosive) to look like an antique bowl, so that an antique-collecting terrorist would buy it and, thus, be eliminated. When the World Trade Center was destroyed, it changed the entire focus of the show and included the replacement of the character, Alex Pierce. Many fans were outraged when CBS cancelled the show on a 2nd season cliffhanger, leaving in doubt the fate of two popular characters and the loyalty of another. Due to this, there were large petitions for CBS to renew The Agency for another season or simply another episode to conclude the cliffhanger - which, to date, remains unresolved.



The Agency consisted of 2 Seasons and 44 episodes.

DVD releases

DVD Name Region 1 Region 2
The Agency (2 Episodes from Season 1) N/A October 4, 2004

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