Under Cover
GenreSpy thriller
Created byWilliam Broyles, Jr.[1]
Written byWilliam Broyles, Jr.
Scott Kaufer
Thania St. John
Frank Snepp[1]
StarringAnthony Denison
Linda Purl
John Rhys-Davies
John Slattery
Kasi Lemmons
Josef Sommer
Arlene Taylor
Raye Birk
Adam Ryan
Marnette Patterson
Theme music composerCameron Allen
ComposerBill Conti
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (4 unaired)
Executive producersWilliam Broyles, Jr.[1]
John Sacret Young[1]
ProducersTerry Morse, Jr.
Production locationsLos Angeles, California, United States
Dubrovnik, Croatia
CinematographyRoy H. Wagner
Thomas Alger Olgeirson
Randall Robinson
EditorsJohn A. Barton
Donald R. Rode
David A. Simmons
Running time45 minutes
Production companiesSacret
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Original networkABC
Original releaseJanuary 7 (1991-01-07) –
July 20, 1991 (1991-07-20)

Under Cover is an American secret agent drama series that premiered on ABC on January 7, 1991.[1] The series starred Anthony John Denison and Linda Purl as Dylan and Kate Del'Amico, a husband and wife who share the same day job—as spies for a fictional U.S. intelligence agency.

Under Cover follows the couple's adventures as they attempt to balance the demands of a sometimes deadly profession while raising two children. The series co-starred John Rhys-Davies as Flynn, the team's gadget man (analogous to James Bond's Q) who is also a deadly assassin.

Although well received by critics and launched with a high-rated made-for-TV movie, Under Cover was adversely affected by the outbreak of the 1991 Persian Gulf War. A two-part episode had been produced involving the Del'Amicos infiltrating Iraq in the wake of its invasion of Kuwait, and culminated with an American military strike on the country. The night the second episode was scheduled to air, real-life hostilities erupted. The series aired in subsequent weeks but was cancelled after just over a month on the air.[2]



No.Title [3]Directed by [3]Original air dateProd.
code [3]
1"The Company"Harry WinerJanuary 7, 1991 (1991-01-07)14981
Note: Two-hour pilot.
2"Sacrifices (part 1)"
"Before the Storm (part 1)"
Michael FrescoJanuary 12, 1991 (1991-01-12)187083
3"Truth & Consequences"Paul KrasnyJanuary 26, 1991 (1991-01-26)187089
4"War Game"Jonathan SangerFebruary 2, 1991 (1991-02-02)187084
5"Family Album"Vern GillumFebruary 9, 1991 (1991-02-09)187082
6"Mr. Butterfly"Jonathan SangerFebruary 16, 1991 (1991-02-16)187088
7"Sacrifices (part 2)"
"Before the Storm (part 2)"
Michael FrescoJuly 13, 1991 (1991-07-13)187085
8"Close to Home"
"Spy Games (part 1)"[2]
Christopher LeitchJuly 20, 1991 (1991-07-20)187081
9"The Wall"
"Spy Games (part 2)"[2]
Michael FrescoJuly 20, 1991 (1991-07-20)187092
10"Eeney, Meaney, Miney, Mole"[4]Richard ComptonUnaired187086
11"Minotaur"Paul KrasnyUnaired187087
12"Our Man in Huallaga"Jonathan SangerUnaired187090
13"Quarantine"Michael KatlemanUnaired187091


  1. ^ a b c d e Rohter, Larry (January 6, 1991). "Television; The Couple Next Door? Just Folks Whose Phone Is Tapped". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-12-02.
  2. ^ a b c Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2003). "Under Cover (Espionage/Foreign Intrigue)". The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946–Present (8th ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. p. 1252. ISBN 978-0-345-45542-0.
  3. ^ a b c From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Under Cover : no."]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  4. ^ "Under Cover - Eeney, Meaney, Miney, Mole". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2009-12-02.